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Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Bailey Matthews is eight years old and from Doncaster in England, and a couple of weekends ago, he completed his first triathlon. This wonderful achievement becomes even more so wh ...

Utah Jazz Basketball Team Signs 5-Year-Old…

Utah Jazz Basketball Team Signs 5-Year-Old…

Salt Lake City’s professional basketball team, the Utah Jazz, made a new signing at the beginning of the month, who proved his worth with a slam dunk within minutes of being signed ...

Nike Enjoys Profit Jump After World Cup

Nike Enjoys Profit Jump After World Cup

Thanks to the World Cup 2014, the world’s largest sportswear company, Nike, has enjoyed a tremendous profit jump. In the three months leading up to August,   net profit rose for th ...

The World’s First Player-Powered Football Pitch

The World’s First Player-Powered Football Pitch

Have you ever watched a game of football and thought about all of the potential energy that was being wasted? Maybe not, but a start-up company from London has! Pavegen has created ...

Football Legend at Centre of Twitter Craze

Football Legend at Centre of Twitter Craze

If you need a chuckle this Monday afternoon, then we might have just the thing for you - Steve Bruce at Weddings! Mr Bruce has been involved in football for the last 37 years, rang ...

Shelley Kerr Makes History as First Woman in Scottish Men’s Football

Shelley Kerr Makes History as First Woman in Scottish Men’s Football

Former Arsenal Ladies manager Shelley Kerr is making history as she becomes the first female manager in Scottish senior football. After 16 months at Arsenal Ladies, during which ti ...

The Footballing Stars Donating to Help Others

The Footballing Stars Donating to Help Others

We always seem to be hearing about how footballers make too much money, and that it never seems to go to a worthwhile cause. Well, here are just a few examples of soccer stars givi ...

Walking to the World Cup

Four football fans from England gave themselves a mission: to walk 1,966 km (1,221 miles) over three months to watch their idols play at the World Cup in Brazil. Adam Burns, Ben Olson, David Bewick, and Pete Johnston designed the distance to honour England’s one and only victory at a World Cup final, in 1966. There was also the aim of raising £20,000 for a charity called the J de V Arts Care Trust, to build ...

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England’s Tribute to Rik Mayall

After the devastating news of comedic actor Rik Mayall's sudden death on June 9, fans have pulled together to pay tribute to the wonderful man. A football song he recorded for the last World Cup, in 2010 - which failed to make it into the charts the first time around - has been rocketed into the UK top 10. Mayall was best known as one of the brains behind The Young Ones and Bottom, and his roles in Blackadd ...

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UPDATE: Schumacher Out of Coma

Almost three months ago we told you about Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher lying in a coma in Grenoble Hospital in France following a skiing accident in December. At the time, we were reporting on the encouraging signs that he had been demonstrating that had given his family a chance to reclaim their faith that he would one day wake up. That day has finally come! Not only has the legendary Micha ...

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Stephen Hawking’s World Cup Winning Formula

Professor Stephen Hawking is considered one of the world’s greatest scientific minds: a world-renowned cosmologist, theoretical physicist and author - and the answer to England’s World Cup chances? In research commissioned by betting company Paddy Power, the professor has analysed all of the key factors that may have affected England’s performances in the World Cup since their last victorious final in 1966 ...

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Michael Sam: The First Openly Gay Player in the NFL

Although some sports personalities have made the decision to tell the world that they are gay, they tend to wait until after retiring before making the big reveal, with only a brave handful coming out during their career. But American-footballer Michael Sam decided he was going to try a different approach. In February this year, the defender announced that he was gay, only a couple of months before the 2014 ...

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The Federers’ (Non-Tennis!) Double Doubles

Roger Federer has done the doubles again - but we’re not talking tennis here! Almost five years ago, in July 2009, 32-year-old Federer and his wife Mirka, a former professional tennis player herself, announced the birth of their daughters, identical twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. Last Christmas Eve, Federer had some more exciting news that he wanted to share with his fans, as well as the rest of the wor ...

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Selby Beats the Rocket for First World Snooker Title

Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan had not lost a snooker match at the Crucible since 2011, and never in a final. It looked as though the five-time winner of the World Snooker Championships was set for his sixth, meaning he would equal Steve Davis’ amount of world titles, and only one short of Stephen Hendry’s record of seven. Cue Mark Selby, the 30-year-old “Jester from Leicester” and world number two, determi ...

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EPT Twice-Winner Makes Poker History

The European Poker Tour, or EPT, is a series of poker tournaments that take place throughout Europe during the season. The tour began in September 2004, and since then there have been ten seasons consisting of a total of 98 tournaments, the most recent of which concluded in Sanremo, Italy, on 20 April. The victor of this most recent tourney took away €476,100 (around £390,000) and a watch worth about £4,000 ...

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Welsh Football Teams in PL Top Disabled Facilities Survey

The two Welsh football teams in the Premier League, Swansea City and Cardiff City, are among the top three stadiums that provide disability facilities for their supporters at matches. Swansea City tops the list with its Liberty Stadium, providing wheelchair users with 252 spaces, as well as another 252 seats for helpers. Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium came second with 168 wheelchair spaces, and the Cardiff ...

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WrestleMania XXX: The Thirtieth Year of Awesome

WrestleMania XXX: possibly the most anticipated wrestling event since, well, WrestleMania XX. WrestleMania itself is definitely one of the events of the year that fans the world over wait for with bated breath (and in the case of non-US enthusiasts, lots of caffeine!). The whole weekend is a big occasion, with WWE’s Hall of Fame held on Saturday night, WrestleMania on the Sunday and concluding with Monday n ...

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