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NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies of Covid-19

NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies of Covid-19

Sekou Smith, a NBA reporter and analyst for more than two decades, has died from Covid-19. He was 48. Smith worked for NBA TV and wrote for NBA.com since 2009. “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing,” Turner Sports said in a statement. “His commitment to journalism and the basketball community was immense and…

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager

Chelsea has confirmed former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel as its new boss, a day after Frank Lampard was let go by the Premier League club. The German joins on a 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension. “It is never easy to change Head Coach in the middle of the season but we…

Gymnast Nia Dennis earns praise for her ‘Black excellence’ routine

Gymnast Nia Dennis earns praise for her ‘Black excellence’ routine

The reviews are in for gymnast Nia Dennis’ “Black excellence” floor routine and they’re nothing short of sensational. Dennis, a senior at UCLA, was competing against Arizona State when she executed the routine celebrating Black culture. It featured Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy, Tupac Shakur and Megan Thee Stallion. “Do the damn thing…

Chelsea sacks manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea sacks manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea has parted company with manager Frank Lampard, the club announced on Monday. Lampard’s last game in charge was Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round. Considered one of the greatest players to have ever played at Stamford Bridge, he left the Blues in 2014 having won three English Premier…

Mesut Ozil joins Fenerbahce from Arsenal as he vows to be a ‘Gunner for life’

Mesut Ozil joins Fenerbahce from Arsenal as he vows to be a ‘Gunner for life’

The long-running saga between Mesut Ozil and Arsenal came to an end on Sunday as it was announced that the midfielder has joined Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Ozil, who scored 44 goals in 254 appearances for the Gunners, has been frozen out of Mikel Arteta’s squad in recent months with his final appearance coming…

Australian Open organizers schedule new warm-up event to benefit quarantining players

Australian Open organizers schedule new warm-up event to benefit quarantining players

Organizers of the Australian Open have scheduled a new warm-up tournament for players who have been unable to train during quarantine. The additional women’s event, which will be held at Melbourne Park from February 3-7, has been scheduled alongside two other WTA tournaments and three men’s tournaments before the grand slam itself gets underway on…

Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor with a knockout in the 2nd round

Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor with a knockout in the 2nd round

American mixed martial arts fighter Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor early Sunday in a much-anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship re-match that left McGregor down for the count in the second round. “I just wasn’t as comfortable as I needed to be. It’s the inactivity,” McGregor, of Ireland, said in an interview posted on Twitter following the…

Maya Weug becomes first female driver to earn a spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy

Maya Weug has made history by becoming the first female driver to join the Ferrari Driver Academy. Weug, 16, was selected from the final stage of the Girls on Track – Rising Stars initiative, a program run jointly by Ferrari and motorsport governing body the FIA. The evaluation camp took place at Ferrari’s headquarters in…

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup with defeat by Southampton

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup with defeat by Southampton

Arsenal’s FA Cup title defense came to an end with a 1-0 defeat by Southampton in the fourth round. After a poor start to the season, the Gunners appeared to have turned a corner ahead of Saturday’s game, having gone six matches without defeat and five without conceding. But a first-half own goal from defender…

Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

Reports of this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games being canceled due to Covid-19 are “categorically untrue”, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement to CNN on Friday. The Japanese government also said on Friday that it is determined the Games will go ahead following an unconfirmed report that a cancellation might be imminent. On Friday,…

Tiger Woods puts season on hold after the fifth back operation of his career

Tiger Woods puts season on hold after the fifth back operation of his career

Tiger Woods‘ season is on pause after the 15-time major champion underwent a back operation for the fifth time in his career. A statement on his social media channels said the 45-year-old had experienced “discomfort” whilst playing at the PNC Championship in December and had had a successful “procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment…