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Tokyo Olympics news LIVE: All the latest as Team GB reach women's hockey quarter-finals

Tokyo Olympics news LIVE: All the latest as Team GB reach women's hockey quarter-finals

Follow Sportsmail's live Olympics blog, as we take you through the latest news and updates from Japan, with the Tokyo Games set to run through until August 8.

US fencer, 29, accused of sexual assault, confronts teammates after they wear pink face masks

US fencer, 29, accused of sexual assault, confronts teammates after they wear pink face masks

The U.S. men's epee fencing team took the Olympic stage before facing Japan on Friday,with all three of Alen Hadzic's teammates wearing pink masks in protest at his presence.

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: We need to distinguish between pressure and stress when discussing mental health

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: We need to distinguish between pressure and stress when discussing mental health

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: My experience is that every case is different, every athlete is different. Things can change and unravel quickly in short periods of time.

STEFAN BORSON: Manchester City's never-ending legal battle puts Premier League in unenviable spot

STEFAN BORSON: Manchester City's never-ending legal battle puts Premier League in unenviable spot

Manchester City's seemingly never-ending battle with the football authorities over matters of accounting are so esoteric you wonder who's interested.

Laurel Hubbard's inclusion at the Olympics has underlined the undeniable advantages of male puberty

Laurel Hubbard's inclusion at the Olympics has underlined the undeniable advantages of male puberty

COMMENT: Hubbard will compete in the women's 87+ category on August 2 and even the IOC acknowledges that transwomen athletes have an unfair advantage in competition.

Said Benrahma's stunning strike against former club Brentford hands West Ham 1-0 victory

Said Benrahma's stunning strike against former club Brentford hands West Ham 1-0 victory

Benrahma left Brentford last October and came back to haunt them with a sumptuous 30-yard strike on 66 minutes as the Hammers held on after Shandon Baptiste had struck a post.

Hearts 2-1 Celtic: Ange Postecoglou's Scottish Premiership reign gets off to a terrible start

Hearts 2-1 Celtic: Ange Postecoglou's Scottish Premiership reign gets off to a terrible start

GRAEME CROSER: There was no fairytale ending to Postecoglou's first Premiership game in charge. For instead of a late Celtic winner it was Hearts who produced at the death.

Ange Postecoglou admits that Celtic need to be more clinical after an opening-day defeat to Hearts

Ange Postecoglou admits that Celtic need to be more clinical after an opening-day defeat to Hearts

John Souttar's late header gave Celtic the worst possible start to the campaign and Postecoglou acknowledged that his side should have been alert to the hosts' set-piece threat.

Leigh Wood claims WBA featherweight world title as Eddie Hearn gets Matchroom's Fight Camp underway

Leigh Wood claims WBA featherweight world title as Eddie Hearn gets Matchroom's Fight Camp underway

DANIEL MATTHEWS AT FIGHT CAMP: Leigh Wood lit up the dark Essex skies of Eddie Hearn's back garden with a stunning victory to capture a slice of the WBA featherweight world title.

Transfer News LIVE: Pogba mulls over his Man United future and Spurs offer £43m for Cristian Romero

Transfer News LIVE: Pogba mulls over his Man United future and Spurs offer £43m for Cristian Romero

Follow Sportsmail's live transfer blog as we take you through the latest updates, negotiations, rumours and done deals with the summer transfer window in full flow.

Manchester City's legal fight over alleged breaches of league rules could rumble on for years

Manchester City's legal fight over alleged breaches of league rules could rumble on for years

The Premier League's ongoing legal battle with Manchester City over alleged breaches of League rules could 'move glacially on for many more years'.

Stuttgart 0-3 Barcelona: Depay scores stunner before Demir seals victory in pre-season friendly

Stuttgart 0-3 Barcelona: Depay scores stunner before Demir seals victory in pre-season friendly

The Holland forward brought down a lofted pass with a sublime touch and turned inside his marker before firing a volley past Stuttgart goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow.

OLIVER HOLT: Simone Biles was the biggest winner in Tokyo because she took control of her life

OLIVER HOLT: Simone Biles was the biggest winner in Tokyo because she took control of her life

OLIVER HOLT - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER IN TOKYO: Some people do not understand the Olympic Games. They think you need to have a gold medal draped around your neck to be a winner.

Max Verstappen fumes as he tells reporters to STOP asking about his crash with Lewis Hamilton

Max Verstappen fumes as he tells reporters to STOP asking about his crash with Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen and Hamilton were asked about how they would both react if they went wheel to wheel in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, with Verstappen not taking kindly to the question.

Belinda Bencic defeats Marketa Vondrousova in three sets to win the gold medal for Switzerland

Belinda Bencic defeats Marketa Vondrousova in three sets to win the gold medal for Switzerland

Ninth seed Belinda Bencic became Switzerland's first female Olympic gold medallist in tennis with victory over Marketa Vondrousova to continue a dream week in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics: Seonaid McIntosh will rebound after narrowly missing out on the 50m rifle final

Tokyo Olympics: Seonaid McIntosh will rebound after narrowly missing out on the 50m rifle final

MIKE KEEGAN IN TOKYO: When your knee swells to the size of a softball before prom and when you are told you may be in a wheelchair by 50, you tend to be ready for pretty much anything.

Laura Kenny hungry for more gold as her husband Jason aims to become Britain's GREATEST Olympian

Laura Kenny hungry for more gold as her husband Jason aims to become Britain's GREATEST Olympian

DAVID COVERDALE IN TOKYO: After Rio 2016, when Laura Kenny talked about wanting two more medals to make a clock, she only included her and husband Jason's 10 gold ones.

Harry Kane 'will tell Tottenham next week that he wants to JOIN Jack Grealish at Man City'

Harry Kane 'will tell Tottenham next week that he wants to JOIN Jack Grealish at Man City'

Daniel Levy's grip on Harry Kane is slowly slipping away, with the striker reportedly set to force through a move to Manchester City when he returns to Tottenham.

Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley: Riyad Mahrez shows he's ready to fight Jack Grealish for his place

Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley: Riyad Mahrez shows he's ready to fight Jack Grealish for his place

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City are still 'far away' with less than a week to go before their competitive season kicks off but at least Riyad Mahrez is playing like a man possessed.

Sprint stars struggle to fill Usain Bolt's 100m shoes in Tokyo

Sprint stars struggle to fill Usain Bolt's 100m shoes in Tokyo

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN TOKYO: Ahead of Sunday's semi-final and final, it is less a question of who will stand out and more one of when they might wake up in the men's 100m.

Gatland urges World Rugby chiefs to take action against South Africa director of rugby Erasmus

Gatland urges World Rugby chiefs to take action against South Africa director of rugby Erasmus

NIK SIMON IN CAPE TOWN: Tempers boiled over on and off the pitch as South Africa produced a stunning second-half fightback in Cape Town - before Gatland took a swipe at Erasmus.

Former Leeds and England defender Terry Cooper dies aged 77 

Former Leeds and England defender Terry Cooper dies aged 77 

The left-back, who won 20 caps for England, played 351 times for the club between 1964 and 1975, scoring 11 times. One of those was the winning goal in the 1968 League Cup final against Arsenal.

DAN BIGGAR: The British and Irish Lions' series decider vs South Africa next week is a cup final

DAN BIGGAR: The British and Irish Lions' series decider vs South Africa next week is a cup final

DAN BIGGAR: If you don't win the first few collisions, it feels like you're being suffocated against South Africa. Pressure is constantly on you and it feels like you're forcing the game.

Tokyo Olympics: Volunteers working at Games and in athletes village despite NOT having Covid tests

Tokyo Olympics: Volunteers working at Games and in athletes village despite NOT having Covid tests

Volunteers have hit out at the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG), saying monitoring is 'a joke' and adding that they have tried and failed to take a test.

MIKE BROWN: Stuart Hogg was awful under South African high balls while Eben Etzebeth smashed Lions

MIKE BROWN: Stuart Hogg was awful under South African high balls while Eben Etzebeth smashed Lions

MIKE BROWN'S PLAYER RATINGS: South Africa produced a dominant, physically imposing performance to outpower and outpoint the British and Irish Lions in the second Test in Cape Town.

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Make your mind up Rassie, water boy or coach? Erasmus was inappropriate AGAIN 

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Make your mind up Rassie, water boy or coach? Erasmus was inappropriate AGAIN 

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: You can't have it both ways, Rassie! You are either a water boy or you are director of rugby and a member of the coaching and backroom staff. You can't ride both horses.

Rassie the rascal has the last laugh! South Africa chief Erasmus can claim mind games paid off

Rassie the rascal has the last laugh! South Africa chief Erasmus can claim mind games paid off

NIK SIMON IN CAPE TOWN: After a week firing out rogue tweets and torching his reputation as a cool and calm character, it was the Springbok director of rugby who had the last laugh.

Tottenham 'agree deal worth £43m plus £4m in bonuses with Atalanta for defender Cristian Romero'

Tottenham 'agree deal worth £43m plus £4m in bonuses with Atalanta for defender Cristian Romero'

And according to Football Italia , with the two sides 'in total agreement' and the asking price nearly fulfilled, Romero could be set to join the Premier League side, if personal terms are agreed.

Row-ing continues at Team GB as men's eight bronze medallist appears to leave team-mate out of photo

Row-ing continues at Team GB as men's eight bronze medallist appears to leave team-mate out of photo

JONATHAN MCEVOY IN TOKYO: Bugajski, who won bronze in the men's eight, caused a schism among his fellow rowers when he accused Grobler of 'destroying' athletes with his tough training regime.

Fans banned from bringing booze into Hundred matches at Lord's and bars will shut early

Fans banned from bringing booze into Hundred matches at Lord's and bars will shut early

Fans have been banned from bringing booze into Lord's for their final two Hundred games and bars will shut early following crowd trouble last week.

Jurgen Grobler was forced out after younger members of the squad were consulted about his methods 

Jurgen Grobler was forced out after younger members of the squad were consulted about his methods 

HUGH MATHESON - JURGEN GROBLER'S BIOGRAPHER: The older and more successful rowers, for whom Tokyo was a last hurrah, wanted Grobler's hand on their shoulder to the podium.

ALAIN ROLLAND: The officials rose to the occasion for the second Lions Test in Cape Town

ALAIN ROLLAND: The officials rose to the occasion for the second Lions Test in Cape Town

REFEREE'S VIEW: We expect the referee to be the leader and he was the one making the decisions. He led the conversations and his clear explanation of what he had seen made Marius's job simpler.

Warren Gatland knows it may be time for changes to freshen up the British and Irish Lions side

Warren Gatland knows it may be time for changes to freshen up the British and Irish Lions side

NIK SIMON IN CAPE TOWN: It will be an anxious wait until Warren Gatland names his team for the decider. Whatever happens in selection, it remains a squad effort to snatch the series win.

Saul Niguez's representatives 'to fly into UK on Monday' with Manchester United in pole position

Saul Niguez's representatives 'to fly into UK on Monday' with Manchester United in pole position

While Niguez's buyout clause at Atletico is £125m, a fee in the region of £40m appears to be more realistic if a deal is to be struck for the player to leave the club he has been at since 2008.

'I know the boys who've left us would love Bielsa': Eddie Gray takes comfort in resurgent Whites

'I know the boys who've left us would love Bielsa': Eddie Gray takes comfort in resurgent Whites

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: It is nearly 60 years since Gray left the Castlemilk council estate in Glasgow to be persuaded by Don Revie to shelve his ambition to play for Celtic and move south instead.

Leeds face potential defensive nightmare ahead of Premier League opener at Manchester United

Leeds face potential defensive nightmare ahead of Premier League opener at Manchester United

Marcelo Bielsa was given a double injury scare as defenders Diego Llorente and Pascal Struijk limped out of Leeds' 3-2 friendly defeat against Real Betis.

Tokyo Olympics: Laura Muir is now eyeing her first Olympic gold in a stacked 1500m field in Tokyo 

Tokyo Olympics: Laura Muir is now eyeing her first Olympic gold in a stacked 1500m field in Tokyo 

OLIVER HOLT IN TOKYO: Laura Muir's mind takes her back to a time when she first realised that running fast had value. She was an animal-loving kid, with six pet rats and dreams of becoming a vet.

Our sports stars are like 'caged animals', says former England fast bowler Steve Harmison

Our sports stars are like 'caged animals', says former England fast bowler Steve Harmison

EXCLUSIVE BY LAWRENCE BOOTH: Steve Harmison wrestled with his own issues during a 63-Test career that saw him rise to the top of the world rankings.

Veteran double act Broad and Anderson insist they should not be written off for the Ashes 

Veteran double act Broad and Anderson insist they should not be written off for the Ashes 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RICHARD GIBSON: As they discuss their partnership Broad and Anderson pay homage to another veteran double act Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci

Tokyo Olympics: Jonny Brownlee enjoys some stardust himself to take Olympic gold for Team GB

Tokyo Olympics: Jonny Brownlee enjoys some stardust himself to take Olympic gold for Team GB

OLIVER HOLT IN TOKYO: Jonny has been showered with congratulations for everything he has achieved but, at the Olympics, it has been laced with sympathy.

Aston Villa agree to sign winger Leon Bailey for £30m and will bid again for James Ward-Prowse

Aston Villa agree to sign winger Leon Bailey for £30m and will bid again for James Ward-Prowse

The fee for 23-year-old Bailey will involve add-ons also as Leverkusen had been pushing for £35m for the Jamaican flyer. Talks advanced quickly for Bailey who had previously been valued at £60m.

Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty helps Team GB storm to gold in the mixed 4x100 medley relay

Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty helps Team GB storm to gold in the mixed 4x100 medley relay

DAVID COVERDALE IN TOKYO: The quartet of Kathleen Dawson, Peaty, Guy and Anna Hopkin clocked a new world record of 3min 37.58 to beat China by 1.28, with Australia in third.

Tokyo Olympics: Emma Wilson takes bronze in RS:X windsurf final

Tokyo Olympics: Emma Wilson takes bronze in RS:X windsurf final

Her mother is former world champion Penny Way who never managed to obtain an Olympic medal in her two appearances in 1992 and 1996. She finished sixth and seventh.

Aston Villa fans let their feelings known about Man City's bid for captain Jack Grealish

Aston Villa fans let their feelings known about Man City's bid for captain Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish wasn't at Ashton Gate but it felt like he was as Aston Villa supporters chanted his name throughout. They were heard singing 'super Jack Grealish' in honour of their hero.

Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty gives Great Britain the X-factor after yet ANOTHER swimming medal

Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty gives Great Britain the X-factor after yet ANOTHER swimming medal

DAVID COVERDALE IN TOKYO: The Peaty Effect is real and British swimmers are only too happy to admit it. His influence dates back to 2015 when he broke the 100m breaststroke record.

Tokyo Olympics - Dina Asher-Smith bravely recounted how injury wrecked her dreams of gold

Tokyo Olympics - Dina Asher-Smith bravely recounted how injury wrecked her dreams of gold

OLIVER HOLT IN TOKYO: Asher-Smith was downstairs in an underground car park that has been converted into an area where athletes speak to the media.

Left-wing football pundit Gary Neville 'groomed for political career by Sir Keir Starmer'

Left-wing football pundit Gary Neville 'groomed for political career by Sir Keir Starmer'

Ex-England defender Gary Neville, a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn's soak-the-rich far-Left policies, has held at least two Zoom meetings with Sir Keir Starmer in recent months, party sources have said.

Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian's Blessing Okagbare is provisionally suspended

Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian's Blessing Okagbare is provisionally suspended

Okagbare, competing in her fourth Olympics and having won silver in the long jump at the Beijing 2008 Games, had competed in the 100m heats and was due to run in Saturday's semi-final.

Tokyo Olympics - Elaine Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican 1-2-3 in women's 100m final

Tokyo Olympics - Elaine Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican 1-2-3 in women's 100m final

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN TOKYO: With a trail of golden hair and smoke, Elaine Thompson-Herah repeated history by defending her 100m Olympic title and then made a little extra.

Owens insists Kolbe was 'VERY LUCKY' to avoid red and Boks were fortunate with Lukhanyo Am try

Owens insists Kolbe was 'VERY LUCKY' to avoid red and Boks were fortunate with Lukhanyo Am try

Former international ref Nigel Owens says Cheslin Kolbe was 'very lucky' to avoid red for a high tackle on Conor Murray as South Africa levelled the series by winning a fiery second Test

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