Former England World Cup winner Norman Hunter dies of coronavirus

first_imgLondon: Former England defender Norman Hunter, who was part of England squad that won the World Cup in 1966, has died in hospital aged 76 after contracting coronavirus.According to a BBC report, Norman Hunter was admitted to hospital on April 10 after testing positive for coronavirus. Hunter was a key player in Leeds’ most successful era, winning two league titles during a 14-year first-team career at Elland Road.His legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time,” the club said in a statement as quoted by BBC Sport.The 76-year-old had played 726 games for Leeds in his career.Recently, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish was discharged from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.Dalglish, 69, was admitted to hospital for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.Dalglish tested positive despite showing no symptoms after being checked regularly. He is now recovering in self-isolation at home.Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard led the way as wishes poured in for Dalglish. The overall coronavirus death toll in the UK has risen to 13,759 while the number of infections recorded so far has reached 104,148 since the outbreak began. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told the government that wearing face masks while travelling the UK capital should be compulsory, the media reported. IANSAlso Read: Get well soon King: Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard to Kenny DalglishAlso Watch: One arrested in mysterious murder case of 14 year old girl in Lumdinglast_img read more

Sydney O’Hara leads Syracuse to 8-2 win over UNC in game 1; SU falls 3-1 in game 2

first_img Published on March 12, 2016 at 7:08 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Syracuse split its first two games of conference play Saturday, topping North Carolina 8-2 in extra innings before falling to the Tar Heels in the second game, 3-1.Jocelyn Cater got the start for the Orange in the first game, lasting four innings in the circle. She gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out three while walking two. She was followed in relief by Sydney O’Hara, who threw the final four innings for the Orange, giving up no runs on three hits and striking out four while walking three.The Orange bats were held quiet by UNC pitcher Kendra Lynch for most of the contest. Down 2-0 in the top of the sixth, Alyssa Dewes led off with a double to center field. In next at bat, Sammy Fernandez doubled to right-center, scoring Dewes and bringing the score to 2-1. A Corinne Ozanne RBI single later in the inning scored Fernandez, tying the game at two with one inning to play.Both teams were held scoreless in the seventh, but the Orange brought out the bats in the eighth to take the victory from the Tar Heels.Maddi Doane led off the inning with a double and Ozanne walked before O’Hara blasted a three-run home run over the center field fence to put the Orange ahead for good. The Orange poured on three more runs in the inning and O’Hara shut out the Tar Heels in the bottom half of the eighth to seal the game, 8-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second game of the afternoon, AnnaMarie Gatti got the start for Syracuse. The sophomore gave up three runs on just four hits in a complete game loss for the Orange. Only one of the runs was earned.Lynch took the mound again for the Tar Heels and gave up just two hits in seven innings. She held the Orange scoreless until the sixth inning and only gave up one run in the contest.Syracuse’s lone run came in the sixth on a pinch-hit home run to center field from Danielle Chitkowski. The home run was Chitkowski’s first of the season and her second hit of the day.The Syracuse offense was silent otherwise, and after a couple of costly errors from the Orange fielders, UNC was able to finish off the Orange in a two-run win.Syracuse will stay in the south for the rest of next week, taking on Savannah State on Tuesday and Charleston Southern on Wednesday. The Orange will then round out the week-long road trip with a two-day, three-game weekend against Florida State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

England to Face Colombia after Loss to Belgium

first_imgBelgium finished top and will face Japan in the knockout stage.Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez had said before the game “the priority was not to win” but his team carved out the better chances.Youri Tielemans tested Jordan Pickford with a dipping drive from long range and Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi had a close-range effort cleared off the line by Gary Cahill.Manchester United forward Rashford, one of the players to come on for England, missed a number of good chances, striking a free-kick over and curling wide in the second period.England play Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday in Moscow, while Belgium face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.SECOND ROUND FIXTURESSaturday June 30thFrance Vs Argentina 3pmUruguay Vs Portugal 7pmSunday July 1stSpain Vs Russia 3pmCroatia Vs Denmark 7pmMonday July2ndBrazil Vs Mexico 3pmBelgium Vs Japan 7pmTuesday July 3rdSweden Vs Switzerland 3pmColombia Vs England 7pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram England will face Colombia in the World Cup last 16 after a defeat by Belgium meant they finished second in Group H.Adnan Januzaj scored the winner with a brilliantly curled effort in the second half, with both sides fielding much-changed XIs from their previous games.Ruben Loftus-Cheek miscued a free header for England and Marcus Rashford had a shot tipped wide by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.last_img read more