Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

Football: Copa Libertadores tie abandoned

By Adam Benney The second leg of the last 16 tie between Boca Juniors and River Plate was forced to be abandoned on Thursday night. Four River Plate players were sprayed in the eyes by what appeared to be pepper spray from the home fans at La Bombonera. Leonardo Ponzio, Leonel Vangioni, Ramiro Funes Mori and…

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FOOTBALL: Cellino back to lead circus

By Alex Mulvey After another season of turmoil on and off the pitch for Leeds United, owner Massimo Cellino is back in town. He has returned from the ban given to him by the Football League in December after being found guilty of tax evasion in Italy. The eccentric Italian comes back to Leeds with…

HORSE RACING: Classic Trials take place at York

by Matthew Kirby Star Of Seville completed her hat-trick on Wednesday by winning a valuable Oaks trial at York. Racegoers flocked to the Knavesmire for the Musidora Stakes where only five runners went to post for the Group 3 feature race over 1m2f.  The betting market suggested it would be a two-horse race. That’s how…

Football: Spectacular rise of women’s game

By Daisy Young Women’s football has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity in the last decade with increasing numbers of girls getting into the game. The sport received a further boost earlier this month when the BBC announced that they will be showing every game from the 2015 Women’s World Cup live across BBC Two,…

POLITICAL: UK students in China

By Kristian Bamforth In recent years, China has opened up to the idea of letting the rest of the world know how their infamous media system works. One course, run at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, attracted 1,200 applicants from the UK. Ninety were accepted onto the three-week course which studied newspapers, online blogs and news channels….

POLITICS: The coalition of comedy

By Jack Nahajec Comedian Russell Brand, who backtracked on his anti-voting campaign by backing Labour three days before the general election, now says he was simply caught “in the mad thick of it”. In his post-election online videocast “The Trews” – a play on the word true – the eccentric performer says he still advocates social…

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