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Philips signs as the Coventry Blaze complete netminder line-up

Following three successful seasons competing in the second tier of American ice hockey, Jamie Philips has signed for the Coventry Blaze on a one-year contract. The imposing, 6’3” netminder will ice in Europe for the first time in his career with the Blaze after rounding-off an impressive spell in the...
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Posted Jul. 15, 2019

Lioness defeat means complete heartbreak for England

The Women’s World Cup wasn’t meant to end this way for England, not under the watchful gaze of Phil Neville. The former Manchester United right-back, a six-time Premier League winner under Sir Alex Ferguson, was identified as the final piece of the jigsaw following the Lionesses’ semi-final exit in 2015....
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Posted Jul. 5, 2019

USA beat Thailand 13-0 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Leading by three goals at half-time, the US women’s national team (USWNT) would have been forgiven if they had elected to lift their feet from the gas pedal in the second half of their Women’s World Cup opener against Thailand. Instead, Jill Ellis’ side recorded the biggest ever victory in...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2019

Liverpool achieve victory over Spurs in the Champions League final

Following heartbreak twelve months ago in Kiev, it was Liverpool’s turn to ascend the throne of European football on Saturday, trudging to an unconvincing 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur to win the Champions League for the sixth time in the Club’s history.  Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have built a reputation...
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Posted Jun. 12, 2019

Mediocrity or Immortality: Eight titles in-a-row for Celtic

When Brendan Rodgers swapped Celtic for Leicester City in February his decision was met with widespread derision, at least it was north of the border. The Parkhead faithful were quick to make their feelings known, accusing Rodgers of trading “immortality for mediocrity”, labelling the former-Liverpool manager a “fraud”. Just three months...
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Posted May. 25, 2019

Team GB stun France to remain among the ice hockey elites

The final round-robin fixture of the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia delivered pure, unadulterated joy to Great Britain as the plucky Brits secured a historic 4-3 overtime victory against France to remain in the top pool of international ice hockey.  Having secured back-to-back promotions to the top flight of the...
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Posted May. 20, 2019

The Champions League semi-finals review

It wasn’t meant to be like this. Barcelona, leading 3-0 after the first leg, were meant to shut Liverpool out, rack up endless quantities of possession, and freeze Jurgen Klopp’s side out of the Champions League at Anfield. Instead, Sadio Mane had other ideas. A magical night ensued under the Liverpudlian...
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Posted May. 15, 2019