Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

Ibiza Winter Bike Tours

If you haven’t got your own bike here in Ibiza there are some great bike shops that offer hire and tours – a good thing to do this winter. Here’s a breakdown of the stores renting bikes and organising routes… Velo Club Ibiza Where: Ibiza Town About: Ibiza Velo Club are a destination bike tour company. They provide accommodation for your …

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José Mourinho opts for Manchester United and snubs Madrid

The separation of Real Madrid and José Mourinho was not a typical case. It’s not often that the president of a soccer club is seen regretting the departure of a coach as much as Florentino Pérez did in May 2013. The Real boss never let go of the belief that he could get the Portuguese coach back. This winter, Mourinho’s sacking …

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FIFA confirms corruption probe into actions of Spanish Federation chief

The Ethics Committee at the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) announced today that it is investigating Ángel María Villar, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, for allegedly buying votes during the selection process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup events, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. In a statement published on the FIFA website, the …

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The Rugby World Cup explodes into life!

The tournament has lift-off, as Japan bring off the shock result of rugby history. The smallest team in the event beat the biggest – the massive Springboks. Last weekend’s extraordinary victory against South Africa made an absolute mockery of Japan’s status as the only side in the history of the World Cup to concede 1,000 points. The application, dedication and …

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The English football season resumes…

English Premier League and Championship football returns tomorrow following the International break for the 2016 Euros. To pick up where it left off: after four games the only team with a 100% record, Manchester City, sit proudly at the top. Fairly predictable so far, but check out the League table. Crystal Palace sit in 2nd place following their historic win …

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What to do when it’s raining…

No English football this weekend as there is an international break for the penultimate round of Qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 2016 in France next summer. However all of the ‘important’ Qualifiers can be found on TV if it continues to rain and the beach isn’t an option? After tonight’s dismal display in Tblisi, Scotland now have to beat Germany …

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The football season is underway… at last

The new football season is upon us and, as a host of new names join the elite of Premiership stars set to entertain us again, it seems that Jose Mourinho has stolen the newspaper headlines after the first couple of weeks. The news revolves around whether Chelsea’s manager, Jose Mourinho, was right to have demoted the team’s doctor and physiotherapist …

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The Ashes: England in control?

The ongoing ‘battle on a cricket pitch’ between England and Australia resumed this morning at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Victory for England in this 4th Test would result in the return of the Ashes to the home team for the first time since they were surrendered in Perth 20 months ago. England began the game without their main strike bowler, …

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Community Shield 2015 pits Arsenal against Chelsea on Sunday

This year’s traditional new season opener, the FA Community Shield, takes place this Sunday at 4 pm local time and can be watched live at venues with BT Sport coverage. This 93 year old contest between the winners of the FA Cup and the Premier League is still referred to by many as the Charity Shield. This is because the …

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“The Ashes” – England v Australia cricket contest begins on July 8th

“The Ashes” is one of the oldest ongoing sporting events in the calendar and is a name recognised globally, but few know the rather quaint back story behind it: “Immediately after Australia’s 1882 victory at the Oval, their first win on English soil since the two teams began playing ‘international’ cricket five years earlier, the Sporting Times published a satirical …

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