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Gibraltar goalkeeper has trial with Torquay

JAMIE ROBBA who has kept goal for the Gibraltar national team on seven occasions is to be given a trial by Torquay United the former Football League club which was relegated to the National League in 2014 and is currently the centre of takeover talks. The 24-year-old has played in…

Team GB given reduced medal target for Rio

TEAM GB has been set a target of winning more medals than ever before at an overseas Olympics following its record 65-medal haul at the 2012 London games, when they finished third in the medal table and bagged 29 golds. Funding agency UK Sport, who has pumped over €400 million…

Wales overtake England in new Fifa rankings

WALES have shot up the recently revamped Fifa rankings, occupying 11th place following their European Championship heroics and edging ahead of England, who slumped two spots after their dismal dispatch by the glittering stars of Iceland. England are now in 13th while their supermarket conquerors rise to 22nd, six ahead…

Olympics in the rough as stars get cold feet

THE buildup to the Open golf championship at Royal Troon has been completely overshadowed by Olympic matters, as Rory McIlroy delivered an admirably candid, albeit scathing appraisal of golf’s return to the games after a 112-year hiatus. McIlroy pulled out of the Irish team last month, citing fears over the…

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Froome in front but race not over as Britons dominate Tour

THE Tour de France reconvenes following a rest day on Monday, July 11, with nine stages down and 12 to go in a race currently dominated by a trio of Brits. Team Sky’s Chris Froome is sitting pretty in the yellow jersey as he attempts to seal a hat-trick of…

The crying game: Portugal beat France to win Euro 2016 without their talisman

PORTUGAL overcame France to claim the first major tournament in their history, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s blubbering despair eventually culminated in tears of unadulterated joie de vivre. It initially appeared as though the superstar’s dreams of removing his shirt in celebration would be shattered, as a seventh minute clash of knees…

Dour Scot in tears as he wins his second Wimbledon singles title

DESPITE the fact that there seems to be a feeling that Andy Murray isn’t the most charismatic person in tennis and he did say that family was more important than the title (although he did receive £350,000 (€410,000)), he walked all over Milos Raonic, the Canadian who is receiving coaching…

Part time player wins Wimbledon Ladies Title

AGED 34, America’s greatest ever tennis player Serena Williams beat fourth seed Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 to win her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd Grand Slam title to match Steffi Graf’s record on Saturday July 9. Although the German Ms Kerber surprisingly beat Ms Williams in the final of the…

Griez-ed lightning: France muller ineffective Germans to reach final

BY the end, the Stade Velodrome was bouncing in an unadulterated outpouring of joy, as France overcame a 58-year hoodoo to send Germany out of Euro 2016 and place themselves as clear favourites to win Sunday’s final against Portugal. Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann was the hero, as he scored both…

Back to the valleys for proud Wales as Ronaldo inspires Portugal

WALES wave goodbye to Euro 2016 following what will surely be viewed as an exceptional campaign, although the players and fans may not feel that way yet, as Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that his Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale will not be laying his hands on any more silverware this season.…

Lionel Messi verdict is suspended prison sentence

FOLLOWING the trial of Lionel Messi and his father for tax evasion, the court met in Barcelona to hand down the suspended sentence of 21 months imprisonment to each. Prior to the trial itself, funds to cover any unpaid tax and penalties had been lodged with the authorities which means…

Subplots and sacrifice as Wales prepare for Portugal

AS WALES prepare to take on Portugal in a semi-final tie few predicted at the outset, a riveting sub-plot sees Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo finally duke it out mano-a-mano for supremacy in a simmering rivalry that largely exists in the square-faced Madeira man’s narcissistic skull. History…
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