‘One of my best matches’

‘One of my best matches’ – Pablo Carreno Busta on beating Daniil Medvedev Pablo Carreno Busta reiterated that he came to the Tokyo Olympics to win a medal after downing world number two Daniil Medvedev. The world number 11 and sixth seed said he “won’t relax and will continue this intensity” after he earned arguably the best win of his career. The Spaniard defeated the 25-year-old Russian 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in the quarter-finals of the 2020 Games – his best victory by ranking in a completed match. Carreno Busta will…

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How hockey reacted to South Africa’s stunning Olympics win

In one of Olympic hockey’s biggest upsets, the amateur side of South Africa, who had to mainly crowdfund to get to Tokyo, beat European finalists Germany 4-3 in an epic at the Oi Stadium. At 3-2 down, it was Mustapha Cassiem who proved the hero when he scored three minutes into the fourth quarter before they held on bravely in a typical late onslaught from Germany. An elated Mustapha Cassiem summed up the mood on another blisteringly hot day in Tokyo. “I was just bursting into tears. It’s an emotional…

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“I’d Do It Again”: Lewis Hamilton After Verstappen Silverstone Crash

Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he would be ready to repeat his attempt to pass Max Verstappen which caused the championship leader to crash out of the British Grand Prix earlier this month. Dutchman Verstappen was taken to hospital as seven-time champion Hamilton closed the gap to eight points in the standings before this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. “In terms of the move, I’d do it again exactly as I’ve done it in the past. I think, growing up, wheel-to-wheel racing was always the best, from karting. The…

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Juventus player has coronavirus, team in isolation

The Juventus squad went into self-isolation on Thursday after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. Midfielder Hamza Rafia was infected, Juventus announced following the latest round of tests. “In compliance with the legislation and in agreement with the local health authority, the team group has entered into fiduciary isolation as of today,” Juventus said in a statement. “This procedure will allow all negative subjects to carry out regular training and match activities, but will not allow contact with the outside of the group.” The squad will isolate at the…

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Evaluating how each Canadian team did on Day 1

Day 1 of free agency did not disappoint. According to CapFriendly, 163 contracts were signed, totalling a whopping $785 million. General managers opened their wallets and seemingly half the goalies in the NHL changed teams. All seven Canadian teams made moves either by free agent signing, trade or both. How did each Canadian team do? Here are our grades. Edmonton Oilers Notable moves: • Trading Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes for Warren Foegele (full details) • Signing Zach Hyman to a seven-year deal, $5.5 million AAV (full details) •…

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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic Romps Into Last Four As Belinda Bencic Reaches Final

Novak Djokovic maintained his Golden Slam bid by thumping Japanese hope Kei Nishikori to reach the men’s Olympic tennis semi-finals, while his chief gold-medal rival Daniil Medvedev was dumped out on Thursday. In the women’s draw, Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic set up a final against Naomi Osaka’s conqueror Marketa Vondrousova with a marathon victory over Kazakh Elena Rybakina. World number one Djokovic, who has already sealed the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this season, brushed aside Nishikori 6-2, 6-0 in just 70 minutes. “My best performance of the tournament…

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Mercedes: RB attempts to ‘tarnish’ Lewis Hamilton name stop now

Mercedes hope that after the FIA rejected Red Bull’s appeal attempt, efforts to “tarnish” the Lewis Hamilton name will stop. Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen are locked in an intense battle over the 2021 Drivers’ Championship, but tensions boiled over after they collided on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix. After the contact at Copse sent Verstappen crashing into the barriers, the stewards handed out a 10-second time penalty to Hamilton, though Red Bull felt this punishment did not fit the crime after Hamilton went on to…

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Man United’s meeting with Preston called off following Covid outbreak

By Conor Laird Published: July 29, 2021 8:14 pm Last Updated: July 29, 2021 8:23 pm   Manchester United have today become the latest Premier League club to see their plans for the new campaign thrown off track by an outbreak of Covid-19. Covid chaos Pre-season preparations across the English top-flight, to date, have of course proven something of a mess. The chief reason for this, inevitably, has been Covid-19. First, last week, it was confirmed that Arsenal’s London Colney training ground had been hit by an outbreak, forcing the club…

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