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Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers great to retire at end of NBA season
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, will retire at the end of the season. Bryant has scored 32,683 points during a 20-year career with the LA Lakers torank third on the NBA's all-time list. The two-time Olympic gold medallist, 37, has been hindered by injuries in recent seasons and has been below his best this year for the Lakers. He told the Players' Tribune: "My body knows it's time to say goodbye." Bryant has ...
Andy Murray: Davis Cup triumph is my most emotional victory
Andy Murray said securing Britain's first Davis Cup win for 79 years was a more emotional experience than winning Grand Slam titles or Olympic gold. The British number one beat Belgium's David Goffin in straight sets to give them an unassailable 3-1 lead in Ghent. Murray, 28, won 11 of 12 points during Britain's first successful campaign since 1936. "It's an amazing feeling. I imagine it will take a few days before it really sinks in," said the Scot. "I've been pretty upset having ...
Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko to become world champion
Britain's Tyson Fury pulled off one of the great boxing upsets as he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion of the world. It was a dour and often messy fight but Fury, courtesy of his superior boxing skills, fully deserved to be awarded a unanimous decision. Klitschko, whose nine-year reign as champion was brought to an end, simply could not work the challenger out and did not do enough to win. Fury, who was awarded the fight 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 on the judges' scor...
Fifa investigates Hong Kong over China match booing
Football's governing body Fifa is investigating the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) for a second booing incident in a match against China. Fans booed the national anthem Hong Kong shares with China during last week's World Cup qualifier match. HKFA was fined by Fifa last month for a similar incident and was warned against further infringements. The city has seen lingering anti-Beijing sentiment since last year's mass pro-democracy street protests. HKFA said in a statement that "discipl...
Athletics doping scandal: Russia ruled in breach of Wada code
Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes. Along with Argentina, Ukraine, Bolivia, Andorra and Israel, it has been deemed "non-compliant" by Wada. Brazil, Belgium, France, Greece, Mexico and Spain have been placed on a 'watch list' and must meet strict conditions by March 2016 or face similar action. Meanwhile, Kenya has been ordered to explain its doping controls or join those countries under scrutiny. Wada said that if Kenya's answers are ...
Diego Maradona: Football legend has second gastric bypass surgery
Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has had a second gastric bypass operation after his doctor warned that the 55-year-old is 75kgs (11st 11lbs) over his ideal weight. Maradona had his first gastric bypass 10 years ago but has since gained weight and developed complications. "He told me he was feeling fine, that he wasn't in any pain," said Dr Carlos Felipe Chaux after the procedure. Maradona had surgery in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo. He will stay in the city for at least eight da...
Functionality of football clubs in Armenia to develop our football – minister
Armenia’s Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Gabriel Ghazaryan is on the pos for more than a year. Speaking  to Nyut.am he said that as of the moment the ministry is carrying out work addressed at developing junior sport and popularization of physical culture. “We have started a significant process which engages pre-school establishments as well,” he said. As to unsuccessful performance of Armenian national football team recently, Ghazaryan said that in case of normal funct...
Athletics doping: IOC wants IAAF to take action against athletes
Russian athletes accused of doping should have disciplinary proceedings brought against them, according to the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has requested the IAAF take action after a damning report into widespread doping was released. The World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report said Russia should be banned from athletics competition for running a "state-supported" doping programme. It added that five Russian athletes and five coaches should be given life b...
Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban
Russia should be banned from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has recommended. Wada's independent commission examined allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics, which also implicated the IAAF, the sport's world governing body. It says London 2012 was "sabotaged" by "widespread inaction" against athletes with suspicious doping profiles. Russia was also accused of running a "state-supported" doping programme. The report recomme...
Athletics doping & corruption report to be published
The IAAF will on Monday learn the findings of an independent report into claims of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics. An independent commission, set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), will publish its findings at 14:00 GMT. The report will show "a different scale of corruption", even compared with Fifa, said co-author Richard McLaren. Lord Coe, president of athletics' governing body, the IAAF, has admitted these are "dark days for the sport". In an interview with&...
Albania-Armenia game not bought – football anchor
The football match between Armenia and Albania on Saturday has raised a wave of discontent among Armenian football fans. Besides during these days Albanian and Serbian press have written that Albania bought the game for 2 million euros.   Speaking to Nyut.am well-known football anchor Suren Baghdasaryan said that this game was of great disappointment. “Not only the football players, fans but the whole society appeared in bad situation,” Baghdasaryan said, adding that our team ...
Carlos Sainz suffers heavy crash in Russian Grand Prix practice
Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a heavy crash during final practice at the Russian Grand Prix. He gave a thumbs up to TV cameras as he was put in an ambulance on a stretcher after being extricated from the car. Sainz's car was buried deep into the barriers after he lost control at Turn 13 at the end of a long straight. He lost control during braking, skidded down a wall and into the impact-absorbing barrier in the run-off area. Toro Rosso te...
Rio 2016: 30% cutback on Games budget to avoid overspend
The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are making cutbacks of up to 30% to avoid going over the £2.38bn (US$3.6bn) budget. Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada said the Brazilian public would not tolerate an overspend. "The days of lavish spending are over," said Andrada. "We need to be creative in the way we find these savings." Events across 50 Olympic and Paralympic sports featuring about 15,000 athletes will not be affected. The BBC understands a cris...
Sepp Blatter: Coca-Cola among sponsors saying Fifa boss must go
Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not resign despite major sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, Budweiser and McDonald's calling for him to go immediately. The four each issued statements saying Blatter should quit after Swiss criminal proceedings were opened against him last week. Coca-Cola took the first step, saying: "Every day that passes Fifa's image and reputation continues to tarnish." McDonald's said Blatter going would be "in the best interest of the game". The 79-year-old is accused ...
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