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Monday, April 12, 2021

Slavia Prague 90 minutes away from another giant scalp in Europa League

Slavia Prague scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to leave Arsenal’s Europa League ambitions hanging in the balance. Substitute Nicolas Pepe thought he had earned the Gunners a slender quarter-final first-leg advantage when he broke the deadlock in the 86th minute. But Tomas Holes headed home in the dying moments of the game from close […]

de Bruyne signs new Man City deal

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025. The 29-year-old Belgium international had more than two years remaining on his previous deal. De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup four times since joining City from […]

Sergio Ramos to miss Liverpool tie

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is set to miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool after suffering a calf muscle injury. The 35-year-old defender picked up the injury while on international duty. Real face the Reds on Tuesday, 6 April and Wednesday, 14 April, either side of El Clasico with Barcelona in […]

Bucks ended three-game losing streak while Booker season high 45 points helped the Suns burn the Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks ended a three-game losing streak with a 112-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost debutant Andre Drummond to injury. Jrue Holiday scored a game-high 28 points for the Bucks, while Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Drummond had scored four points, one rebound and two assists in […]

International Paralympic to allow classification during summer games

The International Paralympic Committee will allow 10 sports to undertake classification in Tokyo prior to the rearranged Paralympics. The IPC has temporarily suspended its policy banning classification at the Games because of the number of athletes needing to be classified with limited opportunities to do so beforehand because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Classification determines which […]

End of an era at City as Aguero set to leave at end of season

Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the club has announced. The 32-year-old striker’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has been told it will not be renewed. The Argentine, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances […]

NBA recap: Jazz improve to 35-11 while Westbrook creates history

Russell Westbrook made an historic triple-double to power the Washington Wizards to a 132-124 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday. He made 35 points, 14 rebounds and 21 assists – the first NBA triple-double to top 35 points and 20 assists. A triple-double is achieved when a player makes double-digit totals in three statistical […]

Giles worried about losing English cricketers if barred from participating in IPL

England could lose their best players in the future if they are not allowed to play in the Indian Premier League, says director of cricket Ashley Giles. England players have been rested for parts of their winter tour of Sri Lanka and India but many are taking part in the IPL, which begins on 9 […]

NBA recap: Nets thrashed without trio while vucevic achieved 30th double-double of season in Magic win

Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz thrashed a depleted Brooklyn Nets, missing the star trio of Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant, by 30 points. Donovan Mitchell top scored for Utah with 27 points in the 118-88 victory. The Nets struggled without Irving, who was out for personal reasons, and injured pair Harden and Durant. Alize […]

Blatter and Valcke given extended bans by Fifa

Fifa has banned ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028 after giving him a new suspension of six years and eight months. Former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke has received a similar ban, with both also being fined £780,000. The punishments were for “various violations” of Fifa’s code of ethics. The new bans start when […]