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Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

 Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the kingdom’s General Sports Authority to set up a Sports Development Fund to bolster sports activity in the country. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images Last month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 lobbying campaign in the United States were made …

Your Must-See Sports Headlines for Today, July 14

Simona Halep beat Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday. Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Saturday, highlighted by Simona Halep crushing Serena Williams in a stunning final to become the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon title. Spanning the sports headlines, we’ll also …

Rowing Federation of India targetted? No, says sports ministry

CHENNAI: Days after this newspaper reported that Rowing Federation of India (RFI) president Rajalakshmi Singh Deo had sent a letter to sports minister Kiren Rijiju alleging ‘discourteous and disrespectful behaviour’ by sports secretary Radheshyam Julaniya during an Annual Calendar for Tr­a­ining and Competition (ACTC) meeting, the sports ministry shot …