Not only is Maradona’s shirt iconic for the history associated with it. The prime position on the team, and that team being one of the best in NBA history? He retired in 2010 after being accused of assaulting a man outside a nightclub in Tokyo. More importantly they will get the experience of being in a senior tournament, as will Toni, Jordan and Jade. I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion that Germany will win it. BASKETBALL – Fenerbahce celebrate their maiden EuroLeague title after a dominant 80-64 win against Olympiacos in the championship game at the Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul. Take it one game at a time. But by the time we had sat down for that chat, he not only had a couple of years under his belt, he also had some equally illustrious company now there to help the cause. Third-place Rui Costa of Portugal had the same time. Los Angeles made the same recommendation. And come the end of this season when Kobe finally hangs up his high tops, there won’t be many people who won’t be thinking the same.
I am under no illusion, though; everybody else has the same agenda and we recognise that it’s going to be tough. Henrikh Mkhitaryan barely looks like he has changed in the years since this picture was taken of him working out at a gym. Woke warriors like Jameela Jamil have attempted to use last night’s final to paint a picture of a divided England. Jersey’s Jonty Jenner made a single appearance for Sussex against the touring South Africans in 2017 but can claim to have fielded in a Test for England as a substitute for Chris Broad. CRICKET – England test captain Alec Stewart drives off the back foot during his 27-run knock against South Africa in the first one-day international of the Texaco trophy at the Oval. Abbott said it plans to begin distributing the test next week and will increase manufacturing to 50,000 tests per day, the news agency reported. But he won his 100th cap for Wales when managed a first-half cameo for Rob Page’s side against Belarus last week. Asashoryu, the first Mongolian to attain sumo’s highest rank of yokozuna, won all six honbasho tournaments that year. Celtic’s hopes of winning their first European trophy in 36 years ended when Porto striker Derlei scored his second goal in the 115th minute to seal victory.
He was forced to reveal post-match following Wales’ victory that his substitution was pre-planned, but his attitude has since been scathingly labelled as ‘unpresentable’ by frustrated reporters back in Spain. The Dutchmen showcased their abilities by knocking the apparent Euros favourites out of the Nations League with a 3-1 semi-final victory. The Flying Scotsman’ stood on the brink of defeat in his semi-final encounter against Dave Chisnall, but took out a brilliant 116 after the Englishman squandered three match darts. Euro 2016 was a complete disaster where they finished pointless and goalless in three group games to Poland, Germany and Northern Ireland. She did, however, play in all three matches of the Under 20 World Cup in 2010. Last year switched from Everton to Merseyside rivals Liverpool, where she has made a bright start. By the 2011 World Cup, Bardsley had moved ahead of Rachel Brown as England’s first choice, and she started all four matches in the tournament, saving the first France penalty in the ultimately unsuccessful quarter-final shoot-out.
Fenerbahce, who had lost the previous year’s final in heartbreaking fashion to CSKA Moscow in overtime, pulled away from the Greek side with an 11-2 third-quarter run to become the first Turkish team to win the competition. SUMO WRESTLING – Asashoryu Akinori pushes Chiyotaikai Ryuji out of the ring to win the summer grand sumo tournament with a day to spare in Tokyo. Spinazzola had been exceptional for the Azzurri throughout their Euro 2020 campaign but he ruptured his Achilles in the 78th minute of their quarter-final win over Belgium. Chelsea became the first team to claim 30 wins in a Premier League season and finished the campaign with 93 points, seven clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. But we have to deal with the group stage first. The group of 23 includes four players with over 100 caps – Casey Stoney, Fara Williams, Rachel Yankey and Fara Williams – as well as five members of the side that won the Under 19 Euros four years ago. Goalkeeper Rachel Brown and striker Kelly Smith are set to experience their sixth major tournament, while seven others are lining up in their fifth. While there was also an almighty clash of egos between Bryant.