• IPL auction and Olympic funding cuts highlight the riches and rage of sport
    International Business Times41 minutes ago

    IPL auction and Olympic funding cuts highlight the riches and rage of sport

    Ben Stokes has become the most expensive foreign cricketer ever to be signed to the nouveau riches of the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, British Olympians and Paralympians in several sports have been told that their UK Sport funding is to be taken away. In the cricketing amphitheatres of the sub-continent

  • Former USA Gymnastics physician faces new round of sexual assault charges
    International Business Times3 hours ago

    Former USA Gymnastics physician faces new round of sexual assault charges

    A former physician with USA Gymnastics accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women and girls is facing more than 20 new criminal charges, authorities in Michigan announced on Wednesday (22 February). Lawrence "Larry" Nassar was charged with 22 felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual

  • Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 percent in Brazil
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 percent in Brazil

    By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks. Advertising revenue rose about 30 percent in Brazil last year, Twitter

  • Reuters

    China's Ning kicked out of national squad

    World champion Ning Zetao has been ditched from China's national swimming squad for violating several team rules including signing sponsorship contracts without the team's consent, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday. Ning had been sent back to his Chinese Navy team for

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