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Bryson DeChambeau overpowers Winged Foot at the US Open, earning his first major championship, as a young Slovenian wins the Tour de France. Novak Djokovic breaks records at the Italian Open, and so do a couple of Spurs stars as Tottenham wins big without Gareth Bale. LeBron James is frustrated despite his Lakers’ success, and things are heating up in the NHL and MLB. This is Sport Confidential.
The US Open shows that sport can operate in a Covid-19 bubble but the nation has other issues to address like the shameful boos at the NFL moment of unity to start the season. Lewis Hamilton wins a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix on Ferrari home soil, Mirim Lee takes a dip into Poppy’s Pond as golf’s latest major winner and football is back in the England. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport’s stand against injustice wins worldwide approval, Novak Djokovic’s bid to improve the lot of men’s tennis, not so much. Lionel Messi and Barcelona’s 700 million Euro stoush has also aggrieved fans. On the field, Lyon’s women’s team shines in Champions League, Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson putt the lights out and the Tour De France begins. This is Sport Confidential.
Serena loses to a player outside the top 100, a world number 318 wins on the US PGA Tour and an Olympian says a gold medal ruined his life. But In a year of unforeseen circumstances, one thing was entirely predictable. Barcelona sacking its coach after a six goal defeat. This is Sport Confidential.
After months of virus misery, sport was ready for something different. Like the smiling new face of golf, a driver not with Mercedes winning an F1 race and an old player suddenly becoming a young coach of the future. This is Sport Confidential.
As sport tries to return to normal competition the second wave of COVID-19 wreaks havoc.