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John Terry’s image appears as part of anti-smoking campaign in India

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Can John Terry’s image get any worse?


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The Joy of Six: football unbeaten runs

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Unbeaten Runs by Football teams, is your team in there?


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Scottish Football team win the World Cup

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4-3 victory over Mexico in the Homeless World Cup, and Tartan Army victorious.

That’s the simple phrase this Monday morning as the 2011 Homeless World Cup comes to a close, and of the 64 national teams that entered, Scotland have lifted the trophy.

Overcoming Romania (7-0) and Germany (15-2) in the opening games, they faced a nail biter with Poland in the quarter finals, finally winning 9-8. A Semi-final against Kenya (5-3) and the path to the final was open.

Mexico stood in the way of glory, but nothing would stop the boys in blue, and a push to victory

Oh and England? Lost 10-4 to Ireland, Lost 5-4 to Russia (but they did beat Lithuania 9-4).

More at www.homelessworldcup.org, picture by Esme Deacon (Flickr)

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FIFA12 announces the commentating team and drops Andy Gray

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Fallout from the former Sky Sports pundit’s view on female referees continues as his digital voice duty stops at 11.

Sitting alongside Martin Tyler in a recording studio for three weeks will be Alan Smith, taking up the seat of Andy Gray – promptly followed by those sound samples being chopped up to amuse everyone as they play FIFA 12 later in the year.

Joining them will be a second team, with Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend popping up for alternative matches.

FIFA 12 is of course the "must have update to FIFA 11, 10, 09, 08, etc" and regarded as a tent-pole game in the calendar. It’ll be available at the end of September.

Hat tip to Digital Spy.

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How to queue properly at Wimbledon

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As Wimbledon starts, it’s important to realise that the great summer tradition has rules. That would be "how to queue."

Yes, the All-England Club has done what every American has suspected is true – codified the British rules about how to queue for something. If you are waiting to get into Wimbledon, please pay attention, this is how to do it.

For example (and there are more)

  • Do not play music or ball games etc. after 10.00pm At this time all campers must be close to their tents and settling down for the night, recognising that other campers will be going to sleep. This rule is strictly enforced.
  • Loud music must NOT be played at any time (use personal headphones).
  • Do not play music or ball games etc. after 10.00pm At this time all campers must be close to their tents and settling down for the night, recognising that other campers will be going to sleep. This rule is strictly enforced.

Next up, can they work on the boarding gates at Heathrow?

Hat tip Rachel Clarke, more at the All England Club, picture by Jon Lim.

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It’s never to late to throw away a race win

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Dan Wheldon wins America’s greatest race as rookie Hildebrand crashes out on the last corner.

After 500 miles, you have to feel a little bit for J.R. Hidebrand, who was about 75 yards away from being only the third rookie to win the Indianapolis 500 – a feat only achieved by eight others, including Nigel Mansell.

So perhaps it was fitting that Brit Dan Wheldon sneaked past him in a scene that felt right out of Hollywood. No matter what, when you’re told it’s not over till it’s over, you’d better believe it.

And let’s not even go to the "I ran out of fuel" Coke 600 a few hours afterwards!

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