Braithwaite opens up on seeing Eriksen fight for his life at Euro 2020

By Tom Canton Published: August 2, 2021 2:05 pm Last Updated: August 2, 2021 2:06 pm Eriksen collapse The European Championships this summer was one of the best tournaments in the history of the game. It included many shocks, great goals and amazing performances. Capped off with a final between Italy who won their first major title since 2006 and England who made their first final since 1966. However during the tournament there was an incident which overshadowed much of the elation associated with the competition. During the Denmark vs…

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Tsitsipas and Sakkari ‘proud to fight for Greek gold’ despite singles pain

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari ‘proud to fight for Greek gold’ despite singles pain Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari both crashed out of the singles before the medal rounds, but are hoping to rectify that in their bid for mixed glory.  The pair would have respectively had their sights set on individual glory, but are fully motivated to push for the podium as representatives for their nation. Both exited in the round of 16, and both from a set up, but are into the quarter-finals after defeating the Canadian duo…

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Olympics Hockey: ‘They came to have a fight,’ admits Belgium’s John-John Dohmen

TOKYO — With over 400 caps, Belgian veteran midfielder John-John Dohmen has played in his fair share of no-holds-barred tussles over the years. But even he was left surprised at the level of tackles put in by the German side as the Red Lions dusted themselves and prevailed 3-1 to keep up their 100 per cent record. The world champions took the lead when forward Cedric Charlier netted twice in the first seven minutes. Already a subscriber to our website? Login Source link

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Lewis Hamilton has ‘never run away from a fight’

Lewis Hamilton is up for the challenge of retaining the World title despite this year’s rules having a “massive” impact on Mercedes. Having led the championship race through the early rounds, Hamilton lost P1 to Max Verstappen at the Monaco Grand Prix. With Red Bull stringing together a run of five race wins, four of which went to the Dutchman, Hamilton arrived at Silverstone trailing by 32 points. That became 33 at the end of Saturday evening’s sprint qualifying but it was slashed on Sunday as the Brit won the British…

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Tyson Fury Tests Positive For COVID-19, Title Fight vs Deontay Wilder Postponed

Tyson Fury was to take on Deontay Wilder on July 24.© AFP Britain’s Tyson Fury has tested positive for Covid-19 and his heavyweight boxing title showdown with Deontay Wilder has been postponed from July 24 to October 9, promoters announced Thursday. The bout for Fury’s World Boxing Council crown will still be fought at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. England’s Fury, 30-0 with one drawn and 21 knockouts, fought Wilder to a draw in their first fight in 2018, allowing Wilder to keep the WBC crown. But Fury,…

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Hamilton banking on updates and track to fight Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton is putting his faith in the updates delivered by Mercedes this weekend at Silverstone to hopefully bridge the gap to championship leader Red Bull. Mercedes endured its fifth consecutive defeat at the hands of its rival in Austria two weeks ago, a drubbing that has left Red Bull with a 44-point lead over the Brackley squad in the Constructors’ standings while Max Verstappen extended his advantage over Hamilton in the Drivers’ championship to 32 points. Mercedes has regrouped and dug in since its double-header defeat at the Red…

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England’s Bukayo Saka urges social media companies to step up fight against abuse

England’s Bukayo Saka said popular social media platforms are not doing enough to prevent online racist abuse after he was on the receiving end following his missed penalty in Sunday’s European Championship final against Italy. Substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Saka all missed spot kicks in the 3-2 shootout loss to Italy and Saka – who was reduced to tears after the final – penned an apology to the fans as the country’s 55-year trophy drought was extended. Saka, 19, thanked those who sent him messages of support and…

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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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Conor McGregor injury: Fight against Dustin Poirier ends after Irishman injures ankle in UFC 264 fight

Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier via doctor stoppage in the main event of UFC 264 on Saturday night, with the Irishman unable to continue after sustaining an ankle injury at the end of the first round. Each man had beaten the other once heading into this third meeting, which took place in a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The rivalry was not settled in the manner either fighter – or any fan – had hoped, however, as McGregor sustained what appeared to be a broken ankle at the…

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