The Seattle Sounders and San Jose Earthquakes participated in a brief Black Lives Matter display before the start of Friday night’s MLS is Back Tournament game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. Players and coaches from both teams wore Black Lives Matters T-shirts, with the team captains featuring the letters BLM on their armbands. Players from both teams knelt before the opening kickoff, extending an arm in the air in…"Sounders, Earthquakes hold Black Lives Matter display"
A search warrant allegedly indicates that NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were involved in a cover-up following their arrests for armed robbery stemming from a May 13 incident in Miramar, Fla, according to a New York Daily News report on Friday. According to the Daily News, a warrant obtained as public record from the Broward County (Fla.) Clerk of Courts cites video evidence, social media messages and additional testimony that allegedly show a…"Warrant shows paid cover-up by CBs Baker, Dunbar"
– World champion Dutch speed skater Lara van Ruijven has died aged 27 after battling with an autoimmune disorder, the Royal Dutch Skating Federation (KNSB) said on Friday. The 27-year-old short track skater, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympics, was admitted to hospital in Perpignan, France last month after falling ill during a training camp. She was placed in intensive care and kept in an artificial coma but despite undergoing surgery, her…"Speed skating: World champion Van Ruijven dies aged 27"
Jesse Marsch is enjoying success as a head coach in Europe, but there is one position that could lure him back to the United States: coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team. “It’s a hard one,” Marsch, 46, told Bleacher Report. “I try not to look too much into the future and I try just to enjoy the moment, but I would be honored and I’m very hopeful to someday coach the national team.” Marsch…"Ex-MLS coach Marsch eyeing another role"
– Collin Morikawa had never played Muirfield Village Golf Club prior to this week but one would hardly know by looking at his scorecard as he moved into a six-shot, second-round clubhouse lead at the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio on Friday. Morikawa, who began the day with a one-shot lead, was four under after 15 holes when play was halted for 77 minutes due to a dangerous weather situation and after the break…"Golf: Morikawa tames Muirfield to grab six-shot clubhouse lead"
– Red Bull’s Max Verstappen led Styrian Grand Prix practice on Friday while Australian Daniel Ricciardo crashed his Renault and six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton had a difficult afternoon at Mercedes. Hamilton’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas, the championship leader after winning Sunday’s Austrian season-opener at the same Red Bull Ring circuit, was second and a mere 0.043 slower. “We learned a bit more about the car, we were of course not so…"Verstappen leads Styrian GP practice, Ricciardo crashes"
SPIELBERG, Austria – Lando Norris’s hopes of a repeat podium at the Red Bull Ring faded on Friday when the McLaren driver was handed a three-place grid penalty in practice for Sunday’s Styrian Formula One Grand Prix. The 20-year-old Briton celebrated his first F1 podium last weekend when he finished third in the Austrian season-opener at the same circuit after starting in third place. Race stewards found Norris had overtaken AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly while yellow…"Motor racing: Norris handed three-place grid drop for Styrian GP"
– Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday he was not looking ahead to a potential Champions League quarter-final tie against Juventus because any loss of focus could result in elimination by Real Madrid in the last 16. City lead Real 2-1 heading into the return leg at the Etihad Stadium on Aug. 7 and would face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juve in the quarter-finals if both teams were to progress. The Italians are 1-0 down…"City can’t afford to look beyond Real in Europe, says Guardiola"
KOBE – A day that began with joy at a return to something resembling normality ended in disappointment for baseball teams the Yomiuri Giants and Yakult Swallows who saw the first game of the season with fans allowed in washed out and postponed on Friday. The Nippon Professional Baseball league began in mid-June, delayed by three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but without fans. However, following an easing of restrictions in Japan, Friday marked…"Fans return to baseball in Kobe but day ends in disappointment"
– The prize money set aside for the Wimbledon Championships will be distributed to 620 players who were set to take part at this year’s cancelled tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said on Friday. Wimbledon, which was initially scheduled for June 29-July 12, was cancelled for the first time since World War Two due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has killed more than 44,000 people in the United Kingdom. “We are now…"Wimbledon to disburse prize money in lieu of cancelled Championships"