Transgender women banned from competing in women's chess tournaments

Transgender women have been “temporarily” banned from competing in women’s chess events. The International Chess Federation (FIDE), says individual cases will be considered but would need “further analysis”. It says a decision on a case could take up to two years. It is a move however that has left chess players and fans divided, reports the BBC. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considered chess a sport. Many other sporting bodies

Stuart Broad 'in big money Strictly Come Dancing talks' after quitting cricket

Bookmark Offbeat news from the world of sport Thank you for subscribing! Offbeat news from the world of sport We have more newsletters Stuart Broad is reportedly in talks to be a late addition to the Strictly Come Dancing line-up following his cricket retirement. The England bowling legend called time on his sporting career at the end of the Ashes earlier this week, finishing off with two final wickets including

Eastern Conference: NBA's biggest what-ifs of the past five years

Few things inspire more debate than thinking back on what could have been. That is particularly true when it comes to the NBA, a league chock-full of huge personalities and talents whose movements and moments have shaped its landscape. (Think “The Decision”, when LeBron James famously announced on live TV he was taking his talents to the Miami Heat.) Recognizing that, and with (most of) the offseason officially behind us,

Tennis star collapses during match again just weeks after horror Wimbledon scare

Bookmark Offbeat news from the world of sport Thank you for subscribing! Offbeat news from the world of sport We have more newsletters Yibing Wu has collapsed and been forced to retire from a match weeks after his body went faint at Wimbledon. The 23-year-old tennis star had been competing in the Mubadala Citi DC Open and was into the last 64 stage and playing well before heading back to

Man gets 33 months for trying to extort Ga. Tech

Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Ron Bell, an Arizona man who was convicted of orchestrating a plan to extort Georgia Tech by falsely accusing its former men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner of assaulting his girlfriend, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on Wednesday. Bell, from Oro Valley, Arizona, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy

Tennis star leaps into crowd during game and has altercation with spectator

Tennis star Gael Monfils gave a spectator the fright of his life when he jumped into the crowd to confront him. The Frenchman took matters into his own hands when he was heckled during his match against home favourite Frances Tiafoe at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in Los Angeles on Saturday (July 22). Monfils rand towards the stand, scaled the sponsorships boards and came face-to-face with the fan, who backed

Michael Jordan's $3billion sale of Hornets is APPROVED by NBA

Michael Jordan’s $3billion sale of the Charlotte Hornets to minority owner Gabe Plotkin has been APPROVED by the NBA’s board of governor’s, clearing path to finalize deal provides all the latest international sports news Michael Jordan’s $3 billion sale of the Charlotte Hornets to a group led by Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin has been approved by the NBA’s board of governors, a source with knowledge of the deal

Australia cricketers branded 'embarrassing' for celebrating rain ending Ashes

England cricket fans have branded Australia “embarrassing” after their players reportedly celebrated retaining the Ashes because of the weather. Australia will take the famous urn home thanks to a 2-1 lead heading into the final test at The Oval. It comes in the most bitter circumstances for England, who needed just five wickets to force a win and mount a historic comeback on the final day of the fourth Test

Meet Open star Brian Harman's gorgeous wife who found engagement ring in pants

Brian Harman is set to win his first ever golf major at The Open. Harman, 36, has been a pro golfer since 2009. Yet despite his two victories on the PGA Tour, the American has not won a major championship, coming closest in 2017 when he finished second at the US Open. That is expected to change as Harman, who became the first player to lead The Open by five

Golfer dump-tackled naked streaker at The Open - and then missed his next putt

Peter Jacobsen received a huge applause from the crowd after taking matters into his own hands by tackling a streaker at The Open. Jacobsen, now 69, was playing alongside Tom Kite at the 1985 tournament and preparing to putt on the final round when he was rudely interrupted – and the police failed in their quest to restore order. The American, who had finished third at the PGA Championship two