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Hamilton not surprised by Rosberg retirement

Lewis Hamilton will miss Nico Rosberg next season but he was also one of the few people unsurprised on Friday by his Mercedes team mate’s decision to retire only days after winning the Formula One championship. “This is the first time he’s won (a title) in 18 years, hence why it was not a surprise that he decided to stop,” ... Read More »

Rosberg stuns F1 with retirement bombshell

Nico Rosberg stunned Formula One on Friday with the shock announcement that he was retiring only days after achieving a lifetime ambition by winning his first world championship with Mercedes. “From the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I ... Read More »

England and Scotland XIs rated by Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas

Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas provide their ratings of what they perceive to be England and Scotland’s best XIs ahead of Friday’s showdown. The great rivals will meet at Wembley in the fourth round of World Cup European qualifying fixtures, with Gareth Southgate’s men red-hot favourites to secure victory. Unsurprisingly, former England midfielder Le Tiss gives England’s players predominantly higher ratings ... Read More »

Joe Ledley: Wales have adapted from double loss to Serbia in 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

Joe Ledley has been part of a Wales squad which is yet to lose in the current World Cup qualifying campaign Joe Ledley is confident Wales have “adapted” from the side beaten twice by Serbia in their previous World Cup qualifying campaign. Serbia thrashed Wales 6-1 in September 2012 and completed the double over them a year later with a 3-0 ... Read More »

Frome Town boss Nick Bunyard banned until 2019 for betting against own team

The Football Association has suspended Frome Town boss Nick Bunyard from all football until 2019 for betting against teams he managed. An FA commission has found that from September 2014 to April 2016 Bunyard placed 45 bets against Frome and his former club Paulton Rovers. FA rules prohibit anyone involved in the game from betting on any football match that ... Read More »

Lee Westwood matches Bernhard Langer’s Ryder Cup pairings record

Lee Westwood equalled the European Ryder Cup record for different playing partners during the Saturday fourballs at Hazeltine National. Westwood, making his 10th consecutive appearance this week, tied Bernhard Langer’s record of 12 different Ryder Cup partners when Darren Clarke paired him with Danny Willett in Minnesota. Which European has the veteran had the most success with? We look back ... Read More »

Steven Gerrard could make Premier League return as early as November

Steven Gerrard says he is yet to make up his mind whether to retire or continue playing, and opened the door for a Premier League return. The former Liverpool and England captain’s contract with LA Galaxy expires in November and there have been no formal talks over an extension to life in California. Speaking to Liverpool-based radio station Radio City Talk, Gerrard, ... Read More »

Ricky Hatton launches a fundraising campaign for Mike Towell’s family after the Scottish boxer dies

Former world light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton has launched an online fundraising campaign for the family of Mike Towell. Scottish welterweight Towell died after collapsing in the ring during his fight with Dale Evans in Glasgow on Thursday. The 25-year-old Dundonian was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was diagnosed with severe bleeding and swelling to his brain. Towell ... Read More »

Tommy Wright: Barnsley sack assistant boss amid football corruption claims

Barnsley have sacked assistant boss Tommy Wright after he was named in a Daily Telegraph investigation alleging corruption in football. The report included footage of Wright apparently accepting money in return for allegedly helping persuade the Championship club to sign players. He was suspended on Wednesday while the club investigated the allegations. But the 50-year-old has now been sacked with ... Read More »

Villarreal flying high, Neville’s Valencia beaten

Villarreal stayed hard on the heels of the La Liga leaders when a Cedric Bakambu double secured a 2-0 win at home to Sporting Gijon on Sunday as Gary Neville was again denied a debut victory with Valencia in Spain’s top flight. Villarreal occupy Spain’s fourth Champions League qualification berth with half the season played, the position Valencia and Singapore ... Read More »