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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 ...

Footballer Saves Opponent’s Life During Match

Usually when you hear about the hero of a football match the first thing to spring to mind is that the player scored the winning goal, maybe a hat-trick, or made a gravity-defying save. But in the case of Jaba Kankava, “hero” is being used in its literal form. Kankava is a midfielder for Dnipro, a football team in the Ukranian Premier League, who were playing an away match against Dynamo Kiev on 27 March. D ...

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Countdown to Tour de France in UK

In a little over three months, the Tour de France will be returning to the UK. Keen spectators of the event who are not inclined for travel, will be able to support their local cycling heroes from the picket line and not just from in front of their television set, for the first time in seven years. For those not in the know, the Tour de France is an annual cycling race that covers three weeks and 2000 miles ...

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England’s Women Cricketers Go Pro

In February, it was announced that the England women's cricket team were going to be the first women's team in the world to become full-time professionals in the sport. The women's team beat Australia for the ashes in both Summer 2013 and Winter 2013/2014, which led to the decision from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that not only would the team be receiving extra investment, but also the scheme ...

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Optimism for F1 Legend Schumacher

Formula One racing driver legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a coma since the end of December, has shown enough encouraging signals now that his family have reinstilled hope that he will wake up. The 45-year-old, seven-time Formula One champion was in a skiing accident in the French Alps on 29 December, resulting in severe injuries, and doctors from Grenoble Hospital in France placed Schumacher in a ...

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Goal Celebration Tribute to Tsunami 3rd Anniversary

In a touching tribute to those who lost their lives in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, in 2011, football team Sanfrecce Hiroshima choreographed a goal celebration that would dwarf anything else that happened in the match. On 11 March 2011, the fifth most powerful earthquake struck the coast of Tohoku in Japan, which then went on to trigger a highly-destructive tsunami. The result of these horrific even ...

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Britain’s Chances at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics

Now that the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia are done and dusted, with Great Britain bringing home four medals, it’s time for eleventh Winter Paralympics. Sochi opened its arms once again for the sporting world on Friday, and will run for 10 days, seeing a record 547 athletes from 45 countries competing for the gold medal, symbolising a strived-for first place, in five different sports. Like the Summer and ...

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Susie Wolff: First Female Driver in F1 for 22 Years

Although Formula One does not prohibit female drivers from entering into its races, it is generally considered a male dominated sport - and not without reason. Despite being around for almost 70 years and women being involved in most aspects of Formula One, there have only ever been two female drivers who have actually raced in an F1 event. But all that could be able to change. Susie Wolff, a British develo ...

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Records Broken as Premier League Transfer Window Closes

With mere hours remaining until transfer deadline on Friday, the £700 million barrier of spending in the Premier League for the 2013/14 season was broken. When the January transfer window closed for another year, overall spending by all 20 clubs in the top English football league stood at an impressive £760 million, smashing the previous record by nearly £100 million. For those of you who don’t know, transf ...

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Tennis Ace Cancer Comeback

Ross Hutchins, the Scottish tennis doubles champ and Davis Cup star, has made a dramatic return to his tennis career after recovering from cancer. At Christmas 2012, Hutchins was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and over six months underwent several gruelling bouts of chemotherapy. In July, he was informed he was in remission, and since then he has been trying to get his strength back to professional stand ...

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First Premier League Footballer Announces He is Gay

There are an estimated 540 football players registered in the Premier League, and around 1.5% of the British population is homosexual, according to ONS (Office of National Statistics). Doing the maths, this means there are around 8 current Premier League footballers who are gay, and not a single one has come out and admitted it. And why is that? There is still so much stigma about homosexuality, with many m ...

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