Left: Mike Ashley, Newcastle United’s former owner. Right: Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, ruler of Saudi Arabia and Chair of Newcastle United’s new owner, the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. Off the back of the Newcastle United takeover, one must ask themselves that generation-spanning question; has the game gone? Of course the game has not gone. … [Read more...] about Newcastle United set for seismic takeover
Ben Simmons slam-dunking for the 76ers in a 2019 game against theWashington Wizards. Photo: by All Pro Reels, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) Ever since being the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has never been too far away from the spotlight. The LSU alumnus’ didn’t see the court at all in his first year in the NBA … [Read more...] about Offseason turmoil could see Simmons-Philly split
12 October 2021; Callum Robinson of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the international friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Qatar at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile Despite vaccine uptake being largely successful across the world, vaccine progress has been somewhat stalled among high level … [Read more...] about Why aren’t sports stars getting vaccinated?
The European Ultimate Championship Finals 2021 (also known as XEUCF) took place from September 30 to October 3. The ultimate stage for European Ultimate Frisbee, club teams qualified directly from the national championship, the Irish nationals being held in Limerick from September 11-12. This year, the XEUCF occurred in Brugge, Belgium, with Ireland sending 4 teams: … [Read more...] about Irish representation at the ultimate frisbee European Championships 2021
The League of Ireland (LOI) has been largely ignored by Ireland’s top broadcasters resulting in concern over the future of the game in this country. RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett spoke on the Republic of Irelands domestic league in an interview on The LOI Central Podcast. His reasoning for broadcasting just 15 out of 360 LOI games last season and only one of the … [Read more...] about The League of Ireland needs RTÉ support to thrive