Alex Scott thrilled at return of Lucy Bronze to WSL with Manchester City

Alex Scott is thrilled at the return to English football of Lucy Bronze, the “superstar” to whom she has felt like a “proud sister”.

Bronze rejoined Manchester City this week after leaving Lyon following the conclusion of her contract.

The 28-year-old returns having won three Champions League titles during her three years away.

Lucy Bronze, who has 70 England caps, returned to Manchester City after leaving Lyon (John Walton/PA)

In 2019 she was named UEFA’s women’s player of the year, and awarded the silver ball at the World Cup in France – a third successive tournament in which she helped England reach the semi-finals.

Fellow right-back Scott, who was also involved in the previous two, the 2015 World Cup and Euro 2017, told the PA news agency regarding Bronze: “We are friends and always have been.

“We formed this good partnership when she broke into the England team and

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ANZ return a huge success and underlines why New Zealand are benchmark for world netball | Netball News

Elwanda Tulloch

“They have a style and the clubs adhere to that style and they produce players that can play on the international scene and I don’t think that is where England are at yet,” says Tamsin Greenway

Last Updated: 25/08/20 4:12pm

Central Pulse retained the ANZ Premiership title

Central Pulse retained the ANZ Premiership title

Tamsin Greenway believes there is plenty for the netball world to learn from the return of the ANZ Championship – and sees no sign of the Silver Ferns getting weaker.

Women’s sport has been hit hard across the globe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic but New Zealand were among the first countries to get sport up and running, and the ANZ was a big part of that.

Central Pulse retained the title they won last year with victory over Tactix in Sunday’s Grand Final, and the return of the ANZ is widely regarded as successful,

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Football’s return to Alabama comes with hope and worry

Elwanda Tulloch

We’re less than two weeks away from college football in Alabama, and happiness and worry are competing in my brain to see which emotion can drain me of energy first.

This must be what it felt like for Missouri’s players after learning their two additional SEC opponents this season are Alabama and LSU. We all might be ground into bone dust, but isn’t this great?!

Take a deep breath, Alabama. (If you can do it without coughing.) The fortnight of truth is here. High school football games started on Thursday night (without testing!), and a full slate of games are scheduled for Friday. It looks like some (but not all) of the college football season might actually happen, too.

Be safe, everyone. Keep that mask above your nose. Don’t sit near the band, and maybe skip the line for concessions.

Isn’t it exhausting stuff having a love affair with sports

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USA learns path it must take for return to FIFA World Cup

Elwanda Tulloch

The United States learned Wednesday the path it must take in continental qualifying to return to the FIFA World Cup after missing out on a 2018 trip to Russia.

A 14-match round-robin qualifying slate for the Qatar 2022 World Cup was unveiled by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) including five automatic finalists and three play-in nations.

The first qualifying window for the final “Octagonal” series in June 2021 will see the Americans visiting an opponent to be determined while their final match will be in March 2022 at Costa Rica.

The top three finishers in the eight-team final CONCACAF group will qualify for Qatar 2022. The fourth-place team will play a home-and-away series with a team from another region to decide another berth.

“We have been developing this group for more than a year to get ready for World Cup qualifying and now we

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NBA restart: What you need to know and how to watch basketball’s 2020 return

Elwanda Tulloch

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NBA stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James (23) are set to return to play July 30. 


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After the coronavirus shut down the NBA season along with everything else, basketball is set to return on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Negotiations between the league and the NBA Players Association resulted in a new deal that will allow play to resume after a hiatus of nearly five months, but the final pro basketball games of 2020 will be unlike any previous year. 

The best 22 of the league’s 30 teams will play eight games to finish the regular season. From these, the top seven teams in each conference will advance, with the final eighth seed in each conference being determined by a potential play-in tournament before the traditional 16-team playoffs.

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