Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Manchester United

July 24, 2021

Manchester United will continue their preparations for the start of the 2021-22 campaign with a pre-season clash against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils recorded a 2-1 win over Derby County in their first friendly of the summer, while QPR were last in action against Portsmouth on July 7, recording a 2-1 victory in the behind-closed-doors clash. QPR started their preparations for next season with a 2-1…

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Manchester City ‘have not agreed £160m deal for Harry Kane’

July 24, 2021

Manchester City have allegedly made it clear that they have not agreed a £160m deal for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and are not prepared to spend that figure on any player. A report on Thursday evening claimed that the Premier League champions would pay £160m to bring the England captain to the Etihad Stadium during this summer’s transfer window. However, according to the Manchester Evening News, Man City have branded…

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Jade Jones opens up on chance to secure Olympic golds hat-trick

July 24, 2021

Jade Jones is acutely aware of the unpredictable nature of taekwondo and how even one last-gasp glancing blow could be the difference between success and failure ahead of her tilt at Olympic glory. No other athlete in the sport has won three golds at the Games, but Jones, who topped the podium at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and is the reigning world champion in her -57kg category, is favourite…

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China claim first gold medal at Tokyo 2020

July 24, 2021

Yang Qian of China has taken the first gold medal on offer at Tokyo 2020, triumphing in the women’s 10m air rifle event. Anastasiia Galashina, representing a team of Russian athletes, had a slender 0.1 point lead heading into the final two shots but fluffed her lines at the last, scoring just 8.9 to allow 21-year-old Yang to capitalise. Switzerland’s Nina Christen took the bronze medal ahead of Norway’s Jeanette…

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Tokyo 2020: Seonaid McIntosh admits struggles after failing to qualify for air rifle final

July 24, 2021

Scottish shooter Seonaid McIntosh missed out on a place in the women’s 10 metre air rifle final at the Tokyo Olympics’ opening medal event. The 25-year-old Great Britain hopeful finished 12th of 50 starters, just 1.3 points off a top-eight spot that would have kept her medal chances alive. But she will return to the Asaka Shooting Range next weekend to contest her premier event – the 50 metre rifle…

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Preview: Japan Under-23s vs. Mexico Under-23s

July 23, 2021

Japan Under-23s and Mexico Under-23s will meet in Saitama on Sunday, with both teams knowing that a victory would see them advance to the quarter-final stage of the 2020 Olympics. Mexico opened their Group A campaign with an impressive 4-1 victory over France Under-23s on Thursday, while Japan recorded a 1-0 win over South Africa Under-23s in Tokyo on the same evening. Japan have placed themselves in a strong position…

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