Tyson Fury & # 39; pays £ 1.5 million to former promoter Mick Hennessy, as the world champion settles a lawsuit after claiming he violated his contract & # 39;
- Before the lawsuit would start early, Tyson Fury has resolved his differences
- He reportedly paid £ 1.5 million to his former promoter Mick Hennessy
- The British heavyweight first started working with Hennessy in 2008
- After returning for two years, Fury then worked with Frank Warren
Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury has reportedly paid £ 1.5 million to settle a lawsuit with his former promoter.
Fury – the new heavyweight king of WBC after his victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas – agreed to pay Mick Hennessy after claiming the British boxer had violated his contract, according to the Sun .
The 31-year-old first worked with Hennessy in 2008 before beating Wladimir Klitschko famously under his ad banner in 2015.
After that famous Triumph took Fury out of the ring for more than two years as he struggled with mental health issues before returning in 2018 under new promoter Frank Warren.
Fury & # 39; s career has taken the spotlight even more since his return, originally against Deontay Wilder before producing a performance. for the centuries to dominate in seven rounds in their high-profile rematch.
Fury is now reportedly worth £ 70 million and after battling Wilder in a trilogy contest, he's ready for what would be an extremely popular all-British confrontation with heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua, worth possibly £ 400 million.
And Hennessy has since taken legal action against Fury after claiming that the 31-year-old had broken the terms of his contract under his former promoter.
However, instead of going through the entire legal process, the couple have both decided to settle the matter.
A source said: & # 39; Both Tyson and Mick thought they were right.
& # 39; Mick took legal action, and Tyson decided it was easier to settle than going through lengthy legal proceedings.
& # 39; Both are happy to be able to continue now. & # 39;
The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday March 13 – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia.
Large crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler as he lit the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings for spectators not to attend due to coronavirus.
That forced the decision of the Greek Olympic Committee to stop the torchlight procession on Greek soil on the second day of the planned eight-day trip. It is the only third time that a relay to Athens for the summer games has not been completed.
The Olympic flame is still being handed over to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday March 19, but with no fans present. The start of the Japanese relay race, in Fukushima, will take place without fans and local authorities cancel their welcome ceremony.
Due to the magnitude of the outbreak in Japan, senior member of the International Olympic Committee, Dick Pound, described the disease as & # 39; the new war & # 39; which threatened Tokyo 2020 and warned that the Games may need to be canceled if the virus was still in May.
The Japanese government later insisted on Pound's comments were not the IOC's official position, but doubts remain as to whether the summer showcase may still cause health problems.
Athletes have been told to keep training and the plan remains to keep the Games in Japan as planned, but training for about 80,000 volunteers has been delayed until May – it should start on February 22.
Friday, March 13, US President Donald Trump suggested postponing the Tokyo Olympics for a year because the color onavirus was immediately shot by the Japanese Olympic minister.
& # 39; The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not & # 39; said Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, at a news conference in Tokyo.
On Tuesday, March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the vice presidents of the Japanese Olympic Committee and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have kept up to date since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .
The organizers of Tokyo 2020 received the Olympic flame during a scaled-down transfer ceremony in the Greek capital on March 19.
Lord Coe, chief of world athletics, claimed that it is too early to cancel the Tokyo Olympics this summer, but has warned that it will be done on March 19 if necessary.
The World Indoor Athletics Championships, which would be held from March 13-15 in Nanjing, is postponed to March 2021.
North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April impose a border fence due to the magnitude of the outbreak in South Korea, where the Seoul Marathon is canceled to protect runners.
The Paris Half Marathon is canceled and the French government has also decided to ban all public gatherings of more than 100 people before ordering people to stay at least 15 days from March 15. The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday, March 1. Organizers said the race will be postponed to a date to be determined.
The London Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 26, has been postponed to October 4. More than 40,000 runners would participate.
The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October.
Olympic qualifications for boxing in Wuhan were canceled by the International Olympic Committee, but took place in Amman from March 3-11.
The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.
The Japanese Boxing Commission has canceled all combat tickets scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all ongoing sports matches. They are not moved.
The British Boxing Board of Control announced on Tuesday March 17 that all boxing events under their jurisdiction for March will be postponed due to the corona virus.
That decision led to the heavyweight clash between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce being postponed. That fight, which was framed for April 11, has been moved to July 11 at the O2 Arena.
Matchroom Boxing has also postponed all scheduled events for March and April, including Josh Kelly's European title fight against Russian David Avanesyan (scheduled for March 28).
The European Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in London has been suspended. It was thanks to the Tokyo 2020 qualification for 77 male and female boxers, with 322 participating.
Edroom Hearn, chief of Matchroom Boxing, said Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, can be rescheduled for July. All battles promoted by Matchroom in March and April have been postponed.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders, destined for May in Las Vegas, was delayed before they were even announced, but the Mexican is reportedly still planning to host the game in June.
The English tour of Sri Lanka was postponed on March 13, indicating the English and Wales Cricket Board & # 39; Total Unprecedented Times & # 39 ;.
The decision was confirmed while Joe Root & # 39; s squad was in the field at Colombo & # 39; s P Sara Oval, where he fought a warm-up match for a series of two tests.
On March 18, the West Indies offered to organize England's upcoming home tests against them in the Caribbean rather than the UK – should the coronavirus outbreak have not improved by then. England will face the Windies in a series of three tests, which starts at the Oval on June 4, but can be delayed until September. If playing the series in England proves to be unworkable, CWI has offered to step in for this series, as well as the three England tests against Pakistan that will start on July 30. Although there are Covid-19 cases in the Caribbean, the impact there has been limited so far.
The start of the Indian Premier League season has also been postponed to April 15. The 2020 campaign is expected to start on March 29. The IPL franchises are also ready to quarantine their foreign players for a period of 14 weeks. days, when the travel restrictions are lifted so that they can arrive.
On March 13, India's ongoing one-day international series against South Africa was postponed, while Australia's one-day internationals against New Zealand are played behind closed
Scotland's one-day series against the United States and UAE has been postponed. The games are said to be played in Florida in April.
The English cricketers did not play a recast test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean until December at the earliest in December, which appeared on March 19.
Cycling's Giro d & # 39; Italia has been canceled and the race is scheduled for May in Hungary.
The last two stages of the UAE Tour were canceled after two race officials were suspected of the disease.
The Tour de France is in danger of being canceled. The planned start in Nice will take place in just over three months, on June 27. The British and French governments expect the pandemic to last through the summer, and race organizers are studying. alternative planning.
The Paris-Roubaix cycling race, another major event on the French sports calendar, was postponed due to the pandemic, while the April 5 Tour of Flanders, previously canceled during the First World War, was also postponed in a further sign that Le Tour is under serious threat.
This summer's Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed to the following summer (2021) after a UEFA conference held in March 17. The postponement provides an opportunity for completion of European club competitions.
All football in England will be suspended until at least April 30 – but the 2019-20 season will eventually have to be completed after the FA has adapted their own rules to extend the SURE campaign after holding crisis talks on 19 March.
The decision to suspend follows the fact that players and staff are affected by the virus, or that individuals precautionally isolate themselves after reporting symptoms consistent with ovid-19.
The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been delayed as a "precaution". after Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus for weeks after seeing his Greek team play at the Emirates Stadium.
On March 13, UEFA announced that all scheduled Champions League and Europa League games have been postponed, as well as the quarterfinals draw for both leagues. UEFA hopes to complete the games in the summer, but dates are not yet known.
All Chinese domestic matches at all levels were postponed and the season was pushed back, the first football hit by the outbreak in the country of origin. However, there are reports suggesting that the competition may resume on April 18 if China master the virus.
Asian Champions League games with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed to April.
] The start of the Korean K-League season is postponed. The four teams in the AFC Champions League play their matches behind closed doors.
The Japanese J-League has postponed all domestic games until mid-March, but further delays are inevitable.
Italy, the country most affected by the virus outside China, was canceled before the government locked the population. All sports, including Serie A matches, were suspended until at least April 3 to catch the virus.
In France, it was announced on Friday, March 13, that there will be no top football in France for the foreseeable future after their governing body postponed all matches.
In Spain, the final of Copa del Rey on April 18 between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad has been postponed. LaLiga is also being postponed until at least the end of March.
The German Bundesliga, the other major European league, will also be suspended until at least April 3.
The Dutch Eredivisie and the Primeira Liga of Portugal have also been suspended.
The Irish Football Association has announced that all football under its jurisdiction will end until March 29.
Major League Soccer has been suspended for 30 days until mid-April with the delay of Inter Miami's first home game at David Beckham.
The South American Football Association has postponed this year's Copa America, which will take place from June 12 to July 12, until 2021.
FIFA said the newly expanded Club World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in China in June 2021, will be postponed and a new date will be announced when 'there is more clarity on the situation' # 39 ;.
On March 13, the FA announced that all England games are scheduled for the month. would be postponed, including that of development teams. It means that England's friendly matches with Italy and Denmark have been canceled.
Euro 2020 play-off games to be held on March 26, including Scotland against Israel, have been postponed to June.
Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, and United handed out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after selling 900 tickets to the Europa League match.
Newcastle United forbade their players to shake hands amid fears of the corona virus.
Cristiano Ronaldo went into isolation in Madeira after it was revealed that his Juventus teammate, Daniele Rugani, has coronavirus. Squad members Blaise Matuidi and Paolo Dybala also tested positive.
Elsewhere in Italy, Fiorentina striker Patrick Cutrone, who is on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, tested positive for coronavirus.
In Spain, 35% of Valencia team members tested positive for coronavirus, with all cases being asymptomatic.
The Real Madrid first-team squad was quarantined after a member of the basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. The two teams share the same training facility.
Liverpool has announced a charity match between Reds Legends and Barcelona Legends, to be played in Anfield on March 28, has been postponed.
FIFA says it will postpone the South American World Cup qualifying matches taking place in March.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12, placing the entire squad of the first team in isolation. Gunners' game against Brighton, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed.
In the early hours of Friday, March 13, Chelsea announced that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had diagnosed the disease.
The club's first team became self-insulated, while two buildings were closed on their training ground in Cobham.
Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, have sent players home to train alone following the British government's increasing crackdown on mass gatherings and unnecessary social contact.
West Ham chief Karren Brady called for the season to be annulled, while Aston Villa believes no team should be banned. In this situation, Liverpool, the runaway league leaders, may experience the horror of being refused the title, despite being on the verge of making their first league trophy in nearly 30 years.
Reports suggest football organizations across England and the rest of Europe are bracing for a reported total closure of each league until September.
Top level English and Scottish football was initially suspended until April 3 at the earliest. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, the FA Women's Super League and the FA Women's Championship all agreed to end the competition with immediate effect.
The seasonally opening Australian Grand Prix was canceled after a McLaren team member crashed with Covid-19, leading the British team to retire earlier to decide whether the race will continue.
The announcement came hours after Lewis Hamilton said it was & # 39; shocking & # 39; was that the race continued.
The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 was the first race to be postponed, without deciding whether to re-enter the 2020 calendar for later in the season.
The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, is also being canceled, as is the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on April 5 in Hanoi.
We hope that the Dutch Grand Prix on May 3 will be the first race of the new season, but there is growing concern that much of the Formula 1 calendar will be missed due to Covid-19.
The iconic Monaco Grand Prix on May 24 is still under threat.
On March 13 the Masters was postponed. In a statement released online, Fred Ridley, president of Augusta National Golf Club, stressed that decision makers hope the championship will be "later". hold. The first major of the year for men would begin on April 9.
The US PGA Championship, the second major of the year, has now joined and postponed the Masters. It was supposed to take place at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park May 11-17, but it moved later this summer.
After deciding to play without spectators from the second round of the Players Championship after that, the PGA Tour canceled the event completely after the first round on March 12.
They also canceled the following three events leading up to the Masters, but then canceled four more events in April and May – the RBC Heritage, the New Orleans Zurich Classic, the Wells Fargo Championship, and the AT&T Byron Nelson – also the dust. It is hoped that the season can be summarized by the end of May.
The European Tour canceled all tournaments until the popular Made in Denmark event on May 21. Many of them would take place in China or East Asia in countries hard hit by the outbreak.
The women's game has also been affected by postponement and cancellation, with the first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration, the most famous victim.
Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari were withdrawn from the Oman Open for medical reasons after Gagli showed symptoms of the virus. He shared a hotel room with Molinari and was told to isolate himself. They were later placed back into the tournament after being tested negative for the virus.
The Grand National was canceled due to new British government restrictions to control the spread of the corona virus, making it impossible to catch the Aintree flagship on April 4 to organise. Cheltenham Festival continued under some criticism before tightening social distance measures.
The Japan Racing Association has revealed that & # 39; government-approved races & # 39; will take place behind closed doors.
Racing in Ireland takes place until March 29 behind closed doors.
The World Cup meeting in Dubai continues on March 28 & # 39; without paid hospitality spectators & # 39 ;.
This year's Six Nations will have to wait for the game to end with all remaining games postponed.
England's match with Italy and the journey from Ireland to France had already taken place was canceled with Wales and Scotland, leaving it until the day before their game was called off.
Saturday, October 31, is a possible date for the last weekend of games.
The Women's Six Nations has also been affected by procrastination.
The RFU suspended all levels of rugby in England until April 14, with the announcement shortly after the five-week Premiership was discontinued.
The quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have also been postponed. Those games were scheduled for April 3, 4 and 5.
The RFL and the Super League of the rugby league have now followed the same example and postponed all matches for at least three weeks. Eight Leeds Rhinos players were found to be self-insulating.
The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, is postponed to September due to a wide closing in France.
The clay-court major was scheduled for May 24 through June 7, but that has shifted to September 20 through October 4, after the US Open, which was to be the last major of the year.
Players have quickly criticized the move, which has caused a conflict with the Laver Cup men's team event led by Roger Federer, and a women's tournament in China.
All events on the ATP Tour have been suspended for six weeks.
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which was to begin on March 9, was postponed at eleven. It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the nearby Coachella Valley.
The finals of an ATP Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, have been canceled. Both players received ranking points and prize money for reaching the final. They were not given the opportunity to play behind closed doors.
China lost a Davis Cup tie because the men's team was unable to travel to Romania for the March 6-7 playoff.
WTA events have also been canceled. The WTA has announced that they are evaluating their schedule with a number of events scheduled for China in the second half of the season.
The International Tennis Federation has announced that the Fed Cup finals have been postponed. The event would be held in Budapest in April, and the league's playoffs, which would take place in eight different locations, have also been put on hold.
The WTA also announced that there will be no tournaments. staged for at least five weeks.
The NBA has been suspended indefinitely after two Utah Jazz players contracted the virus. On March 17, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus alongside three unnamed teammates.
In a tool to reduce the risks of exposure to the virus, the NBA had told players not to take objects such as signature seeker's pens, markers, balls, and jerseys.
The NHL has announced it has interrupted the 2019-20 season without a confirmed date for it to resume.
The UFC has canceled its next three events, although President Dana White continues for the long-awaited lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
MotoGP has canceled the first two races of the season in Qatar and Thailand.
South Korea's baseball league canceled all 50 preseason games scheduled for March 14-24. It is the first time since the start of the competitions in 1982 that a whole series of exhibition games has been eliminated.
The draw of the first leg for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled for South Korea from March 22-29, is postponed.
A beach volleyball tournament, held in Yangzhou from April 22-26 from April, will be postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The short track speed skating world championship in Seoul is canceled.
The World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi was postponed as a precaution.
The World Ice Hockey Women's Championships in Canada have been canceled.
In badminton, the German Open (March 3-8), Vietnam Open (March 24-29) and Polish Open (March 26-29), all Olympic qualifying events, will be canceled due to & # 39; strict health protection & # 39 ;.
The Japanese professional baseball league decided to play their 72 games for the season until March 15 behind closed doors. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan.
Doubts remain as the Asian Weightlifting Championships, scheduled for March, are moving from Kazakhstan to neighboring Uzbekistan. They can still be postponed.
& # 39; He Was The Most Humble Man & # 39 ;: Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan Emotionally Tributes To & # 39; Inspirational & # 39; Peter Whittingham who tragically died at the age of 35
- Cardiff owner Vincent Tan paid tribute to Peter Whittingham who died at the age of 35
- Whittingham died Thursday after 12 days of hospital living
- Tan hailed Whittingham & # 39; inspirational & # 39; and said that he & # 39; the most modest man & # 39; was
- Tributes have been brought by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Aaron Ramsey and others
Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan has paid an emotional tribute to former club icon Peter Whittingham, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 35.
Whittingham was in a critical condition at the University of Wales Hospital after falling into a pub in Barry. He continued to fight for his life support for 12 days in the hospital after the tragic accident, but the doctors said there was no hope. His pregnant wife Amanda was on his bedside when he died.
Tan – who became Cardiff City owner in 2010 – said he was "deeply saddened". was from the news of his death.
& # 39; I'm deeply saddened by yesterday's horrible news, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I thought Peter was the most modest man, notwithstanding the fact that he was one of our very best and most natural footballers.
& # 39; We were blessed with his talent in Cardiff City. Peter helped inspire and will continue to inspire the generation of young Cardiff City fans.
PETER WHITTINGHAM & # 39; S CAREER
Born : Nuneaton, September 8, 1984
Position : Midfielder
Aston Villa (2003-2007)
Burnley, Derby (2005)
Cardiff City (2007-2017)
Blackburn Rovers (2017-2018)
Total number of performances: 567
Total goals: 98
& # 39; His memory will live on and I send my love and sincere condolences to his dear family. We will always be there for you.
& # 39; Rest in peace Peter. God bless you. & # 39;
Cardiff City has released a statement that says: & # 39; We are heartbroken. The news of Peter's sudden and untimely death has shocked us.
& # 39; Our love goes to his wife Amanda, their young son and family. They are at the forefront of our minds and on their behalf we ask that their privacy be respected in this unfailingly cruel and difficult time. & # 39;
Tributes pour in for the midfielder who played for the Bluebirds for 10 years before moving to Blackburn in 2018.
Former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer paid tribute to Whittingham and greeted him & # 39; an incredible person & # 39; while ex-teammates Aaron Ramsey Michael Chopra and Jay Boothroyd remembered Whittingham with moving tribute.
Wembley pays tribute to the NHS and its frontline personnel by illuminating its arc blue every night as a token of appreciation amid coronavirus chaos
Football left decimated by the coronavirus which led to the postponement of competitions across the country and across Europe.
The chaos that has wreaked havoc on the game in recent weeks has already had massive ramifications, including players and staff who feared their livelihood amid financial uncertainty, and postponed Euro 2020 by a year.
But the game has also had a chance to reflect on the devastation the virus is causing to society.
With the NHS affected by increasing cases of the virus that has already infected 3,269 and killed 144 in the UK, Wembley Stadium has decided to pay tribute to the National Health Service.
Starting on Thursday, the stadium announced it would turn its bow blue every night to show its appreciation to the service's frontline staff.
In addition to illuminating the arch, the stadium will display a banner above the main entrance with the text & # 39; Thank you NHS & # 39; and & # 39; # NHSHeroes & # 39 ;.
Players soon responded on Twitter to also show their appreciation to the NHS in response.
Tyrone Mings praised the health service personnel , making them the & # 39; true heroes & # 39; of society.
& # 39; Perhaps the best of life in this country, the NHS & # 39; said the defender of Aston Villa. & # 39; Thank you to all front-line employees who help make a difference, you are the real heroes of the community! & # 39;
Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has posted a hashtag that reads & # 39; NHSThankYou & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He was a fantastic footballer and an incredible person: Ex-Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pays his respects to former player Peter Whittingham after the tragic death at 35
Former Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer paid tribute to Peter Whittingham after his tragic death at the age of 35.
The former midfielder was taken to the University Hospital of Wales after the accident, where he fought for his life in intensive care for 12 days.
After the news of his death, Solskjaer said that he & # 39; missed deeply & # 39; would become.
"I was deeply saddened to hear of Peter Whittingham's passing," he told Manchester United's official website .
& # 39; Peter was a fantastic football player and an incredible human being. I enjoyed working with him during my time in Cardiff City.
& # 39; It is hard to believe that he was taken from us at such a young age. Peter will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family in this very sad time. & # 39;
Solskjaer was Whittingham & # 39; s manager from January 2014 to September of that year, with the midfielder portion of the Premier League squad relegated in the 2014-15 season. The Norwegian then left the club the following campaign after the team struggled to win promotion back to the top flight.
Cardiff announced Whittingham's death on Thursday, calling him "someone who could illuminate a room with his sense of humor, warmth and personality."
& # 39; It is with an immense amount of grief that we must inform supporters that Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35 & # 39; says a statement.
& # 39; We are devastated. The news of Peter's sudden and untimely death has shocked us.
& # 39; Peter was primarily a family man – and someone who could illuminate a room with his sense of humor, warmth and personality. Then he excelled as a professional footballer – as a Bluebird – with talent, ease, grace and humility. Nobody did it better.
& # 39; The loss of Peter will be painfully felt by our city, supporters and indeed anyone who has ever known him. We love you Pete and your memory will stay with us forever. & # 39;
Whittingham started his career with Aston Villa in 2002 and made over 500 club appearances when he ended his playing days at Blackburn in 2018. He was an avid player. for Cardiff and played in the club for 10 years.
& # 39; He's a humble man … he shouldn't be & # 39 ;: & # 39; Devasted & # 39; Michael Chopra pays tribute to former Cardiff City teammate Peter Whittingham after the former midfielder died aged 35 after a bar fall
- Former Cardiff City midfielder is Peter Whittingham passed away at the age of 35
- Whittingham sustained head injury during a & # 39; accidental fall & # 39; in a pub in Barry
- The former Blackburn and Aston Villa man did not recover from the incident on March 7
- His former Bluebirds teammate Michael Chopra has paid tribute to Sky Sports
Michael Chopra paid tribute to & # 39; humble & # 39; former teammate Peter Whittingham who passed away at the age of 35.
Whittingham died of a head injury that he sustained after falling down the stairs in a Barry pub on March 7 after colliding with Wales' Six Nations with England.
The pair were part of the same Bluebirds team that reached the last playoff in 2010, and Chopra shared his fond memories of that season after hearing of Whittingham's death.
Peter Whittingham passed away at the age of 35 after sustaining a head injury after falling into a bar
& # 39; He is a humble man and he shouldn't to be. He always stopped for autographs and entertained fans, that's the kind of man he was. & # 39 ;, he said on Sky Sports News.
& # 39; I remember the season we got to the playoff finals, Whit & # 39; s was the top scorer and as a striker I wanted to score, Whit has the first one [penalty] and I said I had to get one.
Whit said, "You can get the next one if I miss", and he didn't miss it all season.
Chopra and Whittingham were part of the Bluebirds side that reached the final playoff in 2010
& # 39; He not only scored goals, but also prodigies with his left foot. I look back and think what a player, what a privilege to play with him.
& # 39; He played in a Cardiff City team which was probably the best team Cardiff has seen and much of it was thanks to him too. & # 39;
The former Newcastle striker had already tweeted a message before appearing on the program.
On the social media platform he wrote: & # 39; Devastated that he had lost an old teammate some great memories on and off the pitch with your football lost a great guy and a player who prematurely lost the deepest condolences have done to your family. RIP Whitts. & # 39;
Chopra also passed a condolence message on Twitter to the Whittingham family
& # 39; He was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside the ring & # 39 ;: Floyd Mayweather pays touching tribute to his uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather after his death at the age of 58
- Floyd Mayweather pays tribute to his late uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather
- The 58-year-old trainer had been ill for some time
- & # 39; Money & # 39; described his uncle as & # 39; one of the most important people & # 39; in his life
Roger had been in Floyd's corner for a long period of his prized career
Floyd Mayweather has paid tribute to his uncle and trainer Roger after his death at the age of 58. .
Roger held onto the gloves for Floyd when he first gained a foothold in professional boxing before becoming a key member of his training team and leading his cousin to a 50-0 record.
& # 39; Money & # 39; Mayweather became one of the best boxers the sport has ever seen – something his uncle played a big part in.
In a statement from Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweather said, "My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside the ring.
& # 39; Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, he was short of health for a few years and now he can finally rest in peace.
& # 39; Roger meant the world to me, my dad Floyd Sr., my uncle Jeff, all of our family, everyone in and around the Mayweather Boxing Gym and the whole boxing world. It is a terrible loss for all of us. & # 39;
Despite the couple being divorced, the 43-year-old has posted images of himself and Harris in happier times over the past few days on his Instagram page.
The photos have been posted along with tributes that her & # 39; my rock & # 39 ;, & # 39; my friend & # 39; and & # 39; my angel and & # 39; called my love.
Former opponent Julio Cesar Chavez paid tribute to & # 39; Black Mamba & # 39; on Twitter, a nickname lovingly given to the 58-year-old.
Julio Cesar Chavez tweets e: & # 39; An opponent in the ring, a close friend, coach and pe rson out there. I regret the loss of one of the greats of boxing. I will always have you in my heart. & # 39;
Floyd Mayweather added: & # 39; We are grateful for all the love and good wishes that we have already received when the word passed Rogers.
& # 39; It helps me to see that he was able to touch so many people during his boxing life because he gave so much to the sport that was his first and long lasting love. & # 39;
I have never really thought about the 1980 Grand Slam – you go fast in life and sport – and it surprised me that the fortieth birthday is imminent.
That campaign taught me just about every rugby lesson there is to learn and played an important role in England's World Cup success 23 years later.
I saw the vital importance in all of the winning teams of having an impressive, combative, streetwise set of forwards. That was followed closely by the need for a world-class kicker, in our case Dusty Hare, who saw us at home against Wales, while we probably deserved to lose. Find a way to get the job done.
There was the disappointment that you were not selected for the opening game against Ireland. But then I realized how quickly things could change when the hapless Tony Bond broke a leg in that Irish game and suddenly it was my turn. Rugby gives and takes and you should be ready to take your chance. Finally, if you play fast with world class players from all stages, no one can stop you.
Just going back down the memory lane this week has made it clear to me that Fran Cotton – who was such an important figure and so supportive behind the scenes as President of Club England when I coached the national team – and I provided a direct link between the 2003 World Cup team and the 1980 class.
We knew what the English rugby greatness looked like, we were lucky enough to participate and, most importantly, we knew from experience exactly what was needed and what sacrifices were needed.
We both became businessmen and took the business approach to that England adopted in 1980, and Fran had already proved an incredibly successful Lions manager when he asked me to coach England. We sang from the same song of praise.
On a personal level, I also learned that you should enjoy the good times because they can be fleeting. My first four caps for England were those four victorious Grand Slam games and I never played better for England than in that last game at Murrayfield.
That 1980 season, 23 years old, was as good as possible for me as a Test rugby player, but everyone is different and I often thought about that when I became a coach in England. The side I coached had tough times – the "Tour from Hell" in 1998 and our elimination from the 1999 FIFA World Cup – but I knew you still have to believe your moment is coming.
Nothing is forever in sport, success or failure. Just be ready when it's your time. In 1980 I thought it was all ridiculously simple and in the dressing room at Murrayfield, as we celebrated after the last game, I looked around at incredible players like Roger Uttley, Fran, Tony Neary, Bill Beaumont and Peter Wheeler and just couldn't & # 39; t believe that England has not won countless championships and slams.
Here was me, a Grand Slam winner after four tests, and some of these legends had been working on it for countless steps over most of a decade and
That's why I have little sympathy for modern players when they start complaining about workloads, too many games and the stress of it all. Try to be a top player – but amateur – in the 1980s. I'd like to bring a few back 40 years for a taste.
Throughout the 1980s, like many English players, Slam I worked full-time. Every Monday at 8am I had to be at the Xerox offices with my detailed weekly forecasts and sales schedules. I also wanted to excel in my work.
At 6pm I had to be in Stourbridge on most Mondays for a full two-hour workout in England. The pace of life was relentless, but I loved every minute of it.
We played and trained for our clubs between tests and during International Week I had to work on Thursday morning before heading to London for an afternoon of training session.
On our side we had lawyers, farmers, teachers, insurance brokers, bookbinders and fruit traders. For most of us, there were not enough hours in the day.
As for rugby, that side of 1980 is compared to any England team in history. If there had been a World Cup in 1980, we would have won it.
That platoon was the only thing that spawned the game that season and although rugby players can only really be judged in terms of the era they played in, I have no doubt that the superstars of our 1980s superstars would be in modern rugby.
My coaching adage was always that you needed five or six of the best players in the world in their position to be the best, and the class of 1980 passed that test. At the beginning of the campaign, Mike Slemen, Fran, & # 39; Wheelbrace & # 39 ;, Roger and Nearo were world class and by the end Beaumont was able to be added to that list.
They were also a team of leaders and decision makers. There were six former, current and future English captains in the pack and Paul Dodge and Steve Smith in the back. An extraordinary stat but what an extraordinary couple.
1980: MATCH BY MATCH
England 24-9 Ireland
Substitutions at that time had to take place in the West. Stand up. When Tony Bond went down with a clearly broken leg, I knew I was on it, but I didn't know the way down. I didn't know Twickenham and I couldn't find the elevator. When I found it, it seemed in slow motion. When we were downstairs I tried to run to the tunnel and take off my tracksuit at the same time. Then suddenly I was in the middle of Twickenham, about to play for 70,000 fans. I had never dreamed of making my debut in England.
France 13-17 England
France had a relentless platoon, but we bragged with an average set of attackers also led by Bill Beaumont – and only for one season we had them all on the field. There was a bit of nonsense in an early scrum with Richard Paparemborde trying all sorts of – and not legal – things against Fran Cotton. Suddenly "Paper" fell to the floor and Franny helped him up with a kick to his chest. He would have been banned for six months today. The gigantic gag looked up in shock; France was upset.
I stood there with my mouth open. This was indeed a long way from the student rugby I had played for Loughborough less than a year earlier.
England 9-8 Wales  [match]although I did not get involved with the nausea. My first memory was personal. Although English, I was educated in North Wales and tried out a few times for Wales Schools on half flight. in the opposition.
So even in this big game, there was still that schoolboy rivalry in the back of my mind. And second, I just knew that Dusty Hare would gamble that last and very awkward penalty out of the mud to win the match. It remains one of the best push kicks I've seen.
Scotland 18-30 England
It was tense. We had waited a month since the & # 39; Battle of Twickenham & # 39; with Wales and the RFU slipped a letter under our hotel room doors on Friday evening and warned against a repeat of such atrocities.
The plan was simple: Monster Scotland in front with our pack, kick well, dominate territorially, press hard and Dusty would kick the targets.
But the adrenaline rushed and we backs started running from all over the place. We turned 19-0 and a smoking Cotton was the last to join us. "What happened to our goddamn game plan?" Complained Fran. Priceless.
Daniel James pays homage to his deceased father by pointing to heaven in an emotional celebration after marking his Manchester United debut with a purpose
- Daniel James paid homage to his deceased father in an emotional goal celebration
- The Welshman came off the bench to score on his debut in Manchester United
- James, whose father died this summer, pointed to heaven after settlement on Sunday
Daniel James launched an emotional celebration on Old Trafford when he scored only seven minutes after his replacement in his league debut for Manchester United .
& # 39; His summer has been one of ups and downs, as we all know, & said United-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. "His goal for the Stretford End scoring must be such a proud moment for him."
Scott McTominay echoed his manager's words by greeting his new teammate in a gripping post on Instagram. He wrote: & # 39; This is my husband. Your old man would be proud! & # 39;
The Welshman's goal won a convincing victory for United – their biggest against Chelsea since 1965.
The men of Solskjaer left perfectly after Marcus Rashford dusting himself off to the penalty which he had won in the 18th minute to convert.
Chelsea hit the woodwork twice during a frustrating 45 minutes of which Frank Lampard's men were demonstrably better when they followed the interval.
Anthony Martial bundled from almost to double United's lead at an important moment in the match before Rashford placed the game out of Chelsea's reach with his second just minutes later, when the hosts grabbed a quickfire double.
James came off the bench to complete the scoring after a number of powerful running actions by Paul Pogba.
Solskjaer added to the last whistle: & As we said to the boys before the game, we have found the way we want to play and the way we believe. You just have to go out and do the same, "said Solskjaer, who put his faith in youth this summer.
" We've taken risks, but that's the way here. You have to go for it. It is risk and reward and today we were rewarded. & # 39;
Morocco captain Mehdi Benatia pays for a small village to watch the African Cup of Nations match against South Africa after the image of watching Ivory Coast win on cell phone goes viral
- Medhi Benatia paid for a village to watch the game of Morocco against South Africa
- He paid for TV equipment after a photo of children of Douar Ait Baaziz went viral
- The group gathered around one telephone to watch the Ivory Coast game
- Morocco beat South Africa 1-0 thanks to Mbark Boussouffa & 90 minute strike
Without access to television, a group of children in Douar Ait Baaziz gathered around a single screen of the mobile phone to view Morocco's 1-0 win over Ivory Coast.
The image became viral on social media and encouraged @ Soccer212 – an account that focuses on Moroccan football – to start a campaign to improve the viewing experience for the children.
Voord if enough money has been collected, the Al-Duhail centerback decides to intervene.
The 32-year-old paid for a large TV set and access to the beIN Sports channel so that the Douar Ait Baaziz community could watch the game against South Africa on Monday.
One child was depicted balancing in a door as people entered the room to allow Morocco to claim a 1-0 win over Bafana Bafana thanks to the 90th minute strike by Mbark Boussouffa.
Atlas Lions finished at the top in group D after winning all three of their matches in Egypt. The triumph over South Africa followed victories over Namibia and Ivory Coast.
Explained his gesture on social media, former star Benatia of Juventus and Bayern Munich said: & # 39; If you look at something like that, you can only give something back, give everything away.
& # 39; This is for you my boys; we will do everything to make you happy. & # 39;
The men of Herve Renard have yet to find out who they are facing in their last 16 clash on Friday.