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Voice of football results retires

Tim Gudgin, the man who voices BBC Final Score’s Results has hung up his Microphone at the age of 81. After a career of 60 years in broadcasting, Gudgin cites age, the commute to BBC Sport’s new home in Salford and an upcoming family wedding in Australia for his decision to bow out. Today was the last day Television Centre in London was home for Final Score. The tea-time results

Former South Africa Rugby Star Shot Dead

Former South Africa International rugby player Solly Tyibilika has apparently been shot dead, according to reports. News surfaced on twitter from Kuanda Ntunja a Sports Commentator on the South African pay channel SuperSport. Kuanda Ntunja said on Twitter: “I have been told that he was shot and murdered in cape town. R.I.P. Solly Tyibilika” More and more facts and tweets over the past few hours this afternoon seem to confirm

BBC and ESPN in darts coverage agreement

BBC Sport have reached an agreement with ESPN to provide live coverage of the 2012 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.   ESPN will broadcast both evening sessions of the opening weekend of January 7th and 8th, plus every weekday evening session from January 9th to 13th live and exclusively. Its coverage will also include the second semi-final exclusively live on Saturday, January 14th and highlights of the 2012 Lakeside World

BBC to drop second commentator from 5 Live football coverage?

Reports suggest the BBC is to drop its 5 Live radio commentators from two to one to save money.   The reports suggest the corporation is to ditch the second commentator from the football coverage on 5 Live to save money, not to improve the service. The Guardian say “It has long been a quirk of the BBC that it sends two commentators to cover a game on Radio 5

Rugby’s Gareth Thomas announces his retirement from the sport

The 37-year-old Wales international rugby player is to hang up his boots with immediate effect giving the reason only that he can no longer give “100 per cent” to the game. Thomas’ spokesperson, Emanuele Palladino, told the press: “We can confirm that Gareth Thomas is officially retiring from both international and club rugby with immediate effect. “This marks the end of what has been a remarkable career for a remarkable

Kenny Dalglish on the Hillsborough disaster papers

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has spoken about the debate earlier this week which saw the House of Commons pass a motion that all documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster should be released. “I didn’t see any reason why they would be prevented from getting what they wanted.” He told The Daily Mail. “It is a fantastic success for the families, it is a huge step forward for them… …Andy Burnham

UEFA Europa League football to continue airing on ITV Sport

ITV has secured the broadcast rights to the first and second pick matches from the UEFA Europa League competition in a new deal with ITV Sport the broadcaster announced today. ITV and ESPN have won the rights to broadcast the Uefa Europa League over the next three seasons from 2012/13 to 2014/15. Niall Sloane, ITV Controller of Sport said: “There is great demand from UK viewers to watch domestic teams

Dan Wheldon Tributes pour in from fellow racing stars

A host of names from the world of motor racing have paid tribute to Dan Wheldon, who died yesterday aged 33 in a major accident during the last Indy race of the season in Las Vegas. Chip Ganassi, a former team colleague said,“What can you say? We’re going to miss him. Everybody in IndyCar died a little today.” Fellow driver James Courtney who was scheduled to drive with Wheldon later

Brit Dan Wheldon Killed in Vegas Indy Car Crash

British Indy Car Driver Dan Wheldon has been killed in a 15 car pile up in the last Indy race of the season in Las Vegas. British Indy Car Driver Dan Wheldon has been killed in a 15 car pile up in the last Indy race of the season in Las Vegas. Wheldon who was 33, and originally from Buckinghamshire, began IndyCar racing in 2002. He was series champion in