World Cup 98 featured ‘fixed’ France v Brazil final – former UEFA President Platini

Disgraced former UEFA President Michel Platini has astonishingly claimed the 1998 World Cup was fixed to increase the chances of host nation France meeting holders Brazil in the final. Platini, currently serving a four-year ban from involvement in football after being found guilty of taking bribes from then-FIFA boss Sepp

Football ‘beyond politics’: World Cup official says West’s political game not affecting ticket sales

Western attempts to use politics to undermine the 2018 World Cup are regrettable, but won’t keep fans from enjoying the tournament, Alexey Sorokin, head of Russia’s World Cup organizing committee, told Sophie Shevardnadze. Speaking on Shevardnadze’s interview program SophieCo, Sorokin said it was unfortunate that some nations have disrespected the

NFL team makes history by hiring male cheerleaders

The Los Angeles Rams have added two men to their cheerleading squad, becoming the first National Football League (NFL) team to have male dancers on the field. Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies were named for the 40-member cheerleading squad following several stages of rigorous auditions. The two California natives successfully

‘We’ll demand Ferguson fight as long as he’s alive’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov says that once Tony Ferguson has recovered from injury, they intend to demand another match-up with the American. It emerged on Sunday night that the much-anticipated UFC fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson had been canceled for the fourth time, this time

US embassy in Moscow refuses visas to Russian wrestling team, blames ‘lack of staff’

Russia’s freestyle wrestling team have been denied US visas to compete in the sport’s UWW World Cup in Iowa, blaming a “lack of official staff” for the failure to process the documents. Russian team leader Vitaly Feldsherov said on Wednesday that the squad would not participate at the World Cup,

Fired Atlanta Hawks employee sues team for discrimination against ‘whites’

Former Atlanta Hawks employee, Margo Kline, has filed a lawsuit against the basketball organization, alleging it cultivates discrimination against white people. She also claims to have been fired after complaining about discriminative working conditions. Kline lost her job in March 2017 after spending five years with the club as the

IOC lifts suspension on Russian Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has lifted its suspension on the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which was imposed prior to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. “We received a letter from the IOC, regarding the reinstatement of the ROC. As you know, the IOC Executive Board convened on February 25.

WATCH: This commentator goes completely loco over Spain’s Winter Olympic medal

It was the first Winter Olympic medal for 26 years, and the only Spain’s third in history and one commentator was unable to contain to his excitement as he watched Regino Hernandez scoop third place in the Men’s Snowboard Cross in Pyeongchang on Thursday. José Manuel Hernández Tallada, a sports