On this day…in 1927

On January 7, 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team travels 48 miles west from Chicago to play their first game in Hinckley, Illinois. The Globetrotters were the creation of Abe Saperstein of Chicago, who took over coaching duties for a team of African-American players originally known as the Savoy Big Five (after the famous Chicago … [Read the full story]

Stop dreaming – Crystal Palace ARE Premier League

Crystal Palace fans woke up with sore heads yesterday morning but also safe in the knowledge that their club are in the Premier League. The Eagles beat Watford 1-0 at Wembley in the play-off final after a Kevin Phillips penalty in extra-time.  More than 33,000 Palace fans watched Ian Holloway’s side outclass Gianfranco Zola’s side … [Read the full story]

Zaha is class as Crystal Palace make Wembley final

Wilfried Zaha can go right to the very top after the winger fired them to the Championship play-off final. Zaha, who joins Manchester United this summer, scored twice as Palace beat Brighton 2-0 to set up a Wembley date with Watford on Monday, 27 May. Crystal Palace manager, Ian Holloway said: “He’s a genius, he’s … [Read the full story]

Fuck off Rooney…you’re a waste of space

Manchester United celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson’s final Premier League title at a local restaurant. Wayne and Coleen Rooney led the footballers and WAG’s on a night out at Neighbourhood restaurant in Spinningfields, Manchester, on Sunday evening. Having played no part whatsoever in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match at the Theatre Of Dreams, the meal could … [Read the full story]

David Beckham will play for free for PSG

David Beckham has signed for Paris St Germain on a five-month deal. And the former England captain will play for free after donating his salary to a local children’s charity. Becks, 37, underwent a medical in France before wrapping up the latest move in his globetrotting career. He said: “One of the reasons I wanted … [Read the full story]

Del Piero wants to enter Le Mans

The World Cup winner, Del Piero (a motorsport fanatic) has formed Dempsey/Del Piero Racing with the Grey’s Anatomy hunk…and wants to race in Le Mans. The team has applied for an entry to compete in the 24-hour classic in France in June. And they will field two cars in the US-based American Le Mans Series. … [Read the full story]

League Two Bradford beat Villa to reach final

You get amazing moments that happen in sport…for instance, when we won the Americas Cup was one…but Aston Villa soccer team made to look like a bunch of muppets…by a League Two striker who played with a broken toe. James Hanson had not trained for 10 days but he was still too good for Paul … [Read the full story]

Great Sportswomen – Anna Rawson

Anna Rawson was born in Adelaide and first stepped into the spotlight at the age of sixteen, when she won a modelling competition for Dolly magazine. In 2000, she played in the Australian Open, where she was recruited for a golfing scholarship at the University of Southern California. She led the USC team to their … [Read the full story]

Fergie wants Frank Lampard

Chelsea star, Frank Lampard, is ready to move to Old Trafford. Lampard has been told he is no longer wanted at Stamford Bridge, with his contract set to run out in the summer. United manager Alex Ferguson is convinced the veteran midfielder, 34, can still do a job at the very highest level. He is … [Read the full story]

Clarke doubtful for Boxing Day test

Michael Clarke is doubtful for the Melbourne test starting on Wednesday after a hamstring problem forced him to retire hurt while batting on the fourth day of Australia’s 137-run win in the opening match of the series in Hobart. The 31-year-old batsman, who is the leading scorer in tests in 2012 with 1,489 runs, has … [Read the full story]

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