Hopeful organizers Andy Murray will be suitable for Queen's as five-time singles champion goals full return in grassy season
- Andy Murray has been out of action since November due to pelvis bruises
- Former World No. 1 is five-time champion at Queen's Club, last win in 2016
- He was announced on the 2020 player shortlist alongside Feliciano Lopez
- Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas have committed themselves to this year's event
Officials at the Fever-Tree Championships hope Andy Murray will be fit enough to have his singles return to Queen & # 39; s Club.
Former World No. 1 is currently again sidelined due to an injury, this time pelvic bruises that have kept him out of action since then. November, no indication when he will be able to make his comeback.
Provided that he can find a solution to the problem that has limited him to work in the gym, it seems increasingly likely that Murray does not compete – at any rate at the highest level – until the lawn season
Time is running out for him to play on hard court while clay, on which he has not played since his hip problems in 2017, was physically the most demanding surface.
That could mean a return to Queen & # 39; s Club in mid-June, where he first played after a hip operation in 2018 and again in 2019 after his second operation, although only in doubles.
Murray then won the title – his first in the doubles after five singles successes at Queen & # 39; s – with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
Lopez also won the title in singles and he will return together with top 10 duo Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tournament Director Stephen Stephen Farrow said: “We are very happy to have received early commitment to play in the Fever-Tree Championships of two top-10 players in Daniil and Stefanos, and such legendary figures in the Queen & # 39; s Club in Feliciano and Andy.
& Daniil and Stefanos have shown that they can beat everyone in the world, Feliciano's victory last year was incredibly emotional and uplifting, and Andy is our greatest champion.
& # 39; We know that Andy is still working, but we also know that he wants to play, fingers crossed that he will be able. & # 39;
Deontay Wilder & # 39; s trainer says that former champion had a small cut in his left ear that affected & # 39; his balance & # 39; in Tyson Fury win
- Blood flowed from Wilder & # 39; s left ear after Fury put it in the third round
- Wilder & # 39; s trainer Jay Deas suggested injury & # 39; his balance affected & # 39;
- Fury struck Wilder in the fifth before the fight ended in the seventh
- Wilder seemed to be struggling with his balance when Fury's famous victory Claimed
- He was taken to the hospital for stitches in his ear after Las Vegas contest
Blood flowed from the ear of the former heavyweight champion after Fury struck him at the temple in the third round.
Wilder went down again in the fifth round before his co-trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in the middle of the seventh in Las Vegas .
Asked for a update on Wilder's condition after combat, Deas said: & # 39; Deontay is doing well, and he is coming back, he will be all the better for it.
& # 39; He had a small cut in the ear, possibly affected his balance, so he gets a couple of stitches there.
& # 39; That is really its size. it was a tough, heavy fight with a heavy, heavy fighter plane. & # 39;
[1 9459026] There was speculation on the mo that the Battle of Fury would have perforated Wilder's eardrum, and there were certainly indications that the ear injury affected his balance.
It enabled Fury the & # 39; Bronze Bomber & # 39; to dominate while the American suffered the first defeat of his professional career.
After Breland stopped the fight in the seventh, cameras captured the moment when he explained to Wilder why he threw in the towel and said & # 39; because of your ear & # 39;
Wilder went to the hospital after the fight to have his ear and other injuries checked and to have been good enough to hold an interview in the ring.
He said: & I am doing well. You know … things like this happen, the best man won tonight.
& # 39; But my trainers, my coach, my side threw in the towel. You know, I'm ready to go on my shield, man. Do you know what I'm saying?
& # 39; I had many things going on in this fight. But it is what it is. I was already, my leg was already broken due to other small things.
& # 39; But you know, I'm not making any excuses tonight. I just wish my corner had let me go on my shield. That is what I do. But he did what he did. There are no apologies. And we will come back stronger. & # 39;
UFC champion Israel Adesanya forced to apologize for ill reference 9/11 by telling opponent Yoel Romero that he would crumble like the twin towers & # 39;
- UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has apologized for a comment from 9/11
- He spoke at a pre-fight press conference and founded it on his opponent
- More than 2,000 people lost their lives during the 2001 terrorist attack
- Adesanya defends its middleweight title against American Yoel Romero
UFC Champion Israel Adesanya has apologized for telling his opponent that he would crumble & # 39; if the two towers & # 39 ;.
The middleweight hunter made the comment during a UFC press conference call against Yoel Romero, which he is going to fight in Las Vegas next month.
Adesanya said about his Instagram on Sunday: & # 39; I have never made a joke about people who died or brought the tragic event of 9/11 to the attention.
UFC champion Israel Adesanya has apologized for a comment of 9 / 11 against his next opponent
Profession: UFC middleweight champion
Born: Lagos, Nigeria
] Battle record: 18-0-0
I was just walking and my brain worked in an instant faster than my mouth to (choose) the wrong euphemism.
& # 39; You speak enough on the microphone and you will certainly miss the target with a few measures.
& # 39; I did this and therefore I am sorry. I will be more careful in the future with my words. & # 39;
The remark was made regarding the 2001 terrorist attack on September 11, in which more than 2,000 people were killed as Al-Qaeda-affiliated hijackers flew two planes to the World Trade Center in New York City.
Adesanya defends his middleweight title at next month's UFC 248 event against Romero.
Adesanya, 30, has won all 18 of his fights and was born in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to New Zealand.
His opponent, Romero, was born in Florida in the United States and has won 13 of his 17 fights by losing four.
Tyson Fury is again the heavyweight champion! Gypsy King shines Deontay Wilder in the 7th round in a performance for the ages as Fury completes a fairytale comeback of depths of despair to WBC title in Las Vegas
- Tyson Fury has the heavyweight championship reclaimed from the world after defeating Deontay Wilder 
- The Gypsy King popped the Bronze Bomber in seven rounds for the heavyweight title of the WBC
- Fury proved the doubters wrong and beat the puncher twice, Wilder being knocked down twice in the fight
& # 39; We have a good life, and I can do it relatively anonymously & # 39 ;: six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny happy that wife Laura takes the spotlight
- Kenny has six gold medals, while wife Laura is a four-time Olympic champion
- He can take the train in Manchester without being recognized by a single soul
- The 34-year-old will try to add this summer to his medal ceremony in Tokoyo
It is four years since Jason Kenny won three gold won medals at the Rio Games, comparing Sir Chris Hoy as the most successful Olympian in Britain by raising his count to six. But Kenny can still take the train from his home in Cheshire to the National Cycling Center in Manchester without being recognized by a single soul.
& # 39; I'm quite happy with the level that I stand on personally & # 39; Says Kenny. It suits him that Laura, four-time Olympic champion and his wife, is more in the spotlight. "We have a good life, and I can do it relatively anonymously."
For Rio, Kenny didn't even have a personal sponsor, just kidding that he wasn't & # 39; beautiful & # 39; was enough and admitted that he couldn't & # 39; think of something worse than being a celebrity & # 39 ;. In anticipation of the Tokyo Games this summer, he shares at least some recommendations with Laura, but he has no illusions about who is the most tradable.
& # 39; I learned to roll with it & # 39 ;, says Kenny prior to the Track World Championships, which start in Berlin on Wednesday. "We have a number of good partners this year. We did well. & # 39;
Another example of how Kenny did not get the recognition he deserves is that he has not yet become a knight, unlike Hoy and the other five British men who have four or more Olympic have collected gold since World War II – Bradley Wiggins, Steve Redgrave, Ben Ainslie, Mo Farah and Matthew Pinsent.
Not that Kenny is bothered by it. "I don't really think about that, it's just life," he says. "We went to the palace a few times to collect OBE's and other bits and bobs. We had a good ride. & # 39;
In Tokyo, Kenny wants to keep his team sprint, individual sprint and Keirin titles, while Laura also hopes to compete in three events.
Jason, 31, is now a father, Albie is born in August 2017 and all three Kennys will travel to Berlin. Kenny Snr says their son helps his parents' training.
"You could have & # 39; the world's worst session, but you never go home and stop thinking about it like before because you don't have the time. We just go home and take care of Albie and laugh with him. "
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls carries horse name Onethreefivenotout in honor of Ashes hero Ben Stokes
Fast thinking 11-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls was ahead of the game as he reserved the horse name Onethreefivenotout in honor of Ben Stokes century who won the third Ashes Test for England at Headingley.
The big hitter led an astonishing kickback against Australia on Sunday to ensure that this summer's ash remains alive at 1-1 with two to play. Lord & # 39; s World Cup final went the way of England against New Zealand in the equivalent of cricket for extra time and penalty & # 39; s.
It was Nicholls who moved the fastest this time, after another nail-biting afternoon – although he has not yet chosen a horse to be named.
Nicholls said: & I watched the game at home like most people across the country, and I just thought it would be great to go in quickly and reserve the name .
& # 39; I would not say that I do my best to watch cricket. But I like to watch the big games, and this was clearly so exciting – it was incredible to see.
& # 39; I have not assigned the name to a specific horse yet. I have a few ideas, but we're going to sit on the fence for now.
" I just thought it would be a nice name for one of our owners, and we have reserved it now – which is great. "
Stokes fever has naturally seized the country because cricket rules the front and back pages for the second time in so many months – and officials from Carlisle Racecourse have ensured that they too are part of it.
Carlisle is the local course of the Durham star and will honor him by offering free admission to the Thursday meeting with racing givers with & # 39; Ben & # 39; or & # 39; Stokes & # 39; in their name.
Carlisl E-general manager Molly Dingwall said: & # 39; I am not a big cricket fan, to be honest, but I started it en masse this weekend – if after so & # 39; n day doesn't like cricket, you never go
& I believe Ben Stokes moved here when he was about 12 and grew up in the Carlisle region. To see every athlete doing what he did on Sunday is simply phenomenal, and it is just an extra extra from our point of view that he has been raised in the area.
& # 39; Anyone with the name & # 39; Ben & # 39; or & # 39; Stokes & # 39; in their name will get free entry on Thursday – and anyone who has already purchased tickets will be reimbursed if they have a valid ID. & # 39;
& # 39; Don't be angry with the judges, be angry with his conditioning man & # 39 ;: UFC champion Jon Jones refers back to criticism of controversial victory over Dominick Reyes, who was referred to as & # 39; theft & # 39;
Jon Jones has those who doubt his victory over Dominick destroys Reyes stating that his opponent and fan base should be angry with Dom's conditioning guy.
Jones successfully defended his UFC light-heavyweight title on Saturday in a controversial fight against his fellow American at UFC 247 in Houston.
Jones emerged controversially after a five-round epic in Houston, holding his light-heavyweight belt through a unanimous decision of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.
The 32-year-old & # 39; s victory at the Toyota Center was greeted with a scattered applause and loud anger from the crowd with fans on social media who brand the decision as a & # 39; theft & # 39 ;.
Jones was tired of hearing his skeptics on Wednesday night to express his opinion.
& # 39; I think it's great that when I have a competitive fight everyone claims that the other man has won. I think it's just part of the territory, & he tweeted.
& # 39; Dominic literally noticed 12 shots. I scored the take downs, was the aggressor, checked the octagon every round, had landed more significant strikes. Dom completely stopped fighting in the championship rounds and had the guts to be angry with the judges.
Don't be mad at the judges, be mad at Dom's conditioning guy. Man started to give up when the water got deep and is now going around with interviews about being robbed. When will these young boys start to take responsibility, that is what is wrong with boys these days.
& # 39; In the end I had to be part of another classic. I am here in ABQ smiling from ear to ear. With such battles my pickle tickles, I feel so alive. Feels like a man. have balls like me, nothing but a victory.
& # 39; And I know my haters are p **** d, which makes me really happy lol.
& # 39; Fights like this are those fans who never forget. What a way to write history.
& # 39; This will probably be one of the few times that I defend myself about the fight. just glad everyone talks about it.
& # 39; I don't think people realize how many ways this has been a blessing to me. Humbling, record-breaking, financially, a new rival, had to take the dog outside. # UFC247 is what it's all about. & # 39;
Jones (26-1-1) handed the fourth-ranked Reyes (12-1) his first loss, improving to 15-0 in title fights – meaning he now holds the record for the most championships in UFC.
And when a fan asked him to set up a rematch with Reyes, something the beaten hunter wishes, Jones seemed receptive to the idea.
"Someone tells Uncle Dana [White] to call me," he tweeted.
Players and politicians have given their opinion about the sparkle of Jimmy Greaves.
] Now thousands of our readers have joined the campaign & # 39; give him a gong & # 39 ;.
Here is a selection of the letters and emails that greet him as the popular champion …
I worked for British Airways to accompany a flight to Cape Town when I saw Jimmy and his wife Irene standing in line for economics.
I upgraded it to business class check-in, but when I went to the gate, it was waiting for the economy! I escorted him to the plane where the cabin crew immediately upgraded him to first class.
A few months later he wrote to BA to thank me and the crew. He has never forgotten his roots. Modest then and still the same.
Get up on Jim.
I remember waiting outside the Bell pub for the Tottenham players to come out after a pint after the game, and Jimmy surrounded by dozens young boys, including my brother and I, screaming for his signature.
His poor wife stood there for centuries as he chatted and finally said something along the lines of: & # 39; Come on Jimmy, we have to go home! & # 39; He said he would be with her as soon as he finished drawing!
Jimmy was a gentleman, always ready with a smile and a joke, and someone who brought happiness to the lives of others. If he apparently does not deserve honor for his football career, he should certainly do so for the example of his life after football.
In the early 1960s I went as a young man to Ninian Park to watch the amazing Double-winning Spurs side Cardiff City play. In those days the road side took a bus to the station after the race, then a train home.
I ran from Ninian Park to the station hoping Jimmy Greaves signed my book. After running the two miles and running out of breath, I saw Jimmy. But before I could ask him to sign his signature, he put an old 10-shill note in my hand and asked me to run back down and get him the Pink Football Echo.
I shot away and came back minutes later, just before the train stopped. I gave him the Echo and his change. He signed my book and told me to keep the change because he had bet £ 5 at Bobby Smith that it would be the last time he saw me, the 10-bob bill or the football echo.
I had the pleasure of spending a few days transporting Jimmy through the Midlands on a publicity tour when I was about 40 years ago for publishers ) Hodder and Stoughton worked.
We had to enter a store in Nottingham through the back entrance and when Jimmy came in everyone applauded him – and it went on all the time that he walked through the store to where he had to sign his books and then a very long one time while he was at the counter.
I was lucky enough to accompany some famous people on such occasions, including Joan Collins, Lord Archer and more – but no one received anything like the reception that Jimmy received that day. He was a hero to everyone and such a nice, funny, gentle man. I cherish those two days. It was an honor to be in his company.
In the 1970s I played soccer for Spurs Ladies and once we had to play a game against West Ham Ladies in a fundraising. The best thing about this match was that it would be on a nice terrain with a guest-star referee.
Would you believe it, Jimmy Greaves gave up his Sunday afternoon to play as a referee for us.
We were really excited. I must say, however, that he was a much better player than a referee – he was too much a gentleman, he kept giving free kicks for our approach.
It is one of my favorite memories of playing in the 1970s and I tell people even today. The way he gave up his time to help a good cause and let 22 girls have a day to remember … and the fact that he liked to blow the whistle.
] My favorite moment to summarize Jimmy Greaves came in the late 1960s when our fierce rivals West Ham came to the Lane with the big Bobby Moore who tried to keep Jimmy out of the game.
In a tense competition while waiting for Pat Jennings to lift a long flight of stairs, Bobby stood in his familiar position – leaning forward, hands on hips – when Jimmy trotted toward him, his arms connected and Bobby swung a mold. The whole stadium burst out laughing and the tension went wild.
As a 17-year-old Tottenham born and raised boy, I went on vacation to Minehead Butlin & # 39; s in 1962 and was gobsmacked to find Jimmy who stayed with his family in a simple chalet close to us. He was very sober, friendly and approachable. While he was walking around with a toddler in a pram, he could be any other father and happily stopped for a photo.
Dave Emerick, who was the manager of Brentwood Athletic FC and a lifelong friend of Jimmy, persuaded him to join the club at the end of his career.
We were all surprised when he came ready to play. We all respected him. He was so friendly to everyone and so easy to talk to.
During a certain training session after a weekend defeat, we were in the locker room and the word was filtered that the attackers had been kept away from & # 39; target practice & # 39 ;. Would you believe it, Jimmy was included! We were lost for words.
In 1986 I was the commercial manager of Bristol Rovers and one of our sponsors was a Spurs fan. He asked me if there was a chance I could get a Tottenham legend to get the credit for an opening launch. I went for the No. 1 man, Jimmy Greaves. He immediately agreed to come to Bristol. On the day, Jimmy was wonderful and did a fantastic job as an ambassador for football.
While he kept the huge amount of alcohol available, he kept his lively, funny and lovable personality going with black coffee while chatting to a constant stream of admirers. Great man. Top soccer player.
He was the biggest goal scorer we've ever had and his life after football was an example for anyone suffering from depression and alcoholism that you can change your life. He would have been in the team for the World Cup Final, but then due to an injury. It could have destroyed him, but in the end he did not allow it.
Wimbledon doubles champion Robert Farah ESCAPES ban on failed drug test because the International Tennis Federation accepts his claim that he ate contaminated meat
- Robert Farah was temporarily suspended and missed the Australian Open
- That was after he tested positive for anabolic steriod Boldenone in October
- But the Colombian claimed it was a result of eating contaminated meat
The 33-year-old was provisionally suspended last month – meaning he missed the Australian Open – after testing positive for anabolic steriod Boldenone in October 2019, but the Colombian claimed this was the result of eating contaminated meat in his home country.
His argument was accepted by the International Tennis Federation, who said in a statement: & # 39; Mr. Farah's statement about how the Boldenone entered his system was accepted and it was determined that he had no error or negligence for the violation.
"Therefore, the player's provisional suspension is lifted with immediate effect and he will not serve a period of inadmissibility for his violation.
" To avoid doubt, Farah enters eligible to resume competition immediately. "
The double number one of the families thanked family, sponsors and fans who supported me in this attempt to prove my innocence.
His legal adviser Maurice M Suh welcomed the finding on behalf of his client.
& # 39; We are pleased that the ITF found Mr. Farah and applied the anti-doping rules for tennis fairly , & He said in a statement.
& # 39; Mr. Farah is a champion and deserves to return and to the competition and the sport he loves. & # 39;
The World Anti-Doping Agency and the National Anti-Doping Organization Colombia can appeal against this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Lewis Hamilton shows off his new & # 39; caveman & # 39; look while reigning Formula 1 champion leaves his head behind with the future of Mercedes still in the air
- Lewis Hamilton has changed his hairstyle in anticipation of the winter tests of F1
- The six-time world champion showed a new scruffier look on Instagram
- The future of the Mercedes driver after 2020 season is still undecided
Lewis Hamilton has switched his look ahead to the pre-season winter test period of Formula 1, with the Mercedes driver revealing a scruffier & # 39; caveman & # 39; style.
The Briton shared images on his Instagram that pose shirtless with the new style and dump his cornrows.
Hamilton will start fine-tuning his Mercedes for the new season in Barcelona later this month, with the future of the reigning world champion still undecided after this season.
Ferrari is strongly associated with the star born in Stevenage, with Hamilton seduced by a go to the iconic Italian setup.
Rumor has it that the future of Mercedes in sport can cast doubt on the long term, with manufacturers looking for cost savings, although the team has denied this.
The 35-year-old has also questioned his own future in the sport before 2021, and he has a difficult decision as to whether he wants to fulfill his dream of going to the roster in red, or stick to the line-up that has brought him five of his six titles.
Hamilton must are still talking about a new contract with Mercedes, while Fer rari have admitted that they have spoken with the Brit.