Shakira and boyfriend fake giving birth

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique pretended to become parents for the first time in an April Fool’s-style prank. Barcelona soccer ace Gerard took to Twitter to break the “happy news” to unsuspecting fans of the couple. He wrote: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you to everyone for your messages!” … [Read the full story]

Mourinho admits it’s, ‘impossible’ to win La Liga

Jose Mourinho believes Real Madrid have little chance of retaining the Spanish title following the 2-2 home draw with struggling Espanyol. A late goal from substitute Juan Albin gave Espanyol a share of the points and Barcelona are now 13 points clear of them in La Liga after beating second-placed Atletico Madrid 4-1 thanks to … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week for Royals. After Prince Harry’s nude romp at the pool table, it was Kate’s nude pictures beside the pool in France. The result; Harry was sent to Afghanistan. So can we expect Kate to be sent to Tasmania? I expect the French will give a token slap on the wrist to the … [Read the full story]

1958…I remember it like it was yesterday

It was my first job and I had only started a year earlier. I worked in London for a national newspaper. Newspapers were the main form of information, and readers would buy two or three copies a day, just to keep up with the latest news and sports results. Television was in its early days … [Read the full story]

‘I’ve never seen anything like it’, says Buford

I’ve been an award writing sports journalist for a while, and I’ve watched alot of sport…from tiddlywinks to women mud wresting in Alabama. But I have never seen…and probably will never see again, what I saw when Barcelona played Bayer Leverkusen. Lionel Messi becomes the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score five … [Read the full story]

Android smartphones to take over the world

Android smartphones have taken the fight to Apple after launching the first quad-core handsets that work faster than iPhones. HTC, LG and Huawei all showcased the new technology – which will be released later this year – at the Mobile World Congress fair in Barcelona. The phones, which all use Android 4.0 operating systems, should … [Read the full story]

Sebastian Vettel carries on where he left off

Reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel set the ball rolling on the second pre-season test in Barcelona. Vettel posted the fastest time on the first day of what will be eight days of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya – split into two blocks of four – before the curtain rises on the new … [Read the full story]

UEFA Champions League round-up

Arsenal and Marseille have set aside their poor league form to record valuable home wins in UEFA Champions League group matches on Wednesday. Arsenal edged Greek side Olympiakos 2-1, while Marseille, who have just one league win all season, pulled off an impressive 3-0 victory at home to German champions Borussia Dortmund. Marseille top group … [Read the full story]

Wenger had to let home-sick Fabregas join Barca

Arsene Wenger insists he had to let Cesc Fabregas join Barcelona because the Spain midfielder was no longer completely committed to the Gunners. Wenger has fought to keep Fabregas out of Barcelona’s clutches for the last two years, but the Arsenal manager finally bowed to the inevitable last week after conceding it would be foolish … [Read the full story]

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