Varane had to be stronger. Then again, Hummels and this Germany team are formidable, even in such heat. The 90 per cent humidity brought back memories of the semi-final between the countries at Mexico ’86 and it was a test of endurance, as much as anything else. “It was so hot you could hardly breathe,” Löw said. “At least our semi-final will be at 5pm [local time] when the sun is lower.” … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
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“Kevin Kilbane played 24 league matches (including one substitute appearance) for Huddersfield in 2010-11, with 14 wins and 10 draws,” writes Richard Askham. “His only defeats were at Arsenal in the FA Cup, at Carlisle in the Mickey Mouse Paint Trophy and - this was really hard to bear - his final appearance for the club in the League One Play-Off final. Juninho Bacuna didn’t start a league win for Huddersfield between his full debut in December 2018 and a win, at the 20th attempt, against Barnsley on 26 October 2019.” … [Read more...] about Has a player featured in all their team’s wins in a season and no losses?
Stoke City await in the two-legged semi-finals. “Whose idea was this?” asked Klopp, his complaint about the fixture logjam more than the identity of the opponents. That is about as dissonant as he is at present. He actually had the gall to bemoan his side’s start, when Dusan Tadic had embarrassed Connor Randall on his second Liverpool appearance and Ryan Bertrand appeared at the winger’s side to supply Sadio Mané with the opener after barely 41 seconds. Yet that was a blip. A rare moment of Southampton joy. Once Liverpool had mustered some rhythm of their own, they were irrepressible. … [Read more...] about Liverpool League Cup rout of Southampton capped by Divock Origi treble
The NBA, meanwhile, is planning to resume its season at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. However, National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN on Tuesday that players are seeking a 'level of certainty' regarding their return from the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Game on! NHL scraps its regular season for a 24-team playoff as MLB teams begin practice and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says there will ‘definitely’ be an NFL season in 2020
For every publicity stunt, there were moments of true inspiration. Veeck Sr was the man who first planted the ivy at Wrigley Field in 1937, a sight that made Murray fall in love with baseball 20 years later. He brought pyrotechnics and radio broadcasts to ball parks. Most importantly of all, he signed the first African American to play in the American League. Larry Doby went on to lead the Indians to the 1948 World Series. … [Read more...] about The baseball team that deliberately locked their fans out of a game