“I was not well enough to carry on”

The dream Wimbledon for Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu ended abruptly – and mysteriously – on Monday as the 18-year-old left the court for a medical timeout after experiencing what looked to be illness or injury. Moments later the match was called and Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic declared the winner by retirement, 6-4, 3-0 RET. Raducanu would never stop back on No.1 Court, the crowd slowly filing out and the energy sucked from the stadium as they realised something had gone wrong. Later in the evening the tournament sent out a statement…

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F1 designer proposes qualifying traffic solution

Formula 1 designer Gary Anderson has called for the sport to introduce maximum sector times in qualifying to solve traffic issues. Such issues reared their head again last time out in Austria, with Fernando Alonso missing out on Q3 after being blocked by Sebastian Vettel at the final corner during his flying lap. The German himself had slowed down to get some space for his own lap as other cars ahead of him were doing the same and backing him up. Similar incidents have taken place a number of times…

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Euro 2020: England leading from the back

The last time England encountered Denmark at Wembley, in a Nations League match last October, Harry Maguire left the field seething in rage, just 31 minutes into the game after copping his second yellow card. Five minutes later, his defensive colleague Kyle Walker and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford were locked in a horrible tangle with a Denmark player inside the box that culminated in a penalty, which turned out to be the match-defining moment. At the final whistle, full-back Reece James barged into the referee and picked up a red card…

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Dortmund SLASH Sancho transfer fee + Barcelona on Xavi ALERT!

On Today’s OneFootball Daily News… Borussia Dortmund have reportedly slashed the transfer fee they are asking for Jadon Sancho, with Manchester United looking a likely destination for the England winger; Barcelona are on alert for club legend Xavi as he reportedly isn’t renewing his contract at Al Saad; Liverpool eye Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic; Arsenal look to the Bundesliga to Borussia Monchengladbach’s Alassane Plea; plus all the rest of the latest transfer news! 0:00 Headlines 0:18 Dortmund slash Sancho fee 3:14 Barcelona are on Xavi alert 5:23 Liverpool eye Serie…

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Italy beats Spain on penalties, reaches Euro 2020 final

LONDON (AP) — Facing a wall of nervous blue-and-white clad Italy fans behind the goal, Jorginho took his trademark hop and skip before calmly stroking in the winning penalty. So much for the pressure of a shootout in a European Championship semifinal match. The Italians beat Spain 4-2 on penalties at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday to advance to the final, where they will play either England or Denmark back at the same stadium on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time. Federico Chiesa scored for Italy with a curling…

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Olympic hockey: 10 great matches and finest moments at summer showpiece

The Hockey Paper picks out 10 classic Olympic Games matches to remember 1992 men’s bronze: Pakistan prevail at the deathThe Dutch were 2-0 up against Pakistan in the men’s bronze medal match. However, smarting from losing to Germany in the semi-finals and being seen somewhat as the ‘people’s favourite’ for the title, Pakistan succeeded with a superb late fightback. Or is that putting it mildly? Pakistan rallied to score four goals in the last 15 minutes – two each from Khalid Bashir and Shahbaz Jr – to cap a sensational…

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MS Dhoni Birthday: BCCI, Suresh Raina Lead Wishes As Former India Captain Turns 40

MS Dhoni, former India captain, turned 40 on Wednesday and wishes started pouring in from all parts of the country on social media. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to wish the former skipper, calling him a “legend and an inspiration”. “A legend and an inspiration! Here’s wishing former #TeamIndia captain @msdhoni a very happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayDhoni,” BCCI tweeted. Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as Dhoni did, tweeted a photo montage…

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‘Djokovic will lose at the Olympics’, expects John McEnroe

‘Novak Djokovic will lose at the Olympics’, expects John McEnroe John McEnroe believes Novak Djokovic will miss out on the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, but thinks the Serbian will bounce back at the US Open.  The American predicts that the world No. 1 is more likely to be surprised in the best-of-three Olympic format – given that it starts just two weeks after Wimbledon. McEnroe – who won 77 singles titles, including seven majors – would, though, expect the Serbian to bounce back at the US Open. Djokovic…

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Horner: Future F1 engine must bring back 'emotion and sounds'

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says F1’s next generation engine will need to be “entertaining” and bring back the emotion and sounds or teams might as well race in Formula E. Red Bull will take over Honda’s engine program from next season, and in its capacity as a future power unit manufacturer, the F1 outfit had a seat at the table of the summit that took place last weekend in Spielberg. The meeting brought together under the leadership of F1 and the FIA the sport’s manufacturers and the chief…

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