An own goal in the first half and a late second from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 2-0 win over Bolivia on Thursday and guaranteed their place in the last eight of the Copa America. Uruguay have won this tournament more than any other country but they have laboured so far this year, losing 1-0 to Argentina, drawing 1-1 with Chile and failing to shine against a Bolivian side whose last away win was 32 games ago in Myanmar. They huffed and puffed through the first half in Cuiaba and needed a stroke of luck to take the lead five minutes before half time when Jairo Quinteros and Carlos Lampe combined to put through their own goal.
Boycotting an Olympics should be up to individual athletes not politicians, says U.S. Alpine skiing great Lindsey Vonn, as calls mount to move or reject the 2022 Beijing Winter Games over China's human rights record. A four-times Olympian, Vonn's opinion on boycotts has not altered in retirement, believing the Games can be a catalyst for change and spotlighting issues like China's treatment of Uighur Muslims which Washington has called genocide. "If athletes want to boycott that's their prerogative and their right," Vonn told Reuters.
Lucien Favre rejects Crystal Palace manager’s job in late U-turn Favre had been due to sign three-year deal on Thursday63-year-old decided he is not ready to return to management Lucien Favre had agreed a three-year deal to take over at Crystal Palace. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
The Swiss coach Lucien Favre has turned down the chance to take over as manager at Crystal Palace, preferring instead to take an extended career break before he embarks on his next job. The 63-year-old last worked at Borussia Dortmund where he left in December after a run of bad results and had originally planned to take a long break from the game. He met with Palace over the vacancy at Selhurst Park but decided that the time was not yet right for him to return to management. He had been an attr
England block out the noise of history to focus on Germany’s class of 2021Gareth Southgate’s young squad are not interested in fighting old battles but know a match against Germany is a huge test The England captain, Jordan Henderson (left), with Conor Coady (centre) and Tyrone Mings. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters
Marcus Rashford tells England to ‘put names in history’ by beating GermanyRashford: ‘There is no point fearing the past’Jordan Henderson: ‘Our young squad can be a positive thing’ Marcus Rashford has not started for England yet at Euro 2020 but says this team can ‘be remembered for many, many years’ by getting past Germany. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA
Lewis Hamilton is worried for the safety of the British public following what he described as a “premature” decision to allow 140,000 fans to attend next month’s grand prix at Silverstone. Circuit organisers have been permitted to sell out for the entire July 16-18 weekend, paving the way for the biggest UK crowd since the start of the pandemic. But seven-time world champion Hamilton, who has won the British Grand Prix more times than any driver in Formula One history, questioned the logic behin
Young players have been left “devastated” by Arsenal’s decision to close down their Women’s Player Development Programme (PDP) for girls aged seven to 15, Telegraph Sport has been told. Up to 300 girls are understood to be affected by the closure, which was communicated to parents in a brief email on Wednesday. Run at five satellite sites across Hertfordshire and Middlesex, the programme previously involved one session per week, 24 times a year, as well as mini tournaments. However, no sessions