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Vettel reprimanded for failing to remove t-shirt at Hungarian GP

Vettel reprimanded for failing to remove t-shirt at Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel has been reprimanded for wearing a rainbow-coloured t-shirt with the words “Same Love” on it during the national anthem ceremony ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Vettel wore the t-shirt in order to…

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Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Penny Oleksiak is now Canada’s most decorated Olympian, captivating her seventh medal — a bronze — in the women’s 4×100-metre medley relay Sunday morning in Tokyo.  But in the celebration and excitement of the historic moment,…

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Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense vs. Julianna Pena off

Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense vs. Julianna Pena off

Amanda Nunes, the pound-for-pound best female fighter in the UFC, will have to wait a little longer for the next defense of her bantamweight championship. She tested positive for COVID, UFC chief business officer Hunter…

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Arsenal may need €50m for Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

Arsenal may need €50m for Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid consider Martin Odegaard has an important future at the club but would not rule out his departure if the player insists on leaving and a €50m offer comes along, several sources told ESPN. The Spanish giants…

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Five years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Penny Oleksiak won gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle with a time of 52.70 seconds.  In Tokyo on Friday morning, she set a Canadian record…

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Tatiana Suarez out for several months after suffering knee injury

Tatiana Suarez out for several months after suffering knee injury

Tatiana Suarez, who has been sidelined since UFC 238 in June 2019 due to a recurring bulging disk in her neck and various other minor setbacks, will again have to wait to make her return…

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Chelsea in talks with Sevilla over Jules Kounde transfer

Chelsea in talks with Sevilla over Jules Kounde transfer

Chelsea and Sevilla have entered talks over a deal that will take defender Jules Kounde to Stamford Bridge this summer, sources have told ESPN. Sources have told ESPN that the deal could be worth around €70 million — €10m less…

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Canada’s Pavan, Humana-Paredes remain perfect at Tokyo Olympics with 3rd straight-sets win

Canada’s Pavan, Humana-Paredes remain perfect at Tokyo Olympics with 3rd straight-sets win

Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Parades remained unbeaten at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-sets (21-13, 24-22) triumph over Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré on Wednesday in Tokyo. With both teams entering the match…

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Canelo Alvarez-Caleb Plant fight talks break off over disagreements in contract

Canelo Alvarez-Caleb Plant fight talks break off over disagreements in contract

Canelo Alvarez’s longtime goal of becoming undisputed boxing champion is further from reality than ever since he acquired his third 168-pound title in May. Boxing’s top star was on the verge of a deal to…

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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri expects ‘more responsibility’ from Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri expects ‘more responsibility’ from Cristiano Ronaldo

Returning Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said he expects “more responsibility” from Cristiano Ronaldo. Allegri returned to Juve two years after leaving his position, having been succeeded first by Maurizio Sarri and then Andrea Pirlo. Since Allegri’s departure in…

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Canada’s Maude Charron wins Olympic weightlifting gold

Canada’s Maude Charron wins Olympic weightlifting gold

Maude Charron has won a gold medal in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting. She lifted 105 kg in the snatch, and 131 in the clean and jerk to collect Canada’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Charron…

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Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to defend his belt in rematch with Colby Covington in UFC 268

Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to defend his belt in rematch with Colby Covington in UFC 268

A rematch of one of the best title fights in UFC welterweight history is on deck. Kamaru Usman, ranked as ESPN’s top pound-for-pound MMA fighter, will defend his UFC welterweight title in a second fight…

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Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane

Manchester United have agreed to a deal with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane, with a fee of approximately €41 million ($48.4 million) — plus add-ons totaling €8.2m ($9.7m) — set to clinch the France international defender’s signing. The transfer will be…

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Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Swimmer Kylie Masse is Canada’s latest medalist in the pool. The Lasalle, Ont., native narrowly missed the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre backstroke, earning a well deserved silver on Tuesday in Tokyo. A close…

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TJ Dillashaw tops Cory Sandhagen by split decision in first fight since 2019

TJ Dillashaw tops Cory Sandhagen by split decision in first fight since 2019

Any questions about TJ Dillashaw’s standing in the bantamweight division after a long layoff have been answered — emphatically. Dillashaw, the former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, defeated Cory Sandhagen via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) in a bloody,…

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Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Ash Barty has lamented a “loose and erratic” effort after she fell flat in a shock first-round Tokyo Olympic loss to unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo. The world No.48 defeated world No.1 and newly crowned Wimbledon champion…

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Kylie Masse loses Olympic backstroke record minutes after winning heat

Kylie Masse loses Olympic backstroke record minutes after winning heat

Kylie Masse capped a unforgettable Sunday for Canada’s swim team. The two-time world champion set an Olympic record in the women’s 100-metre backstroke, winning in 58.17 seconds, only to see American rival Regan Smith (57.96)…

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Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka’s first match in nearly two months will come versus 52nd-ranked Saisai Zheng of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament. The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the…

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Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out letting Antoine Griezmann leave. Sources have told ESPN that Barca have held talks with…

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Slow starts for Canada’s Henderson, No. 1 Korda at Evian Championship

Slow starts for Canada’s Henderson, No. 1 Korda at Evian Championship

World No. 1 Nelly Korda made a poor start to her bid for a second major title when she posted a 3-over 74 in her opening round at the Evian Championship on Thursday. The 22-year-old…

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Real Madrid’s David Alaba keen for Raphael Varane link-up at Bernabeu

Real Madrid’s David Alaba keen for Raphael Varane link-up at Bernabeu

Real Madrid’s first summer signing David Alaba has said he would love to play alongside Raphael Varane amid reports the France international defender will leave and join Manchester United. Varane, whose contract at Bernabeu is due to expire in June 2022, is Ole Gunnar…

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Seamus Power outlasts J.T. Poston in playoff to win Barbasol Championship

Seamus Power outlasts J.T. Poston in playoff to win Barbasol Championship

Seamus Power won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour triumph, defeating J.T. Poston with a tap-in par on the sixth hole of a playoff. Poston drove into the water that lines the right side…

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Canada makes long-awaited return to Olympic softball diamond with shutout win

Canada makes long-awaited return to Olympic softball diamond with shutout win

After waiting 689 days since its last international softball game and enduring a pandemic, the Canadian women’s softball team didn’t miss a beat, defeating Mexico 4-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2020…

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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk confirmed for Sept 25 at Tottenham’s Stadium

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk confirmed for Sept 25 at Tottenham’s Stadium

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles versus Oleksandr Usyk in front of what is hoped will be a crowd of over 60,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, on…

Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant finalizing Sept. 18 bout for undisputed super middleweight title

Canelo Alvarez is inching toward his goal of collecting all four titles at 168 pounds. Alvarez, boxing’s biggest star, and Caleb Plant are in the process of finalizing a deal for a Sept. 18 fight…

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Canada will finish out Gold Cup without injured forwards Ayo Akinola, Cyle Larin

Canada will finish out Gold Cup without injured forwards Ayo Akinola, Cyle Larin

Canada has lost two of its forwards at the Gold Cup, with Toronto FC feeling long-term pain as a result. TFC forward Ayo Akinola is out for the season after injuring the anterior cruciate ligament…

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Novak Djokovic on competing at Olympic Games: Historic gold medal outweighs empty seats

Novak Djokovic on competing at Olympic Games: Historic gold medal outweighs empty seats

The prospect of winning an Olympic gold medal for Serbia outweighs the disappointment of playing in an empty venue at the Tokyo games, the men’s world tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic stated on Monday. Djokovic considered pulling…

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Arsenal sign Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on long-term contract

Arsenal sign Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on long-term contract

Arsenal have revealed the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on a long-term contract. ESPN reported that Arsenal were close to agreeing a deal to sign the 21-year-old midfielder last month. Lokonga made his senior debut for Anderlecht…

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Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Three-time Paralympic champion Patrick Anderson will be making his Paralympic return to Canada’s wheelchair basketball team in Tokyo. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams headed to Tokyo were announced on Friday by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and…

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Makhachev submits Moises, calls out dos Anjos

Makhachev submits Moises, calls out dos Anjos

Islam Makhachev’s toughest task moving forward might be finding someone willing to fight him. Makhachev completely dominated Thiago Moises in the UFC Fight Night main event Saturday in Las Vegas. Moises mounted almost no offense at all…