Football bosses launch probe launch after two matches finish 95-0 and 91-1

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has launched an investigation into two first division matches that finished with scorelines of 91-1 and 95-0, describing them as impractical results. Key points: The two scorelines rank among the highest recorded in football history The highest is thought to have occurred in Madagascar in 2002 In that match AS … Read more

‘The pandemic isn’t over’: COVID-19 boosters are ‘a matter of urgency’, prime minister says

Australia is expected to follow other parts of the world in expanding eligibility for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose to the wider population. As the nation grapples with rising case numbers, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the immunisation experts will look at available evidence before making a recommendation. “The pandemic isn’t over, so my view … Read more

Australia’s medicines watchdog paves way for Pfizer to apply for Omicron-specific vaccine approval

Pfizer is one step closer to rolling out two new vaccines which target the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced on Wednesday it had granted two provisional determinations to Pfizer Australia for its vaccines Comirnaty Omicron and Comirnaty Bivalent. It means Pfizer is now able to apply to the … Read more

Alexia Putellas to miss European Championships after tearing ACL

Ballon D’Or winner and Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas has ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament on the eve of the 2022 Women’s European Championships. Key points: Putellas tore her ACL in Spain’s final training session before the start of the European Championships The 28-year-old won the Ballon D’Or and FIFA Best Player of the Year awards for her … Read more

‘No safe place’: Russia intensifies attacks in eastern Ukraine after seizing Luhansk

Russian forces struck targets across Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on Tuesday, a day after President Vladimir Putin declared victory in the neighbouring province of Luhansk after months of gruelling attritional warfare in which both sides lost many men. Donetsk and Luhansk comprise the Donbas, the industrialised eastern part of Ukraine that has seen the biggest … Read more