Will Casey Stoner deliver in his final race?

This is Casey Stoner’s swansong on two wheels. The 27-year-old is popular because of his fearless riding style, which is at its pulsating best around the swooping high-speed oceanside track, rather than his personality. The kid from Kurri Kurri is the least outgoing and expressive motorcycle champion since fellow Australian world champion Mick Doohan, who … [Read the full story]

Stoner takes photofinish win for last 2011 GP

Casey Stoner ended his championship year by overtaking Ben Spies down the final straight to win the season-ending Valencia MotoGP today. The world champion, who clinched the title on Oct. 16, finished in 48 minutes, 18.645 seconds. Spies was only 0.015 seconds behind in light rain on the 2.5-mile Comunitat Valenciana Circuit. Stoner split from … [Read the full story]

Stoner on pole for todays Spanish GP

Despite a mix of weather conditions in Valencia this weekend, Casey Stoner says he and his Repsol Honda team ‘remain confident’ of sealing victory tomorrow afternoon. The Australian claimed his 12th pole position of the season at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in qualifying, equalling the record held by Mick Doohan. “Of course I’m really happy … [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]

Sweet justice as man dies of heart attack whilst raping ex-girlfriend

A YOUNG man from Valencia died from a cardiac arrest whilst attempting to rape his ex-girlfriend,  police heard last weekend. They were in the deceased’s car, which was parked in Pinedo (Valencia) at the time, and his former partner opted to drive him to the hospital when he became indisposed, despite not yet having passed her … [Read the full story]

Champion Inter Milan face AC Milan, Real Madrid and Spurs in Champions League

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw has  pitted titleholders Inter Milan against Tottenham Hotspur, with Real Madrid set to face Inter’s fierce rivals AC Milan. Inter, now in the care of former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, also have German side Werder Bremen and Dutch champions FC Twente for company in Group A along with … [Read the full story]