Tag : john gibby

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

Festival fever for racing fans as Cheltenham approaches

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Here we go again then. On Tuesday at 1:30pm at Cheltenham, horse racing’s biggest week of the year gets underway with 28 races of the highest quality to keep fans enthralled and engaged over the following four days. The 2017 Cheltenham Festival promises to be the usual incredible spectacle for … Read More

Depleted field won’t affect spectacle of The Festival

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The issue of ‘absent friends’ can often overshadow a sporting event. Regularly an injury or suspension will overshadow a major fixture to the extent that more people are bothered about who isn’t in attendance than who is. With so many superstars both equine and human for racing fans to fawn … Read More

First set fightback helps Strathclyde to victory

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It’s probably fair to say that Leeds Uni Men’s Volleyball went into their cup tie against Strathclyde at the Gryphon Sports Centre on Wednesday night as fair underdogs, as a team in the relegation zone of the Northern 1A league going against the all-conquering side that is currently top of … Read More

Britain tennis continues ascent with Fed Cup win

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Britain’s Fed Cup tennis team qualified for the World Group II play-off stage of the competition for the first time in four years last weekend, as Anne Keothavong’s women saw off the Croatian team 2-1 in a close-run deciding set. With British number two Heather Watson seeing off Donna Vekic … Read More

Men’s Basketball: Leeds dominate Teesside at The Edge

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Spare a thought for the valiant players of the Teesside Men’s Basketball team and their faithful supporters. On Wednesday evening they made the 130 mile round-trip from the North East to the Edge, only to be comprehensively dismissed by their Yorkshire counterparts. From the first few minutes of the Northern … Read More

Melbourne magic from old rivals

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Celtic and Rangers. England and Australia. Ali and Frazier. Sport has had more than its fair share of quality rivalries down the years, and on Sunday night in Melbourne, one of the greatest we have ever known was rekindled in truly dramatic style. For a long time many of us … Read More

Tennis 2017: The changing of the guard?

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Here we go again then. After an off-season that feels shorter than the Football League, and with no shortage of intrigue within the sport while there’s been no competitive play, the tennis season has begun. This week, tournaments around the world including two in Brisbane and the annual Hopman Cup … Read More

A new King is crowned at Kempton Park

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As always it’s a been a busy few days for horse racing with the usual array of post-Christmas treats for followers of the sport up and down the country. Here The Gryphon’s resident turf enthusiast John Gibby rounds up the highlights. It’s a horrible cliche heard in all reaches of sport journalism, … Read More

Murray completes perfect year with Sports Personality accolade

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Andy Murray, who this year became world number 1 for the first time in his career, capped a magical twelve months with yet another victory at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. Murray, who tonight is celebrating his third gong in the main category in four years, also … Read More