She climbed Everest nine times and set a world record so why doesnt she have sponsors?

Lhakpa Sherpa works for minimum wages and currently washes dishes, as she trains for her 10th Everest summit with no endorsement deals, no nutritionist and no trainer I reach Lhakpa Sherpas West Hartford apartment at noon on an overcast Sunday in Connecticut. She bounds out of the front door, embraces me, and welcomes me inside. The small apartment is dimly lit. The living room has a few chairs, and a wall of sports medals from her two daughters 5Ks and gymnastic meets. Lhakpa was the first Nepalese woman to summit Everest and descend alive, which she accomplished in the spring of 2000. With nine summits, she holds the world record for women. She plans to summit the worlds highest mountain …

Pride at stake for both China and NBA over $4 billion fallout

(CNN)Five days after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey deleted his now famous tweet with the words “stand with Hong Kong,” the most popular sports league in the most populous country in the world is getting an earful from all directions. Two NBA developmental games have already been canceled, as well as a fan appreciation night, with mounting speculation that the showcase games may also be called off. At the heart of this dispute lies an issue of pride from both sides, said Gregory Stoller, a senior lecturer of strategy and innovation at Boston University’s business school, who has been consulting in China for 15 years. READ: China won’t show NBA preseason games as backlash over Hong Kong tweet grows …

Coco Gauff sets up clash with defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka

American sensation Coco Gauff made it through a stiff test from Hungarys Tmea Babos to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Cocomania is taking further hold of the US Open as it steers into Labor Day weekend and there is no telling how bright the fireworks will get. American sensation Coco Gauff made it through a stiff test from Hungarys Tmea Babos to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Thursday night before a rollicking crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium that hung on every point. In doing so, she became the youngest player to make it past the second round at Flushing Meadows since Anna Kournikova in 1996 and set the stage for her biggest challenge yet. The 15-year-old ingenue from Florida moved through …

Egan Bernal rides into history and puts Colombian cycling on the map

Last years champion Geraint Thomas said his teammate could be one of the greatest ever and Dave Brailsford called him the new Chris Froome Geraint Thomas, was always likely to be second best. As early as stage three to pernay, Bernal was straining at the leash, tempted to shatter his teams meticulous hierarchy by following Julian Alaphilippe as he attacked on the appropriately named Cote de Mutigny. Instead, Bernal sat tight for another two weeks, until the climactic and chaotic Alpine stages, before finally unleashing the devastating climbing speed that reduced his rivals, and his teammate Thomas, to helpless spectators. His ascent of the Col de lIseran revealed with blinding clarity who was the best mountain goat in what the …

He calculates every step: how Edu can bring success to Arsenal again

Edu, Arsenals new technical director and former Invincible, has a wealth of experience in Brazil and has fulfilled the prophecy of his old teammate, Gilberto Silva Edu was reading Robert Kiyosakis Rich Dad, Poor Dad when Gilberto Silva said to him: You will become a manager in the future. You have the perfect profile. Almost two decades later his then-Arsenal teammates prophecy has been proved right. Edu has of 2003-04s Invincibles. Edu may not be a manager in the traditional English sense but his management and executive skills have earned him three technical director roles since he gave up playing. The midfielder retired while with Corinthians in December 2010 and three months later received an unexpected invitation to take that …

Gareth Bale could be on his way to China as Real Madrid career nears end

Real Madrid and Gareth Bale are working on his exit from the Bernabu after six years in Spain, with China offering him a way out Real Madrid and Gareth Bale are working on his exit from the Bernabu after six years in Spain, with China offering him a way out. The relationship between the Welshman and Zinedine Zidane has broken down entirely with Bales agent, Jonathan Barnett, calling the coach a disgrace after he admitted he hoped a departure was imminent. Having previously insisted that Bale did not want to leave, progress is now being made on a move which both the club and the player hope to conclude within the week. Zidane said Real were working on Bales departure …