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Why post-Ukraine invasion, Russia’s chess players are set to leave Europe for Asia

On February 26, a little more than a year after Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his troops to Ukraine, the country’s chess federation is likely to leave Europe and join Asia. If successful – the Russian side expects it to be a mere formality – the 35,000-plus players including 200 Grandmasters, according to chess.com, will …

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Chelsea has spent over $600 million on new signings. Here’s why that’s significant

cnn — By all accounts Arsenal was very much in the running to sign Ukrainian superstar Mykhailo Mudryk during the January transfer window. As the current Premier League leader, the 22-year-old forward had the potential to be a pivotal addition in the title race. Instead, Mudryk signed for Arsenal’s crosstown rival, Chelsea. Now run by …

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January transfer window: The biggest winners, losers and shocks | Football News

EXPLAINER Chelsea dominate European football’s 2023 January transfer window with a raft of signings, while Bayern spring a surprise. Chelsea have made Enzo Fernandez the most expensive player in British football history in a deal worth $131m, as English Premier League spending power dominated the 2023 January transfer window. Other big signings were also sealed …

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Club World Cup might be an afterthought for Europe, but it’s the Holy Grail for the rest of the world

cnn — Less than six weeks after the national team’s remarkable performance at the World Cup, Morocco finds itself at the center of world soccer as it hosts the FIFA Club World Cup. Since 2005 the Club World Cup has been held annually, featuring the six winners of each continent’s equivalent to Europe’s Champions League …

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Dane van Niekerk, Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa, selection, 2km time trial, broken, cut, dumped for failing minimum fitness, reaction

Warning: May contain offensive language below Former captain Dane van Niekerk says she’s been left “broken” after being overlooked for South Africa’s squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup for failing to meet her team’s minimum fitness standards. Ahead of her home tournament, one of the fitness tests requires women cricketers to run two kilometers …

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Cricket 2023: Dane Van Niekerk dropped from South Africa T20 World Cup squad over fitness failure

South African legend Dane Van Niekirk has been left out of South Africa’s squad for their home T20 World Cup campaign after failing “to meet the minimum criteria for fitness”. Van Niekirk ran a personal best 2km time trial of 9 minutes and 48 seconds on January 27, but South Africa’s fitness standards require its …

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Transfer rumors, deadline day, Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea, transfer fee, Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich, Jorginho to Arsenal, Harry Souttar to Leicester, January window, latest, updates

Chelsea refuse to give up on their chase for a World Cup-winning midfielder, while Arsenal have drawn up a shock contingency plan as their pursuit for Brighton star Moises Caicedo loses steam. Elsewhere, a Manchester City star’s alleged training ground bust-up is set to push him out the exit door to a European heavyweight while …

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Perth Scorchers’ attendance in WA has soared above the Australian national team since the start of the BBL

It’s more than parochialism. MARK DUFFIELD analyzes why the Scorchers have succeeded in Perth while the Aussie men’s team has struggled. The Scorchers are a hotter ticket in Perth than the Australian men’s national cricket team – and by quite a margin. Figures manually collated by CODE Sports show that the Scorchers have drawn on …

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David Warner, calls for Duckworth Lewis changes, DLS, Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, hectic schedule, takes its toll, changes

An “exhausted” David Warner says he’ll have to work on ways to stay fresh next summer as he prepares to fly out to India frustrated that rain washed away any chance he and the Thunder had of staying alive in the BBL. Warner was on 36 not out when the heavens opened up with the …

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Amateur leagues in England consider banning ‘Mankad’ dismissal to avoid ‘absolute carnage’

Cricket clubs in England are reportedly discussing whether to ban the controversial “Mankad” dismissal, hoping to prevent ugly on-field confrontations this upcoming summer. After the Marylebone Cricket Club amended the Laws of Cricket last year, running out the non-striker during a bowler’s delivery stride has become an accepted practice among professional teams. Watch BBL12. Every …

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