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Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »

Sports Direct fails to meet 2016 pledge on working condi

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct, at the controversial Shirebrook warehouse. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters It added that it had “taken steps to promote stability for [these groups of workers] by ensuring changes to scheduled hours by the company [were] kept to a minimum”. It said: “Our research found that in common with surveys by other ... Read More »

This Week In Sports Law: Barcelona Sues Neymar, Tiger Woods Nudes, Jamaal Tinsley Overpaid

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar is being sued by his former club, FC Barcelona. (Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images) Neymar Sued For Switching Clubs FC Barcelona is suing soccer superstar Neymar, alleging that he breached a contract by signing with competitor Paris Saint Germain. Barcelona wants Neymar to pay at least 8.5 million euro in damages based on a “loyalty bonus” that was paid out by ... Read More »

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy ... Read More »

French league asks La Liga to approve Neymar deal – latest

Neymar or four Kyle Walkers? Or how about an entire Premier League XI? Armed with £198m – the world record fee Paris St-Germain are set to pay for Barcelona forward Neymar – we want you to buy a team made up of Premier League players who have moved this summer. Select your best XI within the £198m limit and tweet ... Read More »

Questions for: ‘African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes’

Courtney Lee, left, and Joakim Noah during the Knicks’ tour of the museum. Nearly half of the N.B.A.’s 30 teams have had members visit, museum officials said. CreditTom Zweibel/Knicks.com Article: African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes Before Reading Watch the YouTube video below, of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James at the opening of the ... Read More »

Cheteshwar Pujara To Play In English County For Nottinghamshire

Cheteshwar Pujara is set to return to county circuit for a short stint with Nottinghamshire as cover for Australian pacer James Pattinson. Pujara will arrive in mid-May and will be available for home and away County Championship fixtures against Gloucestershire, as well as matches against Glamorgan and Derbyshire. “We have looked around the world to find the right player,” said ... Read More »

Salman Khan Will convey in Visibility to 2016 Rio Olympics: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, sees nothing wrong in Salman Khan bringing glamour quotient to India’s desk for 2016 Rio Olympics but also feels that goodwill ambassador can be a combination of both. speakme on the raging debate for the first time, the distinguished cricketer said, “i am satisfied and pleasant with him (Salman) being the ambassador as he ... Read More »

Brazil gets Olympic Flame for 2016 Rio games

Athens: The Olympic flame as a way to burn in Rio in August for the primary games in South america turned into handed over to Brazil on Wednesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern games in 1896. After a six-day trek throughout Greece, the flame that turned into lit remaining Thursday with the aid of the solar’s ... Read More »

With Olympic Cleanup Cancelled, Rio Resigned to dirty Bay

Rio de Janeiro: visitors flocking to Rio de Janeiro for this summer time’s Olympic video games will locate each dramatic landscapes and polluted, junk-stuffed water in the finger-like inlet that forms the town’s coastline and harbour. Guanabara Bay, which carves into southeast Brazil from the Atlantic Ocean, literally gave the city its call whilst Portuguese mariners mistook it for a ... Read More »