Euro 2020 matchday four: Patrik Schick brace sees off Scots as Sweden hold Spain

Patrik Schick scored twice – including a sensational effort from just over the halfway line – as Scotland’s return to major tournament football ended in a 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic. Schick netted three minutes before the interval in the Scots’ Euro 2020 Group D opener at Hampden Park before catching goalkeeper David Marshall well off his line seven minutes into the second half. After the pre-tournament hype, it was a dispiriting anti-climax for the Scots who are playing […]

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Do England STICK or TWIST with their Ashes batting battle plan?

With Joe Root’s odd squad all at sea, Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan are knocking on the door… but will England STICK or TWIST with their Ashes batting battle plan? Graham Thorpe is backing the current crop of England stars despite critics This week Sportsmail’s Nasser Hussain said too many dodgy techniques are used Dawid Malan has faced a battle to establish himself in England’s Twenty20 squad Ollie Robinson returns this week after the controversy over his historical tweets  It is the […]

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Mind-blowing goal of the tournament turns keeper into instant meme

Scotland’s long-awaited return to a major international tournament was ruined by Patrik Schick’s “genius” said Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy after a stunning finish from the Bayer Leverkusen forward sealed a 2-0 win. Schick’s header just before halftime opened the scoring, but it was his stunning strike from just inside the Scotland half after the break that will live in the memory as one of the all-time great European Championship goals. Watch every game of the 2020/21 A-League Finals Live […]

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Spain 0-0 Sweden: Luis Enrique’s side frustrated in Euro 2020 opener

Report as Spain were left frustrated after being held to a 0-0 draw by Sweden in Seville; Robin Olsen in top form as Sweden held on for valuable point in Group E; Sweden created openings of their own, Alexander Isak’s strike blocked onto the post, while Marcus Berg spurned a golden chance Monday 14 June 2021 22:30, UK Spain were left frustrated by a well-organised Sweden as Luis Enrique’s side opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a 0-0 draw in […]

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Wimbledon finals to be played in front of full stadium after Boris Johnson announcement

Wimbledon: Tournament to go ahead without queues this summer When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. The men’s and women’s finals at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships will have a full capacity crowd, the government has confirmed. Boris Johnson addressed the […]

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Denmark: UEFA only gave two options to resume match after Christian Eriksen collapse

Another Denmark player has expressed disappointment at the options presented to his team to resume their Euro 2021 match in the wake of witnessing a teammate suffer cardiac arrest on the field Saturday. Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field before halftime of a group stage match against Finland and needed to be resuscitated by medics using a defibrillator and CPR. He was eventually stabilized and transferred to a hospital, and 90 minutes later his teammates resumed the match after […]

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Leicester close to signing Lille midfielder Soumare for around £23m

Leicester close to signing Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare for around £23m after Everton and Wolves had sniffed around the Ligue 1 winner… and the Foxes are also keen to offer Youri Tielemans a new deal Boubakary Soumare played 32 league games to guide Lille to the Ligue 1 title Leicester are confident they have their man, with the fee around £23million Everton and Wolves have also been interested in the 22-year-old midfielder Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs are leaving after […]

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MLB All-Star voting 2021: How it works, updated vote totals for Midsummer Classic

The MLB All-Star Game is back, after the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the cancellation of the 2020 game during the shortened 60-game MLB season. The 2021 contest was moved from Atlanta to Denver in early April, a controversial move spurred by a controversial voting bill passed in Georgia. But that’s a topic for another column. Today, let’s look at how the 2021 All-Star Game voting is happening; it’s easy to forget that MLB changed the voting format a bit before the 2019 […]

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Tyson Fury to go face-to-face with Deontay Wilder in California tomorrow

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will go face-to-face at a press conference tomorrow; their first meeting since their second bout early last year. Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their highly-anticipated heavyweight title rematch last year, and they will now go to a trilogy on July 24 in Las Vegas. And now they'll meet in Los Angeles, California for the first time since that fateful night at a media event to promote their upcoming third fight. The press […]

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Marko Arnautovic: Austria forward apologises for celebration against North Macedonia but denies using racist language

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic has apologised for his angry reaction towards North Macedonia supporters after scoring in a 3-1 victory over the European Championship debutants, but he denied using racist language against them. Arnautovic, who came on as a second-half substitute and struck late in Sunday’s comfortable victory, appeared furious as he celebrated his goal before captain David Alaba stepped in to restrict him. Some media reports said that the 32-year-old’s anger was also directed at North Macedonian players Egzon […]

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