Joe Biden rushed back to reclaim his stage in Michigan to announce the USA's victory over Iran. The states beat Iran 1-0 to progress to the Round of 16 in World Cup 2022 and will face the Netherlands on 3 December.
Ben White was the only absentee, having on Wednesday returned home for ‘personal reasons’. It remains unclear whether White will return and the Football Association (FA) have asked for the defender’s privacy to be respected. Jordan Henderson survived a reckless tackle from Aaron Ramsey late into England’s 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday to join his team-mates in the 27C heat.
Many believe the Spaniard is the greatest player of all time as he currently leads the race for the most Grand Slam titles with 22 - one more than Novak Djokovic and two more than Roger Federer while he has also won two Career Grand Slams (all four majors) and one Career Golden Slam (all four majors and an Olympic singles gold medal). The 36-year-old is also considered the King of Clay due to his incredible record on the surface as he has won a record 14 French Open titles and has set numerous other records on the red dirt. For Nadal, his records and status as the best player of all time are secondary when it comes to his legacy.
The 32-year-old returned to winning ways last time out and became world champion again with a seventh-round stoppage of Kiko Martinez, and will defend his title for the first time against Lopez a week on Saturday. Warrington believes Lopez has fought nobody on his level and he downplayed the Mexican's successes by describing some of the decisions in his favour as "lucky". The Leeds fighter is aiming to retain his belt before moving on to a potential unification meeting with Leo Santa Cruz and a trilogy fight with Mauricio Lara.
In a recent interview with the Independent, McIlroy said he and Woods both had Covid going into the Open at St Andrews after picking it up while playing in the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor in Ireland the week before. McIlroy said he was the first to catch it before passing it on to Woods - no surprise considering how close the two have become in recent years. The two major winners were a united front in the PGA Tour's battle against LIV Golf this year, while also forming a number of business partnerships.
A much-changed France side slipped to a 1-0 World Cup defeat against an impressive Tunisia, whose win was not enough to progress with the defending champions from Group D. Wahbi Khazri’s second-half goal, the North African side’s first of the tournament, was enough to secure victory, with France short of continuity and control after Didier Deschamps had named a disjointed starting eleven with qualification for the knockout rounds already secure. Tunisia started the brighter of the two nations, taking advantage of the oddly-constructed French team featuring nine new starters and a glut of midfielders, and drawing on the support of passionate fans, with a large contingent of travelling Tunisians in Qatar whistling every French touch.