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Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan will play a home Test cricket match for the first time in 10 years after announcing a two-game series against Sri Lanka in December. The country has not hosted a Test match — a game which takes place over five days — since the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus was attacked in Lahore in…MORE

‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bowed out in typical style as he confirmed he would leave LA Galaxy once his contract ends at the end of the year. The 38-year-old striker has enjoyed a successful spell in Major League Soccer since arriving from Manchester United in March 2018, scoring 52 goals in only 56 appearances for the Galaxy.…MORE

Bob and Mike Bryan to retire after 2020 US Open

Bob and Mike Bryan to retire after 2020 US Open

Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated doubles partnership in tennis history, will retire at the end of next season. The 41-year-old twins, who have amassed a record 118 titles including 16 grand slams, will call time on a glittering 21-year career at their home US Open in September 2020. “Mentally, physically, we wanted to…MORE

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from ‘rough year’

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from ‘rough year’

He’s made an impressive recovery from career-saving hip surgery, but Andy Murray says he questioned whether he wanted to return to tennis. The 31-year-old had a second hip operation in January and declared himself pain free in March, but the thought crossed his mind that a comeback was not compulsory. However, it was his love…MORE

Gymnastics deaths are rare, but previous disasters have prompted safety changes

Gymnastics deaths are rare, but previous disasters have prompted safety changes

In this sport, a tiny miscalculation can mean the difference between victory and catastrophe. And as difficulty levels soar to new heights, so do the risks of serious injury. This week, Melanie Coleman, a gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University, died after falling off the uneven bars, shocking veterans of the sport. “It’s just not…MORE

Frankfurt’s David Abraham banned for seven weeks for barging over opposition coach

Frankfurt’s David Abraham banned for seven weeks for barging over opposition coach

Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham has been handed a seven-week suspension and a $27,500 (€25,000) fine for barging into an opposition team’s manager. The defender knocked Freiburg coach Christian Streich to the ground during his side’s 1-0 defeat in the German Bundesliga, sparking a mass brawl between the two teams. After deeming that Abraham was…MORE

Bernardo Silva suspended and fined $64,000 over ‘racist’ tweet

Bernardo Silva suspended and fined $64,000 over ‘racist’ tweet

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one match and fined £50,000 ($64,000) for a “racist” tweet about teammate Benjamin Mendy. The English Football Association (FA) has also instructed the Portuguese international to complete face-to-face education after he admitted his post was insulting and improper and brought the game into disrepute. In September,…MORE

Sam Kerr: Chelsea wins race to land Australian soccer star

Sam Kerr: Chelsea wins race to land Australian soccer star

She’s one of the most talented soccer players on the planet — but Sam Kerr is now gearing up to take on a brave new world after signing for English club Chelsea. The Australian star has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the London club and will be available for selection from January. She will…MORE