Team Liquid is ramping up their League of Legends coaching staff, picking up both Josh “Jarge” Smith and Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco. Jarge will be the team’s new head analyst, while Saintvicious will be taking on the role of strategic coach. The pair will be joining head coach David “Dlim” Lim, as well as analysts Kevin “TeeKHay” Bracken, and Keith “Snowspots” Torres.
The Chinese Super League has shocked the soccer world by spending huge sums to attract star foreign players but new rules introduced for the start of the 2017 season will have a significant impact on the game in China, Asia and perhaps around the world. On a statement on its official website on Monday, the China Football Association (CFA) outlined its plans to change the rules for the new season, which is less than two months away. "In order to realize 'The General Plan of Chinese Football Reform and Development' and to benefit the overall development of Chinese football and Chinese local players, to enhance the quality of the national team and to keep the professional league on a healthy, stable and consistent track, the CFA has adjusted the regulations of the 2017 Chinese Super League," the statement said.
By Mark Gleeson PORT GENTIL (Reuters) - Egypt return to the African Nations Cup finals for the first time since 2010 on Tuesday but face a tricky start in their bid for a record-extending eighth crown when they meet Mali. Egypt won three back-to-back titles from 2006 to 2010 but then failed to reach the next three tournaments and are seeking to regain their former dominant position in the African game. Having produced several continental greats over the decades, Egypt now pin their hopes on AS Roma striker Mohamed Salah.