Hayley Matthews, West Indies’ star all-rounder

The International Cricket Council has announced the first five players selected as 100% Cricket Superstars ahead of a historic month for women’s cricket, culminating in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Sophie Ecclestone (England), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Shafali Verma (India) and Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa) are the first crop of what […]

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Italy beats Brazil to win women’s volleyball Nations League crown

Reigning European champion Italy upset Latin heavyweight Brazil to win its first-ever FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League title this week. The Italians won the match 25-23, 25-22 and 25-22 in an exhilarating final that lasted 80 minutes in the Turkish capital Ankara. Italy’s Paola Egonu, who will play for Turkish powerhouse VakifBank next season, was […]

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Asian nations should avoid being used as chess pieces: China

Newswire Jakarta: China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has said that Southeast Asian nations should avoid being used as “chess pieces in major power rivalries”. Addressing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretariat in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this week, Wang said many countries in the region were under pressure to take sides. “We should […]

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Italy: Study claims Milan Cortina 2026 could provide €3 billion boost to Italian economy

Patrick Burke Milan: A study from the Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies in Rome has claimed that the Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games could provide a €3 billion (£2.6 billion/$3.2 billion) boost to the Italian economy. A Sport and Business study was conducted for the Leonardo Committee, which brings together […]

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