Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mark Selby misses out on the Triple Crown after World Snooker Championship exit

Four out of the eight second round matches of the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield have come to an end and there has already been one big shock – that of the exit of world number one Mark Selby. The … Continue reading

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Ashley McKenzie claims bronze on opening day of European Judo Championships

Ashley McKenzie achieved the best result of his career by winning a bronze medal at the EJU European Championships in Budapest, but it wasn’t such a remarkable day for the rest of Great Britain’s judo contingent. It was the first … Continue reading

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Zara Dampney and Lucy Boulton off to reassuring start in beach volleyball’s Fuzhou Open

England’s Zara Dampney and Lucy Boulton stormed their way through qualification at the Fuzhou Open, the first beach volleyball event of the season, but have found progress halted since then. The pair, teaming up for the first time since 2008, … Continue reading

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Rory’s (Olympic) Choice: Great Britain, Ireland or just stay at home?

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club (the R&A, to those cool cats that prefer a good abbreviation) have needlessly dredged up a premature argument surrounding Rory McIlroy and his participation at the 2016 Olympic Games – represent Great Britain, Ireland … Continue reading

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Sam Oldham reaches loftier heights in gymnastics European Individual Championships with high bar silver

Sam Oldham provided Great Britain with their fifth medal, a silver, at the European Individual Championships to round off his country’s best ever performance at the major gymnastics competition. It was a high bar routine ramped up with difficulty, including … Continue reading

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Charity and high performance deservedly take the London Marathon spotlight

Tens of thousands of spectators. Several Olympic and Paralympic champions. Countless numbers of amateurs running for a multitude of good causes. If there was any trepidation following the tragic events in Boston last weekend, it didn’t show in today’s London … Continue reading

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Results 17/4/13 – Charlotte Kerwood tops shooting qualification, but falls short in Al Ain

It’s Wednesday! Or, at least it was yesterday. That means some competitions are just kicking off and others are getting into the real nitty gritty. Andy Murray started in Monte-Carlo, Ben Ainslie took to the waves once more Sir Bradley … Continue reading

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Results 16/4/13 – Cardiff City promoted to the English Premier League

Just for today, let’s have an alphabetical list of what happened yesterday. Don’t forget, there’s also a full rundown of what’s to come later this week, starting with today’s sporting fixtures, at the bottom. == Bowls Scotland’s men’s team failed … Continue reading

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Larry Godfrey and Naomi Folkard kick off outdoor archery season in the Riom European Grand Prix

The outdoor archery season proper kicks off tomorrow with the first arrows of the opening European Grand Prix in Riom, France. As it’s the first season since the Olympic Games, those participating were always likely to be shaken up and … Continue reading

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Great Britain’s handball is improving, but it’s too late for Euro 2016

Precious little of the handball world will be surprised that the Great Britain men’s team have failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championships. In fact, we never have, so why start now? The answer, some may throw back at … Continue reading

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