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Murray and Joe Salisbury led Croatian duo Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the quarter-final before losing 4-6 7-6 (2) 10-7 in Tokyo.
Professional clubs will be directed to limit ‘high force’ headers to 10 per training week.
Female athletes have fought long and hard for the right to choose what they wear when they compete at the Olympics, and at the Tokyo Games more and more athletes and fans are speaking out and taking action. Of the more than 30 women who played badminton on Wednesday, including India's PV Sindhu and Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying, about two-thirds wore shorts, while others were clad in skorts, dresses and skirts, and one wore a hijab. "I'm lucky that we can wear whatever we want," said Sindhu, the Rio Olympics women's singles silver medalist who wore one of her blue dresses when she defeated Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16.
Thomas was 12th fastest in the men’s individual time trial at the Tokyo Olympics.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland praised Maro Itoje’s man of the match performance last weekend, but not before delivering a barb at a news conference as he named the giant lock among the starters for Saturday’s second test against South Africa. The England international fought an attritional physical battle with his South Africa counterpart Eben Etzebeth and was a key figure as the Lions fought back from nine points down to beat the Springboks 22-17 in last Saturday’s first test. "I thought it was an excellent performance,” said Gatland when asked to comment on Itoje’s evolution into one of rugby’s top stars.
Even without Simone Biles the United States will still offer a steely defence of the Olympic women's gymnastics all-around crown worn by an American since the 2004 Athens Summer Games. Unbeaten in any all-around competition she entered since 2013, Biles was considered a lock to defend her title until Tuesday when the 24-year-old sent shockwaves through the Tokyo Games after dropping out of the team event following her opening vault. In a stunning admission Biles later explained that the pressure of living up to expectations and her quest for a record gold medal haul had left her no choice but to drop out for her own mental health.
After settling for silver in the 2008 Beijing and the 2012 London Games, Slovakia's Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova signalled her intention to upgrade in Tokyo with a perfect 75 in the women's trap qualification on Wednesday. The 37-year-old fired three rounds of 25 to lead ahead of Silvana Stanco of Italy and Alessandra Perilli of San Marino, both of whom shot 74. The 26 competitors will return to the Asaka Shooting Range on Thursday morning for two more qualifying rounds before the top six advance to the final.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Jane Nicholas from the Cook Islands paddled into history on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to compete in an Olympic canoe slalom event as the sport and the Games move closer to gender parity. She was the first of 22 women who shot down the man-made white water course in Tokyo, with 18, including all the medal favourites, going through to the canoe slalom semi-finals on Thursday. Britain's Mallory Franklin, the 2017 world champion, set the fastest time of 105.06 seconds.
The 24-year-old pulled out after one rotation of the women’s team final on Tuesday.
Major heading restrictions agreed for English football at all levels this season
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‘Climbing fast’ – Scott Cooper and the football revolution in the PhilippinesThe Englishman on being national team coach in a country where boxing and basketball have traditionally ruled the roost Scott Cooper was assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson before being made head coach of the Philippines national team in 2019. Photograph: Visual China Group/Getty Images
Ledecky was beaten to gold by Ariarne Titmus in the 400 metres freestyle and was a distant fifth over 200m.
Andy Murray's glittering Olympic career could have come to an end on Wednesday when the Briton and partner Joe Salisbury bowed out of men's doubles at the Tokyo Games after a narrow defeat by Croatian pair Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig. The 34-year-old Murray arrived in Tokyo looking for a hat-trick of gold medals at the Games but had to pull out before his men's singles opener against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime due to a thigh strain.
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday apologised for ordering too much food for their staff during the opening ceremony and letting it go to waste after videos of trucks carting off boxes of uneaten food went viral online. The organisers, who face public opposition to hold the sporting extravaganza amid the pandemic and have been criticised for a series of scandals https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tokyo-2020-plagued-by-embarrassing-scandals-gaffes-2021-07-22, came in for a fresh lashing for wasting food at the national stadium, the venue where the Games' opening ceremony took place last week. Thousands of untouched lunch boxes and rice balls have been discarded at the stadium as a decision to hold the Games without spectators slashed the number of volunteers there, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television reported late last week.
U.S. women's water polo team captain Maggie Steffens returned to the pool in Wednesday's Olympic pool match against Hungary in Tokyo despite breaking her nose earlier in the week. A stray elbow to the face forced Steffens https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/water-polo-us-women-bloodied-unbowed-battle-with-china-2021-07-26 out of the Monday's game against China but the 28-year-old was back in the pool, scoring one goal in the Group B match against Hungary, which ended with the reigning Olympic champions suffering a shock 10-9 defeat. "No-one is hoping for a broken nose or anything getting into the Olympics," said Steffens, who had a plaster on her nose and a black eye.
Canada claimed their first men's volleyball win at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, overcoming Pool A's in-form team Iran in straight sets, while the United States beat Pool B's bottom side Tunisia. Having lost to Italy and Japan, Canada were quick off the blocks, capitalising on a slew of errors from Iran to comfortably take the opening set. The second and third sets were closer but, courtesy of John Perrin's 16 points and Nicholas Hoag's 15, Canada steadily built their lead with a combination of spikes and blocks to win 25-16 25-20 25-22.