A nine-time Golden Glove Award winner, two-time World Series MVP and nine-time All-Star, Gibson spent his entire 17-year career in St. Louis before retiring in 1975 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. In his Hall of Fame induction ceremony speech, Gibson said he would want to be remembered as "a competitor that gave 100%" every time he took the field.
But for the social-distancing rules at the US Open, the women’s locker room would have had a flavour of Glee or High School Musical. At the start of the fortnight, there were an extraordinary 32 Americans in the 128-strong singles draw, including seven teenagers. We all know about Coco Gauff, thanks to her show-stopping debut at last year’s Wimbledon. Yet 16-year-old Gauff is no longer the youngest and freshest newcomer on the grand-slam stage. She has been joined by two other girls born in 2004, in Robin Montgomery and Katrina Scott. All have culturally diverse backgrounds – Scott, for instance, is the daughter of an Iranian ballet dancer and is bilingual in English and Farsi – that defy the old Country Club stereotype of US tennis.
Andros Townsend has warned he and other Premier League players are ready to boycott matches to fight “social injustice” in the UK following the wave of action in US sport over the shooting of Jacob Blake. The Crystal Palace and England midfielder said the country’s elite footballers would “take inspiration” from the forced postponement of basketball, baseball, ice hockey, football and tennis matches in America in protest at the latest shooting of a black man by police officers. Asked whether he would be prepared to boycott a game over something he really believed in, Townsend told talkSPORT: “Of course. If it’s something that I really believed in, of course, then you have to. I think the blueprint for that is, I watch a lot of NBA and, recently, they boycotted two or three days of NBA action because of the social injustice in America.
Stars from across the world of sport have joined the tributes to Chadwick Boseman following the actor's death.On Saturday, it was announced that the Black Panther star had passed away at the age of 43 after a four-year fight with colon cancer.