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Germany secures impressive victory against Portugal at Euro 2020

Two own goals and scores from Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens helped Germany to a convincing 4-2 victory against Portugal in the sides’ Euro 2020 game in Munich on Saturday. It was a much-needed victory for Germany — which had lost its opening game against France earlier this week — and a clinical attacking display,…

Viktor Hovland forced to withdraw from US Open after getting sand in his eye

Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland was forced to withdraw from the US Open on Friday after getting sand in his eye. The freak injury occurred ahead of the second round of the tournament. Hovland withdrew midway through his round as his vision started to deteriorate. “Hit a bunker shot in my warm up today and caught…

Matthew Wolff, in contention at the US Open, opens up on mental health

After two rounds at the US Open, Matthew Wolff is in a tie for third and one shot off the lead. And he acknowledges he is surprised to be in this position. Prior to this major event, Wolff, who has had a rocky season, had taken two months off from the PGA Tour to focus…

Euro 2020 semifinals and final present Boris Johnson with new ‘public health’ issue

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK government is talking with European football governing body UEFA about “sensible accommodations” over the staging of the Euro 2020 semifinals and final at London’s Wembley Stadium. The semifinals are scheduled to take place on July 6 and 7, with the final on July 11. But the three…

Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital after ‘successful operation’

Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after undergoing a “successful operation,” the Danish Football Association confirmed on Friday. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s game against Finland on Saturday before being resuscitated with CPR and a defibrillator. The decision was then made to fit the 29-year-old with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). According to the British…

Japan’s top Covid-19 adviser says holding the Olympics without spectators is ‘desirable’

Japan’s top coronavirus adviser said Friday that staging the Tokyo Olympics without spectators is “desirable” as it would be the lowest risk option amid the pandemic. Shigeru Omi, an infectious disease expert who leads the government subcommittee on coronavirus, and other specialists urged the cap on spectator numbers at the Games to be stricter than…

‘I just had fun with it’: Bryson DeChambeau videobombs Brooks Koepka interview at U.S. Open

Heading into this week’s U.S. Open, the on and off course shenanigans between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau had dominated the headlines. Ever since Koepka’s eye-roll reaction to DeChambeau walking behind him at last month’s PGA Championship, the pair have exchanged barbs, although they have both since said they believe their rivalry is good for…

South Korea Paralympic basketball team inspired by coach who died of cancer

South Korean Han Sa-hyun lived and breathed basketball both as a player and a coach. He competed at Sydney and then led the South Korean wheelchair basketball team to its first Paralympics in 21 years. He had wanted to be at the Tokyo Paralympics, but after the Covid-19 pandemic postponed the Games by a year,…

Naomi Osaka will miss Wimbledon but plans on Tokyo Olympics return, says agent

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this year’s Wimbledon but is planning on returning at the Tokyo Olympics, according to her agent Stuart Duguid. “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” Duguid said in a statement on Thursday. “She will be ready for the…

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