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Competition is set to resume at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour as winds are expected to pick on Tuesday following the cancellation of Monday's action. Monday's medal races in the men's and women's 49er category will now take place on Tuesday, with the men's Finn class and the mixed Nacra 17 category also down for a decision on a busy day at the harbour.
Larisa Iordache has battled injury, illness and adversity for a final chance to bring home an artistic gymnastics medal for Romania, a former gymnastics powerhouse that failed to qualify a team for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The 25-year-old is set to appear in Tuesday’s balance beam final alongside U.S. star Simone Biles after coming in fourth during the Olympic qualification round, where her efforts were cut short due to an awkward landing on her dismount. A member of the bronze-medal winning Romanian squad at the London 2012 Games, Iordache broke a bone in her hand a month before the final 2016 Rio qualifying event and was named an Olympic alternate.
Deborah Kerr in canoe 200m sprint semi-finals, 1.37am BST Jack Laugher and James Heatly (both GB) in men's individual 3m springboard semi-final, 2am BST Team GB's Jazmin Sawyers and Abigail Irozuru compete in the women's long jump final, 2.50am BST Team GB's Adam Gemili and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake seek to qualify for the men's 200m semi-finals, 3.05am BST Caroline Dubois (GB) v Supaporn Seesondee (Thailand), women's lightweight quarter-final, 4:50am BST British men's pursuit squad handed lifeli
VAR set to end Premier League players ‘buying a penalty’ next seasonReferees to consider three criteria before giving penaltyOffside decisions to give forwards benefit of the doubt again A penalty was given for this foul on Raheem Sterling in England’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Photograph: Paul Marriott/Shutterstock
Players initiating or exaggerating contact in the penalty area can expect to win fewer penalties next season.
The British heptathlete ruptured her Achilles in December and was a major doubt for the Games.
The Springboks’ director of rugby came out fighting after his side’s first Test defeat by the British and Irish Lions.
When Britain last won eventing team gold at the Munich Olympics, the Queen’s son-in-law was among aristocrats leading the charge. Almost 50 years later, those medals are around the necks of a son of a milkman and the daughter of a single mother who juggled multiple jobs to support her. Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and their teammate Tom McEwen all break the mould of equestrian's often upper crust image. The trio were all making Games debuts, but delivered high-class displays to secure Britain’s
Southampton sign Chelsea right-back Tino Livramento for £5m
Premier League referees have been ordered not to award the kind of penalty that put England into the European Championship final in a crackdown on “trivial” free-kicks this season.
Aston Martin will let the data decide whether they appeal Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Formula One team said on Monday. The decision has a bearing on the title battle between Mercedes' seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton, who stands to inherit second place in the race, and Red Bull's Max Verstappen who would move up to ninth. "We are now analysing data in order to decide whether to appeal or not," said a team spokesman on Monday.
Research from Professor Willie Stewart, who leads the FIELD (Football's Influence on Lifelong Health and Dementia Risk) study, previously found that former footballers are 3.5 times more likely to die with dementia than the general public. New research has shown that outfield players were four times more likely to be diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease with the risk being highest among defenders, who are five times more likely to have dementia than non-footballers. "With the current data, we're now at the point to suggest that football should be sold with a health warning saying repeated heading in football may lead to an increased risk of dementia," Stewart said.
Livramento, 18, is the second teenager to join Southampton from Chelsea in the space of five days after the arrival of fellow defender Dynel Simeu.
Brazil’s gold medal performance in surfing did not just boost the country’s medal tally in Tokyo, it also gave a fillip to business in the small town where champion Italo Ferreira began his athletic career. Ferreira, who won the first ever Olympic gold in the surfing discipline last week, left Japan and headed straight to Baia Formosa, the small town on Brazil’s northeastern coast where he was born and grew up.
Rassie Erasmus will be present for the decisive third Test against the Lions with the Springboks director of rugby set to face a misconduct hearing after the series has concluded. World Rugby last night confirmed that both Erasmus and South African Rugby will be made to answer for his scalding criticism of Nic Berry, the referee for the first Test that the Lions won 22-17. Punishments for breaching World Rugby’s Regulation 18 could range from a stadium ban to a financial fine or being blocked fr
The Boston Red Sox have more of their minor league players represented at Tokyo 2020 than any other Major League Baseball (MLB) club, and they have been among the big difference makers for their Olympic squads. Boston's six-player contingent, double that of the next closest, is more chance than anything. In all, 21 of the 30 MLB clubs have minor leaguers who have become Olympians for these Games.
US gymnast Simone Biles is due to return to action.
The England captain was due back at the club’s training centre on Monday morning following his three-week break after Euro 2020.
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Biles sent a shock through the Olympics when she withdrew from last week's team competition in Tokyo due to what she described as a case of the "twisties," where gymnasts are disoriented during their gravity-defying sequences. Dr Hillary Cauthen, an executive board member at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, said Biles likely spent much of the last week leaning on various tools like mental preparation, breath control and self talk.