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Calcio Fiorentino – a Bruising, Anarchic and Exhilarating Spectacle of Sport

Calcio Fiorentino – does that ring any bells in terms sports?  It is almost certainly not one you played at school but it has weathered the centuries well and is still played in its...
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What we learnt from the FA Cup 3rd Round

Sheffield United, Rochdale, Macclesfield and to a lesser extent Swansea provided the main shocks of the FA Cup Third Round at the weekend. Sheffield United conjured up a superb 2-1 victory away to a...
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The Great Black Hope – The Story of Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson the first African-American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion whose win provoked a race riot. Way before Cassius Clay (later to be Muhammad Ali) was even a twinkle in his father’s eye, an African American...
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Floyd Patterson – The Gentleman of Boxing

Born in Wasco, North Carolina, on January 4th, 1935, Floyd Patterson (55-8, 40 KO's) was a light heavyweight-cruiserweight who competed with the Heavyweight division winning the Championship of the World on two occasions. The former...
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Raymundo Beltran: Ricky Burns is lying

Raymundo Beltran has hit back at WBO champion Ricky Burns after the Scotsman’s claimed that he was gutted at not being given the chance of a re-match against the Mexican and Beltran says that...
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Robert Lewandowski: I will definitely give everything for BVB

Robert Lewandowski has written a letter to the fans of Borussia Dortmund assuring them that he will still give nothing less than 100% for the side, despite becoming the second Borussia Dortmund player to...
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Eusebio Dies Aged 71

Former Portuguese striker Eusebio has died at the age of 71 from cardio-pulmonary arrest, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira was born in Mozambique and he moved to Lisbon after joining Benfica as an 18-year-old from...
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Jacques Kallis – A Legend Departs

Jacques Henry Kallis may not be praised or glorified as heavily as modern cricketing giants like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting are but greatness wise, he is no less superior to any...
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