Olympics-LA28 Games will be ‘on time and on budget’

Kathy Carter, who this week was named CEO of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, mentioned the Games will be each fiscally sound and go away an enduring impression on the host metropolis. Carter instructed Reuters the “no build” Games will make the most of the town’s big selection of present sports activities services and will price about $6.9 billion, spending that will be offset by revenues from sponsorships, ticket gross sales and different sources. “First and foremost, we’re going to host a Games that are on…

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Lengthy toilet breaks may soon be thing of the past

Inordinately long toilets breaks or medical timeouts at critical moments could soon be a thing of the past in men’s tennis with the ATP Tour planning to impose stricter rules. The practice has long been a bugbear of players, most recently at the U.S. Open where Stefanos Tsitsipas was accused of gamesmanship by Andy Murray for taking a lengthy trip to the bathroom at a critical point in their first-round match. The Greek world number three, who won the match, denied the charge and said he had broken no rules…

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Wooi Yik: Jin Wei must have given it a lot of thought before announcing retirement from badminton

Tokyo Olympics 2020 men’s doubles bronze medallist Soh Wooi Yik hopes fellow shuttler Goh Jin Wei will succeed in other fields after announcing her retirement from badminton two days ago. Wooi Yik said although the former junior world champion’s decision came as a shock to many, he was sure that the 21-year-old must have considered the matter long and hard due to her health problems, which caused her to reduce her food intake and, thus, made it difficult for her to train. “I have known Jin Wei for a long…

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FIFA 22 ratings: Messi confirmed as best player as PSG star edges Ronaldo to top spot

The Argentine forward, who moved from Barcelona to Paris in the summer, is the best individual footballer in the latest edition of the video game Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has been confirmed as the best player in the upcoming FIFA 22 video game. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is the second-highest rated footballer in the latest edition of the popular franchise, while Messi’s long-term rival, Manchester United man Cristiano Ronaldo, has to make do with being third overall. PSG have a strong showing in the list of the best…

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Djokovic’s Grand Slam bid foiled as Medvedev wins US Open

Daniil Medvedev shattered Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam dream with a straight sets victory in the US Open final here Sunday, denying the world number one a record-breaking 21st major men’s singles title. Russia’s second-ranked Medvedev dominated Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to prevent the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1969 and keep Djokovic level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal atop the career Slam title list. “Sorry for you fans and Novak because we all know what he was going for,” Medvedev said. “What you have accomplished in your career… for…

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Messi breaks Pele record!

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Messi pounced for his 77th, 78th and 79th international goals to keep Argentina firmly on course for a place at next year’s finals in Qatar against a Bolivia team languishing near the foot of the table. The 34-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward, making his 153rd appearance for Argentina, drew level with Pele’s longstanding mark of 77…

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Battle for second spot goes down the wire after Kedah drop points against UiTM in Super League

It looks like the fight for second place in the Super League will go down to the wire after Kedah Darul Aman (KDA) FC could only draw 3-3 with basement side UiTM FC in their Super League clash at the Darul Aman Stadium here last night. The hosts got their goals through skipper Baddrol Bakhtiar (37th minute), Muhamad Fikhri Zulkiflee (73rd) and Tchetche Kipre (80th) while UiTM FC scored through a Dennis Buschening penalty in the 39th minute, Kwon Yong-hyun (46th) and Ariff Ar-Rasyid Ariffi (63rd). With just one match to go before the league…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: New Manchester United No 7 smashes shirt sale record and causes media frenzy

Cristiano Ronaldo’s No 7 shirt has smashed Man Utd sale records in under four hours; return of Portugal captain caused sensation in club store and on social media; Ronaldo expected to make second Old Trafford debut against Newcastle on Saturday. As United confirmed Ronaldo will wear No 7 on Thursday, fans dashed online to secure a replica and it only took four hours to smash the record as the highest daily sale on a single sports merchandise site outside North America. Fanatics, United’s official retail partner, confirmed the shirt sales hit…

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What did we learn from Johor Darul Ta'zim's 8th consecutive Malaysia Super League title?

The Malaysia Super League title is once again headed to Johor Darul Ta’zim’s overflowing trophy cabinet, as a Bergson da Silva treble helped them defeat Sri Pahang 3-0 to secure another piece of silverware at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium on Friday. They might not finish the season unbeaten like they did last time around, but Benjamin Mora’s side were still pretty impressive during the 2021 season as they won their 8th consecutive league title with two games to spare while tasting defeat only once on the way. Consistency is the key as no stopping JDT again After a disappointing…

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