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Eurafrica trail announced and now includes Gibraltar

THE Third Eurafrica Trail will be the first mountain race anywhere in the world to be held between two continents and three countries now that Gibraltar will be the starting point for the race that moves on to Spain and Morocco. The two previous events have seen 1,000 participants from…

Petition for Barça vs PSG rematch hits 200,000

A PETITION for the Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain match to be played again has reached more than 200,000 signatures. Luis Melendo Olmedo, a Real Madrid fan, started the petition after Barcelona made a historic comeback at the return leg of their Champions League knockout stage match. Olmedo claims there were…

Flying Finn Kimi Raikkonen sets fastest lap in F1 pre-season testing in Spain

A BLISTERING 1m 18.634s lap from Kimi ‘The Ice Man” Raikkonen secured Ferrari’s place at the top of the times in Spain on Friday, as pre-season testing drew to a close at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Raikkonen was the only man to dip under 1m 19s and it put him…

2026 World Cup may be shared by Morocco, Portugal and Spain

KING Mohamed VI of Morocco has contacted King Felipe VI to ask whether he would be prepared to consider supporting a bid together with Portugal for the three countries to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the King of Spain has given his cautious agreement. Under current continental rotation…

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SPAIN'S national women's football team will not forget International Women's Day 2017 anytime soon after they won the Algarve Cup, the prestigious invitational tournament. Remarkably, it was the first time that they have taken part in the competition. Spain defeated Canada, the defending champions, 1-0 in the final in Faro…

Malaga football club sack Romero and appoint Míchel Gonzalez as head coach

STRUGGLING La Liga side Malaga have sacked coach Marcelo Romero and replaced him with Míchel Gonzalez who takes over immediately. The club said Michel's appointment will run for the remainder of this season and the 2017/18 season. Míchel has wide experience in the dugout in Spanish football, with Rayo Vallecano,…

Last few days of Formula 1 testing in Barcelona

ONLY three days of F1 testing remain in Barcelona before the 2017 season begins. Lewis Hamilton will be in action in the Mercedes on Wednesday afternoon while Spain's Fernando Alonso will be out in the MacLaren MCL32. The expected line-up on the track is: MercedesValtteri Bottas (AM) Lewis Hamilton (PM)…

Russian MP suggests that football hooligan violence should be a spectator sport

A RUSSIAN politician has proposed a solution to the country’s football hooliganism problem which involves turning it into a televised sport. Igor Lebedev drew up rules for what he calls ‘draka’ – The Russian word for fight – after clashes between organised groups of Russian and English fans during the…

Real Madrid salvage late draw while Luis Enrique announces plans to leave Barça

REAL MADRID dropped off top spot in La Liga after clawing back two goals to draw against Las Palmas, on the same night Luis Enrique announced his plans to leave despite a 6-1 victory. Zidane’s side started strongly, scoring in the opening 40 seconds of the game, although the goal…

Downhill champions swap sleighs for cars in Germany

FOUR-TIME two-man bob world champion from Germany Francesco Friedrich, reigning four-man bob champion Latvian Oskars Melbardis and American Olympic winner Steven Holcomb took part in a special downhill event. The champion bobsleighers enjoyed the breath-taking views over the areas around Berchtesgaden and Salzburg from a height of 1,600 metres as…

Leicester City sack Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri

CLAUDIO RANIERI has been sacked by Leicester City just nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title. “The board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest,” read a statement. With Ranieri at the helm, the Foxes claimed…

Renault unveil their new 2017 challenge for the Formula One title

THE Renault Sport Formula One Team has launched its 2017 challenger, the R.S.17, at a showcase event in front of international media and team partners, in London. Highlighting new partners and sponsors including BP, Castrol and MAPFRE, the launch was also the first public revealing of the new Renault Sport…
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