- Hopes high for Jamaican schools at Penn Relays
- Arnett Gardens depart for Haiti to hunt CONCACAF Champions League berth
- Inner-City seek second straight win in St James D2 football
- Caribbean Choice, ATL Automotive Limited team up to boost Jamaica Oaks Race Day
- J’can trio for junior Caribbean boxing tourney in Guyana
- Memories of Carl Lewis at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
- Samir Nasri left out due to weight issues, says Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola
- Sport picture of the day: all eyes look up for a birdie at the PGA
- Manchester City show Pep Guardiola has work to do in draw with Dortmund
- Manchester United prepare contracts to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus
• Australia dismissed for 203 as Herath and Sandakan wreak havoc
Sri Lanka’s spinners fought back to restrict Australia to a slim first-innings lead as bowlers continued to dominate the first Test at Pallekele.
Having been dismissed for just 117 on the first day, Sri Lanka were looking at a large first-innings deficit only for Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan to dismiss the visitors for 203, the left-arm spinners claiming four wickets each.Continue reading...
- Durant scores 13 points in first game at Oracle Arena
- USA rolls to 107-57 win over China in exhibition game
Kevin Durant did something he hasn’t done in what feels like years: he smiled more than he scored.
Playing at Oracle Arena on Tuesday for the first time since announcing he was signing with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent, Durant had a stellar performance with the USA basketball team in an exhibition against China. He was greeted by a sea of fans wearing his new blue and gold jerseys and more than 30 seconds of applause after he was called to the court.Continue reading...
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Eighteen months ago the IOC’s “Olympic family” gathered in Monte Carlo. “There could not be a more symbolic host,” said president Thomas Bach in his general address, “than His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco,” the monarch of a state memorably described by Somerset Maugham as a “sunny place for shady people”. It was an extraordinary session, called to address “the challenges we are already facing and, more important, the challenges we can already see on the horizon”. Bach was not referring to Russia’s state doping regimen, or Rio’s readiness for the 31st Summer Games which begins a week on Friday, but another problem entirely, one that, to the International Olympic Committee’s hive mind, felt altogether more pressing. While those two headline issues have damaged its brand, this third, far less reported, may ruin its business.Continue reading...
• Mourinho: ‘We are trying to do suits by measure and be perfect for the person’
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will train with Manchester United’s first-team squad for the first time on Thursday, the striker having had an extended break following Sweden’s exit from Euro 2016. He will be joined by Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini, who also return from their respective post-tourney holiday.
The session at Carrington is the first time José Mourinho has had his full squad together since becoming the manager. Ibrahimovic signed for United on a free transfer in early July, with Sweden having exited the European Championships on 22 June. Having begun an individual programme on Sunday at Carrington, when he joins Mourinho’s squad on Thursday the 34-year-old will have had a five-week break from first-team training.Continue reading...
• Martin Glenn: ‘fourth substitute in extra time will bring intrigue and interest’
Teams competing in the FA Cup will be able to field a fourth substitute from the sixth round and onwards in the competition this season, the Football Association have announced.
The law-making body, the International Football Association Board, IFAB, is carrying out a global study into a proposal that would allow teams to make a fourth replacement during extra time.Continue reading...
• Draw sees 16 groups of four teams split across northern and southern sections
A number of leading Premier League clubs were missing from the EFL Trophy group-stage draw on Wednesday after rejecting invitations from the Football League to include their academy sides in the revamped competition.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all opted against taking part, but the inclusion of Leicester and Chelsea will be considered a boost by the Football League.Continue reading...
Unusually for day one of Glorious Goodwood, it seemed to me that no horses were really, properly, throbbingly unlucky in running yesterday. I suppose, by the law of averages, that means we can expect twice the normal daily quantity of misfortune in time for my tilt at the track today.Continue reading...
- Sakho flew home from pre-season tour three days after Alcatraz incident
- Liverpool manager Klopp has concerns over Sakho’s attitude
Mamadou Sakho’s Liverpool future was thrown into doubt after he was sent home from the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, but did an impromptu interview with Jürgen Klopp, on the club’s in-house LFC TV channel, hasten his exit?Continue reading...
Australian athletes arrive at the athletes’ village in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday evening, after plumbing and electrical problems marred their arrival. Hockey players Andrew Charter and Simon Orchard say they are happy to have arrived and are gearing up for the 2016 Olympic GamesContinue reading...
• Mattia Binotto promoted to chief technical officer
Ferrari have split with technical director James Allison, the Formula One team announced on Wednesday, a move that could deal a big blow to their title ambitions.
The Briton, who joined Ferrari in September 2013 from Enstone-based outfit Lotus, where he was a key figure, was seen as the man to lead a turnaround in fortunes after a difficult few years for the sport’s most successful team.Continue reading...