All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to step down after Rugby World Cup

New Zealander Hansen has led the All Blacks since 2012, a period that has seen them retain the World Cup in 2015 and win six Rugby Championship titles. He joined the coaching setup in 2004 when he served as an assistant to Graham Henry. During his six-year tenure as head coach, Hansen’s side has remained…

Wimbledon tennis: Piers Morgan and golf club members pocket $107K each for sale

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has acquired the land, which lies across the road from the tournament venue, for £65 million ($81.9 million) with a long-term view to transferring Wimbledon’s qualifying event to the 73-acre site and building over the golf greens. The two parties have been in discussion for a decade but…

Kilian Jornet: Everest climber dances in ‘death zone’

“I don’t know if it was a dream or if it was real, I was sleepy,” he says on his new film “Path to Everest.” Daylight, he decided, would be his salvation and he hunkered into his green down suit to await a clearer view of his escape route back to the relative safety of…

Why Felipe Massa just couldn’t stay retired

During his time in the sport, the Brazilian established himself as one of the most loved and exciting drivers on the grid, amassing a huge following around the globe. With a second retirement — Massa first quit F1 in 2016, only to be lured back for another year — on the horizon, it looked as…

Raiders home for 2019 NFL season currently unclear

It’s a question that needs an answer soon. The Raiders have one home game left at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which is December 24 against the Denver Broncos. Could it be their last in Oakland? “Man, that is crazy,” Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said Wednesday. “To me, that just seems weird. It just seems different to…

Football agents pick up $548 million from transfers in 2018

A report released by world governing body FIFA has revealed that intermediaries or agents have been paid a total of $548 million so far this year across 3,844 international transfers. Since 2013, agents have picked up a total of $2.14 billion. The report analyzed data from all global football transfers in the past five years,…

Football agents pick up $548 million from transfers in 2018

A report released by world governing body FIFA has revealed that intermediaries or agents have been paid a total of $548 million so far this year across 3,844 international transfers. Since 2013, agents have picked up a total of $2.14 billion. The report analyzed data from all global football transfers in the past five years,…

Phil Neville: Manchester United great aiming for Women’s World Cup glory

It would take more than an afternoon of interviews in a mammoth glass-roof arena more fitting a home to an ice rink than a full-sized artificial soccer pitch on a day such as this for the head coach of England’s women soccer team to lose his equanimity. “Ask me anything,” says the former Manchester United…

Nicolas Chauvin: Club mourning after death of rugby prospect

Stade Français academy player Nicolas Chauvin broke his neck following a tackle against Bordeaux-Bègles on Sunday, resulting in cardiac arrest and brain damage. He was rushed to hospital but his death was later confirmed on Wednesday. “It is with great sadness that Stade Français Paris announces the death of Nicolas Chauvin,” the statement from the…

Phil Neville: Manchester United great aiming for Women’s World Cup glory

It would take more than an afternoon of interviews in a mammoth glass-roof arena more fitting a home to an ice rink than a full-sized artificial soccer pitch on a day such as this for the head coach of England’s women soccer team to lose his equanimity. “Ask me anything,” says the former Manchester United…