Slovenia tennis player, Dalila Jakupovic, had to drop out of Australian Open qualifying in Melbourne after collapsing with a coughing fit caused by bushfire smoke.
Jakupovic was unable to complete one of her serves despite leading in her match against Switzerland’s Stefanie Vogele.
Jakupovic said she was given a breathing apparatus by a physio in the first set, but began to feel worse at the end of the second because a smoke haze from bushfires that hangs over the tennis arena.
NANF Calls On IGP, Police Commissioner To Investigate Killing Of Remo Stars’ Player
The national association of Nigeria footballers has vowed to bring to justice, killers of Remo Stars player, Tiamiyu Kazeem.
In a statement on Sunday, association president, Harrison Jalla says the special anti-robbery squad, SARS, is notoriously known for wasting innocent lives at will.
The body has also called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and Ogun State commissioner of police to investigate the cause of Kazeem’s death.
Court Frees Pinnick, Sanusi From Being Joined In Financial Misappropriation Case
The Federal Capital Territory high court has cleared NFF president Amaju Pinnick and secretary general Mohammed Sanusi of a case of financial misappropriation brought against the pair by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Peter O. Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial of misappropriation of an eight-million-dollar FIFA grant.
This is the second time the court has thrown out financial allegations against both parties.
Pinnick and Sanusi say the charges were borne out of envy, malice, victimization and vendetta.
IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal
International Football Association Board (IFAB) has ruled out the possibility of Arsene Wenger’s proposed changes to the offside law making it in time for this summer’s European championships.
The former arsenal manager’s proposals would mean a player would be deemed onside if any part of his body is level or behind the last defender.
However, IFAB general secretary Lukas Brud told Sky Sports news there will be no law change regarding offside at this month’s annual general meeting.
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