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By Timothy Akintola

Latest bits on Nottingham Forest, Lebron James, Manchester United and Kai Jones.

Nottingham Forest given a 4-point deduction for breaching financial rule.

After Everton, Nottingham Forest have also been punished with a four-point deduction for breaching the Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rule. (PSR). The club had earlier admitted guilt and fully cooperating with the independent commission, prompting a less severe punishment. The deduction will see them move from 25 points to 21, putting them in the relegation zone at 18th. In a new statement, Nottingham Forest has expressed their extreme disappointment with this decision, noting that despite fully cooperating with the independent commission, the trust and confidence they had in the Premier League body has been hurt.

Manchester United defeats Liverpool to secure FA cup semifinal spot.

Sunday’s FA cup clash between Manchester United and Liverpool was nothing short of spectacular. Both sides showed great offensive and defensive strength although the 120 minutes of play. Man. United’s midfielder, Scott McTominay opened the scoring inside the first ten minutes, rebounding Garnacho’s saved shot. Alexis Mac Allister and Salah fired Liverpool to a 2-1 lead within the last five minutes of the first half. Substitute, Antony’s low shot effort in the 87th minute was enough to secure a much needed equalizer. Into the extra time, Elliot’s deflected shot put Liverpool back on top but goals from Rashford and Amad Diallo helped United secure a win. They will now face Coventry in the FA cup semi final in Wembley.

Lebron James and JJ Redick to start a new podcast, “Mind the Game”.

The NBA’ all time scorer and Los Angeles Lakers’ star, Lebron James is set to start a new podcast with former NBA star and now journalist, JJ Redick. The podcast, “Mind the Game” will focus on pure basketball and will be hosted by the duo. With the first official episode set to be released on Tuesday, March 19, more about the podcast will be further revealed. With many players now joining the podcast wave, fans are getting more stories from the players’ perspective.

Kai Jones opens up on his struggles with family deaths last summer.

New Philadelphia Sixers’ center, Kai Jones experienced a huge mental breakdown last summer, leading up to his exit from the Charlotte Hornets. In an interview with The Athletic journalist, Shams Charania, Kai revealed that the death of his great-grandparents in May and July contributed heavily to his mental struggles. He further explained that he was too scared to die and was trying to cancel out the negative voices in his head. Signing a 10-day contract with the Sixers, Kai Jones will be looking to again show his potential and remain in the NBA.

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Portugal’s clash against Sweden on Thursday.

Five-time Ballon d’or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss Portugal’s clash against Sweden on Thursday. The forward, who is having a phenomenal season with Al Nassr scored the penalty in Al Nassr’s 1-0 win over Al-Ahli Saudi on Friday. Afterwards, he posted a photo of his swollen foot on Instagram with the caption, “recovery”. He is expected to meet up with the team after Thursday’s game and will will be available for Portugal’s game against Slovenia.

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