Youre a loser, Im a winner: Sun Yang hits out after being snubbed by Scott

Adam Peaty has backed the decision by British bronze medallist Duncan Scott to snub Sun Yang on the podium at the swimming world championships in Gwangju Adam Peaty has backed the decision by the British bronze medallist Duncan Scott to snub Sun Yang on the podium on Tuesday after the controversial Chinese swimmers victory in the 200m freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju. Sun, who is swimming in Gwangju despite the court of arbitration for sport preparing to hear a doping case against him in September, was handed the win when the Lithuanian Danas Rapsys was disqualified for a false start. Scott congratulated the silver medallist Katsuhiro Matsumoto of Japan and the Russian Martin Malyutin, who finished in the …

Fifa looks to fast-track expansion of Womens World Cup to 32 teams

Fifa wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Womens World Cup to 32 teams Fifa wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Womens World Cup to 32 teams. In a document seen by the Associated Press, Fifa asked council members Friday to approve adding eight more teams within days and without a formal meeting. Agreement would include urgently rebooting the ongoing bid contest to host the 2023 tournament. Fifa believes the 2019 World Cup, won by the United States in France this month, showed a bigger tournament is commercially possible, and would speed development of the womens game. Fifa President Gianni Infantino set the 32-team target in Paris on 5 July, and proposed doubling …

Daniele De Rossi completes move to Boca Juniors after 18 years at Roma

Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who leaves Roma after 18 years Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has left Roma after 18 years at the club and joins the Argentinian side on a free transfer. De Rossi was received in the early morning at Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport and transported to have his medical done immediately. He is expected to join the squad for the first practice on Friday morning, and officially presented on Monday. At 36, many suspected the midfielder would retire as a one-club man when Roma did not renew his contract this summer. But rumours began to fly in May when at a …

The day Kieran Trippier met the fitness coach who strikes terror into players | Sid Lowe

The England full-back will be working with Oscar Ortega, the Atltico Madrid coach who makes players run until they vomit Oscar Ortega has a reputation for being a bit of a sadist. Nicknamed El Profe, the teacher, he is part man, part myth, mixing fear, fascination and fondness too, his very name striking terror into footballers hearts. Atltico Madrids fitness coach, a 61-year-old Uruguayan drill sergeant who spent the morning of the cheek: El Profe ‘Amazing feeling’ to play abroad: Kieran Trippier on Atltico Madrid move video Trippier has taken the place of Juanfran, departing after eight years. He will compete with Santiago Arias for the right-back slot, but will anticipate being a starter. His inclusion in two consecutive starting …

Shane Lowry clinches Claret Jug for first major title

Portrush, Northern Ireland (CNN)It was his to lose, but Ireland’s Shane Lowry had no intention of letting the Claret Jug slip from his grasp as he romped to victory in the Open at Royal Portrush for his first major title. READ: Emotional McIlroy feels ‘love’ after epic Open miss READ: Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’ READ: Why Holywood star McIlroy has always been box office Feverish fans The world No.33’s previous best major finish was second in the US Open in 2016 after he blew a four-shot lead going into the final day. But not this time. Despite having missed the cut in his last four Opens, Lowry seemed impervious to the periods of lashing rain, …

Barcelona sign Antoine Griezmann and make buyout clause 800m

Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona from Atltico Madrid after the Catalan club announced they had paid his 120m buyout fee Antoine Griezmann has joined Barcelona from Atltico Madrid after the Catalan club announced they had paid his 120m (107.6m) buyout fee. The 28-year-old France forward will sign a five-year contract that ties him to the Camp Nou until 30 June 2024 though Atltico believe they are owed 80m more Griezmann. They claim the player made an agreement to join Barcelona before July, when the buyout clause was still set at 200m, and have announced their intention to take the Spanish champions to court. Atltico de Madrid believes that the amount deposited is insufficient to meet its rescission clause, since it …

US World Cup win proves female players deserve equal pay, team says

(CNN)The US Women’s National Team sealed the deal with its fourth stunning victory Sunday at the World Cup, but the players are still fighting another battle back home. In March, 28 members of the USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation for allegedly discriminating by paying the women less than members of the men’s national team “for substantially equal work and by denying them at least equal playing, training, and travel conditions; equal promotion of their games; equal support and development for their games; and other terms and conditions of employment equal to the MNT.” The soccer federation and the plaintiffs last month tentatively agreed to mediation, which is expected to begin now that the World Cup is over. During the …

Friend says grief and ‘questions’ linger over untimely death of Angels pitcher

(CNN)The unexpected death this week of 27-year old Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs unsettles one of his close friends. Police have ruled out both suicide and foul play and are waiting for the results from an autopsy that was conducted by the Tarrant County, Texas, medical examiner office on Tuesday. Carol Walker, a spokeswoman for that office, told CNN the report will be released in “up to 90 days” but could be released sooner. She added that the medical examiner has “ordered some testing,” though she was unable to share what kinds. Plutko said he didn’t know of any medical issues. When asked whether Skaggs suffered from mental health problems or had substance abuse issues, Plutko said, “nothing that …

Darren Collison announces he’s retiring from the NBA

(CNN)NBA veteran point guard Darren Collison is calling it a career to focus on faith. “Respect! Big Bro happy retirement!” said Myles Turner. “Thank you, General!” said Victor Oladipo. Collison averaged 12.5 points per game and 5.0 assists over his career, playing for New Orleans, Indiana, Dallas, Los Angeles and Sacramento. He was drafted in 2009 out of UCLA. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Harry and Meghan greeted Yankees and Red Sox players ahead of their London series

(CNN)Baseball royalty met real-life royalty Saturday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greeted players from the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Not to be outdone by their New England rivals, the Yankees opted to give the couple an infant-sized jersey embroidered with Archie’s name and the number 19 for his birth year. Clearly, the gift won Harry over. “You guys have beaten next door’s present, by the way,” he told the team. Harry threw out the first pitch of the series, hosted in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation. The charity benefits the titular sporting event for wounded veterans, which Harry founded in 2014. London is the MLB’s latest international locale, following two spring series in Mexico and …

Where all the top 2019 NBA free agents may sign this summer

(CNN)The 2019 NBA draft is in the books, and NBA free agency is set to start at 6 p.m. ET Sunday. Kevin Durant Durant may have torn his Achilles tendon during this year’s Finals, but he’s one of the best players in the NBA when healthy and thus still one of the most sought-after free agents. Durant declined the $31.5 million player option on his contract with the Golden State Warriors, making him an unrestricted free agent. He is expected to miss most or all of the 2018-19 season as he recovers. However, the Warriors, the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers are all expected to extend max contract offers, according to league sources. The …

Wimbledon 2019: Britain’s tennis love-in and the quest for grand slam glory

(CNN)It’s summer in England, time for strawberries and cream, lush green grass and the thwack of tennis ball on racket strings. Despite its heritage, Wimbledon has always been at the forefront of innovation and this year organizers unveiled a new sliding roof on No.1 Court, a $89 million bid to counter the vagaries of the British weather. Centre Court received a roof in 2009. Prize money, too, has kept up with the times. Winners of the singles titles will pocket $2.98 million each, while a first-round loser will earn $57,000. The total prize fund has increased 11% to $48 million. Nearly 500,000 people will visit the grounds over the two weeks of the championships, consuming about 76,000 ice creams, 22,000 …

Lamine Diack to stand trial for money laundering and corruption

Lamine Diack, the disgraced former IAAF president, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and money laundering Lamine Diack, and bribe-taking in world athletics. The 86-year-old, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999-2015 and was one of the most influential men in global sport, is accused of being part of a conspiracy to bury Papa Massata Diack, the disgraced former IAAF marketing executive who was banned for life from athletics in 2016. They all deny the charges. All six will be tried for their role in the London Marathon winner in 2010, who paid $600,000 in exchange called Black Tidings, solicited payments from athletes, either directly or indirectly, totalling 3.45m in exchange for covering …

Inter keen to sign Romelu Lukaku but need to sell Mauro Icardi first

Inter would like to sign the Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer but would have to offload Mauro Icardi first Internazionale would like to sign the Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer but would have to offload Mauro Icardi first to have any chance of financing the deal. Icardi is desperate to leave Inter and the new manager, Antonio Conte, would be happy to see the Argentinian depart but there are not that many suitors that would contemplate paying the 60m price tag the club have put on him. Juventus are currently the only club looking at possibly signing Icardi, who was stripped of the Inter captaincy last season. Should Icardi leave, Inter would put all that money …

Why Alex Morgan says she doesn’t need a chiropractor after the match against Spain

(CNN)Alex Morgan said she doesn’t need the chiropractor anymore, after a physical game against Spain left her back sufficiently cracked. “Got a good crack in my back, so I don’t need the chiro anymore,” she said with a laugh. “It was a challenging one for me, but I had to just stay in it mentally.” Spain ended the game with 17 fouls committed, compared to the USA’s five, and both teams were awarded a yellow card each. After an early goal by Spain, USA came out victorious with two penalty kicks, winning 2-1. The team will face France on Friday in the quarterfinals. Morgan has suffered more fouls than anyone else on her team so far this tournament, with a …

Scotland crash out of Womens World Cup after dramatic Argentina comeback

Scotland drew 3-3 with Argentina and have crashed out of the Womens World Cup despite having a three-goal lead in the second half Scotland crashed out of the World Cup in dramatic style after throwing away a three-goal lead against Argentina. They looked to be cruising to victory until a five-minute capitulation saw Milagros Menndez score and goalkeeper Lee Alexander deflect the ball into her own net to put Shelley Kerrs side on the brink of disaster. In added time Florencia Bonsegundo pushed Scotland over the edge from the spot. Alexander thought she had saved Scotland with a fine stop but the penalty was ordered to be retaken after intervention by the VAR. Bonsegundo made sure with her second effort …