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Friday, December 15, 2017

Sport

What lies ahead in 2017? Sky’s Nick Powell’s sporting predictions

The champagne was flowing, the brie tartlets were imminent, and the master of ceremonies began introducing a select few of the famous sporting names gathered at a London awards lunch shortly before Christmas. The identity...

Under-23 Speedway To Come To The Isle Of Wight In February

The Great Britain Under 23 speedway team will bring a flavour of the sport's national action to the Isle of Wight in 2017. Where previously the team has held its pre-season training event abroad, this...

Andy Murray among sporting stars named in New Year Honours

More than 100 Olympians and Paralympians have been included among the 1,197 people on the New Year Honours List. Every gold medallist from the Rio Games who hadn't already been recognised in previous years has...

Textile Firm Expands Partnership With Wightlink Warriors Speedway

Isle of Wight speedway team Wightlink Warriors will work with a Hampshire-based textile technology company again in 2017, extending their partnership further. Managers of the Island's motorbike team say the agreement with Covec will help...

Muirfield told to ‘get out of dark ages’ over women members

Muirfield Golf Club has been told to "get out of the dark ages" when it decides whether or not to admit women members in the New Year. Members at the world-famous course are due to...

Sir Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, saying he had been "lucky enough to live a dream". The 36-year-old said in a statement: I have been lucky enough to live a dream...

Wightlink Warriors Sign Harland Cook As Sixth Team Member

The Island’s Speedway team, the Wightlink Warriors, has signed their sixth rider for next season. Grass track rider, Harland Cook, is back with the Warriors for 2017. The 28 year-old from Watford was British 350cc...

Result: Boxing Day Football On The Isle Of Wight

In the Sydenhams Wessex League Boxing Day derby, on the Isle of Wight, Cowes Sports hosted Newport FC at Westwood Park. Cowes Sports won 1-0.

Liverpool star Firmino charged with drink driving

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has been charged with drink driving after being pulled over on Christmas Eve. The Brazil international was arrested after being stopped in Liverpool city centre.He is due to appear in court on...

Thistlecrack beats Cue Card in King George VI Chase at Kempton Park

The novice Thistlecrack ran out a stunning winner of the 32Red King George VI chase at Kempton Park for Colin Tizzard. Last year's leading staying hurdler was having only his fourth start over fences and...