Donald Trump launches baseless attack on Bubba Wallace over noose ‘hoax’ | Sport

Donald Trump launches baseless attack on Bubba Wallace over noose ‘hoax’ | Sport

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Donald Trump has launched a baseless attack on Bubba Wallace, over an incident last month in which a noose was found in the team garage of Nascar’s only black driver. “Has @BubbaWallace apologised to all of those great Nascar drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to
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Dan Snyder will change Washington’s name because of pressure, not integrity | Sport

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Daniel Snyder’s incompetence in the two decades since he bought the team he grew up rooting for has done nothing to compromise his bottom line. Since paying $800m for the franchise back in 1999, Washington’s NFL team has become a national punchline with five times as many head coaches (10) as playoff wins (two) in
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Faltering Lazio look destined to yet again wonder what might have been | Nicky Bandini | Football

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The resumption of this Serie A season was supposed to rescue Lazio from another century of ‘what ifs’. They had lost a chance to become champions of Italy on the only previous occasion that football was suspended mid-season – back in 1915. When the country went into lockdown this March, there were fears of history
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Why are there so few British Asian footballers at professional clubs? | Football

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There’s a story the academic Daniel Klivington tells in a new book – Race, Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching – that speaks volumes about how far football has to go to tackle its final frontier. It concerns a British Asian who used his real name when applying for jobs in football only to fail
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Marcus Rashford ‘blessed’ to be fit again and lauds ‘fantastic’ Mason Greenwood | Football

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Marcus Rashford has said he feels “blessed” to be fit again, as the back injury he suffered in mid-January was more serious than previous similar ones. The Manchester United striker sustained a double stress fracture in an FA Cup win over Wolves that would have ended his season but for the sport’s suspension in March.
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European roundup: Barcelona find top gear against Villarreal to stay in title race | Football

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Barcelona put their recent struggles aside in an impressive display at Villarreal, winning 4-1 to move back to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Recent draws with Atlético and Celta, coupled with Madrid’s earlier 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao, meant the defending La Liga champions kicked off at El Madrigal seven points
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Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A top scorers 2019-20 | Football

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Premier League 21 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 19 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 18 Danny Ings (Southampton)17 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 16 Sergio Agüero (Man City)16 Sadio Mané (Liverpool) 15 Raúl Jiménez (Wolves)15 Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)15 Anthony Martial (Man Utd) 13 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)13 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)13 Harry Kane (Tottenham)13 Raheem Sterling (Man City) La Liga 22 Lionel
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Villarreal v Barcelona: La Liga – live! | Football

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Villarreal: Asenjo, Gaspar, Albiol, Pau, Gerard, Cazorla, Iborra, Chukwueze, Paco Alcacer, Moreno, Anguissa Subs: Fernandez, Trigueros, Baccas, Morales, Quintilla, Peña, Bruno, Sofian, Moi Gomez, Ontiveros, Lozano, Fer Niño Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Vidal, Suarez, Griezmann, Messi Subs: Cuenca, Collado, Neto, Morer, Rakitic, Brathwaite, Ansu Fati, Araujo, Peña, Puig, Arthur,
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Southampton v Manchester City: Premier League – live! | Football

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2.15pm EDT 14:15 14 mins: Ings has a chance to play Armstrong in, but it’s a difficult opportunity, and he mishits his pass pretty emphatically. Ederson collects. 2.13pm EDT 14:13 11 mins: Walker-Peters shadows Sterling’s run towards the ball and then just keeps going when Sterling stops, steamrollering him. 2.12pm EDT 14:12 9 mins: The
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F1 Austrian GP: Bottas victorious after Hamilton given five-second penalty!

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Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Charles Leclerc second and Lando Norris squeezing out Lewis Hamilton to take third 4.06pm BST McLaren didn’t think Norris had the pace to catch Hamilton, which illustrates what a lap he drove. 20 years old! Few strawpedoes for him tonight, I shouldn’t wonder. 4.02pm BST I’m sorry?
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Burnley v Sheffield United: Premier League – live! | Football

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8.14am EDT 08:14 56 min O’Connell accidentally heads the ball onto his own arm inside the Sheffield United are. No penalty, presumably because of the original touch with his head. I haven’t a clue any more, I’ll be honest. The meaning of life is easier to understand than the laws of football. 8.11am EDT 08:11
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Who is the greatest male tennis player of the last 50 years? | Sport

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Picking the greatest female player of the last 50 years was tough. Last week, five of our writers made the case for the leading candidates – Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles – before our tennis correspondent gave his verdict, choosing Williams, and hundreds of our readers joined the debate,
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Law should force UK football clubs to hire more black coaches, says ex-player | Football

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Football clubs should be forced by new legislation to hire more black managers if the structural racism gripping the national game is to be broken, according to one of the sport’s most prominent race equality campaigners. Jason Lee, equalities executive at the Professional Footballers’ Association, said government intervention felt like the only way to tackle
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Moussa Sissoko believes Tanguy Ndombele can repay Spurs’ faith | Tottenham Hotspur

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Moussa Sissoko is considering the situation of Tanguy Ndombele. “Maybe because I am like his big brother, I am a good example because nothing was easy for me at the beginning,” the Tottenham midfielder says of his teammate. Sissoko is close to Ndombele, for whom Spurs paid a club record fee to Lyon last July.
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Frank Lampard says pressure is on Chelsea ‘every game’ until season ends | Football

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Frank Lampard said Chelsea will have to deal with pressure for the rest of the season after boosting their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with a comfortable 3-0 win over Watford. Chelsea kept their nerve after seeing Leicester and Manchester United pick up wins earlier in the day, holding on to fourth spot
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Chelsea 3-0 Watford: Premier League – as it happened | Football

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4.53pm EDT 16:53 Full time: Chelsea 3-0 Watford Peep peep! Chelsea move back into the top four with a solid victory over Watford. It was never really in doubt from the moment Olivier Giroud gave them the lead with a smart finish in the first half. Willian’s penalty made it 2-0 at the break, and
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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

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Updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off at Molineux Scoreboard: all today’s latest scores and results How they stand: the latest Premier League tables And you can email Scott here with your musings 7.02pm BST 74 min: Moutinho floats this one into the mixer, forcing Xhaka to concede a corner out on the right. Moutinho takes
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Manchester United v Bournemouth: Premier League – live! | Football

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11.08am EDT 11:08 What a start to the second half. This is all a bit of a mess, and VAR are checking whether a) it came off Bailly’s shoulder or the arm and b) whether it was inside the area. Both are very close. I’m not sure there’s enough evidence to overturn the original decision.
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Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion: Premier League – live! | Football

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Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis, Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Duda, Hernandez, Drmic.Subs: Rupp, Vrancic, Cantwell, Stiepermann, Trybull, Pukki, McGovern, Idah, Martin. Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Propper, Bissouma, Mooy, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.Subs: Duffy, Stephens, Mac Allister, Gross, Murray, March, Montoya, Button, Bernardo. Referee: Stuart Atwell (Nuneaton). Get link

MLB’s Cleveland to review ‘Indians’ nickname after social unrest | Sport

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Major League Baseball side Cleveland are to review the use of their team nickname the ‘Indians’ in light of recent anti-racism protests. Cleveland replaced their logo two years ago, swapping a cartoon of a Native American named Chief Wahoo with a letter C. The review was announced hours after NFL side the Washington said they
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Cricket Australia and players reach agreement after month-long dispute | Australia cricket team

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Cricket Australia and its players have reached a peace agreement, resetting and postponing last month’s financial revenue forecast. They have been in dispute since last month when CA predicted a near 50% drop in revenue for the 2020-21 financial year. On Saturday the Australian Cricketers’ Association withdrew its notice of dispute. CA will retain the
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Leicester unravelled and desperate owing to small squad’s broken belief | Leicester City

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While the rest of England edges closer to normality on Saturday, lockdown has been reimposed on Leicester this week owing to a rise in Covid-19 infections. The city has more serious concerns than its football team’s sputtering form. Still, supporters will hope for whatever relief they can bring when the side host Crystal Palace on
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Jake Cooper cashes in on error to give Millwall victory at Charlton | Football

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Jake Cooper pounced on Dillon Phillips’ error to steal Millwall a 1-0 Championship victory at Charlton. Centre-back Cooper gleefully took advantage after goalkeeper Phillips spilled Connor Mahoney’s long-range strike, to hand Millwall their first win since the league’s resumption and keep them in the race for the play-offs. The Lions had lost to Derby and
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Jordan Henderson: ‘I changed from wanting to be a player that did everything’ | Jonathan Liew | Football

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“Through tough times, you can forget how much you love the game,” Jordan Henderson says. “You can take it for granted a little bit. When you’re a small kid, you don’t really think about trophies and winning things. You’re just thinking about playing football. But as you get older, your dreams get bigger. When you
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Wigan Athletic: lawyers appointed to investigate collapse of club | Football

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The administrator of Wigan Athletic has said lawyers have been appointed to investigate the circumstances of the club’s collapse, including the rumour of a possible gambling connection cited by the EFL chairman, Rick Parry. The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy also jointly wrote to Parry calling for the EFL
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Can Manchester United sustain revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjær? | Jamie Jackson | Football

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As a snapshot of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s evolving Manchester United, rewind to Bruno Fernandes’s second goal in the 3-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday. On 50 minutes a commanding Harry Maguire header initiated a wow moment. Wow because of what it suggested of Nemanja Matic, whose best days are supposedly gone. And wow because it
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Atalanta’s fairytale overwritten by tragedy but momentum continues | Nicky Bandini | Football

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Not even Gian Piero Gasperini knew if Bergamo was ready to start watching football again this June. Before the coronavirus outbreak, his Atalanta team had been enjoying the finest season in their 113-year history. A club representing a city of 120,000 people sat fourth in Serie A, outscoring the giants from Milan, Rome and Turin.
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Jürgen Klopp says Manchester City loss nothing to do with sealing title – video | Football

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The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, says being crowned Premier League champions last week had no impact on his team’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Klopp said the defeat hurt, and that says City had a point to prove while Liverpool failed to capitalise on their chances. The result is the Reds’ second
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Pep Guardiola: ‘I have trained incredible players and Foden will be one of them’ | Football

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Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the attitude of his Manchester City players as Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden inspired them to a 4-0 victory against the newly crowned champions Liverpool. A scintillating first-half performance from the 2018 and 2019 Premier League winners, after they had performed a guard of honour to Jürgen Klopp’s side
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Six AFL teams to relocate to Queensland amid increase in Victorian Covid-19 cases | Sport

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Six AFL teams will relocate to Queensland after a rise in Covid-19 cases forced the clubs to seek a home outside Victoria. St Kilda, North Melbourne, Essendon, Western Bulldogs, Richmond and Carlton will be hosted in Queensland for the foreseeable future, the state’s premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed on Friday. The teams will have to quarantine
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