Author: Molly Freeman

Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Molly Freeman Comments: 0

Dortmund’s Gio Reyna leads way as young USA team thrash Panama

Nicholas Gioacchini and Sebastian Soto both scored their first two international goals, Gio Reyna got his first and a young United States team routed Panama 6-2 on Monday night in a friendly at Wiener Neustadt in Austria. Gioacchini and Reyna made their first appearances on Thursday in a 0-0 draw against Wales, among six debuts as the Americans returned from a coronavirus break that had sidelined the team since February.…

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Has Ted Lasso doomed American managers to yet more mockery?

The joke is a familiar one. A tired one. “AFC Richmond is gonna give you everything we got, win or lose,” the fictional, American soccer caricature Ted Lasso explains in the first episode of the Apple TV+ series of the same name, at which point he is reminded by a reporter that this is a sport with draws. “Right, y’all do ties here,” he responds, the punchline presumably being Americans…

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Bears lose Foles and game as Vikings triumph on Monday Night Football

Kirk Cousins will take a victory any day of the week. That he finally got one on a Monday night didn’t seem to matter. Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13. Cousins won for the first time in 10 career Monday night starts. He hit Adam Thielen with a six-yard touchdown…

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‘Anti-Kaepernick’ NFL veteran Burgess Owens elected to US Congress

A former NFL player who bills himself as the ‘anti-Colin Kaepernick’ has been elected to the US House of Representatives. Burgess Owens, running as a Republican, beat the Democrat incumbent Ben McAdams in a close race that was finally called on Monday. Owens will represent Utah’s fourth district, which covers the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Owens was one of the first black players to represent the University of Miami…

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Rulon Gardner and the lonely afterglow of Olympic gold

In the opening scene of the Olympic Channel’s new documentary film, Rulon, the titular character, a hulking figure, hangs his gold medal around the neck of a middle-aged man outside a hotel ballroom in Chicago. The two smile for a photo. Once – when he was 200lbs lighter and sporting a singlet – Rulon Gardner was the face of a Got Milk? ad, a sheepishly smiling America hero, and as…

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Mets’ Robinson Canó loses $24m in salary after failed doping test

All Robinson Cano needed to do to make $24m in 2021 was not take performance enhancing drugs or commit a major felony. He could only manage half of that bargain. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed on Wednesday that the New York Mets second baseman will miss the entire 2021 season after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug stanozolol. The 38-year-old had already served an 80-game doping ban in 2018, and…

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Conor McGregor comes out of retirement – again – to fight Dustin Poirier

Not for the first time, Conor McGregor has decided his UFC career is not over after all and will return to the octagon to face Dustin Poirier on 23 January. The 32-year-old had announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in June, something he had also done in 2016 and 2019, but had talked about a fight with Poirier in recent months. McGregor has fought for a total of 40…

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Tiger Woods to play alongside 11-year-old son Charlie at Florida tournament

Tiger Woods still has one tournament left this year that may feel as big as any as he has played in before. The PNC Championship announced on Thursday that Woods will play with 11-year-old son Charlie in a tournament that has paired major champions with their children since 1995, the year before the 44-year-old Woods turned pro. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie…

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Klay Thompson set to miss second successive season after tearing achilles

The Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has suffered a huge blow after learning he will miss a second successive season through injury, according to ESPN. The 30-year-old had already missed the whole of last season after tearing his ACL during the 2019 NBA finals. He suffered a separate injury while playing a practice game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, which was confirmed as a torn achilles, an injury…

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Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021: England drawn in pool with France

Top-ranked England and France have been drawn in the same pool for next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, while the hosts and holders, New Zealand, were drawn with Australia at a ceremony in Auckland on Friday. USA and third-ranked Canada will be in Pool B for the 12-team tournament that will be held in the southern hemisphere for the first time. “It is interesting how the pools have come out,”…