WTA suspends tournaments in China over worries about Peng Shuai

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Wednesday it will suspend lucrative tournaments in China immediately due to concerns over the treatment of former doubles world number one Peng Shuai and the safety of other players. The decision, which was applauded by many current and former tennis players, could cost the U.S.-headquartered WTA hundreds of… Read More WTA suspends tournaments in China over worries about Peng Shuai

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accuses former vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual coercion

Former world No.1 tennis doubles player Peng Shuai, one of China’s biggest sporting stars, has publicly accused a former Chinese vice premier of forcing her into sex several years ago in a social media post that was later deleted. According to a screenshot of her verified Weibo account late on Tuesday, Peng said that Zhang… Read More Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accuses former vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual coercion

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from sport

World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from what he called the “greatest sport in the world” on Wednesday to focus on a run for the Philippines presidency, the biggest fight of his career. In a 14-minute video posted on Facebook and Twitter, “Pacman”, as he is known in the sport, thanked fans worldwide… Read More Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from sport

Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte’s cozy relationship with China. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban… Read More Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Chidi Nwaogu listed by YNaija among most powerful young Nigerians

Serial tech entrepreneur and CEO at Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu, has been listed on the YNaija Power List 2021, a list of the 100 most powerful young Nigerians in the Year 2021. Less than 24 hours ago, the young startup founder took to his social media profiles to express his gratitude: “Thank you, YNaija, for the… Read More Chidi Nwaogu listed by YNaija among most powerful young Nigerians

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge dies at 79

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79, the IOC said on Sunday. Rogge served as the IOC’s eighth president from 2001 to 2013 and went on to become the organisation’s honorary president. “First and foremost, Jacques loved sport and being with athletes — and he transmitted this… Read More Former IOC president Jacques Rogge dies at 79

British court hears defamation case involving Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and author over claims in book

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is not President Vladimir Putin’s “cashier” nor did he buy Chelsea FC as a vehicle to corrupt the West, his lawyer told England’s High Court in a defamation hearing over a book about Putin’s Russia. In the 2020 book, British journalist Catherine Belton chronicles Putin’s rise to power and how many… Read More British court hears defamation case involving Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and author over claims in book