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Player value will fall by 18% post-COVID, says KPMG sports head

Jun 16 2020

The suspension of soccer leagues across Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic will see overall player value drop by 6.6 billion euros ($7.5 billion), or about 18%, in the transfer market, KPMG's global head of sports Andrea Sartori said.

On this day: Born May 16, 1955: Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast

May 15 2020

At the 1972 Munich Olympics, an unheralded 17-year-old gymnast broke the Cold War stereotype that the Soviets were stone faced performers who displayed no emotions as she sobbed on the bench after her performance on the uneven bars went horribly wrong.

On this day: Born May 8, 1932 - Sonny Liston, American boxer

May 07 2020

Charles 'Sonny' Liston has "1932-1970" and "A Man" inscribed on his gravestone, simple words for a boxing great whose complex life was shrouded in mystery despite being in the limelight.

'My mum had to set boundaries', says Fortnite esports prodigy 'Wolfiez'

May 01 2020

Like many teenagers growing up playing video games, Jaden Ashman had to contend with his mother trying to put a stop to his obsession before she realised his skills on the controller could help him make a living.

Briton scales 'indoor Everest' - with help from frozen peas

Apr 09 2020

The anti-coronavirus lockdown may have left plenty of Britons ready to scale their walls in frustration, but runner John Griffin has put his pent-up energy to better use - by climbing the height of Mount Everest up his staircase.

Our horses were not prepared for 2020 Games: France's Staut

Apr 06 2020

The Olympics being postponed by a year proved to be a blessing in disguise for France's equestrian team whose horses were not quite ready to defend their crown at the Tokyo Games this year, French show jumper Kevin Staut has said.

World Games 2021 moved to retain broadcasters, official scorers: CEO

Apr 04 2020

World Games Birmingham CEO Nick Sellers said they had little choice but to move the 2021 event to 2022 as a clash with the postponed Tokyo Olympics would have seen them lose out on broadcasters and official scorers for the quadrennial event.

Studie - Topfußballer Messi & Co. hinterlassen gewaltigen CO2-Fußabdruck

Nov 26 2019

Bangalore Spitzen-Fußballer wie Lionel Messi und Roberto Firmino sind als Vielflieger beim Klimaschutz einer Studie zufolge keine Vorbilder für die Fridays-for-Future-Jugend. Der CO2-Fußabdruck der 20 Top-Kicker, die dieses Jahr für die Auszeichnung "Ballon d'Or" nominiert wurden, fällt nach Berechnungen des britischen Forschers Andrew Welfle gewaltig aus. Auf ihren Flugreisen rund um den Globus sind sie demnach dieses Jahr mitverantwortlich für den Ausstoß von 505 Tonnen an klimaschädlichem Kohlendioxid (CO2), wie der Wissenschaftler der Universität Manchester weiter mitteilte. Zum Vergleich: 40 Tonnen CO2-Emissionen entsprechen der Verbrennung von rund 20 Tonnen Kohle.

Struggling Sri Lanka head to World Cup with point to prove

May 23 2019

The last four years have not been kind to Sri Lankan cricket and the island's once-powerful side arrive at the World Cup struggling for form under a newly appointed captain who has played a single one-day international since 2015.

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