Ronaldo's stubbornness has surely cost Portugal for the last time

As sure as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, Cristiano Ronaldo’s name appeared on Portugal’s team-sheet on Friday night. Perhaps for the last time. But there was no romanticism about his selection, Roberto Martinez wanted him there.

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Puerto Rico reaches final for first time

Puerto Rico celebrates after beating Belgium in the semifinals of the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup.-MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Puerto Rico finally earned a shot at the gold of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup (VCC) after sweeping Belgium, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16, in the knockout semifinal on Saturday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium, After settling for…

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'Taken a lot of time to reflect' | New Plymouth boss Rooney on his managerial record

In his first press conference as Plymouth Argyle’s new boss, Wayne Rooney has discussed his managerial record at his previous club Birmingham City and says he has “taken a lot of time to reflect” on his time there.

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Naomi Osaka wins at Wimbledon for first time in 6 years

Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a backhand return to Diane Parry of France during their first round match of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) WIMBLEDON, England  — Naomi Osaka had not won a match at Wimbledon in six years. Hadn’t even played there in five. Grass courts…

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British GP schedule: UK time, when to watch Silverstone F1 weekend on Sky Sports and Sky Showcase | F1 News

Formula 1 completes its summer triple-header with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone just days on from a controversial clash between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris in Austria. Norris, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton will all be racing in front of the home crowd, with all three in the running to be on the podium…

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T20 World Cup final: Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah step up in India’s time of need as title drought ends | Cricket News

“He is probably saving himself for the final. We understand his class. We understand his importance in big games.” It was almost as if Rohit Sharma knew what was coming. The India captain was speaking after team-mate Virat Kohli fell for nine in the T20 World Cup semi-final against England in Guyana on Thursday, a…

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Lights, Camera, Knockout: The Best Boxing Movies of All Time

Throughout the years, boxing has been a popular subject for films on the big screen. Whether focusing on the grit and determination of a boxer’s journey to the top or the intense action and drama of a boxing match, these movies have captivated audiences with intense storytelling and unforgettable performances. From classic films like “Rocky”…

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Knockout Kings: The Greatest Boxers of All Time

Boxing has long been considered one of the most exciting and physically demanding sports in the world. Throughout the history of boxing, there have been numerous legendary fighters who have left an indelible mark on the sport. These fighters have not only achieved success in the ring but have also become iconic figures with legions…

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Japan beats USA for first time in Manila finale

Japan’s Kento Miyaura flexes his muscles during a game against USA in the VNL 2024 in Manila.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — With both teams fielding their bench in a much-anticipated final game in Manila, Japan got the better of USA, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, to end the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 on a high…

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Spanish GP: Lewis Hamilton surges to fastest Practice Two time with chasing pack ahead of Red Bull | F1 News

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes in a fascinating Practice Two session at the Spanish Grand Prix in which Max Verstappen was only fifth fastest after a struggle in his Red Bull. Underlining the growing multi-team competitiveness at the front of the field in F1 on a Barcelona circuit that Verstappen absolutely dominated on…

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