Patrick Ekeng: Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder dies after on-pitch coll...
Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng has died aged 26 of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch. Ekeng fell to the floor in the 70th minute of a televised Romanian league match between Dinamo and Viitorul. He was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later. The Cameroonian FA confirmed the news on Twitter, while Ekeng's former club Cordoba tweeted: "We have no words to express our sadness at the loss." Ekeng had also previously played for...Max Verstappen replaces Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull for rest of season
Max Verstappen has been promoted to Red Bull and Daniil Kvyat dropped to junior team Toro Rosso with immediate effect. Red Bull made the decision following Kvyat's calamitous weekend at theRussian Grand Prix, when he crashed into Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel twice within two corners. The pair will be in their new positions until the end of the season. Last year teenager Verstappen became the youngest driver in the history of F1 at the age of 17. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner de...Leicester City win Premier League title after Tottenham draw at Chelsea
Leicester City have won the Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time. Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday confirmed a stunning achievement for Claudio Ranieri's side. Leicester started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated last season. But they have lost just three league games in what has been described as a "fairytale" and the "most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport". Closest challengers...Armenian weightlifter Nazik Avdalyan becomes European champion
Armenian weightlifter Nazik Avdalyan has become a champion at the European Weightlifting Championship in Norway. In the snatch, Avdalyan lifted 237kg in the 69kg subgroup leaving behind Darya Pachabut of Belarus.Anti-doping: Government inquiry into Ukad's British doctor probe
The government has ordered an inquiry into the UK Anti-Doping Agency (Ukad) over its handling of an investigation into alleged doping activities by a British doctor involving Premier League footballers and other leading athletes. According to a Sunday Times investigation, Mark Bonar - a London-based private doctor - charges sports stars thousands of pounds for drug programmes. The newspaper says it has secretly filmed the medic claiming that he has prescribed performance-enhancing dr...Antoine Demoitie: Belgian rider dies after Gent-Wevelgem accident
Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie has died after a collision with a motorbike during Belgium's Gent-Wevelgem race. The 25-year-old was hit by the motorbike after several riders came down in a crash as the race passed through northern France. Demoitie was taken to hospital in the French city of Lille but died some time later. The 243km, one-day race was won by the current world road race champion, Peter Sagan of Slovakia. French police announced Demoitie's death. "An inquiry is under way to de...Novak Djokovic questions equal prize money in tennis
World number one Novak Djokovic has questioned equal prize money in tennis, suggesting men should get better awards as they have more spectators. Winning the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, he defended use of viewing statistics to determine fair distribution of prizes at joint events. Earlier, Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO Raymond Moore said the women's WTA Tour "ride on the coat-tails of the men". Djokovic described the comments as "not politically correct". The Serbian player said ...Nico Rosberg wins thrilling Australian GP
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix, after a huge crash for McLaren's Fernando Alonso. A bad start dropped Lewis Hamilton from pole to sixth but he fought to second. Rosberg took advantage when the race was stopped following Alonso's high-speed barrel-roll to switch strategy and overhaul early leader Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Vettel's strategy gamble on super-soft tyres mid-race failed and he took third ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.Levon Aronian wins US chess player
In the sixth round of the Chess Championship of pretendents of leaders ongoing in Moscow Armenian grand master Levon Aronyan defeated US chess player Hikaru Nakamuru. During this round though an incident took place. The US chess player took the king to make a step but changed his mind for another step which is a violation of rules. The referee urged Nakamura to follow rules after which announced him defeated.Tennis match-fixing: 'More players should be investigated'
More than two dozen top tennis players should be investigated for possible links to betting rings, according to an Italian prosecutor. Roberto di Martino says their names have appeared in evidence seized from gamblers suspected of fixing matches. They include two players who have been ranked in the world's top 20. So far, only Potito Starace and Daniele Bracciali, two Italians, have been investigated and charged but Di Martino says others should be investigated. He also told the BBC and Buzz...Rafael Nadal: 14-time Grand slam champion to sue over doping claims
Rafael Nadal plans to sue an ex-French government minister who said his seven-month absence in 2012 was "probably due to a positive doping test". The Spaniard is upset with comments made by Roselyne Bachelot, who was formerly Minister for Health and Sport. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, 29, says he will sue anyone else who alleges "something similar in the future". Nadal says he is tired of the allegations and is no longer prepared to let them pass unchallenged. "A minister of France should ...Bayern maintain lead after draw with Dortmund
Bayern Munich maintained their five-point lead over second-placed Borussia Dortmund following a 0-0 draw at Westfalenstadion. A seventh win in eight league games would have lifted Dortmund to within two points of Bayern following the champions' shock 2-1 defeat at home to Mainz in midweek. But Pep Guardiola's side rarely looked like losing again. The visitors' Arturo Vidal was closest to a winner when he hit the bar. It was not an epic 'Der Klassiker' but there was still plenty of ...Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president
Scandal-hit FIFA has a new president -- and his name is Gianni Infantino, CNN reports. World football's governing body elected the Swiss-Italian lawyer in Zurich Friday after he defeated nearest rival Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in the second round of voting. Infantino, 45, succeeds Sepp Blatter, who stepped down last year with the organization mired in allegations of corruption and wrongdoing. "I cannot express my feelings in this moment," he told delegates. "I went t...Fifa presidential election on key day for world football
Fifa will get a new president on Friday when 207 delegates from around the world gather in Zurich, Switzerland to vote for a successor to Sepp Blatter. In charge of world football's governing body since 1998, Blatter, 79, said last year he was standing down amid a growing corruption crisis. Five candidates want to replace him. They are Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne. The election process is expected to beg...
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