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Khabib says won’t fight in UFC 249

Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:25 | ICT

Mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov on Wednesday said he would not take part in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) card scheduled for April 18, saying he was not prepared to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.



  • Le Tour doubts, UCI extending shutdown

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:24 | ICT

    Cycling’s shutdown was extended until June on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning French one-week stage race the Criterium du Dauphine will be postponed, organisers announced.

  • Wimbledon cancelled for first time since World War II

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:24 | ICT

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the tennis stars left devastated on Wednesday as Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus.

  • Indian cricketers roasted for Pakistan virus fund support

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:18 | ICT

    Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have unleashed a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Caddies in the rough as virus halts potential branding deals

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:17 | ICT

    Caddies are golf’s unsung heroes but they will never earn the riches made by some of the players and many will struggle during the European Tour suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic, their chairman says.

  • Jordan NBA documentary moved up for April debut

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:59 | ICT

    A 10-part documentary series on retired NBA legend Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls dynasty has been finished early for an April release to US and worldwide audiences, presenters announced on Tuesday.

  • Secrecy, suspense over Tour de France’s fate

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:58 | ICT

    Less than three months before the Tour de France’s scheduled start, the possibility of cycling’s greatest show taking place remains shrouded in doubt, while the organisers have thrown up a wall of silence.

  • Ajax ends contract with disabled star

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:50 | ICT

    Ajax have terminated the contract of former wonderkid Abdelhak Nouri (pictured, right), severely brain damaged and in a coma since collapsing three seasons ago, the Amsterdam club confirmed Tuesday.

  • Cannavaro pulls from his past to help Italy persevere

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:49 | ICT

    Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro wrote a heartfelt open letter Tuesday to his homeland, saying seeing the country ravaged by coronavirus “is filling me with anxiety and pain”.

  • Consultant wished virus on drivers

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 23:13 | ICT

    Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has admitted that he wanted the team’s Formula One drivers to deliberately contract coronavirus before the potential start of the new season.

  • USA Rugby files for bankruptcy in midst of coronavirus crisis

    Publication date 31 March 2020 | 23:12 | ICT

    USA Rugby, its financial troubles exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, has filed for bankruptcy, the federation said on Monday.