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‘Wouldn’t give to a dog to chew’: Tennis players complain about new balls at French Open

New balls please! It’s proving to be a French Open like no other. Played in autumn rather than summer, some players have been complaining about the cold weather and the tournament’s switch from Babolat to Wilson balls. “The ball is completely different,” defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal told reporters last week. “The ball is super…

Liverpool comes from behind to maintain perfect start to Premier League season

Liverpool was made to come from behind to beat Arsenal 3-1 on Monday evening and maintain its 100% winning start to the Premier League season. Arsenal’s opener came from a mistake from Liverpool’s left-back Andrew Robertson, with his shanked clearance falling to Alexandre Lacazette to scuff home. It took just 147 seconds for Liverpool to…

Ruben Dias transfer agreed with Manchester City for $79.2 million, says Benfica

Pep Guardiola is once again splashing the cash as he attempts to plug the holes in Manchester City’s leaky back line. Portuguese club Benfica said on its website that a €68 million ($79.2 million) fee had been agreed with City for the transfer of central defender Ruben Dias, with the possibility of an additional €3.6…

Jamie Vardy hits hat trick, Leicester City scores five as it thrashes Manchester City

Jamie Vardy scored a hat trick as Leicester City thrashed Manchester City 5-2 in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Riyad Mahrez’s thunderbolt opened the scoring in the first half but Vardy’s first penalty of the afternoon leveled the scores just before halftime. The English striker’s clever flick gave Leicester the lead…

Teenager Jannik Sinner shocks 11th seed David Goffin in French Open first round

Teenager Jannik Sinner stunned 11th seed David Goffin in the first round of the French Open, beating the Belgian in straight sets on the opening day of the Grand Slam. The 19-year-old won 78% of his first-service points and struck 24 winners in his 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Goffin to earn a place in…

Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP after Lewis Hamilton is handed 10-second penalty

Valtteri Bottas won his second Formula One race of the 2020 season, easing to victory at the Russian Grand Prix after teammate Lewis Hamilton was hampered by two separate five-second penalties. Hamilton was penalized for performing practice starts outside his designated area as he left the pits. Bottas, who started third in Sochi, moved into…

Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be Manny Pacquiao

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. In a tweet Friday, McGregor, the former two-division UFC World Champion, said he’s “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.” ESPN reported that McGregor is in “serious talks” to fight Pacquiao, citing his manager, Audie Attar, who represents…

Manchester United scores 100th-minute penalty to secure dramatic win over Brighton

Manchester United got its first Premier League points of the season thanks to a 100th-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes to finally win 3-2 in an enthralling game against Brighton and Hove Albion. Brighton opened the scoring, a coolly finished Neal Maupay penalty giving the hosts the lead before Lewis Dunk put the ball into his…

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Tokyo 2020 organizers are proposing to cut the number of officials at next year’s Olympics by 10 to 15% as part of a wider package of cost-reduction proposals, it was announced on Friday. The Games, which were supposed to get underway in July, are now scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8…

‘I thought I had grown,’ jokes Jose Mourinho as he discovers goalposts were wrong size

Rather than “moving the goalposts” it was a case of shortened ones ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game between Tottenham Hotspuur and North Macedonian side Shkëndija. Upon inspecting the frame of the goal, Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho sensed something was amiss. It turned out the crossbar was five centimeters lower than it should have…

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