SPORT ROUND-UP

By Ben Green

Photo Above:  Racetrack ©Mateusz Dach Pexels

Here’s a round up of today’s sports news from Scotland and across the world.

Football: Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo reportedly told his players that he has been diagnosed with cancer during his half-time team talk against Liverpool last night

His side were trailing Liverpool by three goals, but came back to secure a 3-3 draw by the end of the match.

Sevilla have since confirmed that the Argentine has been diagnosed with prostate cancer – as a club statement wished him a “speedy recovery.”

Football: Celtic face European powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain tonight in their fifth match of the Champions’ League group stage.

The Glasgow club travel to the Parc des Princes to face an Unai Emery’s side hosting a wealth of world talent – including Neymar, Cavani and Di Maria.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side are facing one of the favourites to win the tournament in their penultimate match in Group B tonight.

Football: Hibernian Ladies take on their closest rivals Glasgow City this weekend in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

The Hibees will look to replicate their success of last season – where they won the cup double by defeating Glasgow City in both matches.

And having already secured the SWPL Cup, this weekend’s final in Livingston will be a great opportunity for the Edinburgh club to secure consecutive cup doubles.

Gymnastics: London 2012 gold medal winner Gabby Douglas is the third gold medalist to come forward with allegations of abuse against gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Douglas came under heavy criticism last week after she said women should dress “modestly and classy” to reduce the chances of being sexually abused.

Nassar is currently in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography – and is currently facing over 100 counts of sexual misconduct charges.

Cricket: The Ashes kicks off in Brisbane tonight around midnight – as England look to defend the urn, which they won in their 2015 series triumph.

Australia, who emphatically whitewashed England 5-0 in 2013 – the last time the tournament was hosted down under – are favourites to take back the urn this year.

Boxing: Josh Parker’s camp has offered £10,000 for anyone who can produce footage of the boxer being knocked down.  The publicity stunt launched by his team aims to push British WBA and IBF Champion Anthony Joshua’s camp into a unification bout.

Basketball: Former NBA player Manute Bol may have been in his 50s when he was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1985.  Manute, born in Sudan, was given a birth date by a college coach as no birth records were kept.

Formula 1: Robert Kubica is set for a return to F1 six years after suffering life-changing injuries in a horrendous rally crash in February 2011.

He will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi after this weekend’s season-closing grand prix.

The 32-year-old Pole doesn’t have full use of his right arm as a result of the accident – when his car collided with a crash barrier.

Rugby: England women have beaten Canada 49-12 to leave them one match away from completing a series whitewash.

The match – held at the Twickenham Stoop – saw Captain Sarah Hunter win her 100th cap, whilst Rachael Burford won player of the match.

And after a more than convincing 79-5 victory in the first test match – the Roses head to Twickenham on 25 November having already secured the series’ victory.

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