- Eurosport | World of Sport – Mon, Jul 23, 2012 16:35 BST
His moment of glory might have come 17 years ago, but the name ‘Rene Higuita’ is still enough to bring a huge smile to the face of most football fans.
The flamboyant Colombian keeper was famous for his antics on and off the pitch, so much so that he was affectionately nicknamed 'El Loco' - or 'The Madman' - by fans.
But never was he crazier, nor more impressive, than when he pulled off his infamous 'scorpion kick' against England in a friendly at Wembley in 1995.
With the ball curled in towards goal, Higuita decided against catching it and instead leapt into the air, flicking his heels up toRead More »from Higuita’s ‘scorpion kick’ immortalised in Subbuteo
On one of the busiest sporting days of the year, Britain's national newspapers unanimously lead with one story: Bradley Wiggins's historic victory in the Tour de France.
The Times celebrates Wiggins's achievement with a commemorative wraparound cover to the newspaper with the headline "Promenade des Anglais" and a picture of Wiggins on the Champs Elysees.
On the back of the special cover is a fascinating poster with all sorts of interesting data and quotes from the champ, while inside Owen Slot pays tribute to a champion who has remained refreshingly unchanged by his success: "He is for everRead More »from Papers delight in Wiggins victory
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Sun, Jul 22, 2012 20:04 BST
Bradley Wiggins began life as Tour de France champion by having to listen to Lesley Garrett's enthusiastic rendition of the national anthem.
Garrett, a classical singer, had been flown in especially to sing God Save The Queen for the first time on the 99th staging of the race, as Wiggins became Britain's first winner of the Tour.
But Wiggins, who's a noted fan of Mod music, watched on sheepishly as the 57-year-old zealously warbled the anthem.
Garrett's Union Jack dress was certainly in keeping with the many flags that flew on the Champs Elysees, as Britons turned out in force to see historyRead More »from Wiggins treated to enthusiastic rendition of national anthem
Many football fans go the extra mile to follow their team, but there can few more dedicated supporters than Birmingham City fan Rob Shannon.
Rob's unwavering dedication to the Blues means that he has not missed a single game, home or away, for 38 years.
That equates to a staggering 1,800 matches in a row and has seen Rob travel to places such as Slovenia, Belgium and Portugal, which he all enjoyed last year when City qualified for the Europa League.
"My parents took me to see Birmingham when I was four years old and I've been hooked ever since," the 53-year-old told the Daily Star.
"TraditionRead More »from Is this football’s most loyal fan?
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, Jul 20, 2012 15:34 BST
The Olympics are around the corner, the Tour de France is heading into the final straight, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being himself. Quotes of the week, accordingly, has plenty of pearls of wisdom to pick from in this week's round-up...
FOOTBALLERS WILL BE FOOTBALLERS
"I'll have to learn about [the Ligue 1 players], but for sure they know who I am" — Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins PSG, keeps it humble.
"I have been here since I was a boy, I have always considered it my club and have always found it hard to imagine wearing the shirt of another team. I know that being a one-club man is a rarity theseRead More »from ‘For sure they know who I am’ – Quotes of the Week
Britain's Chris Moon has become the first amputee to complete the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley — considered one of the most gruelling sporting feats in the world.
The 50-year-old, who lost his right arm and leg in an explosion while supervising mine clearance in Mozambique in 1995, was the first amputee to even attempt the race - and managed to complete the 135-mile course in a time of 41 hours, 58 minutes and 38 seconds.
Moon has been working as a motivational speaker ever since his terrible accident in Africa.
Less than a year after leaving hospital he had run the London Marathon,Read More »from Double amputee completes ‘world’s toughest race’
The BBC's future football coverage will not feature Lee Dixon after the former Arsenal defender announced he is to leave the company.
The 48-year-old revealed the end of an eight-year association with the BBC via Twitter.
"Sad to be leaving BBC," Dixon wrote. "Nothing lasts forever. New challenges ahead. Loved my time there. Wonderful people... Just time to move on."
The news has come as a disappointment to many football fans, who feel that the BBC's commentary and punditry team has become too cosy and lacks insight.
Alan Hansen has come under fire for reported wages of £40,000 a week in theRead More »from Lee Dixon to leave BBC football
World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake showed he was in good heart to challenge compatriot Usain Bolt for Olympic sprint dominance in London by clocking 9.85 seconds to win at a meeting in Lucerne.
Blake, making his first appearance since beating Olympic 100 and 200 champion Bolt over both distances at the Jamaican trials in late June and early July, burst clear in the final 30 metres to win easily on a warm and sunny evening in the Swiss city.
Jamaica's Michael Frater was second in 10.0 with Trinidad & Tobago's Marc Burns, given the same time, in third place.
Blake shocked training partnerRead More »from Blake warms up for London with superb run
Team GB played their first match together in a low-key and little-publicised match, losing 1-0 against Mexico behind closed doors in Marbella on Sunday.
Stuart Pearce's side have been training in Spain ahead of the tournament.
Before they returned to the UK, however, they took on a Mexico-under-23 side in a match which was curiously broken down into three thirty-minute thirds.
The Olympic host nation began with all three of their over-age players - captain Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards - on the field, but could not prevent Mexico from having numerous shots on goal.
Marco FabianRead More »from Watch Team GB’s first outing
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