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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

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