Alphonso Davies responds to Man United fan claims Luke Shaw is ‘clear’

By Conor Laird Published: July 22, 2021 10:09 pm Last Updated: July 22, 2021 10:25 pm   Alphonso Davies has this week responded to the lighthearted jibes of Manchester United’s supporters, insistent that Luke Shaw has surpassed the Bayern Munich standout as the world’s best left-back. Shaw shining Red Devils man Shaw is of course fresh off the back of his finest-ever season at club level. Having time and time again seen his credentials called into question after departing Southampton as a raw teen, the now-26-year-old has finally begun to…

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Oval Invincibles beat Manchester Originals in first men’s Hundred match

Oval Invincibles claimed a nine-run victory over Manchester Originals in another exciting encounter during the launch week of The Hundred. Carlos Brathwaite almost guided the visitors to a successful chase but was out for 37 as the Originals could only close on 135 for seven in front of 18,126 at the Kia Oval. It was in response to the Invincibles’ 145 for eight, which was led by captain Sam Billings as he top-scored with 49 before he was one of three wickets to fall to Holland international Fred Klaassen. England…

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Sportsnet to broadcast more than 160 national games

The countdown to puck drop is on. In less than three months, the NHL will be back in action on Oct. 12 and Sportsnet will have fans covered with 168 exclusive English-language matchups set to air coast-to-coast on Sportsnet and SN Now. Sportsnet’s national NHL coverage returns with its three marquee broadcast nights: Hockey Night in Canada, Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey and Rogers Hometown Hockey – now on Mondays starting on Oct. 18. Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey‘s return on Oct. 13 is highlighted by an all-Canadian double-header featuring the Toronto…

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Kvitova to carry Czech Republic flag at Olympics in Tokyo

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will carry the flag for the Czech Republic at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. The 31-year-old, who won a bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, will join Tomas Satoransky, the basketball player, in parading the flag. Honestly am still speechless after being told about this. I will carry that flag with so much pride tomorrow ❤️🇨🇿 https://t.co/MyHE5PvEif — Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) July 22, 2021 Kvitova is the fourth tennis player to so far be given the job at this…

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F1 confirms Monza as venue for second Sprint Qualifying trial

Formula 1 has confirmed that Monza will host the sport’s second Sprint Qualifying trial as part of this year’s Italian Grand Prix. The innovative format was tested for the very first time at Silverstone last weekend and was fairly well received by fans and competitors alike. Monza was earmarked at the outset as one of the three tracks where Sprint Qualifying would be added to the weekend schedule, but the Italian Grand Prix promoter has confirmed the timetable for the fourteenth round of the 2021 F1 World Championship that will…

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Tokyo Olympics: South Africa Football Coach Slams COVID “Stigmatisation”

South Africa’s Olympic football coach hit out at “stigmatisation” of his Covid-hit squad, after they were forced to isolate before their 1-0 defeat to Japan on Thursday. David Notoane said he had seen “people running away” from his team, after two players and a video analyst tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. Twenty-one members of the team contingent were forced to isolate in the build-up to their tournament opener, after being named close contacts on Monday. South Africa eventually lost against the hosts after a 71st-minute Takefusa Kubo…

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Yermín Mercedes rejoins White Sox Triple-A team

CHICAGO (AP) — One day after announcing he was stepping away from baseball, Yermín Mercedes was back with the Chicago White Sox‘s Triple-A affiliate. The White Sox confirmed Thursday the surprising rookie who carried the team with his booming bat early in the season and got sent to the minors following a prolonged slump was in uniform for the Charlotte Knights’ game against the Durham Bulls. Mercedes also apologized Thursday in an Instagram post. “I will never give up,” he wrote. “I last 10 years in the minor leagues. ……

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Tokyo Olympics: Hockey Team In Best Shape Both Mentally And Physically, Says Striker Mandeep Singh

Making his maiden appearance at the Olympic Games, star India striker Mandeep Singh has been enjoying every experience since the team arrived in Tokyo on Sunday. Recounting the moments, Mandeep said, “It has been great so far. Although it took us some time at the airport due to testing and other procedures, ever since we checked into the Games Village it has been incredible. Everything is well-organised and everyone is very careful about all the protocols.” Mandeep also said that the team is quite used to the routine testing and…

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Tokyo Olympics: When And Where To Watch Live Streaming, Live Telecast

With the Tokyo Olympics finally beginning from July 23, India will be aiming for glory from Day 1 itself. The Games was postponed to this year due to the coronavirus pandemic which put the marquee event in a state of jeopardy. With the opening ceremony to take place at the National Stadium, there will also be members of the Indian contingent having their events on the same day. The likes of Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai will be gracing the Yumenoshima Ranking Field, to kickstart India’s campaign. When and where…

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