Tokyo Games likely to be pared down, says JOC chief

14 July 2020, 8:40 PM
The rearranged Tokyo Olympics are likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions of the four-yearly Games, Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Tuesday.
Thiem ‘extremely sorry’ for Adria Tour antics 25 June 2020, 4:00 PM

World number three Dominic Thiem is “extremely sorry” for the way players conducted themselves at Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition event after which four players tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Austrian said on Thursday.

Final day Bundesliga drama awaits Werder and Leverkusen 25 June 2020, 3:09 PM

Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen are bracing for their most important games of the Bundesliga season as relegation looms over the former and a highly lucrative Champions League spot is on the line for the latter on Saturday’s final matchday.

Liverpool move closer to title with 4-0 win over Palace 25 June 2020, 2:55 PM

Liverpool were back at their lethal best to beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday, moving within two points of securing the Premier League title.

New York City Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 25 June 2020, 2:26 PM

The New York City Marathon, one of the most prestigious events on the global running calendar, has been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, race organisers said on Wednesday.

Kane has ‘no problem’ with Mourinho’s style at Spurs 24 June 2020, 10:06 PM

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he has no issue with their style of play under manager Jose Mourinho after scoring their second in Tuesday’s 2-0 Premier League home victory over West Ham United.

Liverpool’s Klopp wants City clash to be played in Manchester 24 June 2020, 9:22 PM

Liverpool would prefer next week’s away fixture against Manchester City to be held at the Etihad Stadium and not moved to a neutral venue due to the COVID-19 situation, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

Uganda captain Onyango seeks clarity from President Museveni over $1 million pledge 24 June 2020, 2:45 PM

The captain of Uganda’s national football team said on Tuesday he and his team mates are seeking clarity on a $1 million pledge that President Yoweri Museveni made to the players last year after their participation in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

PSL given green light to return to full resumption 24 June 2020, 11:45 AM

The Premier Soccer League has been given the green light to return to full training and play.

Two-times PGA winner Cameron Champ tests positive for COVID-19 24 June 2020, 10:55 AM

Cameron Champ has withdrawn from this week’s event in Cromwell, Connecticut after he tested positive for COVID-19 during pre-tournament screening, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday.

Mike Mokoena will be accorded a Special Provincial Official Funeral 23 June 2020, 8:49 PM

The Presidency has confirmed that the late Free State Stars founding owner, Mike Mokoena, will be accorded a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2.

Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 23 June 2020, 4:08 PM

The top-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Foden and Mahrez doubles help City crush Burnley 5-0 23 June 2020, 2:31 PM

Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored two goals apiece as the hosts showed their impressive strength in depth, making eight changes but still crushing a woeful Burnley 5-0 in the Premier League at The Etihad stadium on Monday.

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Mourinho hits back at Merson’s criticism of playing style, Kane’s record 22 June 2020, 8:43 PM

Jose Mourinho launched an impassioned defence of Harry Kane's form under his playing style at Tottenham Hotspur after pundit Paul Merson suggested the England striker would struggle to score goals in the Portuguese manager's system.

VAR not being used correctly, says Barca coach Setien 22 June 2020, 4:50 PM

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is not being used correctly in La Liga, Barcelona manager Quique Setien said on Monday following Real Madrid's controversial win at Real Sociedad.

Coric tests positive for COVID-19, poses questions for sport’s return 22 June 2020, 1:43 PM

Croatia’s Borna Coric became the second player from Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament to test positive for COVID-19, raising serious concerns for tennis governing bodies in their bid to restart the sport after a lengthy shutdown.

Adria Tour final cancelled after Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19 22 June 2020, 4:42 AM

Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-profile tennis player to reveal he has the disease.

SAFA demotes Ria Ledwaba and Gay Mokoena 21 June 2020, 9:03 PM

The South African Football Association has made some changes to their National Executive Committee after a meeting on Saturday.

Dutch soccer players boycott TV show over Black Pete remarks 21 June 2020, 10:23 AM

The Dutch men’s and women’s national football team players said on Friday they would no longer grant interviews to a popular TV show due to remarks made by a commentator mocking an anti-racism protester.

EPL dishes out its fair share of drama 20 June 2020, 9:27 PM

The English Premier League is in full swing and has dished out its fair share of drama. Watford and Leicester City started off the action, as they played to 1-1 draw at Vicarage road.

Flurry of positive coronavirus tests in athletes hurts US restart plans 20 June 2020, 11:39 AM

Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, triggering a shutdown of some facilities.

Solskjaer encouraged by Pogba’s performance in Man Utd’s draw at Spurs 20 June 2020, 7:01 AM

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is desperate to make up for lost time after his long injury absence, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the France midfielder impressed in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

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.