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Sport’s most controversial photo ops

Sport’s most controversial photo ops

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil was criticised after meeting the Turkish president in May Posing for the camera is an everyday occurrence for most sports stars, but there are times when a photo opportunity can quickly lead to criticism and controversy. Take German footballer Mesut Ozil, who quit the international team…
County Championship: Jonny Bairstow’s 82 puts Yorkshire on top against Lancashire

County Championship: Jonny Bairstow’s 82 puts Yorkshire on top against Lancashire

Yorkshire skipper Steven Patterson (centre) has taken two wickets in the second innings Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day two): Yorkshire 192 & 239: Bairstow 82, Brook 55; Onions 3-44 Lancashire 109 & 194-6: Buttler 59; Patterson 2-34 Yorkshire (3 pts) lead Lancashire (3 pts) by 128 runs Scorecard England captain Joe…
England Under-19s out of European Championship after 5-0 defeat by France

England Under-19s out of European Championship after 5-0 defeat by France

Paul Simpson's side finish third in Group B in FinlandDefending champions England were knocked out of the European Under-19 Championship at the group stage as they lost their final match 5-0 to France. The Young Lions were without a number of star players because the tournament clashes with clubs' pre-season tours. Nabil Alioui and Myziane…
Ryan Lochte: US swimmer given 14-month ban for doping violation

Ryan Lochte: US swimmer given 14-month ban for doping violation

Ryan Lochte is one of the most successful swimmers in history, with 12 Olympic medalsTwelve-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte has been given a 14-month ban for a doping violation. The 33-year-old American has been sanctioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency for an intravenous infusion. While Lochte was not using a banned substance, athletes cannot usually…
Francesco Molinari wins ‘an Open to remind the sporting public of golf’s magic’

Francesco Molinari wins ‘an Open to remind the sporting public of golf’s magic’

Francesco Molinari's victory at Carnoustie was his first in a majorFrancesco Molinari's brilliant victory capped a classic Open that proved golf's oldest championship remains the most relevant in the game. A parched, fast-running Carnoustie provided a fitting stage for the world's best players to demonstrate their skills. They were tested to the maximum, and we…
Tour de France: Chris Froome says he and Geraint Thomas are in a ‘dream position’

Tour de France: Chris Froome says he and Geraint Thomas are in a ‘dream...

Rivalry 'doesn't exist' between me and Thomas - FroomeChris Froome says he and Tour de France leader Geraint Thomas are in a "dream position" and it would be "fantastic" if his team-mate won this year's race. Four-time winner Froome, 33, is second overall, trailing fellow Team Sky rider Thomas by one minute 39 seconds after…
Mesut Ozil: German FA rejects the Arsenal midfielder’s racism claim

Mesut Ozil: German FA rejects the Arsenal midfielder’s racism claim

Ozil could not stop Germany losing to South Korea and going out of the 2018 World Cup at the group stageGermany's football association (DFB) has "emphatically rejected" allegations of racism from Arsenal's Mesut Ozil but says it could have done more to protect him from abuse. Ozil, 29, announced his retirement from international football, citing…
Europa League: Aberdeen v Burnley winner to face Turkish side in third round

Europa League: Aberdeen v Burnley winner to face Turkish side in third round

The sides of Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes and Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche will play each other on 26 July and 2 AugustThe winners of the Europa League second-round tie between Aberdeen and Burnley will play Istanbul Basaksehir, who finished third in the Turkish league, in the third qualifying round. Rangers will play Georgia's Chikhura Sachkhere…
Richarlison: Everton medical for Watford forward before £50m move

Richarlison: Everton medical for Watford forward before £50m move

Richarlison scored five goals in 41 appearances for Watford during the 2017-18 season - including against Everton at Goodison Park in NovemberEverton hope to sign Watford's Brazilian forward Richarlison within 24 hours in a deal that could eventually be worth £50m. The 21-year-old was having a medical with the Goodison Park club on Monday. Toffees…
Celtic draw AEK Athens in Champions League third qualifying round

Celtic draw AEK Athens in Champions League third qualifying round

AEK Athens reached the round of 32 in last season's Europa League, but were knocked out by Dynamo KyivCeltic will face AEK Athens in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, if they overcome Rosenborg in the second round. The Scottish champions play the Norwegians in the first leg in Glasgow on Wednesday, with…
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