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Swedish female soccer players call for unity to tackle inequality

Apr 05 2019

STOCKHOLM With 30,000 tickets sold for their friendly against Germany in Stockholm on Saturday, Sweden's female players have called for unity to tackle inequalities between men and women in soccer, especially when it comes to money.

Lobov makes bare-knuckle debut as combat sports go mainstream

Apr 05 2019

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Artem Lobov, a long-time friend and team mate of Conor McGregor, is set to make a lucrative debut in bare-knuckle boxing as combat sports bid to gain more mainstream acceptance.

Uncertainty reigns as McGregor retires amid comeback talks

Mar 26 2019

Conor McGregor's announcement that he is to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) sent shockwaves around the sporting world on Tuesday, but in a sport that seldom plays by normal rules it could mean his comeback is closer than ever. | Video

Classy Quaison steers Swedes to 2-1 win over Romania

Mar 23 2019

STOCKHOLM Classy forward Robin Quaison scored a first-half goal to put Sweden on the road to a comfortable 2-1 win over Romania in their Group F Euro 2020 qualifier at the Friends Arena in Solna on Saturday.

U.S. women's fight for fairness puts soccer World Cup in focus

Mar 09 2019

While some sporting brands used International Women's Day to launch their Women's World Cup team kits, lawyers representing the world-champion U.S. team were on their way to a California courthouse to file a landmark lawsuit that would rock the sport.

Norway lauds Solskjaer's Paris smash-and-grab

Mar 07 2019

OSLO Norwegian media wasted no time in popping the champagne corks for Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he pulled off one of the most sensational Champions League victories in the club's history to beat Paris St Germain.

Mixed martial arts-Bellator set to go toe-to-toe with UFC in Europe

Feb 22 2019

DUBLIN A new TV deal in Britain and a focus on the European market from American mixed martial arts promotion Bellator will open more opportunities for fighters outside of the dominance of the UFC, Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has told Reuters.

Pinturault braves tough conditions to take combined gold

Feb 11 2019

STOCKHOLM Alexis Pinturault of France burst out of the pack to claim the gold in the men's combined event at the Alpine World Skiing Championships in Are on Monday as the Swedish weather once again made it tough for the competitors.

Heart gives Vonn final medal of sparkling career

Feb 10 2019

STOCKHOLM Lindsey Vonn's body may have told her it's time to quit skiing, but the American says it was her heart that won her a final medal of her career as she took bronze in the women's downhill at the World Championships in Are.

Vonn claims bronze in farewell race as Stuhec wins downhill

Feb 10 2019

STOCKHOLM Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec swept to gold in the women's downhill at the Alpine Ski World Championships on Sunday, but her victory was eclipsed by a bronze medal for American Lindsey Vonn in the final race of her glittering career.

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