Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler to fight again in September

More than 17 years after they met for the first time, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler will fight again in a five-round bout at UFC 266 on Sept. 25, UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports. Diaz will be ending a more than six-year retirement to fight Lawler, whom he knocked out in the second round in Las Vegas at UFC 47 on April 2, 2004. The mercurial Diaz hasn’t fought since a bout against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015. Silva was announced as the winner…

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Johanna Konta pulls out of Tokyo Olympics as COVID-19 disrupts preparation

Johanna Konta will not be ready to compete in Tokyo (Picture: Getty Images for LTA) Johanna Konta has been forced to withdraw from this summer’s Tokyo Olympics after she contracted COVID-19 and her preparations for the Games were badly disrupted as a result. The 30-year-old had already been forced out of Wimbledon when one of her team tested positive for the virus, and she has confirmed that she then caught COVID-19 herself while self-isolating after that positive test. Her preparations for Japan were then ruined and she does not feel…

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Brawn: F1 won't 'force through' sprint races if unsuccessful

Ross Brawn says that F1 won’t hesitate to can its Sprint Qualifying format if this year’s trials fail to seduce the sport’s fans. The innovative concept tabled earlier this year by F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali and created to boost fan and viewer interest will be put to the test for the very first time at this week’s British Grand Prix. While positive feedback will likely encourage F1 to add Sprint Qualifying to a half a dozen races in 2022, Brawn insists that if audiences don’t give the idea a…

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Colombia’s Luis Diaz named ‘Revelation of Copa America’

Colombia forward Luis Diaz was named Revelation of the Copa America on Tuesday by tournament organisers the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The 24-year old Porto player scored two goals in the third-place playoff win over Peru and was the tournament’s joint top goalscorer along with Lionel Messi. He also scored a spectacular scissor kick in Colombia’s 2-1 defeat to finalists Brazil and a goal in the semi-final against eventual winners Argentina. CONMEBOL had already selected Messi and Neymar as joint players of the tournament before Saturday’s final in which…

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Man United in TALKS with Varane + Griezmann REJECTED by Atlético!

On today’s OneFootball Daily News…Manchester United are closing in on Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann has reportedly been rejected by Manchester City and Atlético Madrid regarding a move, Chelsea are planning a huge bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid and a transfer round up! 0:00 Headlines 0:19 Man United close in on Varane 2:09 Griezmann is rejected 4:18 Chelsea’s plan to get Haaland 5:47 Lewandowski to La Liga? 7:16 Transfer/news round up Check back…

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PM Modi’s Message To Athletes Headed To Tokyo: You Are Reflection Of New India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with India’s Olympic-bound athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics that begin on July 23 and said the athletes are a reflection of a “new India”. “Very soon, winning will become a habit for this new India,” said PM Modi. The Prime Minister spoke with the athletes about their journey in sport thus far and motivated them ahead of the Tokyo Games. PM Modi told them that they had qualities like dedication, determination and discipline, which made them a “Reflection of new India.”…

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Hockey Tokyo Olympics: Guide to men’s Pool A

With so much uncertainty, the 2020 Olympic hockey competition is set up to be one of the tightest in decades. Rupert Barker, of hockey21.com, runs the rule over Pool A in the men’s event. Argentina Los Leones arrive at every major tournament as an enigma. They undoubtedly have a raft of talent at the top of the squad, but do they have the depth and how will their unusual playing style fare this time around? Pedro Ibarra controls the game from the back, often slowing it right down to walking…

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Federer withdraws from Olympics, citing knee setback

Roger Federer published this post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: “During the grass court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland. I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar.…

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