USA star Weston McKennie’s house burglarized during Juventus match

Posted on February 6, 2021Categories SportTags

United States midfielder Weston McKennie had his house burgled during Juventus’ Coppa Italia quarter-final victory over SPAL on Wednesday, the club has confirmed to ESPN. The club said thieves made away with branded shoes and clothes, as well as several other valuables. Authorities said the timing indicates the robbery was planned with the knowledge McKennie would be playing for the Turin club at the time. McKennie alerted police on Thursday after discovering the break-in through a bathroom window and forensic … Continue reading “USA star Weston McKennie’s house burglarized during Juventus match”

St Louis Cardinals to add Nolan Arenado from Colorado in major trade

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The St Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies in a trade needing approvals before it can be finalized, a person familiar with the swap tells the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the trade had not yet been finalized. Arenado, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, signed a $260m, eight-year deal with Colorado in February 2019 and is owed $199m for the six remaining seasons. Colorado … Continue reading “St Louis Cardinals to add Nolan Arenado from Colorado in major trade”

Patrick Mahomes isn’t chasing Tom Brady – he’s chasing Michael Jordan

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Tom Brady is a ruthless and brilliant winner. But his opposing number in Sunday’s Super Bowl is on track to redefine the sport Here is a list of all the quarterbacks who have led their teams to back-to-back Super Bowl wins within their first three years as an NFL starter: Tom Brady. That’s it. That’s the list. On Sunday, Patrick Mahomes has a chance to match Brady’s historic feat. But here’s the thing about Mahomes: he is already on a … Continue reading “Patrick Mahomes isn’t chasing Tom Brady – he’s chasing Michael Jordan”

NFL star: football about brainwashing and fan favourites ‘aren’t good people’

Posted on February 6, 2021Categories Football, NFL, SportTags

The former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett has attacked football in a series of Twitter posts in which he described the sport as “some really dangerous shit” and coaches as “small dick heroes”. Bennett’s comments were prompted by a TMZ story that said retired NFL player Brandon Marshall wants to fight former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, a man with 41 career knockouts. “Honestly football made me such an angry person, everything bothered me,” wrote Bennett. “Football is interesting. Psychologically … Continue reading “NFL star: football about brainwashing and fan favourites ‘aren’t good people’”

LeBron’s spat with ‘Courtside Karen’ was not unique – NBA players hear far worse

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Confrontations between basketball players and the crowd can turn ugly. The NBA needs to clamp down on such incidents for everyone’s benefit When it comes to the case of Courtside Karen, LeBron James is obviously taking on Michele Obama’s philosophy: when they go low, we go high. But first a quick recap. The Lakers star was confronted by a fan, Juliana Carlos, during his team’s victory over the Hawks in Atlanta on Monday night (some NBA teams are allowing spectators … Continue reading “LeBron’s spat with ‘Courtside Karen’ was not unique – NBA players hear far worse”

Eric Bieniemy is head coach material – that he isn’t one is a travesty

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This Sunday’s Super Bowl has been shaped by black coordinators. But the top jobs are usually offered to young, white coaches There was no saucer-eyed staring, no hemming and hawing, no fevered talk about biting off anyone’s kneecaps. But then again Eric Bieniemy has always looked at ease in the spotlight for a man who never seeks it. Beaming in from Kansas City for his Super Bowl media day news conference earlier this week, the Chiefs offensive coordinator was the … Continue reading “Eric Bieniemy is head coach material – that he isn’t one is a travesty”

Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer spurns Mets to sign with LA Dodgers

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Trevor Bauer is coming home to pitch for the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner announced his decision on Friday in a two-minute video posted to his Twitter account that ended with him saying, “And I can’t wait Dodger fans.” The video was titled “MY NEW HOME!!!” Trevor Bauer is headed to the World Series champions. Bauer, who turned 30 last month, was born in North Hollywood, went to high school in Santa … Continue reading “Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer spurns Mets to sign with LA Dodgers”

Tom Brady, the Super Bowl and the aging athlete’s mind-body problem

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Like the Buccaneers quarterback, I played well into my 40s. But eventually you have to confront a future in which your physical skills are no longer enough Professional athletes are mayflies. The mayfly rises magnificently into the air on translucent wings, only to die within 24 hours. According to the NFL Players’ Association, the league average playing career lasts 3.3 years. That’s not long considering the many years of grueling daily training, various physical injuries, and social sacrifices athletes endure … Continue reading “Tom Brady, the Super Bowl and the aging athlete’s mind-body problem”

Sports quiz of the week: Super Bowl, Six Nations and a shambolic show

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Who hit a hat-trick? Which ground filled up? Who misbehaved? There will be 25,000 fans at the Super Bowl on Sunday (and 30,000 cardboard cutouts), making it the smallest ever attendance at a Super Bowl. What is the highest ever attendance?91,654103,985176,222222,543 Manchester United beat Southampton 9-0 this week, equalling the record they already share with Leicester City for the biggest win in Premier League history. What is the all-time record for the top flight?10-0, held by Sunderland12-0, held jointly by … Continue reading “Sports quiz of the week: Super Bowl, Six Nations and a shambolic show”

Kevin Durant held then pulled from game amid ‘bizarre’ Covid-19 confusion

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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant couldn’t start a game and then couldn’t finish it, removed in the third quarter because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Durant wasn’t available at the beginning of Friday night’s game against Toronto, eventually being cleared to enter in the first quarter. Once he did, it became his first appearance as a reserve in his 867 NBA games. The strange situation – Durant had originally been listed in the starting lineup before being removed … Continue reading “Kevin Durant held then pulled from game amid ‘bizarre’ Covid-19 confusion”