Welcome to The Five Pointer: rounding up the major stories of the day.
Let’s start with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s claim that he’s not in charge of transfers at Spurs. The 47-year-old has even said that Spurs should change his title to Head Coach, because he doesn’t deal with players coming in or going out.
Teen tennis sensation Cori Gauff returned to the court yesterday, the first time she has been in the main draw of a tournament since losing in the Last 16 at Wimbledon.
The 15-year-old American qualified for the Washington Open first round, but was beaten in straight sets by Zarina Diyas, 6-4 6-2 .
Caster Semenya is set to miss the Athletics World Championships in Doha after a setback in her appeal challenging a rule that means she will have to take testosterone reducing medication to compete.
Semenya was set to defend her 800m title won in London in 2017, but the latest ruling by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court means she won’t be be able to. The South-African later tweeted, “Determined spirit is unstoppable.”
To Cricket now and the T20 Blast. Kent’s clash with Surrey was heavily affected by rain last night, but that didn’t stop Mohammad Nabi smashing 43 off just 12 balls to give Kent to victory at The Oval.
In a match reduced to seven overs, Surrey posted 54-4, but that target was reached in just 15 minutes as Nabi smashed two fours and fives sixes.
An incredible performance. Kent extending their lead at the top of the South Group.
Ahead of the MLS all-stars match tonight against Atletico Madrid, the players took part in a skills challenge. Wayne Rooney will be playing for the MLS team and showed just how lethal he can still be.
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