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‘We won it on-track and they’ll never take that away from me’ – Verstappen | 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Dec 16, 2021

Read Time:2 Minute, 27 Second Max Verstappen is unconcerned by the threat of a possible appeal from Mercedes over his championship-winning victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. “I’m fine” said the Red Bull driver when asked about Mercedes giving notification of their intention to appeal. “I don’t even think about it too much because I do feel like the world champion and it doesn’t matter what they try to do.” Mercedes challenged FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi’s ...read more

NFL coach accused of kicking player at practice

Dec 16, 2021

The NFL's 2-11 Jacksonville Jaguars have been mostly a punchline since hiring coach Urban Meyer in January. Meyer has created headlines and headaches for just about everyone inside the team's football facility, with even team owner Shad Khan saying this week: "What's different about this thing is you have losses and you have drama." The latest one involves former Jaguars player Josh Lambo claiming Meyer kicked him during practice in August. READ MORE:  F1 considers barring team contact with ...read more

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2 Preview

Dec 16, 2021

Last Updated on 15 Dec 2021 6:55 pm (UK Time) Round 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup kicks off this weekend with all 8 English teams in action, after Bristol’s game was called off last round. With just 3 more games for the teams to pick up points, this round offers the chance for those who won last week to all but guarantee a place in the knockout round, whilst the teams who lost in Round 1 will be feeling the pressure to get a result and stay in the mix. Friday 20:00 – Ulster vs ...read more

Haas F1 tech chief praises Pietro Fittipaldi’s pace on test return

Dec 16, 2021

Read Time:1 Minute, 34 Second Fittipaldi – who raced in the final two F1 races in 2020 in place of the injured Romain Grosjean – drove Haas’s converted 2019 ‘mule’ car at Yas Marina on Wednesday, testing the 18-inch Pirelli tyres that will be used in 2022. His fastest lap of 1m28.622s compared favourably to race driver Mick Schumacher’s 1m28.499s from Tuesday. Fittipaldi has re-signed as Haas’s test/reserve driver for 2022. “Pietro hasn’t driven the car for us this yea ...read more

Ashes 2021/22: Jhye Richardson Replaces Hazlewood For 2nd Test

Dec 16, 2021

The Ashes 2021/22 was off to a brilliant start as Australia went on to crush the visitors at The Gabba, completing an easy victory of 9 wickets when they had to chase just 20 in their 2nd innings. The battle is a long one which spans 5 intense Tests and we’re all set for the 2nd Test now which begins tomorrow, 16th December 2021, at the Adelaide Oval. Australia always chooses their playing eleven way ahead of the game and they’ve done that again, announcing Jhye Richardson to come in ...read more

Why Australia is gambling on Warner's fitness

Dec 16, 2021

Former Australian Test skipper Mark Taylor says playing David Warner in the second Test despite the opener being less than 100 per cent fit is a risk worth taking. Warner will take up his spot in Australia's side despite being under a major injury cloud in the lead-up to the pink ball Test in Adelaide after dealing with bruised ribs. The veteran opener's spot in the side was confirmed by Australian captain Pat Cummins earlier this week, despite enduring a nets session where he looked extremely ...read more

Yuvraj Singh Announces NFT on 40th Birthday

Dec 16, 2021

A few days ago, former Indian cricketer and World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh celebrated his 40th birthday in grand style. As a cricketer, one major quality you’ve to have is being able to adjust to different situations and changing cultures and times. And now, moving with the times, he announced the launch of his NFT collection on his 40th birthday! Many sportsmen and celebrities alike have been jumping onto the NFT bandwagon and Yuvi became the next person to do so, mentioning that his NFT ...read more

Tour in Doubt as More Windies Players Test Positive

Dec 16, 2021

Two T20Is have been completed in the 2021 West Indies tour of Pakistan and the visitors fielded a new team as they earlier had three players testing positive for Covid-19, all thus missing the 3-match T20I series. However, the tour went on as they had enough of squad depth to resume. But today, news has come in of 5 more members testing positive for Covid-19, which puts the rest of the tour in doubt. This includes two members of management and three players including Shai Hope, Akeal Hose ...read more

Scorchers stranded by WA border restrictions

Dec 16, 2021

The Perth Scorchers will spend the rest of BBL11 on the road, with confirmation they won't be able to return home for the rest of the tournament. Western Australia's strict boarder rules have left the team stranded, given all BBL teams will have travelled to either New South Wales or Victoria in the 14 days prior to the matches scheduled for Optus Stadium. "We understand this is a disappointing decision for the Scorchers' passionate fanbase, but in the current environment we want to provide ce ...read more

Dereck Chisora Believes Dillian Whyte Deserves His WBC Title Shot

Dec 16, 2021

Last Updated on 15 Dec 2021 9:01 pm (UK Time) In a recent interview with iFLTV, Dereck “War” Chisora expressed that his ex opponent and bitter rival Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte deserves to face Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury for the WBC heavyweight title.   Dereck Chisora On Dillian Whyte “Yeah man, he deserves his mandatory, and I don’t think the way what happened to Dillian should be happening every day. But it’s boxing you know, they’re their own judges, their ...read more

Payne gets 2022 Super2 seat as Supercars door closes

Dec 16, 2021

Read Time:2 Minute, 15 Second Payne was initially being trained by KGR for a direct graduation to Supercars next year, and got a first run in the Altima in September before taking part in the final two rounds of the Super2 series at Sydney and Bathurst. KGR formally applied for a Superlicense dispensation for Payne in October, hoping that Motorsport Australia will give him the necessary approvals to take the Supercars seat vacated by Brad Jones Racing-bound Andre Heimgartner. Howeve ...read more

Karolina Pliskova Out of 2022 Australian Open

Dec 16, 2021

World number #4 Karolina Pliskova has been forced to withdraw from the 2022 Australian Open following a recent injury she picked up. Having made her first Grand Slam appearance in 2010, the Czech female tennis player has been in the form of her life and she won’t be too pleased with missing out on the first Grand Slam of the year, scheduled to take place next month down under. Pliskova has been doing brilliantly for herself of late, reaching the final and quarter final in the last two Gr ...read more

English keeper's joy turns to agony on day one

Dec 16, 2021

Cricket, especially Test cricket, is a game of moments — a split second can have repercussions for two or three days down the line. Nobody knows that more than Jos Buttler right now, who, just a couple of hours after taking an absolute screamer, suffered a sad reversal of fortunes. Ben Stokes dug a shorter but slower delivery to Marnus Labuschagne who mistimed a pull shot, ballooning up off his glove and back towards the head of the English wicketkeeper — who put it down. LIVE UPDATES: Au ...read more

Long range buzzer beater wins epic NBA game

Dec 16, 2021

Devonte' Graham's three-quarter court heave at the buzzer gave the New Orleans Pelicans a 113-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder today. Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had just hit an off balance three pointer to tie the score with 2.3 seconds remaining. The Pelicans inbounded to Graham, who launched the ball from near the three point arc on the other end of the floor to win it. READ MORE:  F1 considers barring team contact with race director  READ MORE:  NSW great's golden ...read more

Super Formula drivers call for clearer penalty guidelines

Dec 16, 2021

Read Time:2 Minute, 8 Second The meeting between the Formula Racing Drivers’ Association (FRDA), chaired by three-time Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto, and the stewards followed a final round of the 2021 season at Suzuka in which two five-second time penalties for contact were administered. Already-crowned 2021 champion Tomoki Nojiri was penalised for coming to blows with Toshiki Oyu at the S-Curve during their fight for position, which left the latter in the gravel (pictured t ...read more