Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt repays his promotion heroes with £1 pints… and they could soon be getting free Big Macs and McDonald’s next season

The affable Accy supremo reduces the cost of pints in the club bar to £1 for an hour as a reward when the team wins. But after Tuesday night’s promotion-sealing victory over Yeovil, Holt allowed the cheap booze to flow well beyond the normal 60 minutes as players and supporters celebrated into the early hours. Holt said: “I don’t know […]

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Davis Webb will have chance to save Giants job ahead of draft

Pat Shurmur was talking about evaluating the quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL draft, but he might as well have been referring to Davis Webb. As much as can be gleaned by breaking down film and analyzing statistics, nothing compares to getting down on the turf and seeing with your own eyes. “Any time you’re talking about a quarterback you need […]

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Andoni Goikoetxea: 'The Butcher of Bilbao' was famed for his aggressive tackling on the pitch, targeting his nemesis Diego Maradona during Spanish league games

Nicknamed ‘Goiko’, the defender made his name with Athletic Bilbao where he won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup. He also represented Spain on 39 occasions. Tough, crude and often very brutal, he was less of a maverick than a complete menace. They called him ‘The Butcher of Bilboa’ And with good reason. […]

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The ironic weakness during the Mets’ hot start

ATLANTA — Now it’s time to get the big boys hitting. As manager Mickey Callaway evaluates the Mets’ fast start this season, the most surprising aspect might be it has occurred without Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce playing near their expected levels. The trio — the nucleus of the Mets’ lineup — is hitting a combined .199 heading […]

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Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud could be the pair to fire the Blues to FA Cup glory

With Chelsea booking their FA Cup final place as just the tip of the iceberg, Danny Higgingbotham runs down his five talking points. BLUES BROTHERS Considering they have barely played together, Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard have developed a great understanding since January. We saw them combine in devastating fashion back in February for a Hazard goal against West Brom […]

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Simmons posts NBA playoff triple-double in fiery encounter

Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years as the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 to move within one victory of the second round. The 76ers lead the eastern conference series 3-1 and can close out the Heat when play resumes in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Ben Simmons guards Miami’s Goran Dragic. […]

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