The inside story on how Chelsea made the decision to sack Frank Lampard

Both senior players and new signings were constantly “baffled” by the tactics, or the apparent lack of them. It often seemed to them as if the manager didn’t know what he wanted to do with the team, and had little idea how to fit these new stars in. It should be noted that some opposition managers in the Premier League thought the same. They didn’t think Chelsea were that difficult

Back in the game: How Steve Waugh lured Todd Greenberg to cricket

Todd Greenberg jokes to people that he’s played just about every golf course in Sydney in the nine months since his departure as chief executive of the National Rugby League. Certainly, he’s been very much a regular at his local public links Hurstville Golf Course – or Royal Hurstville as it’s affectionately known in those parts – while he has sat on the sidelines of sports administration. New Australian Cricketers

Why did the Packers kick? Matt LaFleur garners criticism for late fourth-quarter field goal

It wasn’t a bold strategy, Cotton, and it didn’t pay off for them. It wasn’t Peter La Fleur, but rather Matt LaFleur (no relation) who baffled inquiring minds during the NFC championship game on Sunday afternoon. Facing a 31-23 deficit with just over two minutes left in regulation, the Packers coach elected to go for a field goal rather than trying to tie the game up at 31 with a touchdown and 2-point conversion. Green

First Flow wins the Clarence House Chase at Ascot

First Flow produces extravagant jumping display to win the Clarence House Chase at Ascot and oust reigning champion Politologue 14-1 shot First Flow beat reigning Champion Chaser Politologue by seven lengths The victory marked trainer Kim Bailey’s first grade one success since 1995  Sixth successive win for First Flow, Jockey David Bass surprised by progress  First Flow produced a spectacular jumping performance to win the Clarence House Chase at Ascot and

How many Super Bowls have the Chiefs won? History of Kansas City's big game appearances

Unless you’ve been hibernating for a year, it’s common knowledge that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl last season. Oh, and we’ve got a lot to catch you up on. The Chiefs made some serious history with their win in Super Bowl 54 in February 2020. They’d played in two Super Bowls before, but the last had been a win in 1970. That meant 50 years separated Super

The team Frank Lampard should pick to kick-start Chelsea's season

Considered Premier League title contenders only last month, an alarming run has seen Chelsea slip dramatically down the Premier League table. Frank Lampard’s side went top on December 5 after beating Leeds United in the club’s first game in front of fans for nine months. But since those jubilant scenes at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have won just two matches, one of which was a routine victory over Morecambe in the

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement for Doug Pederson

The Eagles were the last team to fire their head coach after the 2020 NFL season. Philadelphia didn’t take too long to find their replacement for Doug Pederson. Nick Sirianni became the NFL’s sixth new head-coaching hire of the 2021 offseason on Thursday, agreeing to terms with the Eagles. The former Colts offensive coordinator will lead Philadelphia’s coaching shakeup, joining Urban Meyer (Jaguars), Robert Saleh (Jets), Arthur Smith (Falcons), Brandon Staley (Chargers), Dan Campbell

The 'scar' on Drew Brees' face isn't actually a scar

On the upper part of Drew Brees’ right cheek, he appears to have a scar. That’s not what it is, though. Brees has had that mark, a birthmark, since he was born. The Saints quarterback dealt with bullies who picked on him growing up over his birthmark, but he’s come to recognize it as a part of him over time. Brees hasn’t been limited by any sort of negative comments, apparently,

Abraham remains one of the most promising young No 9s in Europe

Tammy Abraham faced questions about his Chelsea future after Timo Werner’s arrival… but he has enhanced his reputation despite limited minutes, is their Premier League top goalscorer this term and remains one of the most promising young No 9s in Europe Tammy Abraham has scored six goals in just eight top-flight starts this season  The 23-year-old scored 18 goals for Chelsea last season in a breakthrough term Timo Werner was signed in