The US men’s basketball team caused a stir when they announced they’d be staying on a luxury cruise ship rather than roughing it in the Olympic village. But Jimmy Butler, the Chicago Bulls star, might have wished his team were with the other athletes in the spartan Rio dorms – he’s not a fan of the water.
Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic has been ruled out for six months.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed 271 Russian athletes will compete in the Rio Olympics, a figure that will provoke outrage from those who argued for a blanket ban in the wake of state-sponsored doping revelations.
Aston Villa are still reportedly keen on Abel Hernandez.
The attacker needed just a couple of minutes to hit the back of net.
Brazil were held to a goalless draw by 10-man South Africa on the opening day of the men’s Olympic football tournament in Brasilia.
Currencies Direct, the UK non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services, have announced that Antony Jenkins, formerly CEO of Barclays, has joined the company as non-executive Chairman. He will focus on further advancing Currencies Direct’s digital offering and expanding its existing international footprint, supporting the company’s strong growth potential.
Three months on the concept of Leicester City being the defending Premier League champions still does not seem real.
The Labour hopefuls to become mayors of Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and Liverpool are “committed to bringing social justice to the areas they hope to represent”, Jeremy Corbyn has said, as voting is set to close in the elections to select each candidate.
Arsenal finished above Tottenham last season, but Arsene Wenger should not have let that blind him concerning the work that needs to be done to his squad.
Kweku Adoboli and Tom Hayes have more in common than working at UBS and jail. The men, who are both 36, have each turned to crowdfunding to raise money for their court appeals.
Goldman Sachs reported a higher second-quarter profit on Tuesday, as it benefited from a sharp decline in expenses and more activity in some parts of the fixed-income markets, but most of its businesses came under pressure.