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Boxing at 2020 Olympics remains in doubt


John Coates, left, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, right, shake hands after the IOC and Tokyo 2020 joint press conference in Tokyo Thursday, July 12, 2018. Read More »

Olympics-Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start


In addition to the FIS competitions, the International Olympic Committee has added the Skating Short Track mixed team relay, while Bobsled will introduce mono-bob for women. "You are part of the Olympics as well", Mori told the assembled children. At issue is whether the finals will be raced in morning sessions so they can be broadcast live in the United States late evening. Read More »

Sadio Mane to wear No. 10 for new season


English club side Liverpool FC have offered Senegalese forward the legendary number 10 jersey for the 2018-19 season and going forward. Mane represented Senegal at the just concluded World Cup where he scored one goal. Mane, who joined his teammates in the United States following his holiday after worldwide duty with Senegal at the World Cup, has worn jersey number 19 since joining Liverpool in 2016. Read More »

Hungover golfer Eddie Pepperell finishes tied sixth at The Open

England's Eddie Pepperell shot 67 in the final round of The Open with a hangover. "So, you know, it's a amusing game". Pepperell held the clubhouse lead briefly and ended up tied for sixth with Tiger Woods and Kevin Chappell. "Sometimes I'd have a few drinks", he added. "Tiger's minus seven? He didn't have a drink last night, I bet". No, it was an absolute dream to play with. Read More »

Spieth aims to retain Open title but Woods lurks


The roars for his two birdies could be heard from all corners of Carnoustie. Woods said the feeling he had being in the lead felt like old times. Kisner, in a three-way tie for the lead, took double bogey on number two. It was his first Open since missing the cut at St. Andrews in 2015. "Yeah, I saw it on maybe No. 7 or 8 green, and it was an accident", Spieth said. Read More »

Johnny Football heads to Montreal


According to TSN , Montreal is giving up two first round draft picks, plus receiver Chris Williams and defensive end Jamaal Westerman. The deal is expected to involve five players and two picks. The Alouettes are 1-4 and in last place in the CFL's four-team East Division. Manziel has yet to play in a meaningful game this season, sitting behind Jeremiah Masoli in Hamilton. Read More »

Day's British Open hopes all but evaporate


He was tied there with third round co-leader Kevin Kisner . The 42-year-old began the day on level-par for the tournament but took full advantage of ideal scoring conditions to join six other players on six-under. "This week, one of my main thoughts is just to let it go". It is just 458 days since he had his fourth back surgery. "But it was definitely a day of, "don't shoot yourself out of the tournament" instead of trying to press on and build a lead or get an advantage". Read More »

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown


Legendary Edward Rombo, who is also in San Francisco posted on his Facebook page: "Sad end to a promising day but our "spirits" will not be broken off the pitch". The All Blacks Sevens will face England in the final later today after the English stunned South Africa 29-7 in the first semifinal. England coach Simon Amor admitted however his side had been unable to reproduce their best form in the final. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp gives details on Joel Matip injury

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool reportedly want Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window. Liverpool's pressure continued to grow, though, and Sheyi Ojo should have added a second shortly after the hour mark when he was slipped clean through on goal, only to see his finish saved by the feet of Hitz and bounce up against the crossbar before the ball was cleared away off the head of Naby Keita from the rebound. Read More »

Neymar Issues Anguished Defence Of His World Cup Theatrics


Brazilian ace, Neymar has stated that there was no ill-feeling between him and France youngster, Kylian Mbappe. British media reports said Thursday PSG were open to the possibility of selling Neymar . Neymar hasn't played for PSG since February after suffering a foot injury. "But I think the World Cup has binned all that". "And I can't be the referee and play at the same time, but there are times I wish I could", he said. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool’s £65m fee for Alisson


Since then the world has changed completely". "They can show that until the end of the transfer window". "First and foremost my responsibility is to make this club as successful as possible". "I am fine with that". "We were interested. The player was interested in the project and pretty quick we could do it". Liverpool continue their pre-season build-up against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, with kick off at 12.05am UAE time. Read More »

England to face New Zealand in final

New Zealand sealed the game with 40 seconds to go after Akuila Rokolisoa scored under the posts, followed by Trael Joass after the final hooter. With just hours remaining for Fiji's first game at the Rugby World Cup Sevens , coach Gareth Baber knows how important it is that the team deliver this weekend. Read More »

Woods shoots 66, in contention at British Open


He enjoyed a two-shot victory Sunday, with a 6-foot birdie at the last hole earning him separation from the pack chasing him. "I know that it's going to sting for a little bit here, but given where I was to where I'm at now, blessed". Molinari, when hot favourite at the Italian Open, nearly swept everyone away in the romance of it all by finishing runner up to Thorbjorn Olesen who stole a march on the final few holes. Read More »

Francesco Molinari wins The Open to claim maiden Major


They were together three weeks ago when Molinari closed with a 62 to win the Quicken Loans National, with Woods presenting him the trophy. "It would be ... All of them made mistakes, big and small. He nearly holed the eagle putt from across the green before making birdie. "At the beginning of the year, if they'd have said "you're playing The Open Championship", I would have said I'd be very lucky to do that". Read More »

Nowitzki returns to Dallas for record 20th National Basketball Association season


The Mavericks roster seemed so finalized that yesterday, I wrote an article titled, " Yogi Ferrell has signed, and the Mavericks' 15-man roster is all but finalized". "I see the explosive potential from a starving young group that wants to open the floor up with more shooting and play with speed and smarts". The Indianapolis native has shot 37.8% from behind the 3-point line during his National Basketball Association career. Read More »

Rory hits back at Butch - I’m no robot - Ireland


I made good swings on 17 and on 18, but it just wasn't to be, I just ran out of holes". American Kevin Kisner took the first step towards joining his current housemates in Scotland . And when he hit a remarkable approach shot out of fairway bunker at the 10th - clearly a high lip and getting the ball over a burn - it appeared to be Woods' day. Read More »

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil defends photo with Turkish president


Racism should never, ever be accepted". He, Ilkay Gundogan and Turkish worldwide Cenk Tosun were photographed meeting the Turkish president at an event in London on 14 May, leading to widespread criticism in the German press. "For me, having a picture with President Erdogan wasn't about politics or elections, it was about me respecting the highest office of my family's country ", Özil wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Tiger briefly leads British Open, falls just short with 71


Molinari became Italy's first Champion Golfer by carding a flawless two-under-par round to get in at -8 on a day that saw Tiger Woods , Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy all challenge as the lead chopped and changed. Instead of trying to route his shot around the gallery at Carnoustie, he decided, hell with it, I'm going right at 'em . He managed to punch down the fairway then hit a 60-degree wedge from 83 yards to a few feet to save par. Read More »

Jhonattan Vegas Had A Very Eventful Trip To British Open 2018


The Venezuelan arrived at Carnoustie barely an hour before his tee time, after a drama that began when he found his United Kingdom visa was about to expire. "I was actually 1-over through eight holes, and I was feeling good because, I mean, the course is really giving me a great feel". So the visa never left NY until late that day. Read More »

Vintage Tiger Woods boosts Open hopes with terrific round


Zach Johnson , who has somehow mastered the polar opposite styles of the John Deere Classic and the Open Championship , shakes off a sketchy Saturday finish and, as conditions get hellish, manages his way around Carnasty better than the rest of the leaderboard's uncouth bombers. Read More »

Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

At five under par after a 66 that transformed and energised the 147th Open Championship , he lies four strokes behind the leaders, Jordan Spieth , Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner . Woods started quietly enough with a few birdies through eight holes. In ideal conditions for low scoring until a brisk breeze sprang up just as Spieth was finishing, the 24-year-old Texan drove the first green and sank a 12-foot eagle before adding four birdies . Read More »

Interesting facts about navy sailor turned cricketer, Fakhar Zaman


On Friday, in the fourth ODI , Zaman became the first Pakistani to score an ODI double-hundred with an unbeaten 210. Zaman's 515 runs in the series is also the most by a player in a five-match series. Zaman broke the previous record of 21 innings by reaching the mark in his 18th innings in the course of a fluent half century. The 28-year-old shared the first 300-run opening partnership in ODI history with Imam-ul-Haq (113) to tee up a crushing 244-run victory, which put Pakistan 4-0 up ... Read More »

Mourinho Reveals Man Utd's New Captain


Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho said: "Dalot is injured; we knew that but we didn't want to lose him because of that". The winger, signed from Feyenoord in 2016, came on for the final 30 minutes at the University of Phoenix Stadium, but it was enough to make an impression on Mourinho. Read More »

Intelligence chief says he meant no disrespect to Trump


Public officials in the tiny Balkan nation in southeastern Europe didn't know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested tiny Montenegro, which has a military with fewer than 2,000 members, could be the spark that sets off a global Armageddon. Read More »

Proteas floundering despite Maharaj wicket haul


Sri Lanka had resumed on day two on 277-9 and extended its first innings with a record 74-run, last-wicket stand. Sri Lanka were 151-3 in the second innings with Dimuth Karunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka adding 91 runs for the first wicket. Read More »

Hazard Urged to Stay at Chelsea by Fabregas


Chelsea have offered him a new deal but he has told them he has no intention of signing it as he wants to move to the Bernabeu. According to Sky Italia , a meeting is to be held on Saturday between Real Madrid , Hazard's father and representatives. Read More »

Rose fires 64 at Open to get back in contention


I'm still in the tournament and the wind is supposed to pick up so it will make things interesting". Three-time major victor Rory McIlroy is a shot further back after a second successive round of 69 but it was a score that was compiled in a very different manner. Read More »

What Trump And Putin Agreed To In Helsinki


Russia's Foreign Ministry said the call was initiated by the American side. I have President Putin - he just said it's not Russian Federation. He cited Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denials of such interference. Jonathan Lemire's question to Trump, in case you need a reminder , was, "Just now, President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016". Read More »

Jonah Bolden joins 76ers to become Australia's newest National Basketball Association star


These moves come one day after the Sixers agreed to acquire Mike Muscala from Atlanta in a three-team trade. Their next move was to give 2017 second-round pick Jonah Bolden a four-year, $7M deal. Bolden struggled offensively in this month's NBA Summer League and had a subpar season this year in Europe. He used the National Basketball Association out clause in his contract to join the Sixers this season. Read More »

Tiger Woods in contention heading into final day of The Open


The 42-year-old, on the comeback trail after a successful spinal fusion last year, has not won a major since 2008. Koepka is 3 over for the tournament, 10 shots off the lead. He still made bogey. The round ties the low at Carnoustie shot in the final round in 2007 by Steve Stricker and Richard Green. But despite carding a 72 - 1 over and 6 shots off first-round leader Kevin Kisner - he is adamant he can still defend his title if he improves his execution. Read More »