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Nico Rosberg: ‘When Mercedes come, they come to win’

Nico Rosberg’s current life is a world away from the career he enjoyed as a Formula One world champion, piloting gas-guzzling race cars to victory at circuits around the world. The German has transformed not only his professional lifestyle but his personal one, too, promoting a sustainable future with the help of his latest venture.…MORE

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption

The president of French football champion Paris Saint-Germain has been charged by Parisian prosecutors with corruption in relation to a $3.5 million payment over the organization of the World Athletics Championships in Qatar, a judiciary source told CNN Thursday. Nasser Al-Khelaifi became chief executive of Paris Saint-Germain in 2011, the free-spending Ligue 1 club which…MORE

Gianluigi Buffon eyes up management role after retirement

He won the World Cup as a player, but could Gianluigi Buffon be ready to take on the challenge of winning football’s biggest prize as a manager? The 41-year-old Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper is yet to make a call over whether he will continue playing after the end of the current season. Buffon, a 2006 World…MORE

Arsene Wenger: Henrikh Mkhitaryan case ‘should not happen in football’

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his astonishment that Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t be able to play in the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku over fears for the Armenian international’s safety. Armenia and Azerbaijan have a century-long conflict stemming from the fall of the Russian Empire in 1917, and there were concerns Mkhitaryan…MORE

World’s first virtual sports anchor to debut at ice hockey world champs

Ron Burgundy, look away now … There’s a new face in the world of broadcasting, and this round-the-clock anchor is busy holding down two jobs at the same time. Well, sort of. During this year’s Ice Hockey World Championships, Rikard Grönborg is doubling up as coach of the Swedish national team and a 24/7 news…MORE

FIFA decides not to add 16 teams for 2022 World Cup finals

World football governing body FIFA said Wednesday that the number of teams at the next men’s World Cup will remain at 32. FIFA had considered expanding the field for the 2022 finals, to be held in Qatar, to 48 teams. In March, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a feasibility study showed it was possible to…MORE