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Arsenal outclass rivals Tottenham

Arsenal outclass rivals Tottenham

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The battle of North London Arsenal produced their best performance of the season on Saturday to beat high flying Spurs and regain their crown as the best team in North London. Goals from German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal bragging rights and, most importantly, all three points to close the gap on league leaders’ Manchester City. Just a few weeks ago, Spurs beat mighty Real Madrid comprehensively, 3-1, which sent a signal to other teams in Europe that they were now ready to take on the top tier teams. But on Saturday, Arsenal looked every inch of a title-challenging team as they dominated Mauricio Pochettino’s men. German midfielder Mesut Ozil put in an outstanding display to help secure the 2-0 victory over Tottenham. Despite criticism
Tony Pulis sacked by West Brom

Tony Pulis sacked by West Brom

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West Brom Manager Tony Pulis has been fired following his sides' heavy 4-0 defeat by Chelsea over the weekend. The Baggies have won just twice in their last 21 league games, causing the club to plunge even closer to the relegation zone. Club Chairman John Williams stated: “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club.” "We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing. We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony's contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours."  #Pulis now sacked from #WestBromwichAlbion, its been coming. After all football is a results
West Ham manager David Moyes hails impact of African players in Premier League

West Ham manager David Moyes hails impact of African players in Premier League

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Newly appointed West Ham United manager David Moyes has praised the quality of African players in the Premier League. Moyes, who was appointed following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, has worked with African players for the last 25 years. When Moyes first joined Everton in 2002 as the first team coach, he signed now-retired Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo. “African players have always been important to the development of the English game and they are one of the reasons we are great,” Moyes told Westminster World. African players such as Didier Drogba, who is regarded as a Chelsea legend following a glittering eight year career, and the swift Egyptian winger Mohammed Salah, who has Liverpool fans dreaming of winning the Premier League this season, are just a few names to mention
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna loses battle with cancer

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna loses battle with cancer

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Jana Novotna, 49, the 1998 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Champion passed away on Sunday morning after fighting a long battle with cancer. The Czech tennis player won 17 Grand Slam titles throughout her career, including 12 in doubles and four in mixed doubles. A statement on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) website read: "It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna, the former WTA World No.1 doubles and No.2 singles champion. After a long battle with cancer, Jana died peacefully, surrounded by her family in her native Czech Republic, aged 49." Novotna won two silver medals for the Czech Republic, in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where she also won a bronze. These were of the successes that gave ...
Sold out match-up at Wembley between England and Brazil

Sold out match-up at Wembley between England and Brazil

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Brazilian fans can tend to get a bit rowdy when it comes to football, and tomorrow they are bringing that rowdiness to North London. England will host an international friendly against the Brazilian National Team tomorrow evening at Wembley. Kickoff is at 8pm and this match-up will kickoff to a sold out crowd. With that being said, both England and Brazil have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup.   Gareth Southgate has confirmed that @ericdier will retain the #ThreeLions captaincy for tomorrow's game against Brazil. pic.twitter.com/pB2wbS4IrA — England (@England) November 13, 2017   Italy will try and route Sweden tonight to avoid elimination from the 2018 World Cup. Sweden leads Italy 1-0 from their first match-up and if the Italian National Team fa
NFL commissioner comes to Tottenham

NFL commissioner comes to Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to a 10-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) to host games within their new stadium once completed, starting next season. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was given a tour of the grounds by Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy Monday on the 30th of October, following the completion of this season’s NFL games in London. Levy said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome the NFL to Tottenham and for them to see the vision that we share becoming a reality right in front of us,” as reported by the Daily Mail. “We have worked closely with them throughout this project and their involvement will play a significant part in helping us create one of the most compelling venues for sports and entertainment in the world, right here in Tottenham.” The Guardian r
How Tottenham’s Youth Team is shaping the next generation of footballers

How Tottenham’s Youth Team is shaping the next generation of footballers

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England put up an incredible degree of patience, courage, and crucially a burning desire to beat Spain 5-2 in the final of the U-17 championship in India. The triumph is a quick follow up to the FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph, making it the first time ever in the history of English Football that they have won both the U-17 and the U-20 World Cups in the same year. At the heart of both success stories has been Tottenham Hotspurs, whose famed youth system is finally getting the praise and plaudits after producing multiple talents over the years. “We are happy that most of our players are beginning to show what we have been teaching them all along and I am very certain that we have a bright future,” Tottenham’s U-17 coach William Antwi told WestminsterWorld “We have some of the b
Olympic Legacy: Gold and Dust

Olympic Legacy: Gold and Dust

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From July 25 to August 12, London hosted the XXX Olympic Games. The event was introduced by local and national authorities as an unmissable opportunity to transform the city. East London was to become a symbol of the city of the future, with affordable homes, open green spaces and sustainable means of transport. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was designed and built in a huge junction between the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. Massive public investments were promised to provide the communities with social, cultural and sporting facilities. An old, traditional and active industrial area was evicted. Following a controversial compulsory purchase, dozens of businesses were forced to leave and hundreds of neighbours were relocated. Around £10bn were spent. Fi
Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Fitness, Gender, Health, Sport
Alice* is a senior lecturer in a very traditional career. She has been in the academia for ten years now, but since 2015 she is also performing as Zumba instructor. According to several researches and the campaign #ThisGirlCan, Zumba is an excellent exercise for people’s body and mind. Still, Alice does not want to disclose her hobby as she fears being taken less seriously in her work environment. It's Tuesday evening and Alice arrives in London wearing a formal office outfit. She just got off from the train that brings her to the city after a long commute. Alice has to change clothes quickly, she has a Zumba class to teach in half an hour. “It’s always nice to come when you have a Zumba class in the evening”. Alice did her PhD in London, got a full time job and then a position as
Cheerleading could be future Olympic sport

Cheerleading could be future Olympic sport

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The International Cheer Union has received provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee. The ICU will receive $25,000 to fund training the future cheerleading cohorts.  They will have the next three year recognition period to apply for additional grants and funds.  Then they can apply for full inclusion in the official Olympic games. "Cheerleading is a sport with growing popularity.  It has strong youth focus," said IOC sports director, Kit McConnell to the BBC. Steph Malfatti, the Dragons Cheer captain at the University of Westminster in London says, "it shouldn't even be a question of whether it's a sport." Miss Malfatti who is on one of England's national cheer teams goes on to say, "More than 10 countries have national teams that compete at a level most