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The Badwater Ultra-marathon bills itself as the world’s toughest, covering 217 km from Death Valley National Park to Mount Whitney, California REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonREUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Ultramarathon running: how safe is the sport?

The deadly toll of last month's mountain race in Gansu province, China, has shaken competitors and fans alike. But is the sport dangerous?
Phil Mickleson uses a rangefinder at the PGA Championship golf tournament. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

How far away are professional golfers from accepting rangefinders in competition?

How psychological factors may have influenced the opinions about the use of rangefinders during the 2021 PGA championships.
Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during their semifinal tennis match of the women’s singles WTA Tour Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany in April 2021. (Marijan Murat/Pool via AP)

French Open postponement serves as latest example of tennis players’ struggles during COVID-19

The governing bodies of professional tennis need to do more to prioritize athlete well-being — and there's no better time to start than now.
Super League plans have fans screaming into the void, like soccer star Lionel Messi here. Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

The ups and downs of European soccer are part of its culture – moving to a US-style ‘closed’ Super League would destroy that

More competitive games between top soccer clubs is desirable but creating a 'closed' system would harm a soccer culture built on dreams, says the man who predicted the Super League two decades ago.
Motsepe Foundation founder Patrice Motsepe speaks onstage during Global Citizen Presents Global Goal Live. Motsepe is running for CAF president. Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen

Race to run Africa’s football confederation has just heated up. What’s at play

Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football, was considered a shoo-in for a second term. But the entry of South Africa's Patrice Motsepe has brought new dynamics to the race.

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