ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1966: The Lions recorded their biggest Test win, beating Australia 31-0 in Brisbane. 1987: Ed Moses lost more than a race when Danny Harris pipped him at Madrid - the defeat ended the longest winning streak in track history, 122 hurdles victories stretching back to August 1977. 2000: Peter Schmeichel scored from the penalty spot in his 121st international as Denmark drew 2-2 with Belgium. 2003: Manchester City signed veteran former England goalkeeper David Seaman from Arsenal on a one-year deal. Seaman did not last the season, with injury forcing his retirement in January 2004. 2008: City appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager on a three-year contract. 2009: Former England and Bath boss Andy Robinson was named as the new Scotland head coach. 2011: Li Na became the first Chinese player to win a grand slam singles title when she claimed the French Open crown with a 6-4 7-6 victory over defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy. 2012: Chelsea confirmed the … [Read more...] about On this Day, June 4, 2012: Chelsea sign Eden Hazard from Lille
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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1991: Rangers boss Graeme Souness quit Ibrox to become manager of Liverpool. His spell at Anfield, barring an FA Cup final victory over Sunderland, was an unhappy one and he left in 1994. 1993: Manchester City escaped with a suspended punishment of a £50,000 fine and a match to be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble marred their FA Cup home defeat by Tottenham. 1995: A fine performance from Damian Cassidy helps Derry past Cavan in the National Football League quarter-finals. On the same day, Donegal defeated Clare, while Laois beat Monaghan and Kerry dismissed Tyrone at Croke Park. 1997: David Unsworth and Robbie Fowler were sent off as Liverpool saw their Premiership title dreams all but end as they drew 1-1 at Everton. 2004: FIFA fined the Cameroon Football Association £86,000 and docked the Cameroon national team six points from their 2006 World Cup qualifying group as punishment for wearing one-piece kits during the African Nations Cup. … [Read more...] about On this Day, April 16 1995: A fine performance from Damian Cassidy helps Derry past Cavan in the National Football League quarter-finals
The ex-girlfriend of former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has told how she had an abortion after he was arrested for sexual activity with a teenage fan. Stacey Flounders, the mother of Johnson's daughter Ayla, said she felt she had no choice but to make the "heartbreaking" decision after discovering she was 10 weeks pregnant. Months later, in March 2016, Johnson was found guilty of sexual activity with a child and jailed for six years.Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Miss Flounders said: "I couldn't bring another baby into this world with everything that was going on."It was heartbreaking, but I felt I had no choice."The 29-year-old, speaking ahead of Johnson's release from prison, said her life "fell apart" when the footballer appeared in court.The charges against him related to an incident in the former Sunderland winger's Range Rover when he met up with the girl in County Durham in 2015.He admitted grooming the girl and a separate, less serious charge of sexual activity with … [Read more...] about Adam Johnson’s ex tells how she had a ‘heartbreaking’ abortion when she found after his arrest that she was expecting his child
ON THIS DAY 1919: One of the most successful managers in English Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born. He joined Liverpool from Bishop Auckland as a player in 1939 and stayed more than 40 years with the club. He took over from Bill Shankly as manager in 1974 and led the club to six league titles, three European Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa and European Super Cups once each. He died in 1996. 2000: Bradford striker Stan Collymore headed to Spain for talks with Real Oviedo. He was to sign for the club only to walk out several weeks later, stating he had retired. 2004: Louis Saha signed for Manchester United for £12.83million from Fulham, agreeing a five-and-a-half-year deal. 2006: The English Football Association confirmed Sven-Goran Eriksson would leave his position as England manager after that summer's World Cup in Germany. 2009: Hull signed midfielder Jimmy Bullard from Fulham for a then club-record fee of £5million on a four-and-a-half-year … [Read more...] about On this Day, January 23 1919: One of the most successful managers in English Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born
James Goddard is a far right activist and serial protester. Yesterday is not the first time he has harangued MP Anna Soubry He was outside parliament shouting at people for much of November and December and previously told Ms Soubry she was "on the side of Adolf Hitler".He films himself doing it - and he must have hours of footage on his phone of himself angrily asking questions and hurling abuse.I first met him in September last year where he was part of a Democratic Football Lads Alliance march protesting against the rape of women in Sunderland.The people I spoke to that day were disparaging of Muslims - and speeches were full of anti-Muslim rhetoric.In my interview with him, Goddard berated the mainstream media for not reporting on terrorist attacks in the UK and elsewhere.:: Soubry 'felt in physical danger' when confronted by protestersAlthough he didn't specify any attacks that we hadn't reported on, so I could only assume he was referring to the ones he'd heard about from the … [Read more...] about James Goddard: Who is the far-right protester that harangued MP Anna Soubry?