Yahoo Sports recaps the three longest MLB home runs for the week of April 19th, 2021 utilizing statcast data
Yahoo Sports recaps the three longest MLB home runs for the week of April 19th, 2021 utilizing statcast data
Neither side were able to break the deadlock in a dull encounter.
Ferguson insists the Norwegian was destined to become a manager.
The fight is expected to take place on August 14.
Olympic medallist Chaunte Lowe said that beating breast cancer only to come down with a potentially life-threatening case of COVID-19 has added fuel to her desire to defy the odds and make a fifth U.S. Olympic team. In 2019, the American high jumper discovered a lump and, after initially being told by a doctor not to worry about it, later discovered it was an aggressive form of cancer that required a double mastectomy and gruelling chemotherapy sessions. Lowe rallied after the treatments and was confident in her chances of making the team when, a few months ago, her eldest child began displaying symptoms of COVID-19, a disease the 37-year-old was told to avoid at all cost given her compromised immune system.
Archer has been out with finger and elbow issues.
It was a delivery to gladden the hearts of all English cricket fans, barring the most partisan Kent supporters. From the 24th ball of his first-class comeback, Jofra Archer found a perfect cocktail of pace, bounce and late away movement - angling the ball into Zak Crawley locating an awkward length, and then seaming it away from the edge. It was a perfect distillation of Archer’s qualities and set the seal on a day in which Archer continued his return from injury by delivering 13 high-quality overs. He then said that he was recovering well from his elbow injury, handing England a boost ahead of the two-Test series against New Zealand which begins on June 2. “My fitness is fine, I thought I bowled okay,” Archer said after taking 2-29. “I played in the second team last week and it’s good to get some confidence and rhythm.” While Sussex do not have a Championship game next week, Archer believes he is now match-fit to play Test cricket again, though in practice - given the grueling international schedule this year - England may well prefer to delay his international return. “I don’t know what the plan for us is gonna be. Next week is a week off - ideally you’d have wanted to play next week and then have a week off and then join the bubble. I honestly don’t know. “If I’m fit, I guess I will play and if I’m not I will work hard and get back - simple.” Archer also said that he was happy to enter another biosecure bubble during the international summer. “You don’t feel it anymore to be honest.” After whisking off his jumper on a chilly morning by the seaside, Archer glided in with the easy rhythm and pace from a deceptively gentle run-up that makes him one of the most feared fast bowlers in the world. Before he had even conceded a run he had his first wicket, as bounce and away movement induced Daniel Bell-Drummond to edge to second slip. The only shame was that the contest with Crawley, his England team-mate, was so short. Crawley played an elegant flick through midwicket to score the first boundary of the day, but had no riposte to what Archer delivered two balls later. It was a wicket that Archer particularly savoured.
Swiatek saved two match points against Barbora Krejcikova in Rome.
Valencia announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.
Atlético Madrid’s fans commune in the car park as La Liga title gets closer. Chants from Car Park B of the Wanda Metropolitano helped get an agonised Atlético over the line against Real Sociedad
The 24-year-old sits alongside fellow Scot Calum Hill and English veteran Richard Bland on seven under par.
The Spain midfielder has spent the last two seasons at the Emirates Stadium.
Players and staff built a makeshift ring using cones and tape, with Conte and Martinez both wearing boxing gloves as they were introduced by Inter striker turned ring announcer Romelu Lukaku. "Live from Madison Square Garden, It's Lautaro Martinez!" said Lukaku as the players cheered for the Argentine striker in a video posted https://twitter.com/Inter_en/status/1392876413238366211 on the club's Twitter account.
Derby County are scrapping negotiations with Spanish businessman Erik Alonso over the proposed takeover of the Championship club. Mel Morris, the Derby owner, is set to abandon talks with Alonso amid concerns over whether a deal can be concluded, with an American consortium now back in dialogue. Alonso has proved a controversial figure since announcing his intention to buy Derby, insisting he has the funds required to take charge of the club. The 29-year-old, and Derby, announced on April 7 that they had agreed a takeover with his company No Limits Sport Limited. Days later he insisted his ultimate goal was to lead Derby into the Champions League. "My goal is to make Derby big again and get back to the Premier League as soon as possible," he told BBC Radio Derby. But it is understood a deal is now off and Morris is talking to other interested parties with a consortium from America now back in the frame. Derby declined to comment on Thursday evening. Alonso has been active on social media since expressing his desire to buy the club, but endured embarrassment earlier this week when he deleted his Twitter account, hours after being accused of re-using footage of a large property included in a TikTok video to claim it was his own house. It emerged a lavish home which was supposedly his property was revealed to belong to an estate agent in Los Angeles. Alonso is understood to have alleged that his account had been hacked. Alonso was previously linked with a bid to buy Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season. The latest development comes after a torrid week for Derby, who avoided relegation from the Championship on the final day by one point. On Tuesday it emerged that the EFL had won their appeal against Derby over misconduct charges, with the club facing a potential points deduction next season. Derby have also this week lost their bitter legal row with former captain Richard Keogh, being ordered to pay around £2million in compensation by a tribunal.
Leicester ‘very positive’ Jonny Evans will be fit for FA Cup final
Anti-Glazer protesters failed to prevent Liverpool and Manchester United players from arriving at Old Trafford ahead of their rearranged Premier League fixture, despite blocking several roads around the stadium. Jurgen Klopp's squad had assembled at the Hyatt Regency, two miles from Old Trafford, with cars on the road blocking a team coach. Liverpool had arrived earlier in the day in three buses, and the players remained in the hotel as a red team bus was blocked by protestors on Kilcardine Road using abandoned cars, with its tyres let down while it was stranded. Footage emerged two hours and 15 minutes before scheduled kick-off of the bus being targeted, but it soon became apparent that the players were not on it. One of the other buses, a black one, remained at the team hotel, with up to six police riot vans arriving soon after for what appeared to be an escort to Old Trafford. Upon the team’s departure from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, word immediately filtered through to protestors at the stadium, who sprinted away from the Munich tunnel area and headed towards the forecourt where the coaches were due to arrive. The Liverpool team buses arrived at Old Trafford just before 7pm, coming into the site from the far western end, through the extensive matchday W car parks. It meant they avoided the obvious point of friction with fans gathering at the gates that protect the bridge on John Gilbert Way over the Bridgewater Canal.
The UK Government could not accommodate the request to allow quarantine exemptions for thousands of sponsors, VIPs and broadcasters.
The Spaniard was far from his best against Denis Shapovalov but edged a narrow victory.
The Premier League has agreed to roll over its existing broadcast deal through to 2025.
The plans for a 36-team Champions League with four extra group stage games were approved on April 19.
Marcelo Bielsa is on the verge of agreeing a new contract at Leeds United, ending fears that the Argentinian could walk away from Elland Road when his current deal expires at the end of the season. Bielsa’s future has been a constant source of concern for supporters with the popular manager only dealing in one-year contracts since arriving in Yorkshire. The 65-year-old did not put pen to paper on his most recent deal until the days before Leeds’ first game of the season. But Telegraph Sport understands there is an expectation behind the scenes at Elland Road that Bielsa has decided to stay and remains totally committed to the project he started back in 2018. Bielsa instinctively does not like being questioned about contracts or his future by the media and prefers everything to remain private, which helps to fuel doubts about his desire to stay. The former Atletico Bilbao boss is happy and settled in Yorkshire and feels there is still plenty of scope for improvement in a team that has impressed with its attacking style and relentless energy on the club’s return to the Premier League. The situation has been described by senior sources as “completely relaxed” and there are “no concerns” about him leaving. Tellingly, Bielsa has been in constant dialogue with the board at Leeds, including owner Andrea Radrizzani and is already planning for next season. Bielsa has also been described as “a man of honour” who would have told the club if he wanted to step down, as he would not want to leave Radrizzani or director of football Victor Orta in the lurch. Although nothing has been signed at this stage, the Leeds hierarchy do not anticipate there being any problems agreeing terms when the paperwork is presented to him after the final game of the season. That will come as a huge relief to supporters who have not only seen Bielsa win promotion back to the Premier League after 16 years but also turn them into one of the most talked about and admired teams in the country. Revealed: The extraordinary Marcelo Bielsa coaching family tree Speaking last month, Radrizzani said: “I hope to extend it by the end of the season and I think it is possible. We are in discussions. “There is a common will to continue and so far we have always got along well. We support Marcelo in his work and I think I can say that he is satisfied with his relations with the management of the club. Hopefully, we can continue to work together.” The first objective for Bielsa was promotion, but having achieved that and comfortably avoided relegation this season, the target now is to establish Leeds as a top 10 Premier League side and, eventually, to challenge for European qualification.