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CROCKED Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is to swap his Christmas stocking for some Boston Red Sox in a bid to end his injury nightmare.
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.
• England striker will spend Christmas period in America• Sturridge has not played for Liverpool since end of AugustLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set to spend the Christmas period working with the Boston Red Sox medical staff in an attempt to resolve his longstanding injury problems.Sturridge, who made his last appearance for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the 3-0 win over Tottenham at the end of August, has already spent time in America after suffering a further setback last month. Continue reading…
Michael Oliver booked the Tottenham player for having the audacity to ‘cup his ear’ in front of Arsenal fans after scoring.
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BRENDAN RODGERS is busy trying to strengthen his Liverpool squad – but that didn’t stop him turning his back on the World Cup!
Manchester City have topped a ranking of global sports pay, with an average first team player earning more than £5.3m per year. How do other teams compare and which is the best paying league?Manchester City have topped a ranking of global sports pay, with an average first-team player earning more than 5.3m per year. The global sports salaries survey 2014, published by Sporting Intelligence and compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine, has calculated that an average first team salary pay per player comes in at 5.3m, or 102,653 per week. Baseball teams the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are ranked at second and third place respectively. Real Madrid and Barcelona make up the top five. Paul Campbell writes today:If Brendan Rodgers can win the Premier League title with Liverpool this season, some of his fellow managers will not be happy. While Jos Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini have been bickering over whose club is more like a little horse and Arsne Wenger has been complaining about the way his rivals spend their money, Rodgers has been accelerating past them with a team that is paid less money but wins more matches and scores more goals.Average pay is important – as opposed to total wage outlay – because two teams spending the same totals on salaries will have starkly different averages if they are paying a significantly different number of players. It happens, and it matters. You can employ a higher number of lower quality players for the same price as a smaller number of higher quality players, and we think its worth exploring which is most effective for performance. By average, we mean arithmetic mean. All the salaries are added up (and by salaries, we include money for playing sport for that team, not for endorsements or sponsorship or anything else extra-curricular) and divided by the number of players. Thats it. A simple list that provokes complicated arguments but does, at the very least, provide a ball park reckoner of what different sports teams pay. For the NBA, the NHL and the NFL, the numbers in this report pertain to the 2013-14 seasons. For MLB and MLS, the numbers are as they stood at the start of the 2014 seasons. For the IPL, NPB, AFL, CFL and CSL they come from the end of the 2013 seasons. And for the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and SPL, the salaries reflect summer 2013, in effect the end of the 2012-13 season. Continue reading…