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The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

Not so long ago the notion of staging a huge sporting event such as the Open Championship in a land infamous for bloodshed and violence was unthinkable. The political and social situation during the period known as the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland made it just too difficult and too dangerous. “It was beyond the realms…MORE

Jennifer Gates prepares for medical school switch

Jennifer Gates prepares for medical school switch

Describing herself as a “lifetime learner,” Jennifer Gates has had to juggle her love of horses with the demands of academic life. Currently competing in equestrian’s elite competition, she is now preparing to start medical school later this year. As team manager of the Paris Panthers, Gates travels the world taking part in the lucrative…MORE

Craig Fallon, former world judo champion, dies aged 36

Craig Fallon, former world judo champion, dies aged 36

The judo community has paid tribute to former world and European champion Craig Fallon after his death at the age of 36. Fallon, who was head of coaching at Welsh Judo, was crowned -60kg world champion in 2005, the third and most recent British judoka to achieve the feat. He then went on to claim…MORE

Carlin Dunne’s Mum pays emotional tribute to her son after racing death

Carlin Dunne’s Mum pays emotional tribute to her son after racing death

Carlin Dunne’s mother has paid a moving tribute to her late son following his tragic death at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The 36-year-old Dunne — a four-time winner of the race, who was defending his Pikes Peak title — crashed his 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype bike less than a quarter of…MORE

Tiger Woods laughs off Brooks Koepka’s snub ahead of The Open

Tiger Woods laughs off Brooks Koepka’s snub ahead of The Open

Everything’s a bit slower and more methodical with Tiger Woods these days. The walk, the practice range sessions, even the delivery in his press conferences. Where once burned a prickly intensity, he now faces his inquisitors with something akin to rapprochement. Where once he gave nothing away, Woods seems more open to letting us in.…MORE

Jump aboard the eDumper, the world’s largest electric vehicle

Jump aboard the eDumper, the world’s largest electric vehicle

While a single computer used to take up a whole room, now they comfortably fit inside your backpack to be easily carried around. From computers to mobile phones, developments in modern technology mean everything has got smaller. But the “eDumper” is a very different type of beast — 110 tons heavy when fully loaded and…MORE

Is Novak Djokovic the most unloved superstar in tennis?

Is Novak Djokovic the most unloved superstar in tennis?

A thinker and scholar, Novak Djokovic introduced a word probably never heard before in a media conference at Wimbledon: transmutate. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, transmute means “to change or alter in form, appearance or nature and especially to a higher form.” It was how Djokovic said he tried to block out the Wimbledon crowd’s…MORE

England benefited from ‘clear mistake,’ says former umpire Simon Taufel

England benefited from ‘clear mistake,’ says former umpire Simon Taufel

England’s victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final was one of the most dramatic moments the sporting world has ever witnessed. But according to one former umpire, the host nation benefited from what he called a “clear mistake” on its way to glory in a pulsating Super Over at Lord’s on Sunday.…MORE