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-Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he was ready to end his ill-fated spell at former club Manchester United after only one training session with the Premier League side. NEW YORK- Frances Tiafoe says he would have probably laughed if someone told him he will make the third round of his home Grand Slam at the U.S. Open when he contracted the novel…

Sanchez says he wanted Man Utd exit after one training session

(Reuters) – Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he was ready to end his ill-fated spell at former club Manchester United after only one training session with the Premier League side.

Tiafoe feeling positive again after COVID-19 negativity

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Frances Tiafoe says he would have probably laughed if someone told him he will make the third round of his home Grand Slam at the U.S. Open when he contracted the novel coronavirus in July.

Murray hopes to build physical conditioning to revive career

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Building the stamina to consistently survive the rigours of playing five-set matches will top Andy Murray’s agenda as the former U.S. Open champion, who has undergone two hip surgeries, plots the revival of his career.

Van de Beek to wear former Ajax team mate Nouri’s number at Man Utd

Manchester United’s new midfielder Donny van de Beek has said he will wear the number 34 on his jersey as a tribute to former Ajax Amsterdam team mate Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered brain damage after a heart attack in 2017.

Brazil announces equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams

(Reuters) – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday that its men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay and prize money.

Man City owners add 10th club to network with French side ESTAC

(Reuters) – The owners of Premier League side Manchester City have acquired a majority share in French second-tier team Esperance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne (ESTAC), City Football Group (CFG) said on Thursday.

Mother knows best as Osaka receives emoji advice from home

Naomi Osaka received plenty of encouragement and advice from her mother Tamaki after her second round victory at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, although it came in the form of emojis printed on a sheet of paper.

Premier League terminates China broadcast contract

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The Premier League has cancelled its contract with Chinese broadcasters PPLive Sports International after just one season, the league said in a statement on Thursday.

Morgan says Root in England’s T20 plans despite omission

(Reuters) – Joe Root has a future in England’s Twenty20 setup but he was left out for the three-match series against Australia as his spot in the playing 11 was not guaranteed, captain Eoin Morgan said on Thursday.

Underdog Nagal looking forward to Thiem test at US Open

Sumit Nagal does not expect to dominate Austrian Dominic Thiem like his near namesake and idol Rafa Nadal when they meet in the U.S. Open second round on Thursday, but the 23-year-old Indian is relishing the challenge on the biggest stage.

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