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He might be reaching a major milestone today but Riva is still the standard by which all Italian strikers are judged.

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Canadian Open Roundup

Here are last night’s results from Draw 1 of the Canadian Open in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

The Swedish rink, Team Niklas Edin, came into Canada riding high from their gold medal performance in the Le Gruyere European Championships, but were unable to continue their winning ways, losing to Yorkton hero Steve Laycock and his rink 9-4. 34 more words

UEFA Nations League - The Renaissance of International Football

Gone are the days when a 5 – 1 away victory over Germany was not only eagerly anticipated, even before knowing what a romp it would be, but more so the genuine excitement, the passion and most importantly the pride such a fixture instilled. 993 more words

European Championships

Patriot Games

Jose Mourinho appears to have won his battle of wills with Spain’s national team manager Vicente del Bosque over the fitness of Chelsea striker Diego Costa. 868 more words

Premier League

Ulster men Papp'd

Premier League (and Championship games) are a pain in the arse, getting in the way of these International breaks.  Whoever came up with the idea of 6 consecutive days of top class football should be given a knighthood, or at least a gold card at The Harvester.   2,182 more words

Could you represent your greatest achievement in one photo?

This is a fun photo challenge this week! It is difficult to just choose one photo that means achievement for me, so I have three. There is past, recent, and future. 293 more words


Fabio Capello Defensive After Austrian Loss

Russian national team coach Fabio Capello was disappointed, but defensive of his side following their 1-0 defeat to Austria in their Group G clash.

A second-half goal from Rubin Okotie was enough to send the Russians to their first defeat in the current qualification series. 183 more words