Sport in the United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29312/all en Basketball: British stars get Olympic funding reprieve http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/basketball-british-stars-get-olympic-funding-reprieve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Basketball celebrated on Friday after government organisation UK Sport reversed a decision to scrap funding for the sport in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.</p> <p>Basketball received £8.6 million ($13.6 million, 9.9 million euros) in funding from the British government over the four years leading up to London 2012, only for UK Sport to announce in December that all funding would cease.</p> <p>However, British Basketball asked its most famous player, Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng, to write to British prime minister David Cameron calling for the funding to be restored.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/basketball-british-stars-get-olympic-funding-reprieve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dinka people Sport in the United Kingdom Sports AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:30:54 +0000 5743320 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Webster helps Castleford shock champs Leeds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyl-webster-helps-castleford-shock-champs-leeds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Castleford centre Jake Webster played a key role as the Tigers sent defending Super League champions Leeds crashing to their first defeat of the season on Sunday.</p> <p>Webster, who enjoyed spells in the NRL with the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans before moving to Europe in 2008, touched down 13 minutes after Jordan Tansey's opener.</p> <p>Ryan Hall had put Rhinos in front eight minutes after the restart with Kevin Sinfield converting both to make it 12-10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyl-webster-helps-castleford-shock-champs-leeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Rugby league Sport in the United Kingdom Super League AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:00:49 +0000 5751994 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Sport in the United Kingdom World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:16:28 +0000 5766922 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Ennis's home stadium to be demolished http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/athletics-enniss-home-stadium-be-demolished <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The stadium where British Olympic heroine Jessica Ennis was discovered and still trains will be knocked down as a cost-cutting measure, councillors announced Friday.</p> <p>The £29 million ($44 million) Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, northern England, is being demolished as part of Sheffield City Council's bid to save millions of pounds.</p> <p>The authority, run by councillors from Britain's main national opposition Labour Party, has said it must find £50 million of savings next year in response to spending cuts imposed by the Conservative-led coalition government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/athletics-enniss-home-stadium-be-demolished" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Attercliffe Business Local government in England Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:46:02 +0000 5771318 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Ennis's home stadium to be demolished http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/athletics-enniss-home-stadium-be-demolished-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The stadium where British Olympic heroine Jessica Ennis was discovered and still trains will be knocked down as a cost-cutting measure, councillors announced Friday.</p> <p>The £29 million ($44 million) Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, northern England, is being demolished as part of Sheffield City Council's bid to save millions of pounds.</p> <p>The authority, run by councillors from Britain's main national opposition Labour Party, has said it must find £50 million of savings next year in response to spending cuts imposed by the Conservative-led coalition government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/athletics-enniss-home-stadium-be-demolished-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Attercliffe Business Jessica Ennis Local government in England Religion Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:00:25 +0000 5771324 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Chase return fails to spark Tigers win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/rugbyl-chase-return-fails-spark-tigers-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rangi Chase's return to the Castleford starting line-up didn't produce a victory as the Tigers lost 28-22 in their Super League encounter with Wigan thanks to Chris Tuson's late score.</p> <p>Former St George stand-off Chase missed the last two games after being banned for a reckless shoulder tackle but couldn't inspire Castleford to a defeat over the Warriors.</p> <p>Tuson grabbed the first of two scores in the 32nd minute but it was his second effort at the death that proved decisive while Australian Pat Richards kicked four goals in the win.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/rugbyl-chase-return-fails-spark-tigers-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jamie Foster Rugby league Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:45:39 +0000 5772286 at http://www.globalpost.com Jockey McNamara in coma after Cheltenham fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/jockey-mcnamara-coma-after-cheltenham-fall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Amateur jockey JT McNamara was airlifted to hospital in an induced coma after suffering serious injuries in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.</p> <p>"I've been told JT is in an induced coma," his uncle, trainer Andrew McNamara, told the British Horse Racing Authority's website (<a href="http://www.britishhorseracing.com" title="www.britishhorseracing.com">www.britishhorseracing.com</a>).</p> <p>The 37-year-old Irish rider was treated by paramedics after his mount Galaxy Rock fell at the first fence in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/jockey-mcnamara-coma-after-cheltenham-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheltenham Racecourse Horse racing Sport in the United Kingdom Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:45:07 +0000 5783839 at http://www.globalpost.com Racing: Injured Irish jockey to be moved to Dublin hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/racing-injured-irish-jockey-be-moved-dublin-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Irish jockey JT McNamara is to be moved to a spinal hospital in Dublin from the Bristol establishment where he underwent surgery on a serious neck injury suffered in a fall at this month's Cheltenham Festival.</p> <p>A statement from Irish racing's chief medical officer said that it would enable the 37-year-old to be closer to his family.</p> <p>McNamara, one of Ireland's leading amateur riders and with four career wins at the Cheltenham Festival, fractured C3 and C4 vertebrae following a fall from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/racing-injured-irish-jockey-be-moved-dublin-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheltenham Racecourse Horse racing Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:46:13 +0000 5793455 at http://www.globalpost.com McNamara suffers paralysis from Cheltenham fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130329/mcnamara-suffers-paralysis-cheltenham-fall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Amateur Irish jockey JT McNamara has suffered paralysis as a result of his fall at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this month.</p> <p>"JT McNamara remains in the Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Whilst he suffered a serious neck injury resulting in paralysis, he has made progress in the last week and is in a very positive frame of mind," said a statement issued jointly by Dr Adrian McGoldrick, senior medical officer for the Irish Turf Club, and Lisa Hancock, CEO of the Injured Jockey's Fund, on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130329/mcnamara-suffers-paralysis-cheltenham-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheltenham Racecourse Horse racing Sport in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:15:23 +0000 5797286 at http://www.globalpost.com Rowing: Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/rowing-oxford-win-controversy-free-boat-race-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Favourites Oxford surged to victory over Cambridge in the 159th Boat Race on Sunday, a year after the 2012 event had been controversially disrupted by a protestor.</p> <p>Amid tightened security on the River Thames, Oxford powered home to win the 4.2-mile (6.8-kilometre) race by a length and a half, trimming Cambridge's overall lead in the event to 81-77.</p> <p>"It was fun, tough, but that was what we expected," said Oxford cox Oskar Zorrilla. "We had a plan and we stuck to it ruthlessly."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/rowing-oxford-win-controversy-free-boat-race-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oxford University Politics Rowing Sport in the United Kingdom Sports AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:30:40 +0000 5798138 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: British Davis Cup hero ready for the axe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/tennis-british-davis-cup-hero-ready-the-axe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Davis Cup hero Dan Evans admits the return of Andy Murray means he is facing the axe for his country's next tie despite an epic performance in their victory over Russia.</p> <p>Britain, playing without world number two Murray, battled back from 2-0 down to beat Russia 3-2 at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on Sunday, with Evans, ranked 325 in the world, producing the best match of his life to crush world number 80 Evgeny Donskoy 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in the deciding rubber.</p> <p>In Murray's absence, Evans has won three Davis Cup rubbers against players ranked much higher than himself.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/tennis-british-davis-cup-hero-ready-the-axe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local government in England Sport in the United Kingdom Tennis AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:15:39 +0000 5805636 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' Hoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/cycling-tributes-flood-inspirational-hoy-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday led tributes to the country's most successful Olympian Chris Hoy, after the cycling great announced his retirement from the sport.</p> <p>The 37-year-old Hoy, one of the most recognisable figures in British sport, bowed out as the most decorated cyclist in Games history with six Olympic gold medals, as well as 11 world titles.</p> <p>Cameron wrote on Twitter that the Scot's retirement was "the end of a remarkable career".</p> <p>"His contribution to British sport and six Olympic golds will continue to inspire," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/cycling-tributes-flood-inspirational-hoy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Hoy Commonwealth Games Sport in the United Kingdom Sports AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:46:34 +0000 5819430 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Leeds over the Moon after routing Hull KR http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/rugbyl-leeds-over-the-moon-after-routing-hull-kr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Joel Moon continued his fine recent run with a try as Leeds Rhinos powered past Hull KR 44-10 to stay in the top four of the Super League.</p> <p>The Rhinos took control in the opening 40 minutes, running in four tries through Ryan Hall, Brett Delaney, Zak Hardaker and Mitch Achurch to lead 20-6.</p> <p>Cory Paterson had responded for Hull KR after Hall's early score, but that was as good as it got for the ex-Newcastle Knight and his teammates.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/rugbyl-leeds-over-the-moon-after-routing-hull-kr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kallum Watkins Rugby league Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:45:51 +0000 5827234 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan in semis before 'final farewell' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-osullivan-semis-final-farewell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan eased into the world championship semi-finals on Wednesday and, true to his unpredictable nature, said he had only returned after a self-imposed exile because he needed the money to pay his children's school fees.</p> <p>The 37-year-old -- who had not played all season after winning last year's world title -- outclassed fellow Englishman Stuart Bingham 13-4 to set up a semi-final with Judd Trump, who had edged former world champion Shaun Murphy 13-12 in a thrilling match earlier on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-osullivan-semis-final-farewell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Shaun Murphy Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 22:00:51 +0000 5829532 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Davis warns of O'Sullivan 'disrespect' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/snooker-davis-warns-osullivan-disrespect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Steve Davis believes world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's latest retirement suggestion, together with the admission he returned to snooker just for the money, could be considered disrespectful by the sport's fans.</p> <p>O'Sullivan, who has reached the semi-finals of this year's event, where he is playing Judd Trump, said Wednesday this may be his last appearance at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.</p> <p>"This is my last farewell, it's my swansong. I'm happy; I'm done," said 37-year-old O'Sullivan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/snooker-davis-warns-osullivan-disrespect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Sport in the United Kingdom Sports AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 15:15:38 +0000 5829896 at http://www.globalpost.com