The Aston Villa Football Club announced that the team has officially changed ownership after Chinese businessman Dr. Tony Jiantong Xia's purchase, effectively ending the decade-long ownership of Randy Lerner. The move to sell and eventually find a buyer came after the club's relegation from the Premier League just this season.
A statement was provided by the club's official website on Wednesday, confirming earlier rumors that the Aston Villa was for sale and some mysterious personality was to become the new owner. Part of that statement reads: "Aston Villa Football Club is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed today for the sale of 100% ownership by Randy Lerner to Recon Group owned by Dr. Tony Jiantong Xia subject to the approval of the Premier League and the Football League."
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While Jeff Hornacek may have achieved success during his playing years in the NBA as the stalwart shooting guard of the Utah Jazz, the same could not be said about him as a coach.
As the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Hornacek was able to put on a decent showing in his first year in 2013-2014. In the said year, the Suns finshed third overall with a record of 48-34. According to Basketball-Reference, the team ranked number eight overall in offensive efficiency.
However, the numbers began to drop the following year, finishing with a record of 39-43 during the 2014-2015 season. Things did not look any better this season, and it took a turn for the worse when Hornacek was fired in February. more >>
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has been busy as of late in his life outside the game of American football.
In a report by the Denver Post, the 28-year old athlete had just completed writing his latest book entitled "Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms". The said publication is mainly centered on handling success, as well as disappointments.
On Monday, Vernon Davis of the Denver Broncos was accused of cheating on a 20-year-old by his fianceé Janel Horne, who has been with him for over a decade.
Davis, 32, scored the win for the Broncos at this year's Super Bowl and a month after his big win with the team, he signed a 1-year contract with the Washington Redskins. While he seems to be enjoying the thrill of the spotlight, Horne has put him on a tight spot after posting a photo of him and his alleged mistress.
A screen shot of the said post was obtained by Total Pro Sports and according to the controversial post by Horne, she's "over" the affair. The post accompanied by a side-by-side picture of Davis and his purported new girl reads: "When you give a man your all, 15yrs, 3kids, and you sacrifice your life and then he cheats on you with 20yr old child and lies on you @vernondavis @balleralert @julia_miranda #yourealiarandacheater #youwantedtobeoyighereyougo #lowselfesteem #imoverit #nothidingbehindyourlies." more >>
After an unsatisfactory season, Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford will be entering free agency by July.
In a report by ESPN, Horford will be part of the trading block for the first time since being drafted by the Hawks in 2007. He enters free agency after the 2015-2016 season along with teammate Kent Bazemore. A number of teams have already shown interest in signing Horford, one of them being the Boston Celtics.
In a report by Jeff Clark for SBNation.com's "Celtics Blog" last March, Celtics General Manager and President Danny Ainge is reportedly interested in signing the 29-year old player. The report adds that the deal would be an ideal one to make since the Celtics would not need to give up assets to have Horford on board. more >>
On late Wednesday night, Mexican boxing sensation Saul "Canelo" Alvarez decided to vacate his WBC middleweight title.
According to a report by Dan Rafael of ESPN, Alvarez decided to drop the title, but has remained adamant in facing interim champion and WBC mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin, down the line.
"After much consideration, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible. I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title," Alvarez said in a statement. more >>