Hillsborough Disaster: official’s fined £11,500

GRAHAM MACKRELL, former club secretary of Sheffield Wednesday, has been fined £6,500 (€7,533) during a sentencing over the Hillsborough Disaster during an 11-week trial. The former official was also ordered to pay £5,000 (€5,794) after being found guilty of failing his duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act. A jury found Mackrell had […]

Hotel prices soar to €26,000 for final of Champions League

FORGET a cheeky spring escape to Madrid at the end of the month, because the average price for a two-night stay in the capital is coming in at around €5,000… for the hotel accommodation alone! Nearly all the site’s rooms on Take are now booked in Madrid, and they are running out quickly, such […]

Superstar Rafa set to wed

RAFA Nadal, Mallorca’s tennis superstar, will marry his long-standing girlfriend sooner than expected, according to Spanish TV. The news that the 17-time Grand Slam champion was finally going to marry Xisco Perelló, his partner of 14 years, was first hinted at by Hola magazine in January. But details have been hard to come by, apart […]

Tenerife job made harder, after sacking head coach!

Granada CP 2 CD Tenerife 1 THIS was always going to be a tough trip to Los Cármenes for Tenerife, because second-placed Granada have been in blistering, promotion-chasing form. In a week when the world of football had been shaken by improbable comebacks, the home team dominated from start to finish, showing exactly why they […]

Tenerife scraping barrel

Extremadura UD 1  CD Tenerife 0 TWO defeats in a row have plunged Tenerife back into the league’s relegation battle in 18th place, just three points ahead of Lugo as they face an uphill struggle to survive the rest of the season, and maintain their Segunda División place. On paper, a visit to Extremadura was […]

Porto keeper’s on mend after shock heart attack

REAL Madrid’s legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who now plays for Porto, suffered a heart attack on Wednesday morning, while training. The 37-year old Spaniard was taken to Hospital CUF Porto for treatment, and was said to be in a stable condition. “Iker suffered an acute, myocardial infarction during a session at the PortoGaia Training Centre, […]

At last! That vital away win for CDT

Rayo Majadahonda 1 CD Tenerife 3 TENERIFE secured a vital victory in Madrid, with their first away win of the season, even though they made it difficult for themselves by conceding a goal in the first minute. But battling spirit, along with goals from Nano, Jorge Sáenz and Malbasic, moved them up to 14th in […]

Bike theft hastened Héctor’s retirement

FORMER MotoGP rider Héctor Barberá retired last Sunday after his bike had been stolen from the pits, forcing him to scratch from the SuperSport world championship at MotorLand, in the Alcañiz region of Teruel. Barberá above),  who switched to SuperSport last year after being dropped by Moto2 team Pons Racing because of a drink-driving charge […]

Will Noah be the new Usain Bolt?

EVEN with all those Olympic gold medals and all those world records, it took more than Usain Bolt’s dazzling speed to make him an international icon. It took his personality. The way he turned each race into a theatrical event, preening and posing before settling into the blocks, flashing that megawatt smile as he blazed […]

Injuries force Almagro to retire after 19 years

SPAIN’S former world No.9 tennis star Nicolás Almagro has retired after a “marvellous tournament” at the Murcia Challenger Open, in his home city. “I’m leaving tennis and I want to do it here, at my own Murcia Tennis Club, with my family, my friends, in my city, and at this marvellous tournament,” said the 33-year-old […]

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