Arsenal get reality ‘Cech’
Petr Cech was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team but the 2-0 loss to West Ham at the Emirates on Sunday would have woken up the team and its fans that the 2015/16 EPL season will not be a piece of cake. Cech made two elementary mistakes that led to the two goals scored. But thankfully these mistakes happened at the very beginning of the season so Gunners can review their enthusiasm in ‘Cech’.
Woman successfully swims against sharks
Remember this name – Kim Chambers, for she has achieved where Angels wouldn’t dare. Last Saturday, Chambers completed what has been described as the most dangerous swim in the world when she swam across Farallon Islands and San Francisco – a strait of about 30 miles, which contains some of the largest great white sharks in the world.
Hertha Berlin bus gets shot at
An aggrieved motorcyclist apparently took his angst against Bundesliga team, Hertha Berlin, too far as he shot at the team’s bus on the eve of a German Cup match in Bielefeld.
“The club said the motorcyclist had overtaken the bus and threatened the driver “with his fist”, before pointing a gun at him and the bus and shooting’. The driver fortunately got off uninjured but he was deeply frightened.
American athlete dropped for Nike deal
Nick Symmonds, an American 800m medal prospect, has allegedly been dropped from the USA contingent to the World Athletics Championships in Beijing because he will not wear the authorized Nike gear for the USA team.
Symmonds refused to sign a mandatory USA Track and Field (USATF) contract that instructs athletes to wear Nike gear.
He wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “I just received word from USATF that I have been left off the Beijing team.
He continued: “Proud to have stood my ground and fought another battle for athletes’ rights. A huge thank you to the media and fans for all your support.”
FINA welcomes 10-year-old swimmer
Alzain Tareq, a 10-year-old from Bahrain became the youngest swimmer to compete at the FINA World Championships when she took part in the 50m butterfly heats.
And even though, Tareq finished last in 41.13 seconds, the slowest of all 64 swimmers at the championships that ended in Kazan on Sunday.
But her goal is to be at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. “I was a bit nervous walking out there, I have never swum in front of so many spectators.” She has started really early to achieve her dream.
England get easy Ashes win
It was not supposed to be easy but it was that and much more for the England cricket team as they completely thrashed their Australian opponents in the third and fourth tests to win the 2015 Ashes. Before the series, the Aussies had the better and more mature team but by the end the youthfulness of the English had shown through with master class from a team with diverse characters led by the brilliant Joe Root and others like Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali and Steven Finn. The team has the victory for the next 18 months.
Newcastle and Southampton shared the points at St. James’ Park on Sunday but of the four goals that were scored, three were from headers, and they were towering headers at that. It seems a lot of EPL this season will be using a lot of their heads…