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Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and coach, Abdulmanap, dies age 57

Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father and coach Abdulmanap



UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and coach, Abdulmanap, has died aged 57 following complications caused by coronavirus.

Abdulmanap, an MMA coach, was taken to hospital in Moscow in May, after coronavirus symptoms exacerbated an existing heart condition.

Read more: Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and coach, Abdulmanap, dies age 57

UFC Fight Island: Abu Dhabi's Yas Island confirmed as venue

Yas Island has previously hosted UFC and has staged Formula 1's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009



UFC Fight Island will take place on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island next month with a bumper UFC 251 featuring three title fights on the opening night.

Fighters will stay and train on the island before the fights take place in an "octagon on the sand", as UFC continues despite global border limits.

Read more: UFC Fight Island: Abu Dhabi's Yas Island confirmed as venue

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang appeals to Swiss court against eight-year ban

Sun Yang was a double Olympic gold medallist at London 2012 and won the men's 200m freestyle title in 2016



Three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang has lodged an appeal with Switzerland's highest court against his eight-year ban for missing a doping test.

The Chinese swimmer, 28, was initially cleared of wrongdoing by Fina, the world swimming federation.

Read more: Chinese swimmer Sun Yang appeals to Swiss court against eight-year ban

Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be 'scrapped' instead of delayed again, says Games chief

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori announced the new dates for the Games in March



The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be "scrapped" if they cannot take place in 2021, says Games chief Yoshiro Mori.

Tokyo 2020 is now scheduled to run from 23 July to 8 August next year after being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be 'scrapped' instead of delayed again, says Games chief

Tour de France to go ahead at end of August after coronavirus delay

The 107th edition of the Tour will start in Nice and finish in Paris



The postponed 2020 Tour de France will now start on 29 August, following the French government's extension of a ban on mass gatherings to mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cycling's biggest event, won by Team Ineos' Egan Bernal last year, was originally scheduled to run from 27 June to 19 July.

Read more: Tour de France to go ahead at end of August after coronavirus delay


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