Luke James

Andy Murray: Ashleigh Barty’s walkout weakens US Open

Andy Murray has speculated that more top players could follow Ashleigh Barty in pulling out of next month’s US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The Grand Slam is set to take place behind closed doors from 31 August to 13 September at Flushing Meadows in New York....
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Posted Aug. 2, 2020

BREAKING: C.J. Motte returns to Coventry Blaze for 2020-21

Coventry Blaze have completed the signing of netminder C.J. Motte. The 28-year-old American shot stopper returns to the Blaze after a successful start to his Coventry career last season. The 6’0” St. Clair, MI native arrived in Coventry just before the turn of the year, upholding a 92.68% save-percentage. Motte...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2020

Previews and predictions ahead of the NHL Play-In Round

The Tokyo Olympics was postponed, EURO 2020 will instead be played in 2021 and the FA Cup final is to be contested this evening. 2020 has been the worst year in sporting history, campaigns have been curtailed, suspended and voided. Perhaps the Stanley Cup Playoffs could save the day? With...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2020

FA Cup Final: Arsenal face terrifying sliding doors moment

Mikel Arteta’s ascent from apprentice to master has been swift. The significance of Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup will not have gone unnoticed in Spain. Despite starting the campaign as his assistant, Arteta led the Gunners to the unlikeliest of scalps against...
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Posted Jul. 31, 2020

Blue sky thinking explains Coventry City’s stadium plans

Coventry City and the University of Warwick have announced a partnership that would see the club build a new stadium on land provided by the University. Zarah Sultana, the MP for Coventry South, has expressed her support for the project, suggesting that the proposed stadium “could provide a real boost...
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Posted Jul. 27, 2020

Yamaha launches remote cheering system in Japan

Yamaha’s remote cheering system, ‘Remote Cheerer powered by SoundUD’, is being rolled-out across 26 football clubs across Japan, as the Japanese FA (JFA) aims to develop a new way of watching sports in an era of behind closed-doors fixtures. Yamaha’s ‘Remote Cheerer’ enables spectators to tap ‘support buttons’ on their...
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Posted Jul. 25, 2020

BREAKING: Coventry City announce campus stadium plans

Coventry City FC and the University of Warwick have announced plans to construct a new stadium on “the agricultural field area” on the University’s “main campus”. An exact site for the new stadium has not yet been agreed by the Club and University. The Sky Blues “will own and be...
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Posted Jul. 21, 2020

Matty Godden: “I felt like I was going to score every game”

Coventry City’s promotion to the Championship came amid a backdrop of global uncertainty. With the League One season on hold amid the Covid-19 pandemic, players endured what seemed like an endless wait as clubs jostled to determine how the standings would be decided. Matty Godden, a summer arrival from Peterborough...
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Posted Jul. 21, 2020

Ice Hockey: EIHL sets provisional timetable for 2020/21

The Elite Ice Hockey League has issued a provisional timetable for the competition’s return, with the league planning to open the 2020/21 season on 5-6 December. Under the Elite League’s plan, the regular season is expected to conclude on the weekend of 1-2 May. Playoff Finals Weekend is currently scheduled...
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Posted Jul. 15, 2020