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PETALING JAYA: It may seem unfair that no prize money is offered to those who become world champions – but every penny made from the multi-million dollar World Badminton Championships goes back to the players in different ways.
(Reuters) - World Rugby has rejected a proposal for an unofficial World Cup event next year aimed at boosting the game's finances after the coronavirus stoppage.
PETALING JAYA: Sports officials getting paid an honorarium is nothing new. FIFA presidents and officials, for instance, have been known to live like lords. Football is a multi-billion dollar industry.
(Reuters) - NBA great Michael Jordan's autographed game-worn sneakers from his rookie season fetched a record $560,000 (463,380 pounds) in an online auction, Sotheby's said https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/the-one-mjs-air-jordan-1s/michael-jordans-game-worn-1985-player-sample-air?locale=en on Sunday.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a "second pre-season" on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic.
IN many respects it has been an interesting and also welcome week in the world of golf.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - While New Zealand's Super Rugby players are preparing to return to their teams on Monday before a domestic competition starts next month, the country's elite women players are concerned at a lack of clarity on whether they will play at all this season.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - World Rugby has postponed all test matches scheduled for July due to travel curbs and health protocols implemented to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus, the global governing body said on Friday.
(Reuters) - An autographed and well-worn pair of basketball legend Michael Jordan's Nike shoes hits the auction block at Sotheby's on Friday, in a celebrity-infused test of the market for sneakers as highly-prized collectibles.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - While the COVID-19 pandemic put Olympic plans in the shredder for hundreds of Australian athletes hoping to compete in Tokyo in 2020, it has also disrupted winter sports programs for the 2022 Beijing Games.