Hello and welcome to GiveMeSport T.V for today’s U.S report, where we cover the biggest news breaking from across the Atlantic.
Kicking off our bulletin we head to the NBA, where LA Lakers icon Kobe Bryant is refusing to admit defeat in his battle against injury. The legendary point-guard, who is currently sidelined with a fractured knee, has had to endure the frustration of watching his franchise struggle to pick up points this year knowing that there’s very little he can do to help.
However Bryant has claimed that he will do everything in his power to make sure he plays again for the end of this season.
Now across to the NHL where a host of the league’s biggest stars are steadily making their way to Sochi for the Winter Olympic games. As of Saturday the NHL officially closed operations for two weeks to allow players to represent their respective countries in Russia, with almost 150 stars set to turn out.
Coaches of team USA hockey arrived in Sochi earlier on today, with their main goal being to capture the Gold from reigning champions Canada.
Meanwhile in Major League Baseball it’s Alex Rodriguez who unsurprisingly still dominates the headlines/ The infamous New York Yankees star has dropped his well-publicised lawsuit with the MLB and accepted his ban of 211 games handed down for his involvement with performance enhancing drugs.
A-Rod had initially promised to fight the charges cited against him, which would see him unable to play until 2015, but has now decided that withdrawing his appeal is the best course of action for his future.
And finally/ the NFL season may be over but that hasn’t stopped Richard Sherman from making the news in the U.S. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback, who has been in the public eye for a number of reasons over the past month, confirmed that he does not plan on turning towards politics once his career as a footballer has finished.
Sherman, writing in his own column, explained that although he had been asked if he would consider moving to politics/ he wants to remain in football even after he’s stopped playing.