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OLYMPIC FOOTBALL: Women’s semi-finals: US 0, Canada 1; Australia 0, Sweden 1.

MEN’s SCHEDULE: Group A – 22 Jul: Mexico 4, France 1; S Africa 0, Japan 1. Jul 25: France 4, South Africa 3; Japan 2, Mexico 1. Jul 28: France 0, Japan 4; South Africa 0, Mexico 3. Final points: Japan 9, Mexico 6, France ...
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OLYMPIC GAMES: Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Spain through to the men’s football semi-finals

TOKYO: Brazil’s men moved within two wins of back-to-back Olympic golds by beating Egypt 1-0 at Tokyo 2020. A first-half strike from Matheus Cunha put the defending champions through to the semi-finals, where they will face Mexico on Tuesday. Japan will meet Spain in the ...
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Super League trio to carry on after court approves bar on UEFA action

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Super League founders Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid have welcomed a Spanish court’s confirmation of an order barring European federation UEFA from pursuing disciplinary action over the failed breakaway project. In a joint statement the three clubs also welcomed UEFA’s cancellation of disciplinary ...
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Ben Stokes . . . one of the world's finest current players

Now England cricket hero Stokes steps back for sake of ‘mental wellbeing’

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- England’s star cricketer Ben Stokes has joined the increasing list of outstanding sportsmen and women to step back to relieve the mental stress of the pressures and expectations of a life in the public spotlight. The 30-year-old all-rounder will play no ...
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European leagues and clubs hit by £3.4bn ‘penalty of pandemic’

—- European football is “beginning to see the scale” of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic after a £3.4bn fall in revenue in 2019-20, according to finance company Deloitte. Overall revenue fell to £22.1bn, with most European leagues halting in March 2020 before resuming ...
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Team GB: Brooks wins Freestyle Park bronze to complete BMX medal haul

—- Declan Brooks produced a brilliant performance to win BMX Freestyle Park bronze just two months after being left unconscious by a horror crash that put his Olympic dreams in doubt. Brooks thought his ambitions were over after he was ‘scraped off the floor’ and taken ...
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TOKYO 2020: THE OLYMPIC GAMES DAY BY DAY

ACTION ON 2 August: Action begins on 2 August at the Izu Velodrome as the track cyclists start their Olympic campaigns. The badminton and shooting competitions finish on Monday among 22 gold medal events on the day. Medal events Artistic gymnastics 1700-1735: M Rings Final; 1745-1820: W ...
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OLYMPIC GAMES: Italian upset as Jacobs sprints off with men’s 100m

TOKYO: Even before the men’s 100m final, traditionally the most anticipated event of the Olympic Games, Sunday was a thrilling night of athletics. In the minutes before the world’s fastest men took to the track for their showdown on Sunday (1), Venezuela’s ...
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OLYMPIC GAMES: Whitlock leads from the front to yet another gold

  TOKYO: Max Whitlock took on all-comers again to defend his Olympic pommel title with a nerveless display in Tokyo. Whitlock was the first of eight to compete in the final and posted a score of 15.583 to set the standard. Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chih ...
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OLYMPIC GAMES: Scott sets British record with fourth medal as relay team round off with relay silver

  TOKYO: Team GB’s swimmers closed out their best-ever Olympics with 4x100m medley relay silver as Duncan Scott won a record-breaking fourth medal at Tokyo 2020. The team of Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Scott broke the European record on their way to ...
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