Stars pay respects at Justin Edinburgh memorial

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Teddy Sheringham attended the service Former England players Rob Lee and Teddy Sheringham, Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore and Salford City boss Graham Alexander also attended. Report End of Twitter post by @leytonorientfc Image copyright PA Media Image caption Edinburgh’s son Charlie shakes hands with Glenn Hoddle outside the service Fans entered a ballot for tickets to sit inside the cathedral, with those unsuccessful able listen to proceedings from outside. Many turned up in football shirts of Edinburgh’s former clubs, while there were also floral tributes left in the shape of the Tottenham club crest. Edinburgh had previously managed Northampton Town, Gillingham and Newport County before moving to Orient in November 2017. Image copyright …

Ben Simmons becomes Australia’s richest athlete with huge 76ers deal

Ben Simmons has agreed to a $A242m contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in the richest deal by an Australian athlete Ben Simmons has agreed to a $A242m contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in the richest deal by an Australian athlete. But doubt still hangs over whether the Melbourne-born NBA All-Star will play for Australia later this year at the World Cup in China and in Melbourne and Perth exhibition games. Simmons acceptance of the 76ers five-year, $US170m maximum contract extension had been expected. The Athletic, citing Simmons agent Rich Paul, was the first to report on Monday he had accepted the offer. It was Paul who shocked Australian sports fans on the weekend when he told ESPN that …

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet in historic Wimbledon rematch

(CNN)When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal contested the 2008 Wimbledon final, men’s tennis was ever so different. “I think for me he’s the best of the history,” the Spaniard said on the eve of the 2008 final. It wasn’t the first time he’d uttered those words. READ: Roger Federer: The power and presence of the $120 million man READ: Will Nadal surpass Federer in career grand slam tally? Will Nadal pass Federer for grand slam wins? ‘We’re still here’ A few years ago, their careers were in jeopardy. Federer sat out the last six months of 2016 after undergoing knee surgery and few thought Nadal — given his physical style of play — would still be around. With Nadal also …

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in four sets to reach Wimbledon mens final

Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic in the mens final at Wimbledon on Sunday after beating Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 When Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic step on to Centre Court on Sunday to contest the Wimbledon mens singles final for the third time in six years two Spaniards back in the Balearics will pause to wonder might have been. Although there was little in the end that Roberto Bautista Agut late for his stag party in Ibiza could have done to stop the Djokovic train in the first semi-final on Friday, he did take a set off the world No 1, just as his compatriot from Mallorca briefly had Federer in his tight grip. As Nadal …

‘They’re icons’: US women’s champion team take victory parade in New York

World Cup winners, who beat Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to capture their second straight title, receive traditional ticker-tape parade Amid confetti and chants of equal pay New York honored the U.S. womens soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes, celebrating its World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players emergence as icons of womens rights. The squads 2-0 win over Netherlands in the final match on Sunday capped a World Cup campaign that attracted vast television audiences and unprecedented public interest. Wednesdays parade down Broadway in New Yorks financial district also cast a light on the teams fight for equal pay with their counterparts on the U.S. mens national team, and by extension, …

Lusail: sleek new city offers glimpse of Qatar’s post-oil future

During the 2022 World Cup, all eyes will be on the coastal metropolis located 16km from Doha From the sands of the Qatari coast rise the towering glass, steel and concrete forms of Lusail, a city being built almost entirely from scratch. Pharaonic in its scale and ambition, the under-construction metropolis is the vision of the countrys former emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, born in part from the desire to diversify the Qatari economy and distance it from oil dependence. Financed by the government via the Qatari Diar real estate company, the city was initially conceived in 2005 but development truly took off when A road and new tramway line. The citys train network will comprise four main …

Aggers issues Tube advice for World Cup final

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonathan Agnew takes over tube announcements for the Cricket World Cup final. Sports fans arriving by Tube for the final of the Cricket World Cup will find themselves greeted by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Announcements read by the commentator will be relayed at St John’s Wood – the north-west London Underground station that is closest to Lord’s. Aggers’s passenger tips will include: “To avoid being run out, please hold the handrail on the escalator.” England take on New Zealand on Sunday with radio coverage on Radio 5 Live. In another message, the BBC correspondent warns: “For some reason St John’s Wood is a very windy station so hold on to your …

John Daly opts out of Open after R&A refuse to allow him to use golf cart

The former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next weeks Open Championship at Royal Portrush The former champion John Daly has withdrawn from the Open Championship at Royal Portrush next week. Daly said initially that he would try to play through the pain of degenerative arthritis in his right knee after his request to use a golf cart was turned down by the R&A on Saturday. However, the 53-year-old has since had a change of heart and has been replaced in the field by the American Kevin Streelman, with Rory Sabbatini now first reserve for the final major of the year ahead of Brian Harman and Martin Kaymer. Daly had been allowed to use a cart in the US PGA …

Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in Wimbledon final

(CNN)Serena Williams remains on course for an eighth Wimbledon singles title after trouncing Czech Barbora Strycova to reach her 11th final at the All England Club. The women’s singles final takes place Saturday at Wimbledon, with the men’s final Sunday. READ: Coco Gauff: How do you protect a 15-year-old tennis prodigy? READ: Serena says she owes Naomi Osaka an apology. Osaka’s response made her cry Unforgiving America’s Williams was in unforgiving mood and forced world No.54 Strycova, a shock semifinalist, to scamper and cover every blade of grass inside the opening exchanges. The Czech defended valiantly against Williams’ blistering groundstrokes, which seemed to be tearing through Center Court with extra venom. A missed return on a short Strycova second serve …

Djokovic crushes Goffin to reach ninth Wimbledon semifinal

Wimbledon, London (CNN)With Cori “Coco” Gauff’s breakthrough, an early blockbuster between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios and Serena Williams and Andy Murray featuring in mixed doubles, Novak Djokovic has largely gone unnoticed this Wimbledon — barring issues surrounding the ATP’s player council, of which he is the president. READ: What’s next for Cori “Coco” Gauff? READ: Williams says she owes Osaka an apology. Osaka’s response brought her to tears Dimitrov: ATP win ‘means a lot’ for Bulgaria Rafa, Roger to meet again? If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win later against Kei Nishkori and Sam Querrey respectively, the Big Three would all land in the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time since the rain soaked 2007 edition. Perhaps more …

Can USA Swimming address sexual abuse without a Larry Nassar moment?

Can a sports governing body stop sexual abuse and make a culture change without that one galvanizing media-ready moment? As all sports try to address sexual abuse, USA Swimmings efforts raise two questions: Can a sports governing body stop sexual abuse without nonstop scrutiny from the media, lawmakers and the US Olympic Committee? And can prevention work best when that organization places some of its efforts toward educating parents and athletes themselves? The spotlight still shines most intently on USA Gymnastics, which remains in the news nearly 18 months after the dramatic courtroom scenes in which scores of survivors confronted Larry Nassar, the doctor who will almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison. USAGs scrutiny continues with …

Women’s World Cup the best shots by female photographers | Picture essay

Our picture editor Jonny Weeks looks back at a captivating tournament in France through the work of six exceptional female photographers While the 2019 Womens World Cup brought global attention to the talents of the worlds best female footballers, it also shone a light on the skills of the many female photographers who cover the beautiful game. From their positions on the sidelines, theyve captured the joy and despair not to mention the many VAR controversies during the past month in France. Here are our favourite pictures from six outstanding photographers: Naomi Baker, Hannah Peters, Charlotte Wilson, Catherine Ivill, Maja Hitij and Marianna Massey. Click on the images for caption info.

USA 94 25 years on: footballs evolution captivates the world

Italys heartbreak and Brazils mastery are memorable moments of an event that proved a catalyst for the games global expansion A quarter of a century ago on Saturday millions of people all over the planet stopped what they might normally be doing to watch the World Cup semi-finals. Both games were played on the same day. First up Italy v Bulgaria at the Giants Stadium, New Jersey. Roberto Baggio was one of those players blessed with a style and personality that always felt singular. He arrived at USA 94 as the reigning World Player of the Year, was at the peak of his powers, and had elevated himself from an underwhelming group stage to inspire his nation through the knockouts …

Your first look at ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ has arrived

(CNN)Ready the Aqua Net, sequins and skinny ties because more details have emerged about “American Horror Story: 1984,” the next chapter in FX’s popular anthology series. To celebrate the first day of filming the NINTH Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, here's the official 1984 cast announcement along with some amazing 80s lewks. Enjoy! A post shared by Ryan Murphy (@mrrpmurphy) on Jul 11, 2019 at 9:25am PDT In the video, they all sport their ’80s finest as Dan Hartman’s “I Can Dream About You” (which, fittingly, was released in 1984) plays. This season’s cast will also pull from Murphy and Falchuk’s other cult shows. Angelica Ross and Mathew Morrison are among the additions. Ross is known for her headline-grabbing work …

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff, 15, loses at Wimbledon to end magical run

Wimbledon, London (CNN)When asked who her idols were outside tennis, Cori “Coco” Gauff listed a trio of household names in Beyonce, Rihanna and Michelle Obama. “I really did feel like I was probably playing in New York somewhere,” Gauff told reporters. “It was really surprising because you don’t really expect this kind of support when you’re in another country.” TV figures from host broadcaster BBC showed that her nail biting win over Polona Hercog in the third round drew the highest peak Wimbledon audience in Britain of the first five days. In house she was cheered on by the throngs occupying the green Henman Hill. And back home in Delray Beach, dad Corey’s bar was packed with locals who watched …

‘I can’t bring her back’: parents of girl killed by California police speak out

Family of Hannah Williams, 17, tells the Guardian the high schooler should be remembered for her kindness and passion Benson Williams clutched the bright pink shirt in his hands. It helped him feel close to his daughter as he struggled to process the reality that he would never hold her again. The 46-year-old sat beside his wife in their Anaheim living room on Thursday afternoon, trying to make sense of how their bubbly and energetic 17-year-old girl had left the house on Friday with a smile on her face, and wound up shot dead by a police officeron a busy southern California freeway. The authorities so far have told the parents very little. Why she was fatally shot remains a …