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Spain beat England on penalties in football final

ENGLAND suffered late agony to lose the UEFA U17 European Championship final to Spain in the cruellest of ways at Varazdin in Croatia. The Young Lions were on the cusp of becoming the first team to lift the trophy three times after leading 2-1 with seconds to spare. However, that…

Nadal claims Madrid Open

RAFAEL NADAL beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to win his fifth Madrid Open title. The Spaniard has now won three straight titles, moving him back into the world’s top four. He replaces 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer which will improve his seeding for the French Open. 

Hamilton secures victory in Barcelona

LEWIS HAMILTON has won the Spanish Grand Prix after a collision filled race. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was eliminated early on after Verstappen crashed into the back of him. This left the Mercedes man to battle it out with Sebastian Vettel eventually finished 3 seconds ahead of him. After the race,…

Rafael Nadal through to Madrid Open final

RAFAEL NADAL is through to the Madrid Open final. The Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-4 to claim his first victory over the Serb since the 2014 French Open final. Nadal’s record on clay this year is now 14-0 and will face Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas or Austria’s Dominic Thiem in…

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Ferrari dominates practice stage in Spanish Grand Prix

FERRARI claimed first and second place in final practice at the Spanish Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen leads the team with Sebastian Vettel finishing 0.242 seconds slower, turning the tables on Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who set the pace in both Friday sessions. Hamilton ended in third place, just 0.381 seconds slower…

Andy Murray concerned after crashing out of Madrid Open

TENNIS world number one Andy Murray said he is ‘concerned’ following his last 16 defeat of the Madrid Open. Murray was beaten 6-3 6-3 by Borna Coric, ranked 59th in the world. The Briton has had a difficult season on clay, after failing to reach the final of both the…

Don Patricio saviour of FC Barcelona

WHILST it is now one of the most successful and profitable football clubs in the world, FC Barcelona owes its continued existence to an Irishman. Patrick O’Connell who was the first Irishman to ever play for Manchester United moved to Spain in the late 1920s and became manager of a…

Barcelona star Neymar is to be charged with fraud

FOOTBALL finance just can’t keep out of the news and it has been confirmed that Barcelona star Neymar will be charged with fraud and corruption. Like so many South American superstars, the Brazilian’s parents are involved in his management as well as day-to-day financial affairs so his father at least…

Maria Sharapova returns to international tennis after drugs ban

AFTER serving a 15-month ban, Maria Sharapova stepped onto Centre Court in the Porsche Arena for her first-round match at the 40th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The five time Grand Slam winner returned as a ‘wild card’ after being banned for taking a heart stimulant, meldonium at the 2016 Australian…

Boxer Anthony Joshua wins heavyweight title in front of record crowd

BRITISH boxer Anthony Joshua won a new world title, defeating veteran Wladimir Klitschko by a knock out in front of a record 90,000 Wembley crowd. This was a match between two powerful men, but Joshua being the younger and much less experienced of the two was expected to take the…

Spanish anti-doping agency allowed back as an international tester

IN June 2016 the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) the body that oversees sports drug testing suspended the Spanish agency AEPSAD. According to Wada at that time, the Spanish agency based in Madrid was not complying with international standards and therefore results of blood and urine tests could not be relied…

Barcelona to report Malaga president Al-Thani after ‘Catalan scum’ tweet

FC BARCELONA says it will report Malaga president Abdullah Al-Thani to Spain’s anti-violence commission, the national football federation and La Liga after he posted an offensive comment about the Catalan club on Twitter. The spat broke out after a fan tweeted that Malaga should let Real Madrid beat them in…

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