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Premier League stars condemned for Covid lockdown breach

Premier League stars condemned for Covid lockdown breach

Tottenham Hotspur has publicly criticized three prominent first team players for flouting coronavirus rules after they attended a Christmas party with their families. Photographs that circulated on social media showed Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso at the party in London, with West Ham player Manuel Lanzini also in attendance. Restrictions by the…

Manchester United draw level with Liverpool as Fernandes penalty sees off Villa

Manchester United draw level with Liverpool as Fernandes penalty sees off Villa

Manchester United drew level with archrival Liverpool on points at the top of the English Premier League as a sweetly struck Bruno Fernandes penalty secured a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Fernandes’ 15th goal of the season settled a high-quality New Year’s Day encounter after Bertrand Traore had canceled out Anthony Martial’s…

LeBron James celebrates scoring milestone on 36th birthday

LeBron James celebrates scoring milestone on 36th birthday

As if there was any doubt, LeBron James celebrated his 36th birthday in style. Not only did he top score for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 121-107 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, but his 26 points marked another milestone for James. He has now gone 1,000 consecutive games with a personal score of…

Lewis Hamilton knighted in UK’s New Year Honours List

Lewis Hamilton knighted in UK’s New Year Honours List

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton capped a remarkable year on and off the track after he was awarded a knighthood in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List which was announced on Wednesday. This year, Hamilton won his seventh F1 driver’s championship title, equaling the great Michael Schumacher’s record. Off the track, the 35-year-old became a…

Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa agree termination of striker’s contract

Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa agree termination of striker’s contract

Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa have agreed to an early end of the 32-year-old striker’s contract, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. “The striker, who asked to leave the club for personal reasons, signed the termination of his contract that ran until June 30, 2021,” said Atlético on its website. Costa played 215 matches and…

LeBron James and the LA Lakers yet to click in early days of NBA season

LeBron James and the LA Lakers yet to click in early days of NBA season

Only two NBA teams have played four games so far this season: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. Both are talked up as potential championship contenders. Both have started the season a vanilla 2-2. Glimpses of championship quality alongside the growing pains of a team filled with new faces. For the Lakers, LeBron…

Dallas Mavericks blow out LA Clippers by 51 points

Dallas Mavericks blow out LA Clippers by 51 points

Having lost their first two games of the season, the Dallas Mavericks stormed to a statement victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, winning 124-73. The team’s young talisman Luka Doncic, 21, led the way with 24 points, eight assists and nine rebounds. The Clippers were without star player Kawhi Leonard, but even with…

Roger Federer withdraws from 2021 Australian Open

Roger Federer withdraws from 2021 Australian Open

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the 2021 Australian Open, the tournament announced on Monday. The 20-time major champion has not played in a tournament since reaching the semifinals at the 2020 Australian Open after getting arthroscopic surgery in his right knee. “In the end Roger ran out of time to get himself ready for the…

West Brom stuns Liverpool with late equalizer

West Brom stuns Liverpool with late equalizer

Reigning Premier League champion Liverpool missed the chance to go five points clear at the top of the table as West Bromwich Albion salvaged a precious point for new manager Sam Allardyce in a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Sunday. It looked an unlikely outcome after Sadio Mane put Liverpool ahead after only 12 minutes…

Tom Brady lifts Buccaneers into playoffs with record-breaking performance

Tom Brady lifts Buccaneers into playoffs with record-breaking performance

Tom Brady marked his 300th regular season game with a stellar performance to lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2007 with a 47-7 rout of the Detroit Lions. The 43-year-old quarterback threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns in the first half Saturday as the Bucs improved…

Female jockey makes history in famous Boxing Day steeplechase

Female jockey makes history in famous Boxing Day steeplechase

Bryony Frost made horse racing history as she became the first woman jockey to win the prestigious King George VI Chase with a “dream” Boxing Day success on 20-1 outsider Frodon. The 25-year-old Frost led from start to finish to give trainer Paul Nicholls his 12th success in the race at Kempton Park on the…

For the first time all season, an NFL coach will miss a game due to Covid-19 protocols

For the first time all season, an NFL coach will miss a game due to Covid-19 protocols

Players, assistant coaches and coordinators have all missed National Football League games this season under league Covid-19 protocols, but never has a head coach been absent from the sidelines. But — according to a statement from the Detroit Lions Thursday — that will change this weekend when the team’s interim head coach Darrell Bevell will…

Tokyo Olympic Games: Opening and closing ceremonies to be pared back

Tokyo Olympic Games: Opening and closing ceremonies to be pared back

The opening and closing ceremonies of Tokyo’s Olympic Games will be carried out with a “simpler, more restrained approach,” the Organizing Committee announced on Wednesday. The ceremonies will be designed to “reflect the overall simplification of the Games” with Covid-19 countermeasures in place. Tokyo’s Organizing Committee made no announcements about how the opening and closing…

How animals invaded the world of sport in 2020

A bit like cats meowing and dogs barking their way across the Internet, 2020 was a bumper year for animals in sport. Back in September, a blue macaw decided to join in on Brazil’s women’s team scrimmage, landing on defender Bruna Benites’ head at the start of the second half. The parrot is known as…

Using a fitness tracker could get you to walk an extra mile a day

Using a fitness tracker could get you to walk an extra mile a day

People walk almost an extra mile each day if they have an activity tracker on their smartphone or watch, a study has found. Researchers analyzed dozens of studies comparing people’s exercise activity with and without a tracking app, and found that being able to keep tabs on progress boosted how far people walked or ran.…