Sport by Press Association 19/08/2018, 10:32 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier wants to build on his outstanding World Cup and take his game to the next level. Trippier, playing at right wing-back, was arguably England’s player of the tournament as Gareth Southgate’s men made it to the semi-finals in Russia before bowing out to Croatia. It was against the Croatians that Trippier put the Three Lions ahead with a brilliant free-kick and he picked up for Spurs where he left off with another fine strike against Fulham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were labouring towards a 1-1 draw until Trippier, in his first game since the semi-final, sent a curling effort over the wall and into the corner, with Harry Kane then going on to seal the points in a 3-1 win. That goal was just part of a fine display on the right and the 27-year-old is hoping to put his impressive summer to … [Read more...] about Trippier determined to kick on after World Cup success
Tottenham's Kieran Trippier says he has returned from the World Cup a more confident and experienced player after scoring a stunning free-kick in the 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday . Trippier was one of the unexpected stars of the tournament in Russia, helping England to a first semi-final since 1990, where he scored a similar free-kick in the 2-1 defeat to Croatia. The right-back missed Spurs' opening game at Newcastle, but continued where he left off with an all-action performance in the win over the Cottagers at Wembley. "I was delighted to play at the World Cup, It’s crazy what a year can do because I only made my debut for England last year and a year later I am playing in a World Cup," Trippier said. "I learnt a lot about myself, it gave me a lot of confidence and I am happy to come back with more experience. Hopefully I can put that to good use by playing as many games as I can for Tottenham this season and helping the team out. "When we went away it was about just … [Read more...] about Trippier full of confidence at Spurs after World Cup experience
World Cup 2018: Is football still sexist? By Georgina Rannard BBC News 26 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44613542 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel It's 2018, so no-one objects to women knowing stuff about football, talking about it, or just watching a game, … [Read more...] about Is this World Cup still sexist?
Sport by Press Association 19/08/2018, 10:00 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Sprint star Reece Prescod insists he can challenge the rest of the world for gold – if he can get his start right. The 22-year-old finished second behind Christian Coleman in the 100 metres at the Birmingham Diamond League meet on Saturday. He was beaten by Coleman, of the United States, by one-thousandth of a second while he pipped Noah Lyles, the fastest man in the world this year, into third. A strong second 50m followed a typically slow start and, while he is improving off the blocks, Prescod is confident he can make an impact at next year’s World Championships in Doha. “Once I have put another winter behind me, and got strong in the positions I need to get strong (it will improve),” said Prescod, who ran a personal best of 9.94 seconds. “We have really good biomechanics at British Athletics and once … [Read more...] about Reece Prescod aims to start challenging world’s best
THE Irish government has hailed former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as a voice for a more peaceful and equal world. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who served two terms as head of the organisation dedicated to maintaining the international order and tackling conflict, died on Saturday aged 80. Mr Annan recognised Ireland's central role in peace-building operations overseas and supported the Northern Ireland peace process, foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney said. He said: "Kofi Annan was an exceptional international statesman who worked tirelessly for a more peaceful and equal world, both during his long and illustrious career in the United Nations and since his retirement, championing the cause of peace and reconciliation, in particular on his own beloved continent of Africa." The Good Friday Agreement was signed during Mr Annan's tenure. Mr Coveney said Mr Annan had a dedicated interest in Ireland and the maintenance of peace on the island, commentating as recently as April on … [Read more...] about Irish government hails former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as a voice for a more peaceful world