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A Peruvian player, João Contreras, who was struck by lightning during a Copa Peru match and was initially reported to have been killed during the incident, survived and is now in hospital.
Contreras was playing for Sport Águila against Fuerza Minera when the lightning strike occurred. The 21-year-old was struck, as was an assistant referee. The match was then suspended and the player received medical treatment.Continue reading...
• Champions League: Liverpool 1-1 Basel
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Basel poked fun at Liverpool after knocking them out of the Champions League by posting a picture of a battered Red being held up by Spurs and Chelsea players and the two of them saying: “You’ll never walk alone.”
The Swiss dark horses were also referencing their two defeats of Chelsea last season and their Europa League victory over Tottenham in the 2012-13 competition.Continue reading...
The Argentina captain’s infamous 1986 World Cup goal against England sparked a disagreement between the referee and linesman that is still simmering to this day
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On 22 June 1986 the destiny of at least three people was changed forever. By scoring both goals in a 2-1 win against England in a World Cup quarter-final, Diego Armando Maradona fully convinced the watching world he had a unique football gift which was touched not only by God, but also by the devil.
The German press agency DPA called the first goal, when the Argentinian touched the ball with his hand “the scandal of the century” and dubbed the second one as “the goal of the century”. The latter was scored by Maradona with an ingenious slalom through the England half, and half of the England team.Continue reading...
Sports photography is not always about following the ball as the off-the-ball moments can also say a lot about the game. Here Georgi Terziev gives Gareth Bale something to think aboutContinue reading...
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The Basel player involved in the incident that ended with a red card for Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic in the Champions League game at Anfield on Tuesday night has hit back at suggestions he feigned injury to get the Serb sent off.
The Swiss side drew 1-1 to progress to the knockout round of the tournament at their opponents’ expense but after the game the Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, calling the red card “a really disappointing decision by the referee”.Continue reading...
New categories available, including a website award and another for investigative reporting
Entries for the 2014 British sports journalism awards are now open. The forms (see here) have been sent out by the Sports Journalists’ Association (SJA) to sports desks.
There are 25 categories, including a new website award, and a section of broadcast awards which, for the first time, require people to enter their work.
If aliens came to Earth they might be able to work out the rules of cricket but they would wonder why we bother playing the sport. Which begs the question: why do we love it?
Let’s imagine a group of ultra-intelligent extra-terrestrials who visit Earth and find themselves at a cricket match. I’d submit that, given sufficient time, they would be able to deduce the rules of the game in their entirety (even the lbw law) from direct observation, without the aid of a native interpreter. The mechanism of the competition would become intelligible to them: runs and wickets, overs and innings, the ten ways of getting out, the no-ball, the draw.
What would remain a mystery to them is: why? Why did earthlings expend so much time and passion on this apparently pointless exercise? What purpose did it serve?
The crowd at the ball game
is moved uniformly
by a spirit of uselessness
which delights them –
all the exciting detail
of the chase
and the escape, the error
the flash of genius –
all to no end save beauty
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