Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis star in the world, was denied entry into Australia on Thursday after initially being granted a medical exemption for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements so that he could play in the Australian Open. The tennis star, left stranded at Melbourne’s Tullamanrien airport overnight, was issued a letter by the… Read More Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Introducing 5Five 4Four – The pacesetter for MMA in Africa

5Five 4Four Limited (54 for short) is an African-oriented Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) professional promotion company, tailoring its productions, fights and events to not only Nigerians but viewers on the African continent. 54 aims to create a network to deliver quality talent and growth opportunities through innovative talent solutions for all stakeholders. With a… Read More Introducing 5Five 4Four – The pacesetter for MMA in Africa

U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Canada joined Australia, Britain and the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Wednesday, with China calling the boycotts “political posturing” and a smear campaign. The United States was the first to announce the boycott this week, saying on Monday its government officials would not attend February’s Beijing Olympics… Read More U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

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