Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is holding back from extending his contract at Old Trafford due to concerns over the club’s Champions League prospects, reports suggest. The 35-year-old is yet to put pen to paper on a second season in Manchester and it’s expected the player will wait before confirming his future. Ibrahimovic is still determined to play in the Champions League, according to the Mirror, and with Jose Mourinho’s men currently sitting sixth in the Premier League, United’s chances of qualification for next season’s competition are by no means guaranteed.
Bryce Harper started his Grapefruit League campaign in style with a solo blast to right field in his first at bat. In his first Grapefruit League at bat of the Spring, Harper absolutely demolished a hanging 1-0 breaking ball from New York Mets lefty Sean Gilmartin, sending a solo shot to right field, well over the outfield fence in First Data Field in Port St. Lucie.
A stand has been named in memory of a footballer who was killed by lightning whilst playing 50 years ago. Defender Tony Allden, 23, died as he played for West Midlands club Highgate United in an FA Amateur Cup quarter-final. The renamed Tony Allden Stand at Highgate was unveiled at 14:00 GMT. On 25 February 1967, opponents Enfield were wining 1-0 when the game was stopped in the 28th minute when recently married Mr Allden was struck. Enfield went on to win the rearranged match 6-0 at Villa Park, which was watched by a crowd of 30,000 with proceeds going to the player's family. More than 3,000 were at the original game involving the Solihull club. Team-mate Roy Taylor said: "The chances of it