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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

Sky and ESPN announce Festive matches

Sky and ESPN have announced the games that they will show throughtout the Christmas and New Year period, with the pair set to screen 24 matches in total. Sky will have 21 of the 24 games which includes a tasty triple-header Super Sunday on December 18th as QPR v Man Utd is followed by Aston Villa v Liverpool and then Man City v Arsenal. ESPN’s 3 matches are Aston Villa

Overseas Premier League Rights about to be sold by club?

Liverpool Football Club have announced they want to lead overseas Barclay’s Premier League television rights to be sold on a club by club basis. At the moment in the UK and Around the World rights are sold collectively but Liverpool want to take the model used by the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain  by selling their rights individually. In Spain the two giants have made massive amounts

Rugby player David Pocock shows support for same-sex marriage

David Pocock, described as a leading Rugby player in Australia, has made a political stand again the ban on same-sex marriage down under.   The New Zealand Herald newspaper report Pocock as saying, “I don’t see what the big deal is with the whole gay marriage debate in Australia.” Adding, “being brought up in a Christian home and still identifying as Christian, I get pretty annoyed with the Christian lobbies

The French Rugby team take time out

The French Rugby team swapped running drills for relaxation ahead of their Rugby World Cup Quarter Final clash this weekend with a day on Auckland’s Waiheke Island. The 30-man squad and management team took time out from training to explore the picturesque Island of Wine which is located 30 minutes from downtown Auckland. “Waiheke has a special vibe – it’s a surprisingly beautiful place and was fun to look around

First-ever Point of View football game launches on Facebook

Lots of you sofa footballers may like the sound of a new game you can play on Facebook. I AM PLAYR is a point of view football game. I AM PLAYR, from social games publisher We R Interactive, lets you live the life of a professional footballer at fictional club River Park FC. They describe it as ‘the first-ever online POV football game’ which has now ended its BETA trial

Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures announced

ESPN has announced its latest set of live Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures as it brings fans coverage of nine games over five rounds between late November and early January. Action from the latest televised fixtures begins on Friday 25th November with newly promoted Worcester Warriors’ clash against Bath Rugby, followed on Saturday 26th November by Gloucester Rugby taking on Leicester Tigers. Saturday 3rd December sees ESPN cover Leicester Tigers hosting

Sky Sports anchor banned from driving

Television sports personality Georgie Thompson has been banned from driving after an incident outside her home last month. Television sports personality Georgie Thompson has been banned from driving after an incident outside her home last month. She first appeared on Sky Sports in June 2001 and has hosted the A1GP Series, US Open tennis and the Speedway World Cup. Thompson is also a regular anchor on the Sky Sports News

Sir Alex Ferguson lifts BBC interview ban

In a joint statement between Sir Alex Ferguson and BBC Director General, Mark Thompson,  the Manchester United Manager has lifted a 7 year ban on BBC interviews. The statements says: “The issues have been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties. “Sir Alex will now make himself available to the BBC for Match of the Day, Radio 5 live and other outlets as agreed. “No further comment will be made

Interview with ESPN Football Commentator Derek Rae

On Sunday 21st August, ATV Today’s Callum Patterson spoke to ESPN Football Commentator Derek Rae from Fir Park on TD1 Radio. This was ahead of the game that took place between Motherwell v Rangers – in which Derek commentated on for ESPN. In the Interview, discussed was the Start of the Scottish Football season, domestically as well as some of the poor displays Scottish clubs have had in Europe.  Also