Category «Sports»

Conor McGregor announces retirement from MMA

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor says he has retired from mixed martial arts. The Irish fighter, 30, announced his decision on social media McGregor’s last fight ended in defeat, when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 – the Russian winning the lightweight contest by a fourth-round submission. The 30-year-old is currently suspended from fighting by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after UFC 229 – a night which saw his defeat overshadowed by a post-fight brawl with victor Khabib Nurmagomedov. With his suspension ongoing, talk has been rife as to his next fight but McGregor looked to call time on his career on social media. Posting on his Twitter page in the early hours of Tuesday morning, McGregor …

Has Solskjaer clinched the ManUnited job on a permanent basis?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be installed as Manchester United manager on a full-time basis, and it is now only a question of when – not if – the club confirm his appointment. United’s stunning Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain has clinched the job for Solskjaer, who has transformed his old club since taking over as caretaker boss in December. The 46-year-old held talks with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the team hotel in Paris on Wednesday morning and also spoke with co-chairman Avram Glazer after the game. Gary Neville has claimed his former team-mate could be appointed during the forthcoming international break, but United insist they will not be rushed into an announcement. Although Woodward was giving nothing away as he posed for pictures …

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan to go 4th on all-time NBA scoring list

LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan to climb into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, behind only Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He scored 31 points to go past Jordan’s 32,292 career points, but could not help the LA Lakers past Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Next in his sights in Bryant, who finished with 33,643 points. NBA TOP SCORERS 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 2 Karl Malone – 36,928 3 Kobe Bryant – 33,643 4 LeBron James – 32,311 5 Michael Jordan – 32,292 6 Wilt Chamberlain – 31,419 7 Dirk Nowitzki – 31,362 8 Shaquille O’Neal – 28,596 9 Moses Malone – 27,409 10 Elvin Hayes – 27,313 1

Three things we learned from PSG v Man Utd

By AFP Manchester United reached the Champions League quarter-finals with a stunning 3-1 last 16, second leg success against Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday, going through on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw. Here are three things we learned from a dramatic and controversial clash in the French capital: United make history None of the previous 34 teams to a lose a Champions League knockout round first leg at home by two goals or more had advanced to the next stage. In fact, no team in the history of the European Cup had ever recovered from that position to progress. United had only prevailed in a single knockout tie in the Champions League since 2011, while their last away …

Paidha coach sacked

By Ritah Kemigisa. The management of Paidha Black Angels Football Club has suspended their coach Muhammed Kiseka over misconduct. The development was confirmed by the club Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fred Akena. During the suspension period, newly appointed head coach Charles Ssenyange will continue with the tasks at hand as the club. Paidha Black Angels is currently bottom of the Uganda Premier League standings with just one win in 15 matches as they have accumulated 7 points. They host Ndejje University this Friday in Arua.