Meet BellaTeq, the first all-female Teqball team hoping to signal a ‘new era’ for the sport

Andreas Milano

A new sport is emerging around the world — and finding huge popularity in the United States. Teqball is a cross between football and table tennis where you can use any part of your body except your hands to score points and manipulate the ball without it ever touching the ground.



a group of people sitting on a bench posing for the camera: BellaTeq co-founders Carolyn Greco, Nancy Avesyan and Margaret Osmundson pose in front of a mural with a Teqball table in Los Angeles.


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BellaTeq co-founders Carolyn Greco, Nancy Avesyan and Margaret Osmundson pose in front of a mural with a Teqball table in Los Angeles.

Its success has grown to the point where it now aims to become an Olympic sport by 2028.

BellaTeq, the world’s first all-female club, is

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Navratilova seeks provision for elite sports after Biden transgender sport move

Andreas Milano

By Simon Evans



Julia Lemigova et al. standing in front of a crowd: Wimbledon


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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Tennis champion Martina Navratilova called on Wednesday for a special provision to be made for elite sport after U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order designed to allow equal transgender participation in school sports.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Navratilova proposed a “carve-out” – or separate provision – from the executive order signed on Jan. 20 to ensure a level playing field in elite women’s sports.

The Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation is intended to

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In embracing the challenge of being a three-sport athlete, Winthrop’s Maura Dorr has emerged an undeniable triple-threat scorer

Andreas Milano

Dorr was a little slow getting up, but she eventually hopped to her feet and returned to action. Even on a night in which she became the fifth girl in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, Dorr still sacrificed her body for the better the team.

A 5-foot-10 wing, Dorr ultimately netted her 1,000th career point converting a high-low pass from her twin sister, Jenna, midway through the second quarter and celebrated with her family after the game. She finished with 19 points that night, 15 in a victory over Saugus on Thursday, and 17 more at Gloucester

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Pro14: ‘Making good progress’ – BBC Sport NI analyst McWhirter’s mid-term report on Ulster’s season

Andreas Milano
James Hume’s Ulster and Robbie Henshaw’s Leinster will meet in a key Pro14 match in Belfast on 6 March

Can Ulster end the term top of the class? Who is passing with flying colours? And who looks like they may make the grade?

With Ulster having been forced to press the pause button on their promising season, we thought this a suitable opportunity to reflect on their campaign to date and look ahead to what they might achieve over the next few months.

The winners of Conference A will progress to the Pro14 final in March as a result of

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Stan Sport reveals rugby union commentary team

Andreas Milano

Stan Sport has revealed its commentary team for the up-coming Super Rugby Au season, with former Fox callers Nick McArdle, Tim Horan, Drew Mitchell and Sean Maloney joined by All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens and dual international Allana Ferguson. 

Roz Kelly is also onboard, with former Wallabies Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison and play-by-play caller Andrew Swain rounding out the 10-person team. 

The crew was unveiled on Wednesday morning, with the Super Rugby Au season set to begin on February 19. 

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The regular season will be a 10-round round robin

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Chris Wood: Hampshire bowler calls for curbs on betting advertising in sport

Andreas Milano
Chris Wood is now mentoring first-class county academies, drawing on his gambling addiction experiences

Hampshire bowler Chris Wood is calling for sports organisations to do more to limit the reach and influence of betting companies.

Wood, 30, was given a two-month ban, suspended for two years, in December after he admitted placing bets on nine cricket matches between 2011 and 2016.

He first revealed his addiction in May after attending recovery sessions with the Sporting Chance clinic, admitting gambling had dominated his life for 11 years, “taking up almost every hour”.

Wood, who also extended his white-ball contract at Hampshire

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