• Indian Premier League restarts in April next year
Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of the Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians.
The 39-year-old former Australia captain, who retired from international cricket in 2012, previously captained Mumbai in a short spell with the team in 2013 and takes over from John Wright ahead of the new season, which starts in April next year.Continue reading...
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- Team display slogan suring warm-up
- Refers to protests over police violence
Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers team-mates are the latest NBA players to join the protest against police violence.
Bryant and the Lakers wore “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in the warm-up for their game against Sacramento on Tuesday night. Back-up center Robert Sacre was the only player not to wear one of the shirts.Continue reading...
A Dickensian scene last night at Anfield, as The Apparition Formerly Known As Steven Gerrard belted a free-kick into the top-left corner of the net. The pearler proved a ghostly reminder of Christmas past, when the real Steven Gerrard hoyed one into the same goal against Olympiakos, and Liverpool went on to win Big Cup. But this time it was all for naught, as Basel/Basle/Baaarrrrlll held on for the draw that knocked The Apparition and his nine mortal team-mates out of the same competition. Now the redmen face a blue Christmas, outside in the snow, noses pressed up against the window looking in, as everyone else stands by the roaring fire ripping turkey flesh from the bone and snorkeling mulled wine like there’s no tomorrow. Which there isn’t for Liverpool, not in Big Cup anyway.Continue reading...