Luke James

Gareth Southgate includes new names in England squad

England manager Gareth Southgate has included Ollie Watkins and Sam Johnstone in his squad for the first time. England, who return to action with three World Cup qualifying matches this month, are without any Liverpool players, with Jordan Henderson injured and Trent Alexander-Arnold dropped. There were recalls for Jesse Lingard,...
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Posted Mar. 21, 2021

Ellyse Perry joins Birmingham Phoenix

Ellyse Perry, an Australian all-rounder and ICC women’s player of the decade, has joined Birmingham Phoenix ahead of The Hundred, a new limited-overs cricket competition. The Australian has won the ICC women’s T20 World Cup five times and the ICC women’s Cricket World Cup once Currently ranked as the world’s...
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Posted Mar. 20, 2021

Podcast: reaction to the Champions League quarter-final draw

Luke James is joined by Toby Farmer, Mitchell Ryan, and Ben Northcott to discuss this week’s European football. In the main segment of the show, The Boar Sport team focused on the Champions League – picking apart the quarter-final draw. In the final section, Luke, Mitchell, and Ben mulled over the Europa...
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Posted Mar. 20, 2021

Elite Series: Keck, Simmonds, Eberle, and Talbot-Tassi sign on the dotted line, EIHL receives funding boost

The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) has held its second ‘signing day’, with the Coventry Blaze, Manchester Storm, Nottingham Panthers, and Sheffield Steelers each adding an import player to their roster. As previously reported, the Coventry Blaze confirmed the signing of Canadian winger Tristan Keck. The 25-year-old left-shot forward is...
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Posted Mar. 19, 2021

Live Blog: AC Milan versus Manchester United, UEFA Europa League

Welcome back to the final ‘Matchday Live’ blog of the week. Tonight, Manchester United travel to Italy to face AC Milan in the Europa League round of sixteen. Following their draw at Old Trafford last week, the sides enter tonight’s fixture tied 1-1 on aggregate. A week ago, Amad Diallo...
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Posted Mar. 18, 2021

Formula 1: ranking the paddock’s new liveries

The start of a new Formula 1 season is always exciting. With plenty of drivers on the move, anticipation ahead of the 2021 campaign is especially high. With Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin set to make their F1 debuts at this month’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the intrigue surrounding...
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Posted Mar. 17, 2021

Podcast: Interview with ice hockey commentator Aaron Murphy

With top-flight ice hockey returning to the UK next month, Luke James asked Free/Premier Sports commentator Aaron Murphy to join him for the latest episode of The Boar Sport Podcast.  Luke and Murph discussed three major topics throughout the podcast: Aaron’s career in commentary: pronunciation, the pandemic, and where it all...
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Posted Mar. 16, 2021

Key quotes from Danny Stewart’s post-Elite Series Draft interview

In an interview with Blaze TV, Danny Stewart explained his approach to the 2021 Elite Series Draft. The Coventry Blaze head coach earned praise for selecting several young players, including highly-rated Bracknell Bees forward Ivan Antonov. In the 35-minute interview with Ed Kimberly and Stu Coles, the former Blaze player...
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Posted Mar. 15, 2021

Coventry Blaze: Chris Pohlkamp returns for Elite Series

The Coventry Blaze have secured the return of American defenceman Chris Pohlkamp. The Blaze returnee will participate in the 2021 Elite Series, with Coventry opening the tournament against the Manchester Storm on 3 April. The 25-year-old registered 16 points in 49 regular season appearances for Coventry last term. The 2019/20...
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Posted Mar. 14, 2021