Olympics Hockey: Great Britain’s ‘use referrals better’ note to self after controversy

If Team GB want to get past India and secure a semi-final men’s Olympic hockey berth, players concurred they’ll need to get better at using the referral system after they were denied a stonewall goal in Friday’s 2-2 draw with world champions Belgium. Winning 1-0, when Jack Waller’s dribbled shot edged marginally over the line but Spanish umpire Francisco Vazquez ruled out a video referral, quietly Danny Kerry and his side were kicking themselves having wasted an earlier referral. “If we’d used our referral better early doors we’d have referred…

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Djokovic’s Golden dream ends but US Open – and history – beckons

So there will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The world No 1’s 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 defeat by Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday means that Steffi Graf remains the only player, man or woman, to win the calendar-year Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympics in the same year. It will, of course, be a bitter pill for Djokovic to swallow. After winning bronze in 2008, losing the bronze medal match in 2012 and going out in round one in 2016, the 34-year-old had set his heart…

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Sainz admits Ferrari 'went a bit backwards' on Friday

Carlos Sainz conceded that Friday had been a “strange” day for Ferrari, acknowledging that the heat at the Hungaroring had resulted in the team going “a bit backwards”. Sainz was fourth fastest in the morning and his team mate Charles Leclerc seventh, but neither driver was in the top ten at the end of the afternoon after temperatures soared. “It was a bit of a strange one,” he told the media after the end of the day’s track activity in Budapest. “In FP1 we were quite happy with how everything…

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Insight into Raphael Varane’s Man United transfer timeline

By Conor Laird Published: July 30, 2021 9:57 pm Last Updated: July 30, 2021 10:17 pm   An insight into the timeline of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane’s imminent move to Manchester United has been forthcoming on Friday evening. United’s latest recruit The headline news on the red half of Manchester this week has of course come in the form of the club’s swoop for Blancos stalwart Varane. Just a week after finally pushing a long-awaited deal for Jadon Sancho over the line, the Red Devils are now inching towards…

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Man City BEGIN Jack Grealish TRANSFER talks!

On today’s OneFootball Daily News… Manchester City open transfer talks with Jack Grealish over a move to the club, Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma has transfer options including west ham, Juventus have been told to come and get Sassuolo midfielder Maunel Locatelli, Isco will not be joining AC Milan from Real Madrid PLUS a transfer round-up! 00:00 Headlines 00:18 Man City start Grealish talks 02:04 Zouma’s options 03:14 Locatelli to Juve 04:45 Isco to stay at Real Madrid 06:07 Transfer Round-Up Check back Monday to Friday for the OneFootball Daily News, plus…

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Charles Barkley helped convince Wayne Gretzky to join TNT

The next chapter of Wayne Gretzky’s life will see the hockey legend join the TNT broadcast team as an analyst for the 2021-22 NHL season – an opportunity that may not have come together without some encouragement from an NBA legend, popular TNT commentator and longtime friend of The Great One. “Charles Barkley is a good friend and he called me every single day and said, ‘This will be fun for you,’ and ultimately I decided OK this this something I gotta try and I’m really looking forward to it,”…

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‘I feel terrible’ – Novak Djokovic reacts to Golden Slam failure

Djokovic was beaten in singles and mixed doubles (Picture: AFP via Getty) Novak Djokovic suffered two defeats in a day as his hopes of a Golden Slam came crashing down in singles before he lost in mixed doubles. The first defeat is likely to sting more. Djokovic, who has already won the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon this year, looked set for the gold medal match but let a lead slip against Alexander Zverev. Djokovic, the world No. 1 from Serbia, was a set and a break up against…

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Daniel Ricciardo felt ‘two or three steps away’ in Hungary FP1

Daniel Ricciardo admitted that he still has performance to find from his McLaren in Hungary, after some tricky running in Friday practice. The Australian has been on the podium three times at the Hungaroring – winning the race in 2014 – but he was behind team-mate Lando Norris again in both practice sessions on Friday. He said that he had been testing upgrades on his car during first practice, but he still found it tough going in Budapest. The high temperatures would not have helped either, with the track and…

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to have shoulder surgery

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of rehabilitation. The Premier League club, which kicks off the new season in just over two weeks, did not specify how long the 23-year-old Rashford could be out. “Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury,” the club said Friday. “He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.” Rashford played for…

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