NHL’s Top 10 UFAs remaining: Latest rumours, reports

A whopping 243 players have scribbled their autograph on contracts worth a silly $988,121,625 through the first five days of the NHL’s open season on free agents. And yet, more than few notable athletes remain without employment for the 2021-22 season. General managers will need to bargain harder, and jobless players may need to lower their asking prices, but there are still gems — or at least worthy gambles and depth additions — to be unearthed from 2021’s UFA class after the July 28’s frenzy. We round up the rumours…

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Conflicting West Ham-Braithwaite reports & Romero latest

By Conor Laird Published: July 30, 2021 8:35 pm Last Updated: July 30, 2021 8:43 pm   A series of updates surrounding the efforts of La Liga giants Barcelona on the transfer front have come to the fore online this week. Bayer bound The first centers on a confirmed departure from the Camp Nou, which may have gone somewhat under the radar. The player to have moved on comes in the form of Iker Bravo. Bravo, a 16-year-old attacker, had long been viewed as a potential star in the making…

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Yuki Tsunoda knows he needs ‘to learn’ after latest crash

Yuki Tsunoda has taken full responsibility for his FP1 crash in Hungary and admits he needs to learn from his mistakes. The AlphaTauri driver’s weekend got off to a nightmare start as he crashed out in the morning session, going backwards into barriers after losing control at Turn 4. It wasn’t the first time this season that he’s retired from a session after making a mistake, and while he says that the car didn’t feel great, he acknowledges that he needs to learn. “At that time the car [felt] really…

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Rafael Benitez provides latest on Moise Kean’s Everton future

By Conor Laird Published: July 29, 2021 9:36 pm Last Updated: July 29, 2021 9:41 pm   Everton boss Rafael Benitez has, on Thursday, provided a brief update on the future of returning striker Moise Kean. Rafa arrives It is of course set to prove a season of change on the blue half of Merseyside. On the back of an altogether disappointing campaign last time out, which, despite promising so much, eventually culminated in a 10th-placed Premier League finish, Carlo Ancelotti opted to call time on his short Toffees stint…

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Hamilton tops Forbes' latest list of best-paid F1 drivers

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton has emerged – perhaps not altogether surprisingly – as the most highly paid driver in the sport in 2021. In its latest review of the amounts earned by F1 drivers, business magazine Forbes has estimated that the Mercedes driver will pull in a total of around $62 million in track-related earnings this year, well ahead of all his rivals. The figure includes a $55 million base salary and a projected $7 million in bonuses for race performances and wins. But with Hamilton…

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Spain vs Argentina LIVE: Tokyo 2020 latest updates

(Getty Images) Spain face Argentina in the men’s football at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, with both nations needing a positive result to ensure they continue their journey in Japan. The Europeans have so far won and drawn, but despite dominating long stretches of their matches they have been unable to click in attack, scoring just once so far – they are top of the group heading into the final 90 minutes, and need just a draw to guarantee a top-two finish. Argentina have it slightly more difficult, after defeat…

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NHL’s Top 15 RFAs of 2021: Latest rumours and reports

Yes, one could quibble about the ranking on this list, or the players left just outside the cut. That’s because the quality of impending NHL restricted free agents this summer is deep. It’s a youth-driven league, folks. We have first-line wingers and at least one franchise centreman who are due for raises, but the amount of young top-pair defencemen and emerging goaltenders with No. 1 potential is staggering. Vancouver’s Jim Benning may be under the most pressure to negotiate long-term extensions with his RFAs and still has three in our…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE: Latest news, results and medals

Tokyo 2020 round-up: Adam Peaty reaches 100m breaststroke final The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is officially underway and day 2 saw a schedule jam-packed with events. Andy Murray has pulled out of the men’s singles on medical advice and will now focus on the doubles alongside Joe Salisbury, having been due to play Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime. Japan’s Naomi Osaka beat China’s Zheng Saisai to progress to the second round. Team GB’s Jade Jones fell to a shock defeat in the opening round at the Taekwondo arena, and she will have to…

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Naomi Osaka vs Saisai Zheng LIVE: Latest updates from tennis at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tom Daley gives tour of Tokyo 2020 Olympic village Naomi Osaka is back and will face Saisai Zheng of China to begin her quest to take gold at home in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The four-time Grand Slam winner is back on court after an eight-week break, which saw her miss Wimbledon, due to personal reasons after opening up about her mental health struggles. The 23-year-old took the torch on its final journey in the Olympic Stadium, climbing a symbolic Mount Fuji in a striking ending to the opening ceremony.…

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Lions vs South Africa LIVE: Latest score updates as Dan Biggar kicks tourists into first Test lead

British and Irish Lions in numbers South Africa are primed to host the British and Irish Lions in the first Test in Cape Town. A tour so far clouded by Covid problems and a lack of form for the Springboks due to such few playing opportunities, the real action begins for head coach Warren Gatland and his men. The Lions may have lost to the ‘A’ side but they produced a dominant set-piece showing in a 17-13 loss in the build-up to this first Test, though Gatland’s side bounced back…

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