Enable beaten by Waldgeist to miss historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

(CNN)Shock and a large dose of disappointment fell on Longchamp as favorite Enable fell agonizingly short in her historic quest for a third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gasps and groans from the packed Longchamp grandstand told the story as the Andre-Fabre-trained Waldgeist, fourth last year, dashed Enable’s bid for immortality in racing circles. Only eight horses have won dual Arcs, and previously only one of those had even attempted the three-peat — Treve was defeated by Dettori on Golden Horn in 2015. Enable, who has won more than $12 million in her glittering career, clinched her first Arc at Chantilly in 2017 — Longchamp was being redeveloped — and then triumphed again last year to cement her status …

Henderson howler hands Liverpool narrow win at spirited Sheffield United

Dean Hendersons goalkeeping error allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to score as Liverpool won 1-0 at Sheffield United Liverpools latest title challenge has begun in formidable and often near flawless fashion but their seventh successive Premier League win came riddled with imperfections, reminding everyone that they are mortal after all. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. No one guessed calamity of the cruellest order beckoned for Henderson. For much of the afternoon Wijnaldums performance had been regressively reminiscent of his once routinely ineffective away displays at Newcastle but then the Dutchman met a headed clearance on the edge of the area and volleyed straight at Henderson. The keeper looked to have gathered routinely only for the ball slip …

Typhoon leaves England stranded at airport amid World Cup travel chaos

Englands World Cup quest got off to an inauspicious start amid the chaotic fallout from Typhoon Faxai, with the squad stranded at Narita International Airport for five hours Englands World Cup quest got off to an inauspicious start amid the chaotic fallout from Typhoon Faxai, with the squad stranded at Narita International Airport for five hours. Eddie Joness group were marooned because of the damage caused by the storm that swept through Tokyo overnight, before eventually moving on with their journey. Winds of 105mph, heavy rain and large waves forced the cancellation of scores of flights and had defeating Ireland in record fashion, thrashing Italy in Newcastle. The only stain on the four summer Tests was Original Article : HERE …

Aubameyangs Arsenal winner gives Steve Bruce losing start at Newcastle

A deft second-half finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James Park A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruces Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emphasised his enduring importance to Arsenal by cutting through the gloom and registering an exquisitely incisive winner. If it hardly bodes well for Bruce that Unai Emerys supposedly vulnerable backline managed that real north Londoners collectors item, a clean sheet on the road, at least the sight of the watching Andy Carroll keeping his ponytail dry by wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the word Icon hinted at the prospect of potentially better days ahead. Unfortunately …

Royal Ascot 2019: A summer spectacle with the royal seal of approval

(CNN)Britain’s royal family, toffs, top hats and world-class horse racing — there is little more quintessentially British than Royal Ascot. READ: Meet the trainer to rulers, royals and billionaires The Gold Cup Thursday’s Gold Cup, a marathon of more than two miles, is Ascot’s oldest surviving race. Bob Baffert: Top tips for a Triple Crown win The Queen will present the victorious jockey and owner with their trophies. Last year’s winner was Stradivarius, ridden by veteran Italian jockey Frankie Dettori for champion trainer John Gosden, who will have a strong hand again this year. “If you win any race at Royal Ascot you’ve got be very happy,” said Gosden, confirming Stradivarius was looking good ahead of Thursday’s spectacle. The 48-year-old …

Justin Rose makes hay as Brooks Koepka wobbles at US Open

The 2013 champion birdied his last three holes en route to a six under par 65 at Pebble Beach as Koepka proved he is vaguely human Brooks Koepka had only played six holes of this, the 119th US Open, when a sense of inevitability descended upon the Monterey Peninsula. Koepka, looking to become the second player in history to win this event for a third time in succession, was already four under par. His remarkable run, which has delivered four major wins in his last eight starts, looked set to continue. Koepka may yet prevail at Pebble Beach but, in a boost to the rest of the field here, Thursday brakes were applied. The 29-year-old played his last 12 holes …

Lewis Hamilton handed Canadian Grand Prix win after Vettels penalty pain

Lewis Hamilton extended his world championship lead in bizarre fashion after being awarded first place in the Canadian Grand Prix by virtue of Sebastian Vettels five-second penalty Optimistic that finally he might claim Ferraris first victory this season, Sebastian Vettels hopes turned to bitter ashes as he was denied by a controversial penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took the win for Mercedes but only after an incident that left Vettel fuming, disappointed and confused as to how the decision against him was made. The race had been in his and Ferraris hands but they were denied as the finale descended almost to pantomime, leaving little pleasure for any of the drivers involved, not least Hamilton. Hamilton won …

Tiger Woods struggles as Brooks Koepka coasts clear in US PGA

(CNN)Tiger Woods cut a frustrated figure as the magic of the Masters eluded him on day one of the 101st US PGA Championship. But while Koepka coasted, Woods experienced a roller-coaster of a round including two double bogeys and an eagle, not helped by a misfiring putter. “It wasn’t as clean as I’d like to have it, for sure,” said Woods, who won the US Open at Bethpage in 2002. “Got it back under par for the day, and let a couple slip away with a couple bad putts and a couple mistakes at the end.” His round began in ignominious fashion with a double bogey following short-game issues after starting at the 10th. The 43-year-old steadied the ship and …

Huddersfields Isaac Mbenza levels to kill Manchester Uniteds top-four hopes

Isaac Mbenzas strike gave Huddersfield a 1-1 draw with Manchester United that ended Ole Gunnar Solskjrs hopes of Champions League football next season Manchester Uniteds slender hopes of a top-four finish were ended in shambolic fashion when they surrendered an early lead to relegated Huddersfield, allowing the club marooned at the bottom of the table with 14 points to claim a wholly unexpected 15th. Not that much has gone for the Terriers in their two-season stay in the Premier League, but at least the side that shares the early relegation with Derby County can take pride in taking four points from Manchester United in two league meetings at the John Smiths stadium. Huddersfield won this fixture last season, and despite …