The oldest soccer club in Italy is the latest in a growing number of Serie A teams with North American owners.Genoa, which was founded in 1893, was sold to the private investment firm 777 Partners, the club announced on Thursday, in a deal reportedly worth 150 million euros ($A240 million).
Star spinner Jess Jonassen has applauded the Marylebone Cricket Club's adoption of the gender-neutral term 'batter'.The MCC announced on Wednesday it was replacing the word batsman with batter in the laws of the game, wanting to achieve greater inclusivity.
Hours after Western United announced plans to play seven home games at Lakeside Stadium in the upcoming A-League season, former NSL powerhouse South Melbourne vowed to prevent that from happening.Western United, who plan to turn soil on their stadium site in Tarneit next month, added Lakeside Stadium to their list of home venues - GMHBA Stadium, Mars Stadium and UTAS Stadium - for the upcoming season on Thursday.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has questioned the logic of World Rugby's new measures to curb injury that include a full-contact training cap of 15 minutes per week.The fresh guidelines, formed after a study that involved 600 players from around the world as well as medical, conditioning and performance professionals, also recommended no more than 40 minutes of controlled contract training and 30 minutes of set-piece work each week.
Seven-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Ledecky has decided to serve as a volunteer swim coach at the University of Florida where she will also train for the 2024 Paris Olympics.The 24-year-old American will train with Florida head coach Anthony Nesty, who was an assistant for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics where she won gold medals in both the 800 metres and 1,500 metres freestyle.
Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers says he intends to work on getting Ben Simmons to report to training camp, just a day after a report that his star Australian point guard doesn't intend to wear a 76ers uniform again."Well, I hope we can change that thought," Rivers told ESPN's "Keyshawn, JWill & Max" on Wednesday morning.
New evidence about the virulence of the Delta strain of COVID-19 may mean unvaccinated people will be hospitalised at twice the rate previously predicted, says a trusted public health expert.Modelling by the Doherty Institute used when setting targets of 70 and 80 per cent vaccination coverage for reopening did not reflect the true virulence of the Delta strain, the institute's Director of Epidemiology, Jodie McVernon, told a NSW parliamentary hearing on Thursday.
Former West Indies star Marlon Samuels has been charged with four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.The charges were laid by world governing body, the International Cricket Council, on behalf of the regional authority which relate to Samuels' participation in the Abu Dhabi-based T10 League.
Mary Keitany, the world record holder in the women-only marathon, has ended her career.The Kenyan called it quits at age 39 after she was denied treatment because of the coronavirus in Europe after sustaining a back injury in December 2019.
The Marylebone Cricket Club has replaced the word 'batsman' with the gender-neutral alternative 'batter' in changes to the laws of the game.The MCC, which owns Lord's, is recognised as the sole authority on cricket's laws and has taken the decision to update its terminology in a bid to achieve greater inclusivity.
Indian officials have burned about 2500 old rhino horns to spread awareness of the need to protect the rare animal on World Rhino Day.Dozens of Hindu priests performed rituals and chanted prayers on Wednesday as the top Assam state elected official, Himanta Biswa Sarma, lit the fire on a large platform in a sports stadium near the famed Kaziranga National Park.
Rugby league's biggest names have called on the NRL to give them a greater say in rule changes, demanding a seat at the league's end-of-season review.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Rugby League Players' Association also opposed a proposed increase in fines of up to $125,000 for male players.
LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:* Violence has erupted at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance after a tense stand-off between protesters and police, with Victorian veterans dubbing the occupation of the site "disgraceful and disrespectful".* Several hundred demonstrators - initially protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for the construction sector - returned to the city for a third day on Wednesday despite Melbourne's stay-at-home orders and a warning from authorities.
An engineer with experience in plane crash investigations will be part of the AusCycling probe into Alex Porter's shock crash at the Tokyo Olympics.Porter was riding in the qualifying round of the men's team pursuit at the Izu Velodrome when the handlebar inexplicably snapped off his bike.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has sacked Hamid Shinwari as its chief executive and replaced him with Naseeb Khan, the second major change in the game's national governing body since the Taliban took control of the country last month.The Taliban named a new government this month after sweeping to power when the Western-backed government collapsed as US-led foreign forces were completing their withdrawal.
There is now a reminder in ink for those who need it.But Samu Kerevi says the Wallabies have got the message loud and clear ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.
The NSW corruption watchdog is reopening public hearings into allegations former Berejiklian government minister John Sidoti failed to disclose property interests and misused his position as an MP.The Independent Commission Against Corruption in March and April held three weeks of hearings investigating claims the Drummoyne MP pressured local councillors to vote for planning decisions in the Sydney suburb Five Dock that would benefit his family and friends.
Seven female taekwondo athletes who fled Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have resettled in Melbourne.The women are completing quarantine this week and will start a new life in Victoria, welcomed by the Australian Taekwondo community.
Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis has warned NRL players could have their contracts torn up if they refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they may be unable to fulfil their obligations as employees.Hagipantelis, the principal of Brydens Lawyers, is also the major sponsor of Sydney Kings and is currently dealing with the vaccination debate within the NBL.
Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant couldn't wait until November 6 to start throwing hands.The super middleweight champions traded blows at their news conference on Tuesday to promote their title unification bout, and the exchange left Plant with a cut under his right eye.
The girls on Afghanistan's national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave.
NSW's vaccination passport may not be fully operational in time for the easing of restrictions in mid-October, the government says.But the restrictions will be eased at 70 per cent double-dose coverage regardless, and residents will be obliged to demonstrate their vaccination status through other means.
Australia, England and New Zealand have been accused of acting as a bloc by furious Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja, who says the sport's fraternity is not taking care of each other.England have abandoned men's and women's tours of Pakistan in October.
New Zealand's participation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has devolved into a partisan fight, fuelled by the country's COVID-infused politics.Kiwi climate change minister and Greens co-leader James Shaw is leading a contingent to the landmark COP26 meeting in November.
After a decade spent trying to woo back cricket's international elite, Pakistan is facing the prospect of being declared the game's no-go area again, and the anger is palpable.A sense of deja vu swept the country on Friday when New Zealand abruptly pulled the plug on their first Pakistan tour in 18 years, citing a security alert.