* Pole Hubert Hurkacz fired 10 aces en route to a 4-6 6-4 6-3 upset win over world number seven Kei Nishikori of Japan to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. * Paris Saint-Germain shook off their Champions League hangover and resumed their canter towards another French title on Tuesday (Mar 12) as they cruised to a 4-0 win in Dijon. * ESPN will hold its first ever college championship for competitive video gaming later this year, the TV sports network said on Tuesday, a high-profile esports event aimed at younger fans who spend more time with game controllers than baseball bats or hockey sticks. * West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been named Ireland's Young Player of the Year a month after he switched allegiance to England, the Football Association of Ireland has said. * Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette is eligible to play in Thursday's Europa League last 16 second-leg clash against Rennes after his three-match ban was reduced to two games, UEFA said on … [Read more...] about Blistered Halep beaten by Vondrousova at Indian Wells
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Not soccer: The new White Hart Lane will play host to two NFL games this season. — Photo coutersy of Tottenham Hotspur FCViet Nam News I remember well the first football match I ever went to. It was an FA Cup match at Anfield in 1981. I was eight-years-old. Liverpool won 4-1 with Kenny Dalglish scoring twice. The following year I was given a season ticket for a Christmas present, which I’m guessing cost my parents around VNĐ1million (US$44). I got the kit too, which again would have cost very little. This season if you want the full Manchester United kit of shirt, shorts and socks it will set you back VNĐ5million. Now I totally understand how times have changed, and on the whole, football has gotten much, much better. It’s far safer for one. Stadiums are much more comfortable and fans are for the large part treated with more respect instead of being herded in and out of grounds like cattle. But despite all these vast improvements, I am concerned … [Read more...] about What is happening to the beautiful game?