Sheffield United to support David McGoldrick as he reveals racial abuse on Instagram after scoring twice against Chelsea

Sheffield United have condemned the ‘disgusting’ racial abuse David McGoldrick received on Instagram. The 32-year-old revealed the racist comments after scoring his first Premier League goals in a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Instagram user called McGoldrick a ‘f***ing dirty n*****’ as the striker’s caption read: “2020 and this is life.” A Sheffield […]
TalkSport - 13.07.2020 11:52

City's court win intensifies top-4 race in Premier League

Manchester City’s success in overturning its Champions League ban on Monday has huge ramifications on the Premier League and the remaining two teams that will qualify for Europe's top club competition. Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester — and maybe Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United, too — are now fighting for two qualifying spots instead of three with two weeks of the season remaining. The fight for a top-five finish has reverted back to needing to be in the top four to join champion Liverpool and City, already secured in second place, in earning tens of millions of dollars in UEFA prize money next season.
Yahoo - 13.07.2020 11:48

Tottenham release statement as club confirm reports Serge Aurier’s brother Christopher shot dead in France

The brother of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has been killed in France, the club have confirmed. Christopher Aurier, an amateur footballer in his homeland, was shot in the Thibaud area of Toulouse at around 5am on Monday morning. A Tottenham statement read: “The club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother […]
TalkSport - 13.07.2020 11:40

Manchester City to learn fate of Champions League ban appeal on Monday

Manchester City's Abu-Dhabi project and the future of UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) rules face a pivotal day on Monday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport delivers its verdict on City's appeal against a two-season ban from European competitions. The stakes could not be higher for the English side, who have always strongly denied any wrongdoing over allegations they deliberately inflated the value of income from sponsors with links to the Abu Dhabi United Group, also owned by City owner Sheikh Mansour, to avoid falling foul of FFP regulations between 2012 and 2016. In February, UEFA imposed a fine of 30 million euros ($32 million, £25 million) on City as well as suspending them from European competitions for the next two seasons.
Yahoo - 13.07.2020 05:28

Minnesota scores two in stoppage time, stuns SKC for 2-1 win

Kevin Molino scored in the seventh-minute of second-half stoppage time as Minnesota United rallied with two late goals to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The opener of Group D was highly entertaining and switched midway through the second half after Sporting Kansas City was the dominant side early in the match. Minnesota stole the victory with two goals in stoppage time as Kansas City was unable to hold on after going down to 10-men.
Yahoo - 13.07.2020 04:30

Jose Mourinho sets Tottenham Europa League challenge after winning first north London derby against Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has challenged Tottenham to secure a spot in next season’s Europa League. Spurs came from behind to beat north London rivals Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday – leapfrogging them into eighth place in the Premier League. The Gunners took the lead through a rocket from Alexandre Lacazette after 16 minutes, but that strike was […]
TalkSport - 12.07.2020 23:19

Bournemouth beats Leicester 4-1 in boost for EPL survival

Dominic Solanke scored twice as Bournemouth's bid for Premier League survival was boosted by a 4-1 victory over Champions League-chasing Leicester, which was reduced to 10 men on Sunday. Bournemouth turned the game in its favor during a two-minute spell which saw Leicester lose a player. Junior Stanislas equalized from the penalty spot in the 66th minute after Callum Wilson was dragged down by Wilfred Ndidi following a poor goal-kick from Kasper Schmeichel.
Yahoo - 12.07.2020 22:51

Genoa, Samp boost survival hopes as SPAL face drop

Genoa climbed out of the Serie relegation zone on Sunday with a 2-0 win over SPAL that left their opponents on the brink, while Sampdoria inched towards safety with an eventful 3-1 win at Udinese. Goran Pandev's smart 24th-minute opener and a stunning Lasse Schone free-kick eight minutes after the break gave Genoa their first win since the league restart last month and moves them up to 17th. Davide Nicola's side are a point ahead of 18th-placed Lecce, who could only manage a goalless draw at Cagliari, and four behind Torino in 16th ahead of their trip to Inter Milan on Monday.
Yahoo - 12.07.2020 22:04

'Victory for French football' as fans return and witness 9-0 PSG rout

Paris Saint-Germain routed second division Le Havre in a friendly on Sunday remarkable not for the 9-0 score, but because it drew the biggest crowd for a match in one of Europe's 'Big Five' football nations since early March. The French government relaxed the health protocols before the weekend to allow for a total attendance of 5,000, including players, journalists and staff, at games and while the match at Le Havre was not the first to be played, the others involved only lower-division clubs. "It is a victory for French football, sport in general," said outgoing Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu who was at the match.
Yahoo - 12.07.2020 21:22

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke sent off for kicking Ezri Konsa AFTER full-time in Aston Villa clash

Christian Benteke was shown a red card after Crystal Palace’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa on Sunday. The Eagles striker was given his marching orders by referee Martin Atkinson after an off-the-ball incident with replays appearing to show he had kicked out at Villa defender Ezri Konsa. Benteke, who has scored just two goals this […]
TalkSport - 12.07.2020 19:32

Pep Guardiola believes Raheem Sterling can keep ‘getting better’ after Man City forward’s stunning hat-trick in Brighton thrashing

Pep Guardiola has backed Raheem Sterling to keep improving after his hat-trick heroics in Manchester City’s 5-0 thrashing of Brighton on Saturday. Sterling, 25, has scored 17 league goals this season, and a total of 27 in all competitions – making this the England forward’s most prolific club campaign of his fledging career. City arrived […]
TalkSport - 12.07.2020 17:19

Leeds take huge step towards Premier League as Pablo Hernandez scores late goal against former club Swansea, Stoke beat Birmingham

A late strike from Pablo Hernandez moved Leeds one step closer to the Premier League as they claimed a 1-0 victory against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Hernandez, who used to play for the Swans between 2012 and 2014, scored probably the most important goal of his Leeds career as he controlled Luke Ayling’s cross […]
TalkSport - 12.07.2020 17:07

NY Red Bulls early strike enough to survive late push from Atlanta United FC

NY Red Bulls’ Florian Valot records the games lone goal in the 4th minute of action. The Red Bulls survived a flurry of attempts from Atlanta United in stoppage time to secure a 1-0 victory. Brad Guzan kept Atlanta in the match with three critical saves, but United struggled to find any offense on the night.
Fox Sports - 12.07.2020 05:21


Flashback: Ivanisevic's Date With Destiny On 'People's Monday'

Goran Ivanisevic needed a wild card just to get into the main draw of 2001 Wimbledon. Fifteen days after the start of play, the three-time finalist (1992, 1994, 1996) completed the most improbable run to the title in tournament history. Ivanisevic, No. 125 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, had his final with Patrick Rafter pushed to Monday because of rain. It became known as the “People’s Monday” as it was played in front of 10,000 fans who queued up for unreserved tickets the night before on a first-come, first-served basis. They brought a boisterous level of energy and enthusiasm that included waving handmade signs, singing during changeovers and chanting both player’s names. In typically demonstrative form, Ivanisevic sat on court, looked up to the sky, screamed and fought back tears — and this was before he won the match. On his fourth championship point, the 29-year-old collapsed to the ground and sobbed after clinching his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3,...
ATP - 12.07.2020 03:50

Hit With Andy Murray At Wimbledon!

The opportunity to play with two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray at the All England Club would make anyone’s dream come true. Now, that dream can become a reality. Through a charity auction, Murray is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hit with him at The Championships in 2021. Proceeds will go towards members of the ATP Coach Programme, whose ability to work has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic, and the global COVID-19 relief fund. Learn More & Bid “I am personally very happy to be involved. So many areas of our sport have been affected throughout the Tour suspension, including coaches,” Murray said. “It’s important we help each other where we can. I think everybody involved has done a great job in creating something unique for fans that also supports a worthy cause.” [COACHES] The winning bidder and one guest will get to spend one hour on court with the former World No. 1 before enjoying a private lunch in the membe...
ATP - 09.07.2020 23:34