‘You killed my country’s dream but even so, all the best’

Bobby Charlton has previously been a harsh critic of Jose Mourinho and was understood to have objected to his potential appointment when Manchester United were looking for a successor to Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.  United’s new manager seems to have made peace with the England legend though… Manchester United’s new manager Jose Mourinho made peace with Bobby Charlton as he met the Old Trafford icon at the club’s Carrington training ground. Charlton has previously been a…

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Ronaldo fit and raring to fire Real to more European glory

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be “100 percent” in Saturday’s Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a record-extending 11th European Cup and further torment their city rivals, Atletico. The prolific Portuguese set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday when he ended training prematurely with a knock but was fit to train again the following day. Although Ronaldo scored the final goal in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win…

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Rankings update: Alexander Povetkin removed after failed drugs test

Source By boxingnewsonline… Alexander Povetkin is jettisoned after scuppering his fight with Deontay Wilder Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin – previously ranked at No 3 – is removed from the rankings after testing positive for melodonium ahead of his fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The fight has subsequently been ‘postponed’ by the WBC, and it remains unclear what the Russian’s punishment will be. As part of BN’s new policy, any fighter who…

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Jarryd Hayne quits NFL after one season to pursue Olympic sevens dream with Fiji

Source By dailymail… Jarryd Hayne to leave San Francisco 49ers after one season  Hayne seeking to join Fiji rugby sevens team at Rio Olympics  Former rugby league star has represented Fiji in 13-man code  Former rugby league international Jarryd Hayne has abandoned his bid to pursue a career in American football in favour of a switch to rugby union. The 28-year-old former Parramatta Eels centre or full-back has announced his decision to…

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Orange Coast College’s postseason sports ban reduced to only football; other sports on probation

Source By latimes… Aproposed ban on postseason competition for all Orange Coast College sports teams in the 2016-17 school year will now include only football, the state governing body for athletics announced Wednesday. A three-person arbitration panel that heard a written OCC appeal of sanctions imposed by the California Community College Athletic Assn. in late February ruled that football would be banned from postseason competition for the 2016 and 2017 seasons….

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Nichols: Fort Worth golfer up by 2 at Volunteers of America Texas Shootout while enjoying comforts of near-home

Source By sportsday… IRVING — Playing a tour event close to home can get crazy. You’ve got to get tickets for people, entertain family and friends, and, oh yeah, win the tournament. Just ask Fort Worth’s Gerina Piller. She’s been juggling her time with family members who made the trek from her native El Paso. Gerina Piller watches her birdie putt on the 10th green during the third round of the…

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Power outage costs Indian athletes berths at Rio Olympics

Source By indiatoday… The one-day meet, an Olympic qualifying event, was held without electricity at the stadium which led to results being recorded manually. Power failure at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium robbed some Indian athletes of securing Rio Olympics berths at the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix athletics meet on Sunday. The one-day meet, an Olympic qualifying event, was held without electricity at the stadium which led to…

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Adams secures chance to defend title at Rio Olympics

Source By timesofindia… LONDON: British flyweight Nicola Adams, the first female boxer to win an Olympic title, secured her place at the Rio Games on Friday by reaching the final in her weight division at a European qualifying event in Turkey. The 33-year-old London 2012 gold medallist outscored Norway’s Marielle Hansen in the 48-51kg semi-finals in Samsun. The top two women in each of three divisions qualify for the Rio Games….

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Porzingis, Melo miss 3s down stretch as Pacers beat Knicks

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pacers were wearing their maroon Hickory High uniforms but the Knicks were the overmatched underdogs Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The visitors also couldn’t pull off the upset because of a long miss from Kristaps Porzingis and an overall dud from Carmelo Anthony. Porzingis’ potential game-winner clanged off the rim with about eight seconds remaining, a 3-pointer from well beyond the line that transitioned to Indiana’s 108-105…

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New F1 qualifying gets thumbs up from Lauda

Mercedes team chairman  Niki Lauda has shown the thumbs-up to Formula 1’s impending change to the qualifying format for 2016. At meetings in Geneva on Tuesday, the sport collectively agreed that every 90 seconds during qualifying this year, the… More » GPToday.com : Formula 1 News Feed – Recent News

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