Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Category: Sports

Mike Trout and LA Angels close to $430m deal, largest in sports history

World’s best baseball player close to 12-year contract extension Seven-time All-Star would earn average of $36m a year Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to agreeing a 12-year deal that would secure the outfielder the largest contract in the history of sports, according to multiple reports. The 27-year-old is due to become […]

Nowitzki goes to sixth on all-time NBA list as Curry hits three-quarter court shot

Dallas star passes Wilt Chamberlain on all-time scorers list Curry hits 61-foot shot in first-quarter during loss to Spurs Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight triple-double to help New Orleans beat Dallas 129-125 in overtime on Monday night. Nowitzki moved […]

Chattanooga FC: the US club with 2,000 owners around the world

The Tennessee club sold more than $500,000 in shares in a month. They believe they have tapped into a market for fans who want a stake in their team Stefan Szymanski is a professor of sport management at the University of Michigan, the author of the much-lauded Soccernomics, and a supporter of Detroit City FC […]

Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

Tsunekazu Takeda denies claims relating to payments to consultancy linked to son of disgraced ex-Olympic official The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has said he will resign amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games. Tsunekazu Takeda, 71, who will also step down from the International Olympic Committee, […]

FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend

Ross Barkley’s difficult return, VAR inconsistency in the FA Cup, Nuno Espírito Santo impresses and James Maddison’s class Ross Barkley would have known what kind of reception awaited him at Goodison Park: the type rained down on previous Everton escapees such as Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott. Goodison might not be much longer for this […]

Wildcard Bianca Andreescu, 18, shocks Angelique Kerber to win Indian Wells

Canadian completes remarkable win for maiden career title Teenager was outside world top 150 at end of last season Bianca Andreescu completed her emergence as the latest new star of women’s tennis after a scintillating three-set win over Angelique Kerber in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The 18-year-old Canadian fought […]

Rory McIlroy wins prestigious Players Championship in thrilling finish

• Northern Irishman wins ‘fifth major’ on St Patrick’s Day• Jim Furyk one shot behind, Eddie Pepperell tied for third This is not the most high-profile victory of Rory McIlroy’s career but it is without doubt among the most significant. That McIlroy claimed the Players Championship the hard way somehow added an element of prestige. […]

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