Scottish brothers have cracked world records

A TRIO of brothers from Scotland have smashed three world records, after rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 35 days. Ewan, 27, Jamie, 26, and 212-year-old Lachlan MacLean, known as BROAR, a combination of brother and oar, set off from La Gomera on 12th December, completing their 3,000-mile mission to Antigua in the […]

Tenerife win keeps them out of danger

CD Tenerife 1 Girona 0 TENERIFE coach Rubén Baraja continued to surprise people with his selection, ahead of last Sunday’s visit of Girona to the Heliodoro. He stuck with Dani Hernández in goal, even though Ortolá has recovered from his hand injury, and opted for Nahuel over Elliot, and Carlos Ruiz in the centre of […]

Luc and Daddy so Cool

  IT’S Week 21, and the relentless Pas O Nadas A march on, with 180s for Luc and Daddy Cool, both in the same leg of doubles. Quite why it took them another nine darts to win the leg is anyone’s guess. But, at 5-0 from the singles, I don’t suppose they were under much […]

When rugby attracts tears, and its huge family again!

THE “rugby family” comes together again, and people around the world, who are involved in rugby in some capacity, class themselves as part of this family! It is extremely unique, and here in Tenerife last Saturday, it demonstrated just why. Firstly, Nandu’s senior coach, Trish, saw her side play CRULL in a hard-fought encounter in […]

Medals galore as Canaries dazzle in judo tournament

THE Canary Islands, competing in the “cadet” and “infant” categories, won 31 medals in the Spanish Judo Cup event, hosted by Granadilla de Abona, and attracting more than 800 competitors. The Canaries gained eight gold medals, nine silvers and 14 bronzes in the 10th year of the tournament, organised in collaboration with the Higher Sports […]

Barcelona slip to third after nail-biting defeat

THIS week marked the start of Euroleague’s second round, in Europe’s top-tier competition. The final game of the first round featured an all-Spanish clash as Baskonia and Barcelona went head to head, the Basques just managing to hold on and defeat the Catalans 76-74 in what was a real nail-biter. It was a much-needed win […]

Festive catch-up time

THE league resumes this evening (Friday), but, meanwhile, a couple of catch-up games were played over the Christmas break. Emerald Lounge were hosts to Marilyns in Division 2, and a good, close match ensued. The visitors needed the trebles game for a draw, but their opponents denied them, securing a 5-3 win. In Division 1, […]

Nandu stage coaching sessions for Canaries

PLAYERS from several rugby clubs across the Canary Islands came together last weekend to take part in a specialist coaching session at Adeje’s Nandu club. The under-18s from clubs including The Boatmen, Gran Canaria’s Las Palmas and Nandu, spent six hours focusing on their skills, techniques and understanding of the game, before playing a full-sided, […]

Tenerife’s New Year win is much needed

CD Tenerife 4 Albacete 2 THE Blanquiazul took a huge step forward last Saturday, thoroughly deserving this win against Albacete. Goals from Jorge, Suso, Dani Gómez and Álex Muñoz achieved their first victory under new coach Rubén Baraja, moving them away from the relegation places. Baraja raised a few eyebrows by sticking with Jorge Padilla […]

Former United star did not help fix vital match

FORMER Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera was among 36 players cleared of match-fixing by a Spanish court. A probe relating to the 2010-2011 season was launched after corruption was thought to have taken place in a Levante-Zaragoza match. Zaragoza won, to avoid being relegated from Spain’s top football league, La Liga. But a couple of former […]

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