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October 21, 2018 12:16 PM Usain Bolt offered Central Coast Mariners contract

Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a professional football contract by Australian side Central Coast Mariners, says his agent Ricky Simms. The 32-year-old Jamaican, who retired from athletics in 2017, has been on trial with the A-League club. "I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners," said Simms 50

October 18, 2018 6:32 AM Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract

Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, as he continues his pursuit to become a professional footballer. The winner of eight Olympic sprinting titles, who retired from athletics in 2017, is currently on trial at Australia's Central Coast Mariners. Bolt, 32, scored two goals in a recent pre-season friendly but has not been offered 53

September 18, 2018 8:20 AM Celia Barquín: European golf champion murdered in Iowa

A man has been charged with murder, hours after prominent Spanish golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena was found dead on an Iowa golf course. Barquín, 22, won the European Ladies' Amateur championship in July and was a leading student athlete at Iowa State University. Golfers at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames discovered an unattended golf bag on the course 59

September 6, 2018 11:28 PM West Ham told to pay £300k a year for claret carpet at London Stadium

West Ham told to pay £300k a year for claret carpet to cover London Stadium athletics track West Ham's offer to pay for a claret-and-blue carpet to cover the London Stadium track has been rejected by their landlords, who instead want a yearly fee of £300,000. The club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady last month penned an open letter saying they would pay the cost of having 75

September 6, 2018 3:42 PM ‘Dictatorship!’ Gibraltar FURY as bitter Spain BANS athletes from using own flag

SPANISH officials have sparked outrage in Gibraltar after banning athletes from the Rock from taking part in a major competition under their own flag. Organisers of the World Master Athletics (WMA) Championships in Malaga imposed the ban after pressure from the Spanish government, which said it does not recognise the British territory as a separate country 52

August 2, 2018 6:39 AM County Ground 3G facilities plans wins £1m grant from FA

FOOTBALL bosses have handed a Swindon sports charity £1 million towards a new all-weather pitch and clubhouse. Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust won planning permission in March for the new football and athletics facilities, which will be built at the County Ground. The £1m grant from the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund will mean STFIC 59

July 18, 2018 11:00 AM West Leigh Infants School celebrates its sporting success

AN infants school has celebrated a hugely successful year after it has become one of the best sporting schools in the borough. West Leigh Infants School in Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh commended its pupils after the key stage one students won first place in the borough sports competition and sportshall athletics. The school said that the pupils' performance 34

July 12, 2018 8:37 AM Birchington: Inspirational boy with celebral palsy William Hopkins defies doctors

A nine-year-old boy told he may never walk has defied doctors to become a sporting champion. William Hopkins, who has cerebral palsy, plays frame football and other sports and is a future Paralympian in the eyes of his proud mum. The Minster primary school pupil, who lives in Birchington, recently completed the cross country at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs 40

July 8, 2018 9:05 AM Rural youngsters prepare for Fun in the Sun

YOUNGSTERS in the Purton and Lyneham areas are gearing up to make the most of the summer weather when Wiltshire Council's Fun in the Sun programme gets under way. The scheme offers free sports for children aged five to 11 in rural areas including favourites like football, cricket, tennis and tag rugby as well as dodgeball, rounders, athletics and other 24

June 30, 2018 1:08 PM Olympic gold winning sprinter Irena Szewinska dies at 72

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its reports, the Polish news agency PAP on Saturday 31