Sunday, 19 February 2017

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Manuel Pellegrini returns to Malaga for new team training

HAVING been one of the most successful coaches ever for Malaga FC, Chilean born Manuel Pellegrini returned to the Costa del Sol in advance of players from his new club Hebei China Fortune FC who will be training in Marbella. Following his time at the Malaga club, he moved to…

Spain through to Davis Cup tennis quarter finals

SPAIN has progressed to the quarter finals of the Davis Cup beating Croatia, the 2016 finalists, 3-2 at the Gradski Vrt Hall in Osijek, Croatia. They overcame a 1-2 deficit to advance to the quarter finals for the first time since 2012. The Spanish Conchita Martinez-led squad will face Serbia…

Spain and Croatia level after opening day of Davis Cup tennis clash

FIVE-TIME champions Spain were locked 1-1 on the first day of their Davis Cup World Group first round clash against Croatia in Osijek. Croatia led after the opening rubber in which Franko Skugor unexpectedly defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in a match that lasted over four hours. "When I finished the…

Rafael Nadal left out of Spain's Davis Cup tennis squad

FATIGUE has ruled Rafael Nadal out of Spain's Davis Cup squad for their World Group first round match against Croatia in Osijek from February 3 - 5. Nadal, the world number six, lost in five sets to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open at the weekend. Squad…

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Serena Williams beats sister Venus to bag record 23rd Grand Slam title

SERENA WILLLIAMS saw off sister Venus in the Australian Open final to win in straight sets and pass Stefi Graf in the all-time list of Grand Slam winners. The 35-year-old triumphed 6-4 6-4 and has now won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Only Australia’s Margaret Court, who…

La Vuelta returns to Andalucia after year of absence

LA VUELTA’S route for 2017 has been announced and for the third time in its history, will be starting outside Spain. The route will start on Saturday August 19 and ends on Sunday September 10, covering a total distance of 3,300 kilometres. La Vuelta will run through most of Costa…

Bolt stripped of his Beijing relay gold medal

USAIN BOLT has been stripped of his Beijing relay gold medal after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance. Carter was part of the Jamaican team that won the 4x100m relay in Beijing in 2008. After an anomaly was found in Nesta Carter’s original sample, the IOC…

F1 bids farewell to Bernie Ecclestone as CEO

AS soon as the $8 billion (€7.45 billion) takeover of Formula 1 was completed, Liberty Media announced that Bernie Ecclestone would with immediate effect step down as CEO and become Chairman Emeritus of the group. Current chairman of Formula 1 Chase Carey who represents Liberty Media on the board will…

Manchester United overtake Real Madrid to top football Money League

DESPITE languishing sixth in the premier league table Manchester United have taken over the top spot on the Deloitte rich list – overtaking Real Madrid in terms of overall revenue from the 2015-2016 season. United raked in £515.3 million over the course of the season, well above Real, who sunk…

British athletes seriously injured in road traffic accident in Spain

TWO British sprinters, James Ellington and Nigel Levine, have suffered serious injuries after a motorbike accident in Tenerife. It is believed the pair were riding a motorcycle that was hit by a car travelling on the wrong side of the road. In a statement British Athletics confirmed that Ellington and…

Peterhansel wins 13th Dakar Rally title while biker Sunderland takes UK’s first win

SATURDAY'S 64km timed special stage between Rio Cuarto and Buenos Aires concluded Dakar Rally 2017 and its 9,000km route through South America. CarStéphane Peterhansel edged Sebastien Loeb overall (+5'13) to take his Dakar victory No 13 with their Team Peugeot Total teammate Cyril Despres in third (+33'28). Three Frenchmen and…
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