Weekly news roundup 11/01: NFL London, new trailers & more
Select news stories from across sports and entertainment so far this week.
NFL London Games designated teams announced
The NFL has announced the three designated teams that will be hosting their fixtures when they come to London.
The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings will have the pleasure of being the ‘home’ side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and as always, the Jacksonville Jaguars will have the honour of hosting their game at their home-away-from-home, Wembley Stadium.
Details of their opponents and when the games will take place will be decided later in the year, although it is likely that the games will happen in October as in their 36 visits to London, only six times has a game not been played in that month.
New Halo season 2 trailer released
A new trailer for the upcoming second season of the Halo TV series has been released as the next chapter of the show draws closer.
Season two will see a lot of action, with this latest trailer showing Master Cheif leading his team of Spartans against the Covenant and, more importantly, the fall of Reach.
Fans of the game series are excited to see what’s to come after a promising first season, and the reactions to this latest trailer show heavy anticipation for a strong second season.
Halo season two will premiere on 8th February.
Gunther Steiner out as Haas F1 team principal
Haas team boss Gunther Steiner has been given the axe ahead of the upcoming season, being replaced by Ayao Komatsu, who has been promoted from director of engineering.
Steiner was one of the most beloved figures in the F1 paddock, not just to drivers and team personnel but to fans alike after becoming a starring face in the Netflix series Drive to Survive.
Many have shown disappointment at the decision and directed anger towards team owner Gene Haas, who had this to say about his decision:
"Moving forward as an organisation it was clear we need to improve our on-track performances. In appointing Ayao
Komatsu as team principal we fundamentally have engineering at the heart of our management."
While his logic is sound and has led to other success stories in the sport, what Gene has failed to recognise is that it also helps to give adequate funding to the team as well to help them achieve their goals.
Jeremy Renner returns to acting after near-fatal accident
Marvel star Jeremy Renner has returned to acting one year after a near-fatal snowplough accident.
Renner made his comeback as production of his Paramount show Mayor of Kingstown started filming for its third season.
Posting to his Instagram page, Renner described his nerves of stepping back on set, hoping that he won’t let the production or the fans down.
Bill Belichick parting ways with Patriots
Legendary NFL head coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have mutually agreed to part ways.
Belichick had been in charge for 24 years and steered the Patriots to not just their first-ever Super Bowl victory, but six from nine appearances.
The 71-year-old leaves behind an incredible legacy at the team, but this won’t be the end of his career, as there is an expectation that Belichick wishes to continue his career. With a resume like his, almost every team will certainly be vying for his services.