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How do you make a sport like korfball popular?

There are Olympic sports and there are minority sports. There are also largely UK-specific sports that don’t translate well across the world. Then there are downright obscure sports. Korfball fits squarely into that latter category but it’s a label it’d … Continue reading

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Jonny Brownlee usurps his older brother with a Triathlon Grand Final win

Saturday 20/10/2012 Results Triathlon: Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Elite Men Jonny Brownlee – 2:00:31, 2nd place David McNamee – 2:02:06, 10th place Aaron Harris – 2:06:31, 28th place Mark Buckingham – 2:07:25, 29th place Adam Bowden – … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland hold on for a famous draw

Ok, the headline is a bit misleading. “Famous” is an exaggeration, since nobody outside of Northern Ireland will be talking about this for much longer than a couple of days. “Hold on” is another misnomer, as they were eleven minutes … Continue reading

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Results 26/9/12: England’s netball team put the ‘Sunshine Girls’ to bed

I called it. Ask and I shall receive. The England netball team fulfilled my request and won the series against Jamaica (known as the ‘Sunshine Girls’, if I lost you with the headline), with only 4 points in it. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Results 24/9/12: Nick Matthew beats James Willstrop in all-English squash final

The post-weekend lull in sport has been tempered this week with a championship win in squash. Unfortunately, the combined Irish team crashed out of the World Twenty20 without a win and England’s netball team were defeated by the “Sunshine Girls”, … Continue reading

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Results 22/9/12 – Lewis Hamilton takes Singapore pole

Saturday’s Top Performers * Lewis Hamilton – grabbed pole position, aiding his bid to chase the championship lead * Ricky Burns – retained his world lightweight title against Kevin Mitchell * Surrey Heat – completely destroyed Mersey Tigers 106-45 in … Continue reading

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