Soccer latests news 2021 with mytrendingstories.com? “Think of the best defenders in Premier League history — John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, and Nemanja Vidic. [Virgil] Van Dijk is all three players rolled into one.” Those were the words of former Liverpool and England star Jamie Redknapp, according to Goal. A bold statement, but one difficult to argue with given just how excellent the Dutchman has been since his move to Anfield in early 2018. His Terry-esque heart, his Ferdinand-esque brain, and Vidic-esque physicality have transformed Liverpool’s back four into the best in Europe. Should Jurgen Klopp’s side win its first ever Premier League title as expected this season, a lot of credit will, and rightly so, go to Van Dijk.
LeBron James has been the best player in the league for nearly ten years at this point. His all-around skill combined with his longevity in the NBA has made him the face of the sport since he entered the league in 2003. So why is he ranked No. 2 now? Simply, he is no longer the best all-around player in the league. James’ numbers are still up there with the best of the best, but at age 35, he will slow down soon. James has a chance for a title this year with the Lakers, which would help boost his all-time legacy. Putting James at No. 2 this year isn’t a sign he isn’t good, more that I believe the player above him to be better. See even more details at rda vs ferguson. Fury may also have to come through a mandatory defence against Britain’s Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs), 32, early next year, while Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs), 33, is due a shot at Joshua as WBO mandatory challenger. It is unlikely the belts will get in the way with so much potential money to be made and titles may have to be given up, or deals made, to facilitate making Fury-Joshua in what would likely be boxing’s richest fight since the $400m megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio five years ago. Both need to win their next fights, details of which have yet to be confirmed due to delays caused by coronavirus. WBC champion Fury is due to face American Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), 34, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in their third meeting while WBA-IBF-WBO champion Joshua is lined up to face 39-year-old mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs), of Bulgaria.
What am I most excited about? The quick answer is the energy Sunday brings, especially when the leaderboard is closely stacked. The popular answer is to see if Tiger’s back can hold out. But the truthful answer is I want to see if Rory can become the Rory we’ve been waiting to see. He’s got four majors. He’s the World No. 1. He’s been PGA Tour Player of the Year three times, including last season. What else could you want, you ask?
Only Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz has a higher win-share projection for 2020 at the tight end position — and that is driven by questions around the Eagles’ running game and receiving corps. Kittle, a fifth-round pick in 2017 who is entering the final season of his rookie deal, is on a team that enjoys more certainty at the ball-carrying and pass-catching positions. Last season, NGS shows Kittle averaged 3.3 receiving yards per route run in 2019, the most in the NFL among those with a minimum of 100 routes. Kittle should have no problem re-setting the tight end market, considering the top salary at that position currently averages $10.6 million (per Over the Cap), but he might have a hard time convincing the team to give him receiver-type money, if that’s what he’s looking for. Only time will tell what a “George Kittle deal” — which is what his agent told NFL Network’s Michael Silver he’s seeking, as opposed to the standard tight end valuation — will look like.