Bundesliga players kneel in tribute to George Floyd

Both teams gathered around the centre circle and knelt ahead of their league game

Soccer: Hertha and Dortmund players kneel in tribute to George Floyd

Players of Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin went down on one knee ahead of their Bundesliga game on Saturday in tribute to George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death in U.S. police custody has triggered protests around the world.

Timo Werner’s release clause has not been activated, says Leipzig chief

Striker is expected to finalise a deal to join Chelsea in the coming days

'Me and my beautiful mom': Russian swim star follows bikini beach routine with home dance hit (VIDEO

Russian Olympic synchronized swimming champion Vlada Chigireva and her mother Irina have followed up a smash-hit bikini beach dance with a home routine which went down equally well with fans.

On this day: Born June 7, 1981: Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player

For a tennis player who failed to win even one singles title on the WTA Tour, the frenzy surrounding Anna Kournikova's relatively short career is still unparalleled.

Weightlifting: Three Russians' samples test positive for same banned substance, IWF says

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Friday that doping samples taken from three-time world weightlifting champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina and two other Russian weightlifters had tested positive for the same banned substance.

Naomi Osaka calls out trolls who say 'athletes shouldn’t get involved with politics'

Professional tennis pro Naomi Osaka is calling out trolls on social media who say “athletes shouldn’t get involved with politics.” 

‘We are starting our hunt for gold’: Hockey legend Igor Larionov to coach Russia’s national junior t

Russian ice hockey legend and three-time Stanley Cup winner Igor Larionov has said he aims to lead his squad to gold, after he was appointed head coach of the national junior team.

‘Malkin was the first to call’: Valeri Bragin appointed as Russian national hockey team coach

Valeri Bragin, who has been appointed head coach of the Russian national hockey team, said that Pittsburgh Penguins NHL star Evgeni Malkin was the first player to congratulate him on the new assignment.

‘Grand Prix events could be canceled’: World silver medalist Morozov says COVID-19 might have severe

Russian pairs skater Vladimir Morozov has voiced fears that the coronavirus pandemic could severely damage international figure skating having major tournaments, including Grand Prix stages possibly being canceled next season.

‘I was afraid of his verdict’: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva says her coach approves program she made onlin

Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva didn’t waste any time during the coronavirus lockdown, creating a program in close cooperation with fans which was finally approved by her famed coach Alexei Mishin.

Alabama football players test positive for coronavirus ahead of return to campus, reports say

A handful of Alabama football players reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as player-led workouts resumed earlier this week in preparation for the 2020 season.

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