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Hatayspor Player Christian Atsu Found Dead Under Rubble in Turkey

Hatayspor Player Christian Atsu Found Dead Under Rubble in…

Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been found dead under the building where he lived in southern Turkey after last week's huge earthquake, his Turkish agent said on Saturday. Atsu had been missing since the Feb. 6 earthquake following the collapse of an apartment building in Hatay. He was 31. "Atsu's lifeless body was found under the rubble," Murat Uzunmehmet told reporters in Hatay. "Currently, more items are still being taken out. His phone was also found." Atsu had been scheduled to fly out
Christian Atsu

Hatayspor Player Christian Atsu Found Alive

Former Premier League footballer Christian Atsu has been “successfully rescued” from under the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake in southern Turkey. The Ghana Football Association confirmed the news and said the 31-year-old is receiving treatment. Atsu, who played for Chelsea and Newcastle, was reported missing on Monday after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. The 31-year-old player was confirmed missing on Monday. The Ghanaian joined Hatayspor last summer - the club’s sporting director Taner Savut is reported to
Rohit Sharma Waves while batting in a cricket match

Rohit Sharma Leapfrogs Kane Williamson, Ricky Ponting And Viv…

India captain Rohit Sharma hit a quickfire unbeaten 76 to help India chase down their 111-run target in 18.2 overs and win the first ODI against England at The Oval on Tuesday. In the process, he has leapfrogged Kane Williamson, Ricky Ponting and Viv Richards to become the visiting batter with most ODI runs in England. Rohit now has 1411 runs in ODIs in England, with seven centuries and as many half-centuries. New Zealand skipper Williamson is the next best on the list, with 1393
Nik Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Wimbledon Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas both fined over…

Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas have both been fined for their conduct during their fiery Wimbledon encounter. Kyrgios must pay $4,000 (£3,300) for an audible obscenity while Tsitsipas was given a $10,000 (£8,250) fine for unsportsmanlike conduct. Tsitsipas received two warnings for hitting a ball into the Court One crowd during his third-round defeat. Kyrgios appealed incessantly to umpire Damien Dumusois for the Greek player to be defaulted for his first offence. It is the second fine of this year's Championships for the
Gauff hangs tough to reach Wimbledon second round

Gauff hangs tough to reach Wimbledon second round

Coco Gauff made sure she was not thrown off course by the noisy racket created by Nick Kyrgios in a nearby court or by the fact she managed to convert only four of 25 break points as she reached the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday. With Australian hot-head Kyrgios up to his usual antics, yelling at the umpire and involved in heated exchanges with other officials during his first-round match, the commotion from Court Three might have distracted Gauff as she lost the
F1 condemns Piquet's racist language about Hamilton

F1 condemns Piquet’s racist language about Hamilton

Formula 1 has condemned three-time world champion Nelson Piquet for using racially abusive language about Lewis Hamilton. The 69-year-old Brazilian, who won the world title in 1981, 1983 and 1987, used a racially offensive term in referring to Hamilton on a podcast. An F1 statement said: "Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society. "Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect." It added: "His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are
FIFA

FIFA tells Indian FA to hold elections by Sept.…

World governing body FIFA has told India's football association to complete changes to its constitution and elect new office bearers by Sept. 15 to avoid being banned, officials said. India's highest court disbanded the All India Football Federation (AIFF) executive committee last month after it failed to hold elections on time and amend its regulations in line with rules stipulated by the national sports code. The court then appointed a three-member committee to run the body, amend the AIFF's constitution and conduct elections
Gianni Infantino

FIFA President Says World Cup Qatar 2022 Will Be…

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be an exceptional edition, held on eight world class stadiums close to one another. He added that this feature could allow fans to watch two or three matches a day. He also said he expects 1.5-2 million fans to visit Qatar and five billion to watch the matches. Infantino was participating in a session called Countdown to the Greatest Show on Earth as part of Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by
Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in Canada

Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in Canada

Red Bull's Max Verstappen held off Carlos Sainz's charging Ferrari to win the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday and surge 46 points clear in the Formula One world championship after his 150th race. The 24-year-old Dutch driver took his 26th career win 0.9 of a second ahead of Spaniard Sainz,who closed the gap and set up a thrilling final chase thanks to a safety car deployment. Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton completed the podium for Mercedes in a remarkable turnaround for the
Sadio Mane

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane to join Bayern Munich in…

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane to join Bayern Munich in deal worth up to £35m Liverpool have agreed a 41m euro (£35.1m) deal to sell Sadio Mane to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The Reds will get a fixed 32m euros (£27.4m) with an additional 6m euros based on appearances and 3m euros based on individual and team achievements. Liverpool turned down two bids from Bayern before the two clubs settled on a move for the 30-year-old, whose deal with the Reds ran until next
Qatar 2022 becomes first FIFA World Cup™ to Achieve International Sustainability Certification

Qatar 2022 becomes first FIFA World Cup™ to Achieve…

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) – the operational arm of FIFA and the Host Country for the delivery of the tournament – has achieved ISO 20121 certification, the international standard that sets requirements for developing and implementing an effective management system to deliver a sustainable event. The certification was granted after an extensive audit process that was initiated during the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ – which was held exactly a year before the first FIFA World Cup™ in the
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Kyrgios loses cool before toppling Tsitsipas in Halle

Nick Kyrgios was involved in a heated altercation with the umpire over a time violation before composing himself to down world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas 5-7 6-2 6-4 and advance to the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Halle Open on Wednesday. The volatile Australian was given a warning for taking too long to return Tsitsipas's serve while leading 2-0 in the second set and then proceeded to summon the supervisor to express his displeasure. "He said I was playing too slow - statistically

Neymar strikes from penalty spot to see off Japan

Neymar's penalty 13 minutes from time earned Brazil a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan at Tokyo's National Stadium on Monday as the Paris St Germain striker moved to within three goals of Pele's all-time national scoring record. The forward coolly slotted the ball past Shuichi Gonda to hit his 74th goal in 119 internationals after being frustrated on several occasions by the Japanese goalkeeper in front of a rain-soaked crowd of 63,638 fans. Brazil's win came off the back of

Nadal destroys Ruud for 14th French Open title

Rafael Nadal regained his aura of invincibility on clay on Sunday by brutally crushing Casper Ruud to lift the French Open trophy for an incredible 14th time and widen the gap at the top of the men's all-time list of Grand Slam winners. Norwegian Ruud became the latest victim in a long line of challengers who have unsuccessfully tried to defeat the Spaniard in the Roland Garros final since Nadal won his maiden title on the red clay in 2005. There was a

Wales end Ukraine’s World Cup dream and 64 year…

Wales ended their 64-year wait for a place in the World Cup finals as they beat Ukraine 1-0 on Sunday to end the war-torn nation's hopes of reaching Qatar. An own goal from Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko, who headed a Gareth Bale free-kick into his own net, decided the contest. It was a cruel way for Ukraine's qualification effort to end with Oleksandr Petrakov's side, who beat Scotland in the playoff semi-final, again showing a level of football which would have certainly merited

Ruud stops teenage sensation Rune to reach French Open…

Eighth seed Casper Ruud battled past teenager Holger Rune 6-1 4-6 7-6(2) 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the French Open semi-finals and become the first Norwegian to reach this stage in any Grand Slam. He will play Croatian 20th seed Marin Cilic in the semi-final. "Of course a lot of nerves all day to get going. It's tough to find calm and peace," Ruud said. "I started great but Holger fought back and raised his level." "I had played him three times already,

Messi’s Argentina outclass Italy to win ‘Finalissima’

Argentina marked the revival of the Cup of Champions in style as an inspired Lionel Messi helped them outclass Italy 3-0 in a heavyweight clash billed as the 'Finalissima' at a raucous Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. First-half goals by Lautaro Martinez and Angel di Maria put the south American champions in complete control against an Italy side who were back at Wembley 11 months after beating England to win the delayed Euro 2020. With thousands of their supporters in the 87,000 crowd determined

Ahead of World Cup clash, tearful Zinchenko’s dream is…

Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko broke into tears on the eve of his team's crucial World Cup qualifier with Scotland and said he wanted above everything to see peace in his homeland. Ukraine, which has been ravaged by war since Russia's invasion in February, face Scotland at Hampden Park on Wednesday and if they win that game they will go on to take on Wales in Cardiff on Sunday for a place in the finals in Qatar in November. But Zinchenko, who plays for

Gujarat Titans win IPL title in fairytale debut season

Debutants Gujarat Titans were crowned the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions on Sunday after they capped a fairytale season by beating inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in front of 100,000 fans in their home ground in Ahmedabad. Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya conjured up a stellar all-round display as his team clinched the low-scoring final with 11 balls to spare. Opting to bat first, 2008 champions Rajasthan never got going and posted a below-par 130-9 with Jos Buttler, this IPL's leading scorer,

France’s sports ministry to meet police, UEFA over Champions…

France's sports ministry will meet with police and soccer officials on Monday to discuss the chaotic scenes at the Stade de France before and during Saturday's Champions League final, sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera said. The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid kicked off with a 35-minute delay after police tried to hold back people attempting to force their way into the French national stadium without tickets, while some ticket holders complained they were not let in. Reuters TV footage showed riot police chasing