Monthly Archives: August 2012

Results: Paralympics versus the Diamond League

Yesterday’s Top 5 Athletes * Robbie Grabarz – bronze in the Olympic Games, he’s finished his season as the best high jumper in the Diamond League * Sarah Storey – won her eighth Paralympic gold medal with a world record … Continue reading

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Paralympics is fascinating but leaves me feeling uncomfortable – and ashamed

After weeks of a saddening lull following the London 2012 Olympic Games, it’s about time we got back to some multi-eventing with the Paralympics. I’ll come back to the excruciating Channel 4 coverage in a bit, but the focus today … Continue reading

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Results: Laura Robson follows Olympic success with a massive US win

Tennis: US Open Singles Second Round Andy Murray beat Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-2 6-1 6-3 Laura Robson beat Kim Clijsters (BEL) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) Tennis: US Open Doubles First Round Treat Conrad Huey (PHI)/Dominic Inglot beat James Blake (USA)/Sam … Continue reading

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Results: Shocks in the (ugh) Capital One Cup

Football: Capital One Cup Second Round Aston Villa 3-0 Tranmere Rovers Burnley 1-1 Plymouth Argyle (3-2 after penalties) Carlisle United 2-1 Ipswich Town (aet) Coventry City 3-2 Birmingham City (aet) Crawley Town 2-1 Bolton Wanderers Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Hull City … Continue reading

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No GB golds in the Diamond League

It may have been the second Diamond League since London 2012 but last night’s showdown in Switzerland was the biggest yet with dozens of Olympic medallists lining up to take the stage once more and prove that class is permanent. … Continue reading

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Results: Ainslie handles big amibition and a big yacht in the ACWS

British hopes in sailing’s America’s Cup World Series were given a massive boost yesterday as all three British-led boats made it through their qualifying match races. The big name was Ben Ainslie in his egotistical Ben Ainslie Racing boat, one … Continue reading

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An Englishman in Scotland

Celtic scraped themselves into a healthy advantage by defeating Helsingborgs 2-0 in the Champion’s League playoff first leg last night but the Scots had little to celebrate. In fact, aside from their two moments of brilliance and/or luck, the only … Continue reading

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