Former England Star Kieron Dyer In Hospital After Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins

Former England midfielder Kieron Dyer, suffered a collapsed lung while taking part in the Channel 4 programme Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The 42-year-old, who is the current Ipswich Town Under-23s manager is in hospital undergoing tests.

A statement from Ipswich Town said: “The club can confirm that Ipswich Town U23 manager Kieron Dyer is currently undertaking tests in hospital.”

 

 

“Everyone at Ipswich Town Football Club sends their best wishes to Kieron at this time. We ask everyone to respect Kieron’s privacy, and we will be making no further comment on the matter.”

Dyer started his long playing career at his hometown club Ipswich Town. He also spent eight years with Newcastle United and made 190 appearances for the club between 1999 and 2007.

Dyer retired from football in 2013 after a short stint at Middlesbrough before joining Ipswich as an academy coach. He made 22 appearances for England during his playing career.

 




Anthony Joshua Beaten In World Heavyweight Championship Bout

Anthony Joshua’s reign as world champion was ended at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Noth London on Saturday by Oleksandr Usyk.

The IBF, WBA and WBO Champion sensationally lost the fight by an unanimous decision after a scintillating performance by his Ukranian opponent.

 

This is the second defeat of Joshua’s career, after his 2019 defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr

Both fighters had substantial wounds and Joshua was forced to desperately survive on the ropes as the final bell rang under an intense onslaught from Usyk.

 

Anthony Joshua was beaten by a glorious display of skill from Oleksandr Usyk in their pulsating world heavyweight championship fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

 

 

He stayed upright but it was not enough to salvage his second reign as world champion.

Usyk has now became only the third boxer in history to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

 




Omar Ahmed Disqualified After Winning The Bristol Half Marathon

Omar Ahmed signed up to run the Bristol 10k race but ended up accidentally running the Bristol half marathon and winning it.

He was eventually disqualified after winning the half marathon in just 63 minutes because he was only meant to run the Bristol 10k.

The Bristol half marathon (22km) was run alongside the 10k race. He went the wrong way when he reached the point where the course diverged for the two distances.

Chris Thompson, of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletics Club was deemed the winner with a time of 67 minutes after the men’s positions was revised.

The Great Run Company said Mr Ahmed entered the 10k as an elite runner and not the half marathon, therefore he was not officially part of the half marathon race, and would “unfortunately” be disqualified.




It said while Mr Ahmed had put in “an impressive performance”, it had received objections from other athletes and a subsequent investigation took place, resulting in the disqualification.

Paul Foster, chief executive of The Great Run Company, added: “Rules are rules and in this case they say we have to disqualify Omar.

“We salute his performance, and he has been invited to take part in next week’s Great Manchester Run as an elite athlete.

“Of course, we also look forward to welcoming him back to Bristol for 2022’s Great Bristol Run.”

The Bristol 10k is normally held in the spring and the half marathon (22km) is held at the end of the summer, but last year both races were cancelled because of Covid-19.



 

Lewis Hamilton Happy To Be Alive After Dramatic Crash At The Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was unable to finish the Italian Grand Prix after his Mercedes racing car was involved in a spectacular collision.

The British driver and Max Verstappen were involved in a major crash at the grand Prix in Monza but both drivers walked away from the incident.

Hamilton avoided serious injury thanks to his car’s Halo safety device. The 36 year old current world champion was fighting Verstappen for track position when the Red Bull collided with the Brit’s Mercedes.

The seven-time world champion was coming out of the pits and into the first chicane with Verstappen just inches behind.


The 23 year old Dutch driver didn’t back down and hit the kerb, flying into Hamilton and ending both of their chances of winning the race.

Verstappen, despite trying to blame Hamilton, was handed a three-place grid penalty for the next race in Russia after a stewards’ investigation.

Hamilton avoided serious injury largely thanks to his Halo – a protective titanium ring around his helmet. The Halo was introduced in 2018 to prevent drivers from being hit by flying debris or suffering  severe head trauma.

After Verstappen insisted he was not to blame for the collision, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff described the crash as a ‘tactical foul’.

Daniel Ricciardo went on to win the Grand Prix, with his McLaren team-mate Lando Norris in second place and Valtteri Bottas managing to work his way up to third.

It was Ricciardo’s first victory since his triumph at Monaco three years ago.




Jerome Boateng Ordered To Pay £1.5m By Court For Assaulting Girlfriend

Jerome Boateng has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his twin daughters.

Prosecutors accused Boateng of wilful bodily harm, throwing a lamp and a small cooling box at his former girlfriend while on holiday in the Caribbean in July 2018.

Sherin testified that Jerome Boateng had punched her so hard, she lost her breath for a moment. She also said that he pulled her hair, bit her on the head and insulted her during an altercation.

In his testimony, the former Bayern Munich defender denied injuring Sherin Senler during the argument.

Boateng admitted that they had argued during a game of cards and that she had become aggressive and insulting, hitting him and injuring his lip.

When he tried to push her away from him, she fell. He said he had thrown a pillow against a table, and the lamp had fallen to the floor.

Under Germany’s domestic violence laws, he could have been jailed for up to five years.

The 2014 World Cup winner who arrived in court with his lawyer Kai Walden has been ordered to pay a 1.8m euro (£1.5m) fine by the court in Munich.

A prominent name in the world of football and on social media, the German footballer has had a decorated career for club and country.

He won 22 trophies at Bayern, including the Champions League twice and the Bundesliga nine times, and moved to French Ligue 1 team Lyon on a free transfer in the summer after his contract at Bayern expired.



England Share Points After Poland Injury Time Equalizer

Poland equalised during injury-time to deprive England of three points in Warsaw and a sixth straight victory in their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup.

England looked to maintain the winning streak in European Group I and take another giant stride towards qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The Three Lions performed with commendable maturity to control Poland and a hostile crowd giving thunderous backing to their team.

Harry Kane gave England the lead when he sent a dipping drive past Poland’s former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny with 18 minutes left.

Kane picked up the ball 25 yards out with 18 minutes left before proving he is ever the opportunist by flashing a dipping swerving drive beyond the deceived Szczesny.

It was his 41st goal for England, making him the country’s fifth highest international goalscorer and continued an incredible record of scoring in 15 consecutive World Cup and Euro qualifiers.

Kane’s strike may not have brought victory but a point is still an acceptable result despite the painful end to the game.

In the final moments, Poland tested England out with their intensity and physical commitment but Southgate’s side stood strong.

During stoppage time, Poland striker Robert Lewandowski delivered a perfect cross for substitute Damian Szymanski to rise above Luke Shaw at the far post to head past Jordan Pickford for the equalizer.




The draw was a bitter blow to England after fighting so hard but they still remain four points clear at the top of Group I with four games remaining.

Once again the spotlight was on the 56,212 Polish crowd after England’s players suffered racist abuse during their qualifying win in Hungary.

England’s national anthem was met with loud jeers from a section of the stadium but former Arsenal keeper Szczesny appealed for home fans to stop while Lewandowski pointed to the “Respect” slogan on his shirt.

Also England’s players were subjected to booing when they took the knee before kickoff which will bring the behaviour of fans once again under scrutiny.

The game itself was played out in a noisy, vibrant atmosphere and the celebrations for the equaliser were worthy of a winner.

Source: BBC Sport




Football legend Pele Undergone Surgery For Colon Cancer

Football legend Pele has undergone surgery for cancer. He was operated on to remove a tumour from his colon.

The 80 year old former footballer had been in the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo for six days

The 3 time world cup winner posted on social media “Fortunately, I’m used to celebrating great victories alongside you, I will face this match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy for living.”

“Thank God for feeling very well and for allowing Dr Fabio and Dr Miguel to take care of my health,” he added.


The former Santos and New York Cosmos forward confirmed that the tumour in the right colon was discovered in the tests last week.

Pele’s health has been a concern in recent years and he had prostate surgery in 2015 after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months. He was admitted for a urinary infection in 2019.

Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer and one of only four players to have scored in four different World Cup tournaments.

The king of football scored a reported 1,279 goals in 1,363 appearances during his career, including 77 goals in 91 internationals for Brazil.