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Cash, Kings and Kohli: Shane Warne on the IPL’s $2.5 billion juggernaut

Cash, Kings and Kohli: Shane Warne on the IPL’s $2.5 billion juggernaut

He’s one of cricket’s most celebrated and pioneering stars, but buried among Shane Warne’s myriad of honors with Australia lies a largely unheralded Indian Premier League title. It is an accolade pinned onto the end of his playing days, won at a time when such competitions were met in some quarters with disdain, cast off…MORE

Gran Premio Latinoamericano: The Champions League of horse racing

Gran Premio Latinoamericano: The Champions League of horse racing

Celebrating the very best thoroughbred racehorses in South America, the Gran Premio Latinoamericano is the most prestigious date on the continent’s racing calendar. The race, also known at the Longines Latin American Grand Prix, was first run in Uruguay in 1981 and, much like the Breeders’ Cup in the USA, is held at a different…MORE

Ichiro Suzuki retires, capping illustrious MLB career with emotional farewell

Ichiro Suzuki retires, capping illustrious MLB career with emotional farewell

Ichiro Suzuki has played his final MLB game — and his goodbye came in the country where the Japanese icon’s professional baseball career began. As Thursday’s game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics headed to the bottom of the eighth inning tied at 4, Ichiro departed in an emotional farewell in a packed Tokyo…MORE

Tokyo salutes baseball ‘god’ Ichiro Suzuki

Tokyo salutes baseball ‘god’ Ichiro Suzuki

The cheering began well before the Japanese “god” reached home plate. It was the top of the third inning in the MLB regular-season opener between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome, and Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham reached first base on a single. But the roars from the crowd likely weren’t all…MORE

‘Hardest decision’: Ski ace Marcel Hirscher mulls retirement

‘Hardest decision’: Ski ace Marcel Hirscher mulls retirement

He’s accomplished “way, way more” than he ever dreamed possible and is arguably the greatest ski racer that ever lived, but Marcel Hirscher is contemplating retirement. The Austrian ace has won skiing’s World Cup overall season title for an unprecedented eight years in a row alongside countless other honors in a glittering career. But at…MORE

Rugby side Crusaders mull changing name after Christchurch massacre

Rugby side Crusaders mull changing name after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand’s most decorated Super Rugby side the Crusaders are considering a name change following last week’s mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed 50 people. The country’s Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson said that he is aware conversations are taking place between the club and the city’s Muslim community and that such actions…MORE

Tokyo 2020: Chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee set to quit

Tokyo 2020: Chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee set to quit

With less than 500 days until the Tokyo Olympics gets underway, Tsunekazu Takeda — president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) — has announced he will step down from his position in June amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games. Takeda told reporters at a press conference Tuesday in…MORE

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