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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

Love Island star and pro boxer Tommy Fury eyes fight with KSI

Love Island star and pro boxer Tommy Fury eyes fight with KSI

After watching KSI and Logan Paul’s debut professional boxing fight, Love Island star and professional boxer Tommy Fury wants in. You can understand why. British YouTuber KSI and vlogger Paul did battle in front of a packed-out Staples Center on November 9, for which they both earned $900,000. That’s more than some boxers earn for…MORE

Novak Djokovic loses at ATP Finals to set up showdown with Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic loses at ATP Finals to set up showdown with Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic succumbed to the impressive Dominic Thiem at the ATP Finals Tuesday as the Austrian became the first man to qualify for the semifinals in London. Despite winning the first set tie-break, Djokovic was second best to Thiem, who found his form to comeback 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in a thrilling encounter. The…MORE

Xavi Simons: The Dutch soccer prodigy with two million Instagram followers

Xavi Simons: The Dutch soccer prodigy with two million Instagram followers

He’s only 16, but already plays for one of the world’s biggest soccer clubs and has more than two million followers on social media. His name: Xavi Simons. Even in a sport that is littered with scores of promising teen prodigies and even more broken dreams, the young Paris Saint-Germain midfielder stands out. The young…MORE

Estudiantes reopens stadium with flaming lion hologram

Estudiantes reopens stadium with flaming lion hologram

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a scene from a futuristic sci-fi movie — a giant, flaming lion leaping across the roof of a football ground in front of thousands of spectators. But for Argentine side Estudiantes, the spectacular big cat hologram marked the reopening of the club’s new stadium. The lion leaps out…MORE

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