Tennis

WTA Rogers Cup: Flawless Elina Svitolina dominates Venus Williams By Pete Borkowski

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina ended Venus Williams' career-best run in Toronto with a blowout win on Thursday, booking her quarterfinal spot with the loss of just three games....

MLS

Orlando City SC's Jonathan Spector to miss three weeks with knee injury By Tyler Fisher

Orlando City SC defender Jonathan Spector left training early Tuesday due to injury....

Tennis

ATP Rogers Cup: Alexander Zverev ousts Nick Kyrgios to advance to last eight By Craig Vickers

The Australian was wrestling with a familiar hip problem as he was brushed aside by the rising 20-year-old....

MLS

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Aly Ghazal

Tyler Fisher | The Vancouver Whitecaps made some noise before the Summer transfer window ended, as they signed Egyptian central midfielder Aly Ghazal. The 25-year-old has agreed to an MLS contract through 2018, with a club option in 2019.  Aly Ghazal signs with Vancouver Whitecaps In order to complete the deal, the Whitecaps used Targeted Allocation Money. Ghazal will occupy an International Roster Spot. The Caps acquired the roster spot in a trade with New York City FC early Thursday morning. He will officially join the club's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and medical examinations.  As a veteran of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, Ghazal signed his first professional contract with CD Nacional and eventually became the club captain. From 2012-17, Ghazal appeared 117 times (112 starts) for Nacional. At the beginning of the 2017 year, he transferred to Guizhou Zhicheng of the Chinese Super League.  Aly and Guizhou mutually agreed to terminate his contract in July of 2017 due to new player regulations in China that decreased the number of foreign players permitted to play.  Aly Ghazal will occupy an International Roster Spot for Vancouver. | Source: goal.com As far as International experience, Ghazal has appeared five times for the Egyptian National Team, including but not limited to, two starts in qualifying matches for the 2015 African Cup of Nations. He has also represented his country at the U-20 level. Club and player statements At the announcement of the signing, head coach Carl Robinson gave a club statement saying, "Aly is a top midfield player who is comfortable on the ball and strong defensively. He fits into the way we want...

MLS

MLS Deadline Day Deal: Dillon Powers sent to Orlando City SC for Luis Gil By Tyler Fisher

The Colorado Rapids have dealt Dillon Powers to Orlando City SC in exchange for Luis Gil to end a heavy MLS Transfer Window....

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World Athletics Championships: Christian Taylor edges Will Claye to claim historic third gold medal By Pathik Gamana

In a fascinating battle, Christian Taylor won a third triple jump world championships title ahead of Will Claye who took the silver and Nelson Evora the bronze....

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World Athletics Championships: Kori Carter fends off Dalilah Muhammad for 400m hurdles title By Oliver Dickson Jefford

Carter, out in lane eight, was behind her fellow American at the start but pulled through to take her first global title....

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World Athletics Championships: Ramil Guliyev takes surprise 200m gold By Oliver Dickson Jefford

The Turk, who used to represent Azerbaijan, ran well around the bend and held firm down the home straight as he fended off the likes of Wayde Van Niekerk and Jereem Richards....

Tennis

WTA Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki downs Agnieszka Radwanska to reach quarterfinals By Pete Borkowski

Caroline Wozniacki out-duelled her friend and fellow counterpuncher Agnieszka Radwanska to book a date with the world number one in the Rogers Cup quarterfinals....

NWSL

Chicago Red Stars add Yuki Nagasato to active roster, waive Mary Luba By Bianca Verar

The Red Stars make room for Nagasto on the roster by waiving Mary Luba....

NWSL

Possible Team Great Britain women’s football team at Tokyo 2020 By Hannah Roberts

After missing out on the 2016 Rio Olympics, could Team GB women's football return in Tokyo?...

Tennis

WTA Rogers Cup: Canadian teenagers Andreescu/Branstine shine in Toronto début, edge out Mladenovic/Pavlyuchenkova for unforeseen victory By Max Gao

Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine pulled off an unlikely upset Wednesday at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, edging out the experienced team of Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a thrilling match tiebreak to claim their first tour-level win as a team on home soil....

Tennis

WTA Rogers Cup third round preview: Lucie Safarova vs Ekaterina Makarova By Don Han

Lucie Safarova and Ekaterina Makarova, both former Top 10 players, would battle for a place in the quarterfinals as they meet in the third round of the Rogers Cup, with this being their fifth meeting in history....

VAVEL Exclusive: Interview with Taro Daniel

Japanese star Taro Daniel has an exclusive interview with VAVEL USA about life on the Challenger tour, betting in tennis, the Olympic experience, racism on tour, and much more....
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