The Boxing World – A Round-Up

After the spectacle that was Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko back in April, fans were treated to another big match bout in Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam. Coming into the fight both boxer’s records were far from embarrassing, with Joshua sitting on a nice 19-0 100 KO win record and Takam’s is not too shabby either with a 35-3 win-to-loss ratio. However, it will come … Continue reading The Boxing World – A Round-Up

Southampton snowboarder lands a world-first 1800 quadruple cork

Southampton Snowboarder Billy Morgan has become the first person to land the 1800 quadruple cork trick which features four off-axis flips and five full rotations – one full flip and half a rotation more than the previous record holder, Yuki Kadano who landed a triple cork 1620 at March’s US Open Slopestyle event. Continue reading Southampton snowboarder lands a world-first 1800 quadruple cork

Southampton club is UK’s best quidditch team

A Southampton-based quidditch club has become the best team in the UK after winning the British Quidditch Cup. Southampton Quidditch Club competed against seven other teams at the finals tournament, which was held in Nottingham earlier this month. They defeated defending champions the Radcliffe Chimeras 120-90 in the final to lift the cup, after earlier seeing themselves past the London Unspeakables (who they beat 290-10) and … Continue reading Southampton club is UK’s best quidditch team

England can learn from Ireland’s fielding

Ireland chased their way to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in Durban, with 25 balls to spare. Ed Sawyer reports.

Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89) put on 154 for the 5th(check) wicket, leaving Windies to post 304-7.

Paul Sterling (92) and Ed Joyce (84) shared a hundred partnership for Ireland before O’Brien’s 79 pushed the Irish over the line in the 46th over.

England must now aim to mirror Ireland’s effort and discipline in the field.

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Australia and India victorious over rivals

Australia and India secured opening round wins against their biggest cricket rivals at the world cup. Luke Hodgetts reports.

Australia, hosting a world cup for the first time since 1992, saw off England by a large 111 run margin, and India furthered showed their dominance in the one day arena by beating Pakistan by 87 runs.

England played poorly, with both bat and ball. If you are going to win matches, you cannot drop crucial players like Finch and Maxwell.

Something that frustrates me as an England fan is the worrying lack of Yorkers that are bowled in the death overs by the steamers. A well placed Yorker is one of the best delivery to bowl at batsman to restrict scoring and apply that pressure that so often returns wickets.

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Confusion as Leicester City deny sacking Pearson

Leicester City Football Club have denied reports that they dismissed first team manager Nigel Pearson this evening.

Sky Sports News had earlier revealed that the Premier League outfit had sacked Pearson, according to a source close to the club.

Other media organisations were quick to confirm these reports until
a second source revealed that their information was untrue.

Leicester City finally dismissed these reports two hours later, with a tweet confirming that the manager was still in charge of their first team.

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