These are the most important news of the sports' world this week.
These were some of the most relevant news of the sport this week. / Photos: Molly A. Burgess, Jeroen Bennink
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Leer en español: Tiger Woods operado, Messi sancionado y otras noticias deportivas
Premier League takes steps to protect the health of its players
The English league will become the first competition to introduce permanent concussion substitutes for matches starting next week. The teams will have two permanent substitutes, which they can use even if they have already used all the allowed substitutions. This new rule will safeguard the health of the players.
Mets general manager fired for sexual harassment
Jared Porter, the general manager of the New York Mets, was fired this week by the organization due to inappropriate behavior with a journalist. Porter sent explicit and unsolicited messages to a journalist in 2016, including photos. The woman reported receiving 62 messages between July 19 and August 10, according to ESPN. Porter, who had described his position as his "dream job" and now has to leave in less than six weeks.
Declaración del presidente de los Mets, Sandy Alderson:— Mets de Nueva York (@LosMets) January 19, 2021
Los Mets de Nueva York han despedido al gerente general Jared Porter, con efecto inmediato.
Health problems continue for Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods' back has always been a health issue for the golfer and in 2021 does not seem to be the exception. Woods announced that he just had a fifth surgery on this part of his body, this time for a fragmentet disc that was pressing on one of his nerves. Woods will miss a minimum of 2 months of competitions, including the Farmers Insurance Open and the Genesis Invitational.
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“Mi cuerpo ya no funciona como antes, da igual cuanto lo intente”, dice Tiger Woods. Entre 1994 y 2019, cinco operaciones de rodilla. Entre 2014 y 2021, cinco de espalda, los puntos débiles de cualquier golfista. https://t.co/gMpSvdduG9 a través de @el_pais Por @juanmorenilla— EL PAÍS Deportes (@elpais_deportes) January 20, 2021
Messi suspended for two games
Lionel Messi received his first red card in 15 years after punching Atlhetic de Bilbao player Assier Villalibre in last Sunday's game. This week it was announced that the Argentine was, consequently, in fact, suspended for his next 2 games: yesterday's against Cornella and next Sunday against Elche. It is an almost unprecedented situation for the best player in the world.
OFICIAL: Lionel Messi ha sido suspendido por dos partidos, debido a la tarjeta roja recibida en la final de la Supercopa de España.— Sebastián Decker (@SebasDecker) January 19, 2021
Se perderá los cotejos contra el Cornellà (Copa del Rey) y el Elche (La Liga).
Don Sutton, legendary pitcher and baseball commentator, dies
This week the death of Don Sutton, a former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, was announced. Sutton won more than 300 games in his career as a Dodger, was a four-time All-Star, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. As a commentator, he worked more than two decades for different organizations. Sutton was 75 years old and suffered from cancer during the last years of his life.