ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1956: Jim Laker took 10 wickets for 88 runs while playing for Surrey against the touring Australians at The Oval. He repeated the feat 10 weeks later in the Old Trafford Test match, where he ended up with 19 wickets. 2001: Liverpool won the Uefa Cup final 5-4 with a golden-goal triumph over Alaves to seal a cup treble. They had already won the Worthington Cup and FA Cup. 2009: Down beat Kerry in round 2A of the Christy Ring Cup, while Derry defeated Wicklow in round 2B at Swatragh 2010: England beat Australia by seven wickets in Barbados to win the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. 2012: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool manager just three months after winning the League Cup. 2013: Former England captain David Beckham announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2012-2013 season after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain. 2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in two minutes and 56 … [Read more...] about On this Day, May 16 2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history
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In total, just 18 Irish players figured. That's one fewer than last season, and a reduction from 20 in 2015/16 and 25 in the three years before that. From Martin O'Neill's perspective there is little encouragement to take from the bottom line figure - it includes Stephen Ireland and Damien Delaney, who aren't available to him, although the curtain is coming down on their respective careers at this level. The list is peppered with players who either suffered long-term injuries or fell out of favour with their employers and spent long periods on the sidelines. There's also a couple of youngsters who didn't even play a half of football between them. On the goals front, Jeff Hendrick, Shane Long and Ciaran Clark shared top spot with a grand total of two efforts. Just four players crossed the 30 appearance mark and one of those, James McClean, did so with a team that has been relegated. Half of Long's appearances came off the bench. A vintage year? Most certainly not. And the concern is … [Read more...] about Daniel McDonnell on a rough season for Ireland’s 18 Premier League stars
By Phil McNulty Chief football writer 5 May From the section Premier League Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44017358 Read more about sharing. Stoke City will drop into the Championship after a 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace that was a painful illustration of why both teams are now heading in opposite directions. This game was effectively the tale of two clubs in microcosm.Palace were measured, composed and progressive under the mature guidance of manager Roy Hodgson, while Stoke City were chaotic, disorganised and a mess once James McArthur drew Palace level.It was easy to see why Palace and Hodgson can look forward to a Premier League campaign next season with cautious optimism and why Stoke now face a full-scale rebuilding job in the dog-eat-dog surroundings of the Championship.Stoke … [Read more...] about Premier League: Crystal Palace and Stoke
The IPL is back in big-hitting action as some of the world's biggest cricket stars flock to India. Mumbai Indians were the 2017 champions and Rohit Sharma and co will be looking for a fourth title this year. But the unique strategic timeout is a rule that may have cricket fans outside of India a little perplexed.What is a strategic timeout? A strategic timeout is similar in concept to timeouts in basketball. That is to say, they are called by IPL teams mid-game in order to reformulate strategy. Strategic timeouts were initially launched in 2009 and lasted seven and a half minutes, but the long break proved unpopular and they were shortened to two and a half minutes a year later. Even with the shorter breaks, many fans complain that strategic timeouts kill momentum by disrupting the flow of the game. But franchise owners have stated that strategic timeouts are crucial to maintain commercial revenue streams in the league. MOST READ IN SPORTBREAKING HAYE Wilder 'wiped the floor' with Haye … [Read more...] about What is a strategic timeout in IPL, how many do teams get and are they only used in the Indian Premier League?
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1896: The first modern Olympic Games, the brainchild of Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin, got under way in Athens. A total of 59 athletes from 10 nations took part. 1900: James J Jeffries successfully defended the world heavyweight title by knocking out Jack Finnegan after just 55 seconds. 1993: Guy Whittingham's fourth hat-trick of the season, in Portsmouth's 4-0 defeat of Peterborough, took his goal tally to 43 - equalling the club record set by Billy Haines in 1926-27. 1994: The English Football Association called off England's friendly against Germany, fixed for April 20, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth, because of police intelligence discovering massive demonstrations being planned. 2003: Finland's Kimi Raikkonen was named the winner of an extraordinary Brazilian Grand Prix, which was stopped 18 laps early after an horrific collision involving Jaguar's Mark Webber and Renault's Fernando Alonso, denying Italy's Giancarlo Fisichella his maiden win. … [Read more...] about On this Day, April 6 2010: Lionel Messi scored all four Barcelona goals as they eliminated Arsenal from the Champions League