A look at our monthly review of the game’s most notable year …
The year started under relatively normal circumstances, no one knew what was going to happen, but January still brought some surprising stories. The supernatural efforts of Ben Stokes gave the second Test against South Africa and England and put Joe Root’s men on for a historic series victory, while Premiership Rugby brought it back at the end of the season because of the Saracens’ confirmed salary cap Will go. Violation. One of the most shocking incidents of the year, NBA veteran Kobe Bryant was killed – along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna – in a helicopter crash in California.
All eyes were on the United States in February, as Patrick Mahomes confirmed the NFL Supertarsum rise and led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50 years, while Tyson Fury took his revenge with Deotay Wilder Rematch.
Around the world, Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin were crowned Australian Open champions, while closer to home Mondo Duplantis climbed more than anyone before breaking the world record in the jump. Pole vault for the second time in a week in Glasgow.
Fresh off a two-year European ban (later canceled), Manchester City continued their domestic dominance with a third consecutive Carabao Cup. Australia won the Women’s T20 World Cup, ahead of 86,000 people at the MCG, while little seen Al Boom Photo won its second consecutive Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
This would be the end of a crowd of this size, however, as the coronovirus epidemic set in and the game was halted, with Tokyo postponing the most high-profile of the planet’s thousands of events at the Tokyo Olympics.
Two of England’s biggest sporting events were canceled when both Wimbledon and The Open ended their 2020 renewal.
With the country on lockdown, there has been controversy over the government’s use of the sports holiday program, but sports stars and clubs across the country have come together to support their communities and through the NHS. Most notable and most difficult moment.
Without live sports to fill our screens, the era of indifferent “waterchangels” was born.
From cricket’s saliva ban to football’s five substitute rules, the game has begun preparations for a reboot with a host of innovative solutions.
With stereotypic efficiency, the Bundesliga was the first major European football league to make a comeback, but several other organizations, including the WSL and Scottish Premiership, have called for an early end to their campaigns.
Running became the first major British sport to come back from a standstill and make headlines, with major meetings taking place at the flagship stage of Guinea and Royal Ascot.
Marcus Rashford’s campaign has forced the government to revert to its plan to withhold free school lunch vouchers during the summer holidays before football finally returns to the UK. The project restart was not without controversy, its first comeback game with a goal scorer that was erased by all of us for good, but for Liverpool’s red half that meant the wait would soon come to an end, with Jergen Klopp’s men Achieved its first English high-flying title in 30 years.
International cricket finally returned to a historic “bio-safe” test as players from England in Southampton and the West Indies knelt to support the Black Lives Matter movement. The tourists won the opener, but England won 2–1 in the series, inspired by an upbeat Stuart Broad, who became the seventh man to win just 500 try wickets.
The game was out of the woods when it came to an epidemic, with the Ryder Cup being the latest casualty, but as the Championship season drew to a close, Leeds joined Liverpool and ended up in a generation waiting to return to the premiere. Returned to the league. .
There was glory at Wembley for Arsenal and Fulham, who beat London’s Chelsea and Brentford in the final of the FA Cup and Playoffs respectively, but there was no such joy for English clubs when the Champions League bounced back, with Bayern Munich in the fall. Won the latter. Barcelona 8–2 in the semi-finals.
The British Grand Prix was more glorified for Lewis Hamilton and the sixth world snooker title for Ronnie O’Sullivan, while 23-year-old Spectrum Colin Morikawa won his first major at the USPGA.
In the bubble, cricket continued, with Zuck Crowley’s 267 success and James Anderson’s 600th wicket making headlines.
At the US Open, Novos Djokovic, led by Novak Osaka and Dominic Thiem, was disqualified for hitting with a ball, while Flushing Meadows led, while Bryson Dechambo won the Golf Middle Finger of the same name, Called Winged Foot. Some protein shakes.
Tzej Pogakar brought his compatriot Primorez Rojic to a stunning Tour de France finish as the new season of football began after the end of the previous week.
Rafael Nadal was once again the king of clay at Rafael Nadal, while LeBron James was once again king as he led the LA Lakers to an NBA championship victory.
For Exeter the first two-time Champions Cup and winner of the Premiership and Tao Geoghegan Hart, the stunning British Giro D’Italia champion, as well as a taste for glory. The rejection, as predicted by Project Big Picture Football, was quickly pushed back.
Lewis Hamilton tied Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula 1 world titles, while Romain Grosgen incredibly survived a terrible accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Dustin Johnson won Augusta’s first Masters in November as the game mourned the death of Diego Maradona, one of the greatest football players of all time.
Fans returned to sports stadiums around the country at the end of a second nationwide lockout, but for the most part it proved to be a brief respite when Kovid took a hike and returned sternly.
England ended their cricket year, where they started in South Africa, but after passing the T20 series, started ODIs without bowling a ball for fear of coronovirus.
Anthony returned from the ring a year later to defeat Joshua Kubrat Pulaev, while Lee Westwood won at the golf course in Dubai.