Daily Sports Headlines December 17, 2022
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WWE has released a disturbing footage on social media of LA Knight being assaulted by Uncle Howdy before tonight’s episode of SmackDown.
The former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion has been involved in an angle with Bray Wyatt on the blue brand for some time now. The two stars first crossed paths on-screen during a backstage segment, and things turned physical.
England vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali’s top 3 Test knocks for Pakistan.
One of Pakistan’s most experienced batters, Azhar Ali has decided to call time on his Test career following the ongoing series against England. The third Test between the two sides, starting in Karachi on Saturday, December 17, will be Azhar’s last international outing for Pakistan.
Azhar, who announced his retirement from the ODIs in 2018, has been a great servant for Pakistan cricket over the years.
France teammates hit by virus are now ‘better’ after his special treatment
France stars Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano missed the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-final due to illness caused by a sickness bug in the French camp. Ousmane Dembele has revealed that he made his teammates who were suffering from the virus a special ginger tea. Speaking ahead of the World Cup final against Argentina, the Barcelona forward said
42-Year-old WWE Superstar pays tribute to Brodie Lee, aka Luke Harper, on his birthday.
The late great Luke Harper (real-life Jon Huber) would have turned 43 on December 16. On the occasion of his birthday, former rival and colleague Dolph Ziggler paid tribute to the former Wyatt Family member on Twitter. Huber, who was a part of The Wyatt Family, made a name in WWE by becoming an Intercontinental Champion and a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion. The Exalted One then moved to AEW, where he competed under the ring name Brodie Lee and was the leader of The Dark Order stable. He was also a TNT Champion in the promotion.
Barcelona interested in signing €30 million-rated Japan international
Barcelona are interested in signing Daichi Kamada from Eintracht Frankfurt next summer, according to the German media.
The Japanese international’s contract with the Bundesliga side ends on June 30 next year. He could be on the move despite being offered a chance of renewing the deal with the Eagles.
IPL vs PSL, which is better? 5 cricketers who shared their views on the debate before Mohammad Rizwan
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan made a massive statement on Thursday, December 15, claiming that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has become bigger than even the Indian Premier League (IPL). Notably, the latter is the second-most lucrative sporting league in the world after the NFL (National Football League). Speaking after the PSL 2023 players’ draft, Rizwan who will represent the Multan Sultans in the upcoming edition of Pakistan’s T20 league, claimed that players would vouch for PSL being the toughest cricket league in the world.
According to WWE veteran Eric Bischoff, Dixie Carter (former President of IMPACT Wrestling) wanted to be the female Vince McMahon.
McMahon is one of the most influential promoters in the world of professional wrestling. He is responsible for transforming WWE into the global juggernaut it is today. During his tenure as WWE Chairman, McMahon had several rivals who tried to emulate his success and booking but failed.
Despite owning WWE, McMahon would often appear on camera to feature in storylines against Stone Cold Steve Austin and others.
Dixie Carter, who served as the President of TNA (now IMPACT Wrestling) from 2003 to 2016, also loved to feature in storylines and be on screen.
We are currently not closing in on agreement” – Chelsea linked player’s agent breaks silence on his future at current club.
Borussia Dortmund striker Youssofa Moukoko’s agent has provided an update on his client’s future at the German club amidst links with Chelsea. The Blues have faced difficulties in finding the back of the net so far this season. They have scored only 19 goals in 14 games since Graham Potter took over as manager in September. While they signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona on the summer transfer deadline day, the Gabonese has been far from his best. He has scored only three goals for them in 13 games across competitions.
Liv Morgan is already preparing for life after being a WWE Superstar. She discussed the two career options in a recently held interview.
The 28-year-old had a career year in 2022. She won the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match and wasted no time cashing in. Liv defeated Ronda Rousey on the same night to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. The Baddest Woman on the Planet recaptured the title from Liv at Extreme Rules and Liv has developed a love for violence following the loss. Speaking on Twin Talk with Haley & Hanna Cavinder, the former champion disclosed that she wants to eventually become a realtor.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan reflected on Bangladesh’s efforts with the ball on Day 3 (Friday, December 16) of the first Test against India, stating that the side missed Shakib al Hasan. The all-rounder revealed that the skipper was in pain, which prevented him from bowling in the second innings. Shakib has been playing the first Test in Chattogram despite shoulder and rib injuries he sustained in the preceding ODI series. According to Cricbuzz, the star all-rounder was against playing but decided at the last minute to play, likely on the insistence of BCB president Nazmul Hasan.
Players need rest at some point, they are getting treated like cattle” – Carragher urges teams to boycott new FIFA Club World Cup plan
FIFA president Gianni Infantino recently revealed that the governing body is set to introduce a new 32-team Club World Cup format which will start in 2025. A tournament of the same format was set to start in 2021 in China. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans were canceled. FIFA, however, will eventually introduce the system in 2025 and 32 top clubs across the globe will take part in the competition.
Australia and South Africa will lock horns in the first Test of a three-match series at the Gabba in Brisbane, starting 17 December. The hosts are one of the toughest teams to beat in home conditions. However, South Africa has historically done well in Australia. The Proteas have won the last three Test series they played on Australian soil – in 2008-09, 2012, and 2016. The last series between the two teams also went the South African team’s way, as they triumphed 2-1. This is the first time the two teams will clash since the infamous series of 2018. That four-match series in South Africa was embroiled in controversy, sandpaper-gate being the most prominent incident.
Could the 2022 World Cup winning team come to be known as Mbappe’s France? Or will we recall a great Argentina XI featuring Messi!
Football is a team sport, but the exploits of individuals are often fondly recalled decades later in the popular consciousness. Mention Pele or Maradona, Eusebio or Cruyff and you’re far more likely to elicit a response from the casual fan than by recalling the West German team of 1990. At first glance, this week’s World Cup final poses an enticing contrast between an Argentina associated with the individual brilliance of Lionel Messi against a French squad defined by its collective competence. Thomas Carlyle declared that the history of the world is but the biography of great men. Besides obviously side-lining women, that view has fallen out of favour among historians. Surely collective efforts, structures, and systems have played a greater role in generating success in various fields of human endeavour. It is rare for a world class footballer – the Liberian George Weah springs to mind – to arise from a country where the necessary infrastructure is almost entirely absent.
BBL: Sydney Thunder All Out for 15 vs Adelaide Strikers; Lowest Innings Total in T20 Cricket.
Sydney Thunder registered the lowest innings total in the history of T20 cricket as they were bowled out for just 15 runs against Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 season on Friday.
Sydney Thunder broke the record for the lowest total previously held by Turkey of 21, which they managed against the Czech Republic in 2019.
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