The NFL will not discipline or fine Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill

(CNN)Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was investigated after an accusation that he physically abused his son, will not be suspended or fined by the NFL. “Similarly, based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy. Accordingly, he may attend Kansas City’s training camp and participate in all club activities. He has been and will continue to be subject to conditions set forth by the District Court, Commissioner Goodell, and the Chiefs, which include clinical evaluation and therapeutic intervention. “If further information becomes available through law enforcement, the pending court proceeding, or other sources, we will promptly consider it and take all appropriate steps at that time.” Hill has …

Serena Williams battles burden of expectation before Simona Halep final

Both Wimbledon finalists will be fighting their emotions in what should be a momentous duel, with the American well placed for a 24th slam When Sabine Lisicki lost the final at Wimbledon to won the French Open last year and has reigned as No 1 in the world; Williamss story is familiar to all, a tale of alternating glory and struggle that would seem to have at least a chapter or two left. What they both share is a lingering fight with their emotions. Until Halep calmed her outer shell over the past couple of years, she was among the most volatile of competitors on the WTA Tour. Williams, as she admitted on Thursday after her best performance of the …

An Open that will make its mark beyond the game and the course

After a 68-year wait Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland has the potential to prove one of the Opens more exciting backdrops with a politically historic significance Counterintuitive though it may seem the Open Championship, in its 148th staging and with a history stretching back to 1860 in Prestwick, has entered uncharted territory. Never before has this tournament been so defined by its venue. Significance of location far outweighs the most illustrious participants. After a wait of 68 years, a stretch marked for so long by grim societal realities, Royal Portrush is the Opens terrain once more. Tears will be shed as Darren Clarke strides forward to lash the majors first drive at 6.35am. Thereafter the competitive instincts of Rory McIlroy, …

Simona Haleps show of power and belief helps her realise Wimbledon dream | Sean Ingle

Simona Halep has worked on her mentality as well as her groundstrokes and both were in fine fettle as she dismantled Serena Williams to win the singles title at Wimbledon It took 56 minutes into the biggest match of Simona Haleps career for her legs to go finally wobbly. But at that point her opponent, Serena Williams, was shuffling towards the net, head bowed and hand outstretched. And Centre Court was rising and roaring to salute a performance of staggering intensity. Watching on it seemed impossible that when Halep was a young child in Romania she used to cry before going on to court because she was so shy. Yet on the games biggest stage the tiny introvert was transformed …

Emery says Arsenal and Koscielny ‘need to speak’ as Martinelli scores on debut

Unai Emery has said he is awaiting a decision on Laurent Koscielny after the captain refused to travel with the squad for their pre-season tour The Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said he is awaiting a decision on Laurent Koscielny after the Original Article : HERE ;

New Zealand set England 242 to win Cricket World Cup

London (CNN)England will need 242 runs to win its first ever Cricket World Cup after restricting New Zealand to 241-8 at Lord’s on Sunday. Turn on the television, pick up a newspaper, or glance at social media, and suddenly, after a tournament that has lasted six weeks and involved 48 games, the country has gone cricket crazy. But for New Zealand, this has been about redemption. Four years ago it reached the final only to be blown away by Australia. This time, it has been determined to ensure there is a far happier ending. Victory over India in the semi-final silenced anyone holding doubts over the character of this New Zealand side. READ: New Zealand stuns India in semifinal READ: …

Why do so many men think they could win a point off Serena Williams?

One in eight British men believe they could take a point off Serena Williams in a tennis match. Are they all delusional? She has a serve that once topped 128mph, has won 23 grand slam singles titles and is regarded by many to be the best female athlete of all time, Serena Williams. Good luck with that, tweeted Judy Murray. The sports broadcaster Catherine Whitaker tweeted: If youre one of the 12% you should be required to declare it on online dating profiles. Like a CRB check but for delusional morons. According to a YouGov poll, one in eight men in the general population, that is, not necessarily people who enjoy playing tennis said they thought they could win a …

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 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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …