EPL: NOW WHAT ! MAN CITY WINS BUT STILL IN TROUBLE

At the forthnight 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Etihad stadium

A win that was secured with Sterling, Kevin DeBruyne, and second-half substitute Phil Foden goal, giving them a 3 more point lead over arsenal

Sterling’s goal at etihad stadium
Debruyne goal
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But now they have Eric Garcia on to tend out of injury after a collision with the goal keeper, The young defender started the game alongside Aymeric Laporte in the defensive line but was unable to finish the game due to injury as Pep Guardiola’s side finished the game with 10 men.

Man city are yet to tell how severe the injury might be, but we may not see former Barcelona defender for a while, although guardiola is positive and demands we wait for further test results…

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Positive coronavirus test numbers in Florida soar as Disney prepares for NBA restart

Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James line up at the Fiserv Forum

The rate of positive coronavirus tests in the Orlando area has been soaring in recent days. The NBA hopes that does not matter.

After spending weeks putting together an incredibly elaborate series of health and safety protocols – the word testing appears 282 times in the document – the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) believe they have done what is necessary for the health and safety of the 22 teams and others that will be part of the season restart at the Disney campus near Orlando next month.

Ready or not, basketball is almost back.

NBPA executive director Michele Roberts addresses the media at a 2019 NBA Cares event
NBPA executive director Michele Roberts addresses the media at a 2019 NBA Cares event

“No one is suggesting that this is going to be an infection-free, guaranteed environment,” NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told The Associated Press. “I guess, unless we go to… well, where would we go? What state has the lowest rate? There is just no way of finding a sterile environment probably on this planet, but certainly, not in this country.”

Among the details that were included in the protocols released to teams: players will be invited to wear what the league calls a proximity alarm that will set off an audio alert when the person is within six feet of another person for more than five seconds and therefore not following social distancing guidelines, plus they can choose to wear a ring that will generate a wellness assessment derived from metrics such as body temperature and respiratory and heart rate.

Players and staff also will be given thermometers and a pulse oximeter so they can track their data and record it on the league’s daily health platform.null

Malone issuing instructions to his team
Mike Malone issues instructions to his Nuggets players

Serena Williams says she will play the US Open at Flushing Meadows

Serena Williams: “This announcement has been on my mind all day but ultimately I really cannot wait to return to New York and play the US Open 2020”

Serena Williams says she 'cannot wait' to play at the US Open

Serena Williams has given her backing to the US Open going ahead behind closed doors this year.

A number of prominent tennis players have criticised the decision to go ahead with the Grand Slam tournament at Flushing Meadows from August 31 to September 13

This is crazy, I’m excited

But speaking remotely at a United States Tennis Association news conference, Williams said: “This announcement has been on my mind all day but ultimately I really cannot wait to return to New York and play the US Open 2020.https://e95ba23d24762107989fbedfb5694869.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/

“I feel the USTA is going to do a really good job of ensuring everything is amazing, perfect and everyone is safe. It’s going to be exciting, it’s been over six months since a lot of us have played professional tennis.null

“I’ll certainly miss the fans, don’t get me wrong, just being out there in the New York crowd and hearing everyone cheer, I’ll really miss that and getting me some tough matches. But this is crazy, I’m excited.”

Simona Halep does not plan to play at Flushing Meadows

World No 2 Simona Halep does not currently plan to play in New York with the health protocols put in place by the organisers for the Grand Slam.

“Given the conditions outlined in the U.S. Open announcement this morning, as of today I do not currently plan to play in NYC,” she said.

Halep, however, said she could reconsider her stand if the situation improved by the entry deadline in mid-July and has informed the USTA and the women’s WTA Tour of her decision.

Donald Trump ‘would love to see’ Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL ‘if he’s good enough’

Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season

Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would “love to see” Colin Kaepernick get another chance in the NFL but that the quarterback’s form when he last played “wasn’t up to snuff”.

Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. That year, Trump urged team owners to fire athletes who take a knee during the anthem, and on Sunday the US President said he would not watch NFL games if players did not stand for the national anthem.

Asked during a press conference on Wednesday whether Kaepernick should get another opportunity in the NFL, Trump said he “absolutely” should if he is good enough, but questioned whether the quarterback’s form the last time he played warranted it.

Kaepernick opted out of his San Francisco 49ers contract in 2017

“If he deserves it, he should,” Trump said Wednesday during an interview with WJLA-TV, in Washington DC. “If he has the playing ability.

Donald Trump said on Sunday he would not watch NFL games if players did not stand during the anthem
Donald Trump said on Sunday he would not watch NFL games if players did not stand during the anthem

David Luiz takes blame after Arsenal defeat to Man City

Luiz: “It’s not the team’s fault, it was my fault. Today I think the team did well, especially with 10 men, the coach is amazing, the players did amazing, it’s just my fault.”

3-0 defeat to Manchester City, but insists he wants to extend his contract at the club.

Luiz produced a catalogue of errors in a torrid 25-minute cameo appearance as 10-man Arsenal suffered a heavy loss at City on the Premier League’s return.

Brought on as a substitute in the 24th minute following an injury to Pablo Mari, the Brazilian’s error led to Raheem Sterling’s opener (45+2) before he was sent off for hauling down Riyad Mahrez inside the penalty area four minutes into the second half.

David Luiz is sent off at Man City
David sent off at arsenal’s 3-0 loss

The 33-year-old’s contract at Arsenal is also set to expire in the coming weeks, but he insists he wants to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium.

“It’s not the team’s fault, it was my fault,” he told Sky Sports. “Today I think the team did well, especially with 10 men, the coach is amazing, the players did amazing, it’s just my fault.null

“I took the decision to play, I should have taken another decision in the last two months, but I didn’t. It was all about my contract, whether I stay or not. I have 14 days to be here, and that’s it. Today was my fault.

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Could Fury have taken Olympic spot from Joshua?

Tyson Fury had been urged to target London 2012 Games before Anthony Joshua won Olympic gold

Tyson fury backs teenage brother

A teenage Fury had been left distraught. His Olympic qualification campaign appeared over, having been informed that David Price would take the only super-heavyweight spot for Team GB at the Beijing Olympics.

Great Britain’s head coach Terry Edwards had called a meeting with Fury to explain his selection and tried to convince the 19-year-old to commit another four years to the amateur ranks.

“The chat that we had, I felt that he would be far better and far more experienced by the time the London Games came around, than Beijing, and I think that would have probably been correct,” Edwards told Sky Sports.

“He didn’t agree, obviously.”

Amateur trainer Steve Egan had helped to hone Fury’s skills since he was a 14-year-old and was frustrated that his fighter did not receive the chance to avenge a points loss to Price a year earlier.

“He was devastated. We wanted a box off with David Price, but they said, ‘No, he’s already beat him’. Yes, but he was a kid!

“We’ll have it now, [but] ‘David Price has already beat him, blah, blah, blah,’ and they just wouldn’t have it.”

Fury’s dissatisfaction with this decision prompted him to walk away from the British set-up, with his late attempt to earn a place on the Irish team ending in further frustration after he was deemed ineligible for selection.

A promising unpaid career was cut short by Fury, a few months before the opening bout in China, despite being encouraged by Team GB to pursue a gold medal in London.

Fury was unable to fight on the world’s biggest amateur stage, but he will now seize his chance to be crowned undisputed champion, according to old mentor Egan.

Timo Werner: Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig forward

Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, subject to a medical.

The Germany international has agreed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and becomes Chelsea’s second signing of the summer after Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech.

Chelsea have agreed to pay €50m (£45m) to trigger the release clause of Werner, who is set to earn more than €10m (£9m) per season in England.

Werner has made a total of 157 appearances for RB Leipzig, scoring 93 goals and making 40 assists.