Category : Sport

New £5m University cycle track opens

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The £5million Brownlee Centre was officially opened at Bodington Playing Fields on Friday afternoon, with Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee being joined by his world championship winning brother Jonny to cut the ribbon on the new building. The pair, who described having the centre named after them as a ‘massive honour’, … Read More

Volleyball victories can’t prevent Manchester’s Christie Cup success

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It was a perfect day for Leeds’ volleyball teams on Wednesday afternoon, but unfortunately four wins out of four wasn’t enough to prevent Manchester from winning the Christie Championships for the third year in succession. Leeds were optimistic going into the volleyball matches, with the women’s team doing the league-cup … Read More

Basketball match ends in brave defeat

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It was a tough day at the office for Leeds’ basketball teams in the Christie Championships, as they suffered defeats by Manchester and Liverpool. A high scoring game ended with a 67-43 defeat the home men against Manchester, with the women losing 57-22 to the same opponents. Manchester then made … Read More

Too little, too Leyt: the Struggles of Orient

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Barry Hearn is a man who has made few mistakes during his career, as he turned snooker and darts into the phenomena they are today. However, even he admits his judgement was mistaken when he sold Leyton Orient to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti in 2014. The club, who were on the … Read More

Cause for celebration at Sandown at jumping finale

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As another jumps season draws to a close for racing fans, it’s difficult to know where attention should be focussed. Perhaps it should be on Nicky Henderson, who has beaten off pre-eminent handler Paul Nicholls and late blooming up-and-comer Colin Tizzard to surely secure a famous victory in the Trainers’ … Read More

Lions squad: Who will make the cut?

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Warren Gatland will end months of speculation tomorrow when he announces the 37-man Lions squad selected to tour New Zealand this summer. The quality of this year’s Six Nations has added a new level of intensity to the quadrennial inter-fan debate on selection. English fans, buoyed by back-to-back Six Nations … Read More

Super Sergio does it for Seve

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They say good things happen to good people. Well, on a beautiful Sunday evening at Augusta National in Georgia, USA, something spectacular happened to one of Europe’s most gifted golf players of all time. After failing to win in any of his 73 previous appearances at a major tournament, Sergio … Read More

Losing innocence: David Moyes and the Pandora’s Box of sexism

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You’ve likely seen the video by now. You don’t need me to tell you how it goes. David Moyes’ words to the BBC’s Vicki Sparks have been endlessly debated since the footage entered the public domain on Monday. “Just getting a wee bit naughty there at the end, so just … Read More

Ferrari fly in Melbourne: Five things we learnt from the Australian GP

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A proper title battle at last?: Unlike fifteen years ago, it is now a relief when we see a German winning in a Ferrari. After practice, it looked like we were heading for a fourth season in a row of Mercedes domination, but Sebastian Vettel managed to split the two … Read More

The Championship Climax: All Still to Play For

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With just 9 games left of the regular season, the race for promotion and relegation in the Championship is set to reach an exciting climax.  Newcastle lead the pack at the top of the league, whilst bar Rotherham, 22 points adrift at the bottom, there are 7 teams all danger … Read More