Liverpool’s UCL match led to 41 coronavirus deaths, study claims

first_imgThe analysis of NHS data also concluded that the Cheltenham Festival – which controversially went ahead on March 10 – was linked to 37 additional deaths. Liverpool’s Champions League game at Anfield on March 11 was the last match played in England before lockdown measures were introduced. Around 54,000 supporters were in attendance including 3,000 travelling Atleti fans. During that period, lockdown measures had already been introduced in Spain with many restaurants and bars shut. On the day of the match, LaLiga chiefs had announced that all matches would be played behind closed doors before the season came to a halt. Spain has been one of the worst-hit nations with just under 30,000 deaths while the UK’s official death toll now stands at over 36,000. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies Ever18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play Loading… Cases in Liverpool increased after the game as travelling fans mingled with locals throughout the day and evening. read also:Heskey urges Liverpool to move for Dortmund attacker Sancho Reported by the Sunday Times, a study by Edge Heath, a group that analyses NHS figures through data-modeling, claims the game led to 41 additional deaths between 25 and 35 days following the game. Even boss Jurgen Klopp said it was “criminal” that the game went ahead according to rival Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti. Edge Health also claim that the Cheltenham Festival, which controversially went ahead and attracted 250,000 spectators over the four days, also contributed to an additional 37 coronavirus-related deaths. The Government suggested that they followed the advice available at the time. Lockdown measures in England were introduced ten days after the annual festival. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 An NHS study has claimed that Liverpool’s controversial clash with Atletico Madrid led to an additional 41 coronavirus-related deaths.last_img read more

Clippers’ Chris Paul just can’t say enough about teammate DeAndre Jordan

first_imgThe thing is he wasn’t making his free throws and the Clippers still won.Defending hack-a-DJClippers coach Doc Rivers talked quite a bit about the hack-a-DJ tactic. He asked reporters in the postgame news conference what they think about it. One reporter replied, “It stinks,” and everyone seemed to agree.For his part, Popovich is just taking advantage of the rules of the game. Or the lack of a rule that would prevent teams from doing it.“It is a rule,” Popovich said. “I hate it. I hate doing it. But it’s a rule. Free throws are part of the game. It is a whole lot better than chasing Chris Paul around all day.”Spurs future Hall of Fame forward Tim Duncan had his coach’s back.“Unless it gets outlawed, it’s part of basketball,” Duncan said. “If he (Jordan) starts shooting better, people will stop doing it. But until then, it’s basketball strategy. It worked for us. It gave us an opportunity. Unfortunately … we couldn’t sustain our offense enough.”This and thatThe Clippers were fifth in the Western Conference standings following Thursday’s victory. … The Kings (18-34 before Friday’s game against Boston) have no shot at the playoffs, but they do have All-Star DeMarcus Cousins on their roster. The 6-foot-11 post is averaging 23.8 points and 12.5 rebounds. … Former Clippers guard Darren Collison is averaging 16.1 points and 5.6 assists. Try to tell Clippers guard Chris Paul that center DeAndre Jordan is not a terrific player, and he might punch you right in the mouth. Not really, of course, but you won’t find a bigger supporter of Jordan than Paul.It was late Thursday night and the Clippers had just defeated the San Antonio Spurs 119-115 at Staples Center to win their third game in four without the injured Blake Griffin. Paul was asked about Jordan, who once again had to deal with the ridiculous hack-a-DJ ploy, this time utilized by coach Gregg Popovich.Jordan managed to make just 10 of 28 from the free-throw line, but he still scored 26 points with 18 rebounds and three steals. Paul was amazed, but not surprised.“I tell people all the time that he is one of the most under-appreciated people in the league,” said Paul, whose team plays host to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Staples Center. “I think the biggest thing, when we talked at halftime, I told him, ‘We have been together for four years now and that fouling thing is a sign of respect.’ “It is one of the only ways you can stop him, or try. He did not let that faze him. He kept rebounding, he kept playing. He is unbelievable.”Jordan’s free-throw percentage this season is down to 40.8. Believe it or not, that’s not his worst. Jordan actually shot just 38.5 percent in his rookie season in 2008-09, 37.5 percent the following season and 38.6 percent in 2012-13. He shot a career-best 52.5 percent in 2011-12. He’s shooting 42.2 percent for his career.At one point Thursday, midway through the fourth quarter, Jordan got a bit miffed when Aron Baynes fouled him on purpose near mid-court. Jordan kind of pushed Baynes away, with Baynes wearing a perplexed look. Otherwise, Jordan kept his cool rather well.“They were trying to foul me early and the refs were not calling it,” Jordan said. “I guess they wanted to make it known that they were fouling me. It is something that teams are going to use as strategy to slow us down and to get me mentally frustrated.“But over the years, it has become something that I have gotten used to. As long as we are getting stops and making (free throws), it doesn’t really matter.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

How the Buccaneers became Tom Brady’s best fit in his quest to win a Super Bowl without the Patriots

first_imgMORE: Why Tom Brady is joining the BuccaneersThe Bucs weren’t the obvious choice when it became apparent Brady could leave New England. But they reportedly were willing to give him the most bucks — potentially $30 million per season over two years, according to NFL Media — on top of selling him on the winning potential of a team that finished 7-9 last season.As with most moves in NFL free agency, a familiar face helped make the deal possible for Brady — Bucs general manager Jason Licht, who once served as Patriots director of.player personnel under Bill Belichick. Licht was intent on working with Brady again, so much so that he gave Brady a $7 million raise despite his coming off a down season at age 42.The next layer was a respected coach with whom Brady could mesh as well as he did with Belichick. That’s Bruce Arians, who is exactly the same age (67) with the same confidence in his own football philosophies and zero tolerance for players not doing their jobs.MORE: Fantasy analysis of Brady to Bucs (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Tom Brady to Tampa Bay will soon be a reality.Hours after the greatest NFL quarterback of all time officially parted ways with the Patriots, reports indicate the 42-year-old has made his long-awaited NFL free agency decision to join the Buccaneers. When digging deeper into the Bucs, it was clear that of all the QB-needy teams, they offered the best resume with the most upside. It doesn’t hurt that they are in the NFC, which just crowned an unpredictable big-turnaround champion in the 49ers last season.There was some talk of Brady fitting in a place such as Los Angeles with the Chargers, Las Vegas with the Raiders and even Nashville with the Titans. But in the end, throughout his career, his favorite landing spot has been the Super Bowl.Guess where Super Bowl 55 will be played: In Tampa. Outside of New England, for Brady, the Bucs represented both the extended journey and the destination no other team could match. (SN Illustration) The bonus is that Arians is offensive-minded, a QB guru at heart who has worked to get the best out of Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, Carson Palmer and, yes, despite those interceptions, Jameis Winston. Both Arians and his offensive coordinator protege Byron Leftwich will be malleable to adjust their offense to Brady’s strengths and style. At only 40 and as a former NFL QB, Leftwich can be more of a peer to Brady, much like Josh McDaniels was in New England.While Brady saw the cupboard go bare in New England with tight end Rob Gronkowski retiring and makeshift wide receivers beyond Julian Edelman, Tampa Bay is fully stocked for his convenience. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are now the best staring duo in the league, and the potential re-signing of Breshard Perriman — even without the crazy wild card of bringing in Antonio Brown — might give the Bucs the best trio, too. That’s before getting to the fact the Bucs have not one, but two Gronk-light receiving tight ends in O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.The Bucs did see Winston throw for 5,109 yards and 33 TDs last season. But he had 30 interceptions to lead the league, while Brady, even in a grind of a season physically, had only eight. Arians likes his QBs flinging it in the downfield passing game. Brady likes to be efficient in his distribution of the ball all over the field. With the receiving personnel the Bucs have, including some strong after-the-catch skills, they can find a happy medium of enough big plays with much fewer big mistakes. The Bucs’ defense was No. 1 against the run in a vast improvement last year. The key now is re-signing Ndamukong Suh. Their pass rush got going in the first year of Todd Bowles’ 3-4 scheme, with Shaquil Barrett (19.5 sacks) leading the league and Jason Pierre-Paul rejuvenated. Both of those players will be back. As the season progressed, the Bucs found more answers in the secondary to back that up.During his last season with the Patriots, Brady was supported by the No. 1 total defense in the NFL. The Buccaneers finished 15th, but that was an amazing improvement from being a terrible No. 27 the season before. The arrow is pointing up for Bowles’ defense to push into the top 10.You can bet Brady, beyond hearing the money the Bucs were willing to pay him, made sure Tampa Bay was the best possible place for him to try to win a championship apart from Belichick and the Patriots.MORE: Patriots among losers of NFL free agency The Bucs have more to do on offense. They must get better at right tackle and right guard, but they’re better than you think at left tackle through center. Brady will make the protection look better regardless with his ability to shuffle in the pocket and get the ball out quickly instead of holding it and looking for the deep shot. Regardless, the Bucs should aim to land a dominant edge blocker in the first round of the draft.The Buccaneers ranked only 24th in rushing offense last year. But the Patriots were only a few notches better at No. 18. If the Bucs don’t replace Ronald Jones as the power back, too, they at least need a strong pass-catching back from either the rest of free agency or in the draft. At this point, no one will be surprised if Melvin Gordon is sharing the backfield with Brady soon.When the Bucs make a big short-term “all in” move like signing Brady, with their ample salary cap space, their next move is doing everything they can to support their big investment with smart smaller ones tailored to the QB.last_img read more