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In 2016 ski jumper Peter Prevc was at the apex of his powers, dominating the sport like no other before him. Then came an abrupt and psychologically devastating performance decline. Now, recovering from an injury that marked the nadir of a dismal period of his life, the erstwhile champion is ready for a comeback.
World number one Simona Halep has suffered a slipped disc that puts her participation in this month's WTA Finals in doubt, reports BBC.
Korean Jain Kim won the women's competition of the IFSC World Cup lead event in Kranj, while Slovenia's Janja Garnbret, the Combined world champion, was second, and Austrian Hanna Schubert was third.
Lawyers for Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday they would sue German magazine Der Spiegel after it published accusations by US citizen Kathryn Mayorga that the Portuguese footballer raped her in 2009, reports DW.
Lewis Hamilton took a step closer to a fifth Formula One crown with victory at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, reports DW.
A lawsuit accusing international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of obstructing a criminal investigation into claims of sexual assault leveled against him in 2009 was filed Thursday in Nevada District Court, records show.
Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa's executive committee on Thursday, reports BBC.
If Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is not quite in the last-chance saloon at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, he is on the edge of town riding a prancing horse that has developed a limp, reports BBC.
Champions Paris St-Germain beat Reims to become only the fourth French side to win the first seven games of a top-flight season.
Men and women will race together for their nations for the first time in the 2019 Road World Championships in Yorkshire.
Juventus and Napoli both won on Wednesday ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table clash between the sides.
The week brings hiking and Nordic walking, as well as an up-hill endurance race in the Alps. One route will lead hikers along vineyards in the north-east and another around a mysterious lake in the south of the country.
The Winetour, or Vinotour in Slovenian, is the first international Nordic walking route amid vineyards, a collaboration of the local tourist association from the town of Svečina, north of Maribor, and the neighbouring Austrian municipality of Ratsch an der Weinstrasse.
Offering three different routes (11, 21 or 24 km), the Winetour will take hikers across courtyards of Slovenian and Austrian wine-growing farms on Saturday. For more info, visit www.potka.si/nw_vinotour/
Those interested in Karst phenomena will be able to go on Sunday on a guided walk around Cerknica Lake, the biggest intermittent lake in the south-west of the country.
A guide will take them to the places which usually remain hidden to the untrained eye. More info at www.notranjski-park.si/novice-dogodki/23-tematska-nedelja-cerknisko-jezero-kot-ga-se-ne-poznate
A treat for endurance enthusiasts comes on Sunday with the 7th Storžič Vertical Kilometre. It will take a great deal of stamina to climb a vertical kilometre on Strožič, a 2,132-metre peak in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
The time-trial race starts not in the valley, but higher up the mountain, with organisers promising this is the steepest and one of the most beautiful routes in Slovenia. More info at www.turni.si
Rory McIlroy says it would be "silly" for Europe's Ryder Cup team to focus on one player when it comes to the threat posed by America's Tiger Woods, reports BBC.
In their first ever Volleyball World Championship, the Slovenian men's national volleyball team got stuck in the second round featuring 16 best teams, failing to beat Olympic champions Brazil and falling to Australia on Sunday evening.