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England boss Gareth Southgate likely to change players and formation for Ivory Coast clash on Tuesday

The England boss has a wealth of options in wide areas and attacking midfield, including Mason Mount and Phil Foden, who started against Switzerland, and Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling, who appeared from the bench. There is also his Arsenal team-mate Bukayo Saka, who was forced to leave the camp having picked up Covid-19.

Smith Rowe has already usurped the likes of Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford in Southgate’s thinking, but if he is to claim a place in England’s World Cup squad at the end of the year, he’ll need to use games like Tuesday’s to press his claim.

The meeting with the Ivory Coast might previously have been an opportunity for Tammy Abraham, the 24-year-old having smashed 23 goals for Roma this season, but his withdrawal from the squad due to injury has left Ollie Watkins as Kane’s only competition.

Watkins will be eager to capitalise on any chance he gets having only featured as an 88th-minute substitute against Switzerland, but Kane is rarely rested and goals are not all he offers Southgate.metasports

“There is never a camp where he looks like he doesn’t want to play,” said the England boss. “That mentality spreads through the rest of the group.”

“He had a huge impact on the game when he came on,” he added. “A really mature performance, strong, breaks the game up so well, but now has more confidence to drive with the ball and bring it forward as well.

“Without a doubt, he has all the attributes to be a captain. There will be others, but we are gaining the rewards of the opportunities we had to blood him so young.”

Rice could soon be joined by Gallagher in England’s midfield, if the on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder’s impressive first start was anything to go by, however Tuesday’s game could bring opportunity for Jude Bellingham and James Ward-Prowse.

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Saudi Arabia is one of the locations ‘under discussion’ for Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua.

The 35-year-old had returned to his home nation to help defend against the Russian invasion, but revealed last week that he intended to press ahead with the planned Joshua rematch.

“That’s how I will help my country more and it’s better than being in territorial defence and running around Kyiv with a machine gun,” said Usyk in a message on social media.

“Dear friends, many of my friends and close ones called me and supported me in this. Haters, I wish you well and wish you happiness, joy and peace.

“Everything will be with God’s blessing. Everything will be Ukraine. Wishing everyone well.”

“Many things will depend on how fast we manage to ink the papers.metasports

“The good thing is that Usyk is already in Europe to start his preparation.”

“This location is under discussion at the moment,” Krassyuk told Sky Sports.

“Late June is also the timing we are considering now.

Joshua could now be heading back to Saudi Arabia after regaining his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts in a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Diriyah in December 2019.

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Chelsea owner ‘suffered symptoms of suspected chemical weapons poisoning’ after talks in Kyiv

“Of course, Roman Abramovich is trying to rehabilitate his public image. He was slapped with sanctions from both the UK and the EU as a result of his previous closeness and ties with the Kremlin and [Putin] himself. His assets have been frozen and he’s currently in the process of trying to find a buyer for Chelsea Football Club.

“A source close to Mr Abramovich said it wasn’t clear who had targeted the group but another newspaper which broke this story say that the Ukrainian side suspect the attack was carried out by hardliners in Moscow who they said wanted to sabotage talks to end this war.”

“A source confirmed that he did suffer suspected symptoms of poisoning after that meeting of peace talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators, to try and find a solution to this conflict. They said Abramovich, along with two Ukrainian officials, suffered symptoms that included red eyes, constant and painful tearing, peeling of skin on their faces and hands as well as some sight loss.

“The next day the group of negotiators drove from Kyiv to Lviv on the way to Poland and then Istanbul, to continue informal negotiations with the Russian side. A Bellingcat investigator was asked to help provide an examination by chemical weapons specialists.

“Based on remote and on-site examinations, the experts concluded that the symptoms are most likely the result of international poisoning with an undefined chemical weapon.metasports

“An alternative less likely hypothesis was use of microwave irradiation. The symptoms gradually subsided in the course of the following week.”

However, a US official told Sky News: “The intelligence highly suggests this was environmental,” adding: “E.g., not poisoning.”

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to elaborate.

In a series of tweets, Bellingcat added more details, saying: “Abramovich, along with another Russian entrepreneur, had taken part in the negotiations alongside Ukraine’s MP Rustem Umerov. The negotiation round on the afternoon of 3 March took place on Ukrainian territory, and lasted until about 10pm.

 

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Oscars 2022: Apple’s ‘CODA’ wins Best Picture, Will Smith slaps Chris Rock

BRIAN SOZZI: You briefly mentioned– Yeah, well, you briefly mentioned Apple, Julie, and this is overall a big winning night, or was it big winning night, for Apple. By all accounts, Amazon, Netflix have been slapping around Apple in the original streaming program content for some time. But this win for Best Picture could really get Apple to spend, perhaps, more than the $7 billion it is spending annually to create original content, and really take Apple TV+ to the next level.

I have a good story right now in the Apple Finance home page on this crediting Wedbush analyst, Dan Ives, friend of the show.

JULIE HYMAN: Yeah, we’re going to talk about Apple a little bit more. But I should mention, the shares are trading down this morning, which seems to be more in reaction to a report about it cutting production. But we’re going to dig into that a little bit later on. Right now, though, we’re going to talk more about domestic politics here in the United States.

You see here, the company only spent $25 million on distribution rights, which was a record for Sundance at the time, but is not very much for Apple. And then spent $10 million on an awards campaign. So, that was definitely sort of a bent– a milestone, if you will, when you look at this Oscar ceremony. But of course, that win has been upstaged by something that happened during the ceremony. That is, Will Smith, who won for Best Actor for the movie “King Richard,” and this happened.metasports

Will Smith smacking Chris Rock during the ceremony after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, and it was a joke that referenced that. Smith then, in his acceptance speech for winning Best Actor for “King Richard,” he apologized to the Academy and the other actors who were present. He didn’t apologize to Chris Rock, though, so that was sort of–

JULIE HYMAN: Thing number three, as we have a little pause before that happens, we had the Oscars last night. You may have seen them in real time. You may have seen a choice video or two afterwards. But there was some drama in the ceremony. Apple winning for the first– didn’t you think I was going to say something else? Apple–

BRIAN SOZZI: I thought you did. I thought you were.

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Latest on Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu’s free agent market

Miami isn’t the only team that seems to be out of the market for Mathieu, though. Despite a groundswell of fans clamoring for the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign Mathieu in free agency, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Gerry Dulac says that the Steelers aren’t in the financial position to be players in his market. That’s because they’re looking to extend a safety that is already on their team.

“Despite wishful thinking on the part of the public, they are not in financial position to sign Tyrann Mathieu because of the large extension they are prepared to give free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, according to sources,” Dulac wrote.

One team to keep an eye on is the Las Vegas Raiders, who have a star defender doing some recruiting on social media. That said, the Raiders have financial problems of their own as they try and work out an extension for QB Derek Carr.

Rapoport suggests that Mathieu hasn’t signed yet not due to a lack of offers, but because the offers he’s been getting aren’t commensurate with what he believes he deserves in a contract.

“Yeah, look he could have signed,” Rapoport continued. “(In) many places. It’s, ‘Are you getting the contract you want? (The contract) that you’ve earned.’ The really good ones who know their value will just hang out and wait. It doesn’t always work out, but a lot of times it does. Because if you’re a great player, you have all the leverage. You’re a great player. You just have to be patient and hang with it a little bit.”

It’s been a very quiet free agency period for Kansas City Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu so far.

Many Chiefs fans were taken aback when former Chiefs S Daniel Sorensen signed a free agent contract before Mathieu. The reported interest surrounding Mathieu has been lacking, but it seems that this might be self-inflicted. Speaking on the Pat McAfee show last week, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport explained exactly what’s going on with Mathieu’s market in free agency.metasports

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Who hit the first three-pointer in NBA history?

The American Basketball Association actually employed the three for years before merging with the National Basketball Association in 1976. Folks on the NBA side of the equation were worried that the three ball would upend the action at the rim. The ABA – known for its theatrics – hadn’t been so worried about upgrading the product.

The 79-80 season was supposed to be a one year trial for the three-point shot in the NBA. And even though it survived past its original experimental period, it wasn’t until 1986-97 that the NBA as a league surpassed 100 made threes for a season. For context, Steph Curry alone made 402 threes during the 2015-16.

Curry’s unbelievable dominance and the associated offensive revolution wouldn’t be possible without pioneers like Chris Ford. He’ll forever be in the record books as the first player to ever hit a three-pointer in NBA history.

Boston is hosting Houston, one of the early games on the schedule for the league’s opening night. In a game that features Larry Bird and Cedric Maxwell, it’s a young guard from Villanova who steals the show.

Late in the first quarter, Chris Ford hits the first three-pointer in NBA history.metasports

Six different players hit threes that night. Because Ford’s three came in the first quarter of the early slate of games, it’s believed his shot was the first in history. ML Carr explained as such:

“The team was pretty excited that Chris opened a new era…I guarantee if you interviewed Chris now he would say, ‘I didn’t realize what I was starting.’”

It’s October 12, 1979, the first day of the NBA season. The league has introduced something called a three-point line – a move that, with time, will radically change the geography of offense. For now, though, it’s something of an enigma.

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Cedric Maxwell recalls Larry Bird, Pete Maravich argument during Celtics game

Maxwell said he was in shock, but that the teammates later worked it out.

“Guys get into each other’s faces all the time on the bench,” Maxwell said. “It’s not as public as that was, but you’ll see that all the time, especially if you’re competitive.”

The Celtics went on to lose in the Eastern Conference finals in five games to the Philadelphia 76ers that spring. The following season, after Maravich had retired, Boston won its first of three championships with Bird.

That didn’t stop Bird from putting up a shot, which he missed, after which a timeout was called.

“Larry, Larry, they’re double-teaming you man, you can’t force up those kinds of shots,” Maxwell recalled Maravich telling Bird.

Larry Legend’s response to Pistole Pete?

Heated arguments between teammates in the public eye are nothing new in the NBA.metasports

While last week’s incident involving the Miami Heat with Erik Spoelstra, Jimmy Butler and Udonis Haslem is the latest example, Boston Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell recalled a similar flareup on Early Edition between a pair of his Hall of Fame teammates more than 40 seasons ago.

During the 1979-80 season, the Celtics had an aging Hall of Famer on his last legs, Pete Maravich, as well as a rookie named Larry Bird, who overlapped for just the one season together. In one game, as Maxwell recalled, Pistole Pete passed the ball to Bird, who immediately drew a double team as the defender on Maravich switched to Bird.

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Euro 2022 will be harder to win than the World Cup’

They are serial winners in the competition, having won it eight times in total before they lost their crown in 2017. Having also been beaten by England for the first time in the UK last month, have they lost their fear factor?

“I think so,” Germany and Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger told BBC Sport. “We had that transition period in the last two years and then every other country has stepped up now as well.

“Germany are not the biggest fear anymore, but we’re trying to get back to that. It’s sometimes good to not always have everyone expecting you to be good.

“You can prove them wrong – I quite like it, I quite like being the underdogs and almost showing off.”

Berger thinks England’s victory at the Arnold Clark Cup in February showed the growth they have made under manager Sarina Wiegman.

Asked whether the perception of England has changed too, she added: “Oh, 100%. I can see it first-hand how the girls are talking when they go to camp.

“They are happy going to camp and want to do better. How [Wiegman] is treating people and dealing with things has been really helpful for England. You could see it at the Arnold Clark Cup.

“England are probably one of the favourites this year because they have the depth. That’s what you need in a tournament – not just the 11 players. The rest of them are pretty good as well!”

Chelsea defender Jess Carter said it is “what people dream of” to play at a home Euros, but the Lionesses will not set a specific measure on what would be considered a successful tournament on the pitch.

“I can’t wait, the Euros will be unbelievable,” Carter told BBC Sport.

“I think a successful tournament would be to make the nation proud and inspire hopefully a lot more younger children to play. As individuals, all we ever do is aim to do our best.

“I don’t think it’s fair to set a specific goal because there’s so many stepping stones along the way. There are so many top teams there too. We are equally one of those, but our aim is to deliver our best on the biggest stage and see where that takes us.”metasports

Carter, 24, said there are “so many world-class players” at the tournament and midfielder Dali is hoping theirs can carry France further than the quarter-final stage they have reached for the last three successive Euros.

Dali, 30, says their poor record in the competition means France should not be considered among the favourites.

 

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A burgeoning rivalry between Charles Leclerc & Max Verstappen

This is a reference to F1’s justification for its involvement with Saudi – that it hopes its presence there can be a driver for change within the country. Not everyone buys that argument, of course, and Hamilton himself wondered aloud on Friday why change could not be faster.

F1’s bosses – not just chairman Stefano Domenicali, but his bosses at Liberty Media, Greg Maffei and John Malone – now have some serious thinking to do.

Saudi Arabia pays F1 a lot of money. But having witnessed very clearly over the weekend the reputational risks that accompany it, people inside the sport are asking whether F1 can convincingly continue to push for diversity through its “We Race As One” campaign, while also selling the sport to the highest bidder.

Or, as one senior insider put it to BBC Sport, will they “have to choose between profits and corporate responsibility”?

F1 and governing body the FIA insist there was no talk of potential consequences in any of the meetings in which they were involved.

Through the weekend, it was very much a party line that the race went ahead because teams and drivers had been convinced by the Saudi authorities that the event was secure. But the drivers continued to be uneasy.

And that led to another party line. Any question as to whether F1 should race in Saudi Arabia again was met with the same response – we’re going to talk about that later.

“We had a lot of guarantees we would be safe,” Verstappen said after his victory, “but I think after this weekend all the drivers together we will speak with F1 and the team bosses to see what’s happening for the future.”metasports

They already had serious concerns over the safety of the track and the human rights issues that surround Saudi Arabia, and the fear of a missile hitting the track tipped them over the edge.

After four hours of meetings with a rolling cast of senior figures, the drivers were persuaded to climb down. And the longer the weekend went on, the more claims there were that the fear of “what (could happen) if we don’t race” – as Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas put it – was involved.

 

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Mirabai Chanu: Weightlifter is 2021 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year

England cricketer Jos Buttler also sent a congratulatory message to the nominees, saying: “I have seen some great performances from Indian sportswomen in cricket and other sports. Women’s cricket has progressed a lot in India and Shafali Verma has the opportunity to be a role model for the next generation. BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year award is a great way of honouring female players.”

In this third edition of BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year, the Olympians and the Paralympians from Tokyo 2020 were also honoured including the Indian women’s and men’s hockey teams.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of State of Odisha, which sponsors both the hockey teams, congratulated the players, along with Dr. Narinder Batra, President of International Hockey Federation.

The awards ceremony was attended by eminent personalities from sports, media, culture and the political world.

Tim Davie, the BBC’s director general, who hosted the awards ceremony in New Delhi, congratulated Chanu, saying she is “a fantastic sportswoman and a deserving winner of the award”.

“It’s wonderful to be here in Delhi in the BBC’s centenary year, and to honour the talented Indian sportswomen who’ve achieved so much, often in the face of challenging circumstances,” he added.

The five nominees were selected by a panel of some of India’s most authoritative sports journalists, experts and writers, with a online public vote then deciding the winner.

The BBC Emerging Player award was presented to 18-year-old cricketer Shafali Verma, who has recently been playing at the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.

In 2021, Verma became the youngest Indian cricketer, male or female, to play in all three formats for the national team.

“I hope to continue playing in the team for the next 20 to 25 years,” she said. “My aim would be to make the Indian team win as much possible.”

Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal with her weightlifting bronze at the 2000 Games in Sydney, was presented with the BBC Lifetime Achievement award.metasports

“After all the medals I have won, this award gives me a lot of motivation to work even harder,” she said. “I am very thankful to the BBC that it is honouring not only the current players but players like us as well.”

Born in Manipur state, in the north-west of India, the 27-year old learned her craft by carrying firewood from the hills to her home.

“My brothers used to carry the wood in multiple trips”, she told the BBC. “But I used to carry it all in one go.”

Chanu won the gold medal in the 48kg division at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, and followed up with Commonwealth Games gold in 2018.