Corey Perry will continue his chase for a second Stanley Cup in Tampa

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports NHL Montreal Canadiens Hockey Inside Out Hockey Veteran winger says the Lightning’s winning culture and a two-year contract offer were the deciding factors in him leaving the Canadiens. Author of the article: Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette Publishing date: Jul 30, 2021  •  2 days ago  •  4 minute read  •  8 Comments “It was special and it’s going to rank up there for me in my career just as one of the top things I’ve ever done,” Corey Perry said about getting the oportunity to play…

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Pochettino quizzed on PSG’s links to Manchester United’s Paul Pogba following cup final defeat

By Josh Barker Published: August 1, 2021 9:52 pm Last Updated: August 1, 2021 10:56 pm Manchester United linked with PSG On the whole, Paul Pogba enjoyed a fairly decent 2020/21 campaign. The Frenchman had a couple of injury issues, which saw him miss some games. But when fit, for the most part, Pogba looked in fine form – with the midfielder having provided five assists and three goals in 26 Premier League appearances. Despite Pogba having been in the midst of a decent season, though, agent Mino Raiola claimed…

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ITF to reinstate Hopman Cup starting from 2022

ITF to reinstate Hopman Cup starting from 2022 The ITF president has revealed that the mixed doubles tennis event is set to return having ended its run of 30 years in 2019. ITF head Dave Haggerty gave many tennis what they wanted in announcing that the event looks to make its resurgence next year. “We want to bring the Hopman Cup back because we love to have men and women playing together in an event,” Haggerty said in an interview with Around the Rings in Tokyo. “Most likely it would be…

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‘It’ll come home at the World Cup’: English sportstars react after losing Euro 2020 title to Italy

It didn’t come home. Italy put an end to England’s Euro 2020 dreams, ending their Wembley party in the cruellest fashion with a penalty shootout defeat in the final on Sunday. The whole of England had been brimming with hope and expectation, but the Italians had the last word. While Italy now have two European Championships to add to their four World Cup triumphs, England’s wait for silverware stretches into a 56th year. For the hosts it had all started so brightly, when they took the lead inside two minutes…

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Chess World Cup: India’s Vidit Gujrathi enters quarter-finals

India No.3 Vidit Gujrathi defeated Vasif Durarbayli 1.5-0.5 to reach the quarterfinals of the FIDE chess World Cup here on Monday. The 26-year old Grandmaster came up with an impressive display to tame his lower-rated Azerbaijan opponent, winning in 38 moves in his fifth round encounter. The two had played out a draw in the first game of the two-game mini match. The world No.22 employed the Ruy Lopez Arkangelsk variation against Durarbayli and held his own with black pieces to secure victory. Vidit Gujrathi beat Vasif Durarbayli and progressed…

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July 22, 1989: The day Boris Becker won two matches to put Germany on course for the Davis Cup final

What happened exactly on that day? On this day, July 22, 1989, in Munich, Boris Becker won two matches on the same day for Germany in a Davis Cup semi-final tie against the USA. First, Becker came back on Saturday morning to play the fifth set of his incredible match against Andre Agassi, which had been stopped at midnight on Friday. Less than an hour after sealing his victory against the Las Vegas Kid (6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4), “Boom-Boom” was back on court, partnering Eric Jelen, to beat Ken…

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Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime, Schwartzman selected for Laver Cup

Team World will have a distinctly Canadian flavour later this year after Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime were among the first three players named to John McEnroe’s side. Shapovalov, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon earlier this month, and Auger-Aliassime, who made the quarters, join Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in the Team World line-up for the event, which will be played in Boston from September 24-26. Shapovalov excited to return for third Laver Cup appearance World No 10 Shapovalov will be playing in the Laver Cup for the third time, having…

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Rehab still on, Shreyas Iyer ruled out of Lancashire’s Royal London Cup campaign

India’s white ball specialist Shreyas Iyer’s much-anticipated comeback to competitive cricket has been delayed as he is yet to recover completely from a shoulder surgery, forcing him to withdraw from Lancashire’s Royal London Cup campaign. Iyer had sustained a left shoulder dislocation earlier this year during an ODI match against England in Pune and had to go under the knife in the UK. Iyer started hitting the nets recently but it is understood that he is far from being ready for the July 22-August 18 tournament. “Following discussions between the…

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AFC Cup: BFC’s playoff match against Eagles FC in Maldives on August 15

Indian club Bengaluru FC will play its 2021 AFC Cup playoff match against Eagles FC in the Maldives on August 15, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday. The AFC confirmed that the playoff and group stage (South) matches of the second-tier continental club competition will be held in the Maldives. BFC, the 2016 AFC Cup runners-up, will take on Maldives’ Eagles FC in the playoff match, with the winners joining India’s ATK Mohun Bagan FC, Maziya Sports & Recreation from Maldives, and 2020-21 Bangladesh Federation Cup winners Bashundhara Kings…

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Asian Champions Qatar Held By Panama In Gold Cup Opener

Qatar and Panama played out a 3-3 draw on Tuesday.© AFP Asian champions Qatar were held to a 3-3 draw by Panama in their opening CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D game on Tuesday. Qatar, playing in the championship for teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean as part of their preparations for the 2022 World Cup, took the lead three times but were pegged back by the Panamanians. The game in Houston was delayed by nearly two hours after a severe weather warning. Qatar took the…

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