28 July 2020
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Liverpool's Klopp wins LMA Manager of the Year. Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp has been voted the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year for the 2019/2020 season. This comes after the German ended the club's 30-year wait to win the Premier League, in the same season that they became FIFA Club World champions. Sir Alex Ferguson, who the award is now named after, announced the news on Sky Sports.
Kyrie Irving commits $1.5million to supporting WNBA players. NBA star Kyrie Irving has launched a fund that will support WNBA players who made the decision to skip the 2020 season due to health and safety related concerns. Like most sports, there is a massive gender pay gap in basketball, and the Brooklyn Nets star wanted to help those struggling by using $1.5 million of his own money to kickstart the fund. More than a dozen female players have decided to skip the season due to health and advocacy reasons.
Michael Thompson finishes triumphant at the 3M Open. American golfer Michael Thompson has emerged victorious from the 3M Open in Minnesota. Thompson was followed by Adam Long who provided a late challenge, but the American recorded a two-stroke win to take home his second ever PGA Tour win. This victory comes seven years after winning his first at the Honda Classic in 2013.