BBC registers record 17.4m audience for final Fans pack out Trafalgar Square long before players arrive Williamson: 'What comes after Europe? The world!' 'It's come home': How world reacted to England's Euro win Lionesses have purged deepest ache in England's sporting psyche E ngland's triumphant Lionesses on Monday vowed to add next year's World Cup to their European crown as thousands of fans turned out to salute their achievements. Over 7,000 supporters assembled in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the 2-1 extra-time victory over Germany at Wembley on Sunday , England's first major football tournament win since 1966. On a day of national celebration, it also emerged that: Both candidates to be the next Prime Minister will back a bid to host a women's World Cup A record TV audience of 17.4 million watched the Lionesses' historic victory on BBC There are growing calls for all of the England squad to be honoured by the Queen Chelsea manager … [Read more...] about First Europe, now the world: England target World Cup after thousands celebrate Euro win
IMAGINE having to come up against Erling Haaland - that's exactly what Copenhagen have to do. Manchester City sit top of group G after a 4-0 win over Sevilla in the opening match before beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 last month , with the winner from former Dortmund star Haaland. Copenhagen sit behind both Borussia Dortmund and Man City in third place, with their only point of the group stage so far coming at home to Sevilla. After losing 3-0 in Germany in their opening match of the group, the Danish side have it all to do when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, facing Pep Guardiola's inform side. Read More Football PASTA LA VISTA BABY Haaland reveals dad's special pasta dish is secret behind goal spree HA HAA Haaland interrupts interviewer after being told Dortmund 'know how to stop' him What time does Man City vs Copenhagen kick off? Man City face Copenhagen on Wednesday, October 5. The game … [Read more...] about Man City vs Copenhagen: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash
I played Division I football as a cornerback at Clemson University. The players provide America with many things. We give fans memories and celebrations, we give them a time to escape the problems of America, and we give our audiences and white teammates the illusion that we are equal on and off the field. “I know from being in an NFL locker room for 20 years, regardless of race, background, money you grew up with, we were all brothers; it didn’t matter,” the Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre once told a reporter at USA Today . But although Favre may be happy to declare his kinship with Black people, I’ve never heard him mention the injustices we face daily. Rather, he has publicly criticized Black athletes for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. He said the athletes’ demonstration “ created more turmoil than good .” Recently, we learned that he has been accused of misusing funds intended to help the poorest residents of his native state, who are … [Read more...] about Does Brett Favre Care About Poor People?
The LSU football team will look to stay perfect in SEC play when it hosts undefeated Tennessee on Saturday in Baton Rouge. Both the Volunteers and Tigers have a chance to significantly improve the trajectory of their seasons with victories. While LSU sits at 4-1 overall and 2-0 in SEC play, Tennessee rolls in at 4-0 and 1-0. Tennessee earned its lone SEC win last time out in a 38-33 contest against Florida as second-year coach Josh Heupel continues to earn believers in Knoxville. A year after a promising 7-6 debut season, the Volunteers can't be counted out in a surprisingly competitive SEC East. As for LSU, the Tigers have some momentum building behind a stout defense and an offense led by quarterback Jayden Daniels. Daniels has completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 915 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He continues to lead the team in rushing with 60 carries for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Week 6: Tennessee at LSU When: … [Read more...] about LSU-Tennessee: How to watch, numbers to know and storylines to follow
It might seem like it is a long time away, but in 2½ years, Baton Rouge will host again a major bowling event at the Raising Cane’s River Center’s exhibition hall. The United States Bowling Congress will bring its USBC Open to the city for the third time in 20 years — 2005, 2012 and soon 2025. It is becoming rarer in the past 20 years for the event to leave the National Bowling Stadium in Reno and the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, and it is my opinion unless there is something hidden from me these days that this might be the last bowling event of this magnitude in downtown Baton Rouge. Since Baton Rouge hosted the event in 2005, only four cities besides Baton Rouge in 2012 not in Nevada, have hosted the event – Corpus Christi in 2006, Albuquerque in 2008, El Paso in 2015 and Syracuse in 2018. An event awarded to one city at some point before Baton Rouge’s 2012 event had some money issues and a 2022 event scheduled for Houston, never got far off … [Read more...] about Lowe column: Time nearing for Baton Rouge to host USBC Open
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has authorised his officers to "shoot to kill" Russian federal troops if they operate on the territory without consent and warned "we have to be reckoned with". The comments have deepened concerns about the level of forces Mr Kadyrov has been building up, and a potential rift with federal security services. Five Chechen men are being held on suspicion of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov's murder, including a former deputy commander of one of Mr Kadyrov's elite units. He has denied any involvement with the crime which took place in Moscow in February, but he praised the main suspect Zaur Dadayev as a "true Russian patriot". In the months before his death, Mr Nemtsov warned about the Chechen leader's heavily-armed militia after a video showing him rallying the so-called "Kadyrovtsy" in Grozny. "I cannot understand what Putin expects when arming 20,000 Kadyrovtsy gathered today in the stadium in Grozny," Mr Nemtsov wrote on his Facebook … [Read more...] about Chechen Boss Backs Shooting Russian Troops
Former NFL star Antonio Brown has hit out at 'crazy disinformation' after a video emerged where he exposed himself to guests at a hotel swimming pool. Video footage, which was taken on May 14 earlier this year, appeared to show the 34-year-old shoving his buttocks into a woman’s face at Armani Hotel Dubai's outdoor pool. As she laughed off the incident, other men around the pool could be heard yelling: “Yeah!,” “Another one!,” and “AB!” Brown, wearing nothing but gold chains around his neck, also lifted the woman up and tossed her into the pool head first, as onlookers said: “He’s waterboarding her!” and “He’s giving her the longboard!” READ MORE: Meet the oldest NFL cheerleader who continued on Bengals squad at age of 46 The footage, shared by the New York Post , then showed the woman laughing off the incident before swimming away to the other side of the pool. The athlete then yanked his penis out of the water and whipped it in her direction while a man sitting … [Read more...] about NFL star Antonio Brown responds to ‘crazy’ reports he exposed penis to hotel guests
Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage Ed Sheeran is continuing his bad habit of naming things after math (sorry, maths) symbols. The pop star announced his North American + - = ÷ x tour, which you’re supposed to pronounce “the Mathematics Tour,” as a press release has to emphasize multiple times. He announced the tour with a cheeky maths-class sketch, which ended on “subtract,” the only symbol Sheeran doesn’t have an album for — but let’s hope this isn’t an album teaser too, because we can only handle so much arithmetic chaos at once! Sheeran will head stateside to play stadiums for the first time in nearly five years next summer after recently wrapping the tour’s European leg. The + - = ÷ x tour starts in Arlington, Texas, on May 6, and runs through September 23 in Inglewood, California, equaling 21 total dates. And Sheeran is adding on support from Khalid, Russ, Dylan, Rosa Lynn, Cat Burns, and Maisie Peters — but, of course, dividing them up by show. (Matty Healy recently … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran to Give Us a Maths Lesson With the + – = ÷ x Tour