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US senators introduce legislation aimed at preventing athlete abuse

WASHINGTON: Two US senators introduced legislation on Tuesday to strengthen Congressional oversight of US Olympic officials, who they say failed to protect athletes from sexual abuse. Senators Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal released the results of an 18-month investigation that found widespread failure to keep athletes safe by the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) …

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Man Utd squad arrive home after pre-season win as Solskjaer bemoans lack of clinical finishing despite Lukaku on brink of transfer

MANCHESTER UNITED’S stars arrived home following their pre-season win in Norway last night after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bemoaned his side’s lack of clinical finishing. The Old Trafford squad were met by fans as they landed at Manchester Airport, after a late Juan Mata penalty saw them scrape past minnows Kristiansund. Paul Pogba did his best …

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Boris wines and dines DUP allies in Northern Ireland as majority hangs by a thread

BORIS Johnson last night wined and dined his DUP allies in Northern Ireland – as his Commons majority hangs by a threat. The PM had dinner with Arlene Foster, Nigel Dodds and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson last night as he arrived for the last leg of his whistle-stop tour of the UK. Boris had dinner with …

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Spokesperson provides fresh twist in midfielder’s €70m Man Utd move

Manchester United are not close to sealing a deal for Portugal star Bruno Fernandes despite reports claiming otherwise. The midfielder is a major target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer as he looks to overhaul a United squad that finished sixth last season. There has been a whirlwind of speculation surrounding Fernandes, including one stating …

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Man Utd ask Juventus to include second player after Dybala in Lukaku deal

Manchester United have asked Juventus about the possibility of signing Mario Mandzukic in the discussions surrounding the possible swap deal involving Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku, according to the latest reports in the Italian press. Argentina forward Dybala is reportedly involved in talks over a switch to Old Trafford in what could effectively turn into a swap …

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Vincent Janssen claims he’d move to Tottenham all over again & explains why it went wrong at Spurs

Vincent Janssen joins Monterrey from Tottenham Tottenham and Mexican side Monterrey confirmed the transfer last week. Monterrey, the current CONCACAF Champions League champs, has signed Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen. Now 25, Janssen joined Tottenham from AZ Alkmaar back in 2016. Spurs spent 17 million pounds on the striker, who had been prolific in the …

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Sultans of spin: the Japanese breakdancers busting Olympic moves

TOKYO: For Japanese breakdancer Shigeyuki Nakarai, the prospect of winning a gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics has become something of an obsession. The proposal by Paris organisers in February to include the street dance lit a fire under the 17-year-old, aka Shigekix, who took bronze at last year’s Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. …

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