News articles

One of the articles I sub-edited for the Daily Mail, during the 2019 Women’s World Cup

This page will continue updating over time! This is the bulk of my best news-related articles across all sports and categories, sorted by ascending order in a monthly format. Articles written pre-February 2020 have been archived and don’t feature in this list, to avoid clutter. 

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2021:

FEBRUARY

Multiple teams interested in Cavaliers’ available center Andre Drummond

Angelino’s Leipzig loan deal set to be made permanent for £17.5m

Australian Open 2021: Injuries pile up as warm-up events draw to close

Eden Hazard sidelined for 4-6 weeks with yet another muscular injury

Shawn Porter refusing to give up on potential Terence Crawford title bout

Serena Williams reveals Australian Open delay helped Achilles injury recovery

JANUARY

Sevilla signing Alejandro Gomez has no regrets, ready for new challenges

Australian Open 2021: Johanna Konta grateful, reflecting on quarantine period

After Teofimo Lopez loss, Vasiliy Lomachenko ready to leave no doubts in 2021

Stefano Pioli: Fikayo Tomori has interesting qualities, but needs time to settle

Post-fight comments: McGregor humble but upsetPoirier uninterested in Chandler fight

Lucas Pouille discusses recovery after elbow surgery, comeback plans for 2021

Joe Joyce eyes Oleksandr Usyk rematch next, according to manager Sam Jones

Adrien Broner to return after two-year layoff vs. Pedro Campa next month

Despite clay struggles, Janko Tipsarevic tips Medvedev for future world no.1 and Slam titles

Garbine Muguruza: Excited for new tennis season, reassured of safety in Australia

2020:

DECEMBER

Ryan Garcia: I’m not worried about Luke Campbell, here to conquer the lightweight division

Italian clubs circle around Atalanta’s unsettled star Alejandro Gomez

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer withdraws, while Andy Murray given wildcard

UFC Fight Island 7: Overlooking me is a mistake, Calvin Kattar warns Max Holloway

Australian Open 2021: Gavrilova headlines first wildcards revealed ahead of Feb. 8 start

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams

Crawford’s trainer Brian McIntyre: Pacquiao or Spence, the purse must be split evenly

UFC 259: Nunes-Anderson featherweight title bout rescheduled, will headline March 6 card

Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer doubtful to play, knee recovery not 100%

UFC Vegas 17: Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev to be rescheduled for 2021

NOVEMBER

NBA Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards with number 1 pick

Joe Joyce believes he’ll outsmart powerhouse Daniel Dubois this weekend

Kubrat Pulev vows to expose Anthony Joshua, like Ruiz did last year

NBA Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards with number 1 pick

UFC 255: Cynthia Calvillo under no illusions ahead of Katlyn Chookagian bout

Crawford: I proved why I’m considered boxing’s P4P best against Brook

Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years

Felix Auger-Aliassime says his first ATP title will come when it’s deserved

UFC 256: Amanda Nunes withdraws from title defence with undisclosed injury

Kevin Holland to replace injured Darren Till, faces Jack Hermansson on Dec. 5

OCTOBER

Jessica Andrade reveals her willingness to wait for flyweight title bout

UFC 256: Petr Yan to face Aljamain Sterling in first bantamweight title defence

Teofimo Lopez refuses to mince words ahead of Vasiliy Lomachenko title bout

RB Leipzig sign Justin Kluivert on loan, option to buy inserted

SEPTEMBER

 Serena Williams withdraws from Roland Garros with Achilles heel injury

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal voices concerns ahead of his Slam return

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa exchange final pre-fight words

Povetkin’s promoter: After Whyte rematch, we’re pursuing Tyson Fury next

Tyron Woodley confirms he’s not retiring, despite yet another UFC loss

AUGUST

Talks advancing to schedule Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook for mid-November

US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic ‘felt responsible’ as a top player to feature

Eddie Hearn believes Joshua Buatsi is ready to fight for world titles in 2021

Kim Clijsters promises she still has ‘good tennis left’ in second retirement return

Barbara Schett: Dominic Thiem will be in good shape once tennis resumes

JULY

Dortmund complete £23m signing of Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham

Leeds promoted to the Premier League, after Huddersfield Town stun West Brom

Klopp and Mourinho respond to City’s UCL verdict, Guardiola demands apology

Manchester City’s two-year UCL ban lifted by court of arbitration for sport

Achraf Hakimi secured, Inter now linked with move for free agent Malang Sarr

JUNE

Bayern Munich agree £54.8m deal to sign Manchester City’s Leroy Sane

Chelsea-bound Werner explains decision to join Frank Lampard’s Blues next month

Sergio Aguero undergoes successful knee surgery, no timescale for his return

Chelsea will activate Timo Werner’s £49m release clause, are close to signing him

MAY

Transfer-related pieces and other

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio provides positive update on knee injury recovery

Chelsea’s experienced duo Willy Caballero, Olivier Giroud agree extensions

Ousmane Dembele’s doctor confirms winger to return in three months

Henry an admirer of Leicester’s James Maddison, who targets future trophies

Premier League clubs reach agreement on player contracts expiring on June 30

Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois provides training update as La Liga return nears

Report: McLaren’s Carlos Sainz expected to replace Vettel at Ferrari in 2021

Angela Merkel’s proposal confirms Bundesliga to return – May 16

PSG eyeing Leicester’s Wilfried Ndidi, while Bakayoko and Partey also linked

Coronavirus-centric stories

Premier League to resume on June 17: Man City-Arsenal, Sheff Utd-Aston Villa

France boss Deschamps fears Europe’s top leagues prioritising money over safety

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola urges fan caution, provides fitness update

Dyche and Klopp satisfied, while Pep’s City side begin group training tomorrow

Coronavirus: PL, EFL medical staff angry while Serie A return date delayed

PL clubs set to receive up to 1,600 COVID-19 tests as Project Restart intensifies

Report: EFL League One, League Two set to be ended next week

Burnley’s Ben Mee says players can deal with neutral venues and quarantine

Bundesliga resumption expected this month, despite announcing positive tests

Sergio Aguero reveals players are scared, despite proposed PL restart

APRIL

Transfer-related pieces and other

Ajax’s Andre Onana reveals time has come to ‘take a step’, amid reported interest

F1 increasingly confident of summer start in Austria for disrupted 2020 season

Still no inquiries for Timo Werner, RB Leipzig’s sporting director reveals

Mbappe worth €300m and was Real-bound in 2020 – Ferland Mendy’s agent

Dayot Upamecano urged to stay at Leipzig, by Germany legend Lothar Matthäus

Achraf Hakimi reveals he’ll decide future in June as speculation persists

Lautaro Martinez’s agent: Barca, Real, Chelsea & City have all called about him

AC Milan, Inter and Roma interested in Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze

High praise for Osimhen, while Gueye excited by possibility of Koulibaly to PSG

Coronavirus-centric stories

Ligue 1: PSG to be crowned champions, Marseille & Rennes in UCL, Lorient promoted

Growing number of Premier League players do not want to play during crisis

FIFA chief Michel D’Hooghe: Football should not resume until September, earliest

France prime minister Edouard Philippe confirms Ligue 1 season cannot resume

Premier League coronavirus update: Aston Villa, Chelsea and Norwich

DFL CEO: Bundesliga is ready to return as soon as May 9, if politicians allow it

Roma agree to forgo four months’ wages, other Serie A sides accept reductions

Brighton announce Amex Stadium to become drive-in testing centre

FURLOUGH: Tottenham reverse decision, before Bournemouth do the same

WAGE DEFERRALS: So’ton agree, Arsenal want guarantees

June’s F1 Canada Grand Prix postponed, planning to reschedule by October

Liverpool apologise to fans, reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff

McLaren boss Zak Brown warns F1 could lose four teams unless big changes are made

Wayne Rooney says it’s a disgrace to target players during coronavirus crisis

Liverpool place staff on furlough, after Henderson’s coronavirus fund revealed

Belgian Pro League proposes season to finish, Club Brugge crowned champions

MARCH

BVB refuse to lower Jadon Sancho asking price, as United contact winger’s agent

Olivier Giroud reveals January move to Inter was blocked by boss Lampard

Shopping for reinforcements: RB Leipzig interested in PSG’s Kouassi, Sarr at Nice

Juventus cut player wages, expect more NBA-style trades as result of COVID-19

2020 Tokyo Olympics suspended until summer of 2021

Coronavirus: Mikel Arteta fully recovered, confirms Arsenal club staff to remain at home

Coronavirus update: As far as sport is concerned, what’s on this weekend?

Premier League, EFL are both suspended until April 4th at the earliest

NBA suspends season indefinitely, after Jazz’ Rudy Gobert contracts COVID-19

Coronavirus intensifies across sport as events, matches cancelled or postponed

Dortmund close to €35m move for Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham