American Gauff can improve the world, says Navratilova

3 July 2020, 3:19 PM
American tennis player Coco Gauff can improve the world, 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova has said, lauding the teenage tennis prodigy for her role in the Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice.
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Ozil must give his best to reclaim Arsenal starting spot: Arteta 19 June 2020, 7:12 PM

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil must rediscover his best form in training to win back his place in the starting lineup, manager Mikel Arteta has said.

Australia offer Alcott support, plan full programme for Melbourne 19 June 2020, 6:47 PM

Tennis Australia have offered their support to Dylan Alcott over his disappointment at the wheelchair events being cut from the US Open and said they were optimistic of running a full programme at January’s Australian Open.

Fritelli, Van Rooyen well placed at RBC Heritage golf tournament 19 June 2020, 5:24 PM

South Africans Dylan Fritelli and Eric van Rooyen are very well placed after the first round of the prestigious RBC Heritage golf tournament at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Man Utd’s Solskjaer seeks leadership from Pogba on return to action 19 June 2020, 4:47 PM

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has to display the kind of leadership on the pitch that made him a World Cup winner with France when he returns to action in the Premier League, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Fans anticipating Tottenham and Man United clash 19 June 2020, 11:16 AM

The English Premier League continues on Friday evening with fans no doubt anticipating the clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, at Spurs' home stadium

Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights 19 June 2020, 10:22 AM

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the United States-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.

Kvitova hopes for ‘easy’ US Open decision, Barty also waits 18 June 2020, 8:14 PM

Petra Kvitova is yet to make a call on participating in the US Open and hopes the health situation in New York will improve to make her decision easier, the two-times Wimbledon champion told Reuters.

Diack should serve four years in jail, French prosecutor tells court 18 June 2020, 8:01 PM

French financial prosecutors on Wednesday sought a four-year jail sentence for Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics’ governing body, on trial for corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal.

PRO14 targets August 22 return with shortened season 18 June 2020, 4:45 PM

The PRO14 has targeted a return date of Aug. 22 with a series of local derbies as part of a shortened 2019-20 season that will shed six rounds of group play, organisers said on Thursday.

Mike Mokoena hailed as an epitome of practicality 18 June 2020, 4:04 PM

The late 68-year-old Free State Stars FC chairman Mike Mokoena has been described as an epitome of practicality.

Mikel Arteta
Quick turnaround leaves Arteta scrambling for injury cover 18 June 2020, 9:03 AM

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he cannot dwell on Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City as he has to focus on getting his starting lineup ready for their next Premier League game on Saturday after seeing two players injured and one sent off.

Strong anti-racism message at re-start of Premier League 17 June 2020, 8:12 PM

Aston Villa and Sheffield United re-started the Premier League on Wednesday after a 100-day hiatus caused by the COVID-19 health crisis with a strong statement of support for the worldwide protests against racism.

Klopp urges Liverpool fans to avoid gathering at stadium 17 June 2020, 7:21 PM

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has urged supporters to stay home and not gather at stadiums as the Premier League leaders prepare to resume their quest for a first English top flight title in 30 years.

Moeen named in England training group for West Indies tests 17 June 2020, 6:01 PM

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has been included in a 30-member group that will begin training at the Ageas Bowl from June 23 ahead of their first test against the West Indies on July 8, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday.

100m world champ Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure 17 June 2020, 1:44 PM

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday (June 17) and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after violating anti-doping whereabouts rules.

Free State Stars chair dies 17 June 2020, 11:53 AM

Free State Stars chairman, Michael Mokoena, has died. His family says he died at a Johannesburg hospital this morning after losing the battle to cancer.

Premier League CEO backs ‘Black Lives Matter’ on team shirts 17 June 2020, 5:00 AM

The Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, said he supported the move to have the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ on player’s shirts in this week’s games, saying it represented an ethical stance rather than a political one.

Man City
Man City to wear special shirts as EPL returns 16 June 2020, 4:13 PM

Manchester City will wear special shirts to promote the launch of a COVID-19 relief fund set up by parent company City Football Group (CFG) when they resume their Premier League season against Arsenal on Wednesday.

US women’s soccer team calls for repeal of kneeling ban 16 June 2020, 2:00 PM

The US women’s national team has called on the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to repeal a policy forbidding players from kneeling during the national anthem and issue an apology to black players and fans.

Qatar dedicates new stadium to COVID-19 frontline workers 16 June 2020, 7:17 AM

Qatar showed off the latest stadium to be completed for the 2022 soccer World Cup in a virtual presentation on Monday and dedicated it to frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

England’s Rashford steps up campaign over free meals for children 15 June 2020, 10:00 PM

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has stepped up his campaign for the government to fund free meals for struggling children through the summer, support he himself had to rely on as a boy.

Japan winger Fukuoka skipping Olympics to begin medical studies 15 June 2020, 4:04 PM

Winger Kenki Fukuoka, who helped Japan reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals last year, has said he will not be available for the rugby sevens tournament at the Tokyo Olympics as he will be studying for medical school.

Football must take ‘giant leap’ to fight racism: Neville 15 June 2020, 3:10 PM

Former England international Gary Neville says words are not enough to combat racism in football and that he is “ashamed” he did not fight harder against it when he was a player.

Solskjaer tips keeper Henderson to become England’s No. 1 15 June 2020, 2:30 PM

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tipped English goalkeeper Dean Henderson to become first choice for club and country after impressing during his loan spell at Sheffield United.

Djokovic breaks down in tears after hosting Belgrade exhibition 15 June 2020, 3:33 AM

An emotional Novak Djokovic could not hold back the tears while hosting a charity event at his tennis complex by the Danube River on Sunday.

Atlrtico Madrid
Atletico held at Bilbao in blow to top-four hopes 14 June 2020, 7:04 PM

Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday on their return to action after La Liga's three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, missing out on the chance to capitalise on slip-ups by their rivals for Champions League places.

Bidvest Wits
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila announce purchase of PSL club Bidvest Wits 14 June 2020, 4:09 PM

GladAfrica Championship side, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, has confirmed the purchase of Bidvest Wits' ABSA Premiership status has been finalised.

Thousands take part in virtual Comrades race 14 June 2020, 11:10 AM

Thousands of runners are taking part in the world's most inclusive road running event, the Race the Comrades Legends virtual race, on Sunday. The virtual event has been organised in the place of this year's Comrades Marathon.

Player names to be replaced by ‘Black Lives Matter’ when English Premier League resumes 14 June 2020, 6:56 AM

English Premier League players will pay tribute to worldwide anti-racism movements by wearing shirts with the words “Black Lives Matter” on the back during the opening round of fixtures at the season’s restart.

Leganes problems deepen with home defeat to Valladolid 14 June 2020, 5:26 AM

Leganes remain deep in relegation trouble after losing 2-1 at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday in their first La Liga game following a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.