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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Jamaica’s leading goalscorer Luton Shelton has died at age 35

Former Sheffield United and Jamaica forward Luton Shelton has died aged 35. He played 25 times for the Blades between 2007 and 2008 and was Jamaica’s record goal scorer. ADVERTISEMENT He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neurone disease, in 2018 after retiring from the game. Tributes have been paid by his […]

Klopp says transfer decisions are not his at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says, “somebody else is making the decisions” when it comes to transfer deals. The Premier League champions have not signed anyone in the January transfer window despite several injuries. ADVERTISEMENT Defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees, while forward Diogo Jota was ruled out for “at least six weeks” in […]

De Bruyne side-line with hamstring injury

Kevin de Bruyne will miss up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. This was confirmed in a news conference by manager Pep Guardiola. The 29-year-old sustained the injury on Wednesday against Aston Villa in a 2-0 win. Manchester City are second in the Premier League table 2 points behind Manchester United with a game […]

Vardy to undergo hernia operation

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will undergo hernia surgery and is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks. The 34-year-old’s 11 goals so far in the Premier League this season have helped put the Foxes firmly in the title race. ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve been managing him over the past few months.” said manager Brendan Rodgers. […]

NBA roundup: Lakers remain perfect on the road while Warriors tamed

LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won 113-106 at the Milwaukee Bucks to stay unbeaten on the road this season. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made seven three-pointers for the NBA champions and forward Anthony Davis had 18 points and nine rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the […]

Players to be ban from FIFA competitions if they participate in European Super League

Players who compete in a European Super League will be barred from Fifa competitions, world football’s governing body said on Thursday. Fifa and the six confederations, including Uefa, reiterated that such a competition “would not be recognised”. ADVERTISEMENT Talks have taken place over the ‘members only’ concept, which could be a threat to the Champions League. Ex-Barcelona […]

NBA round-up: Cavaliers strangles Nets while 76ers continue winning ways

A Brooklyn Nets team featuring James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing together for the first time lost 147-135 to the Cleveland Cavaliers after second overtime. ‘The Big Three’, among the current highest paid NBA stars, played more than 48 minutes and combined for 28 points in the fourth quarter. But Collin Sexton scored […]

England strengthened as Stokes and Archer return for tour to India

All-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler  Archer have returned to the England squad for the first two Tests of the tour of India. Both Stokes and Archer were rested for the current series in Sri Lanka. ADVERTISEMENT Batsman Rory Burns, who has been on paternity leave, also returns, but Ollie Pope is yet to fully […]

NBA roundup: Curry halts Lakers streak while depleted Heats burns Pistons

Stephen Curry finished with 26 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113 to end their five-game winning streak. Curry scored a three-pointer with 1:07 left before the Lakers’ LeBron James missed a three-pointer at the horn. Kevin Durant scored a key late three-pointer in his 30 points as Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee […]

Riis to lead Lionesses on temporary basis after Nevilles early departure

The FA has appointed Hege Riis as Phil Nevilles successor. This appointment is on a temporary basis until Dutch Sarina Wiegman takes over on a permanent basis in September. Phil Neville stepped down on Tuesday to become the coach at Inter Miami, which is the brainchild of fellow English man David Beckham. Riise will be […]