Wallsend Boys Club take on Barcelona – and win – Tyneside youngsters…

Wallsend Boys Club take on Barcelona – and win – Tyneside youngsters…

There aren’t many schoolboys who can boast they’ve played Barcelona FC and won but one North East club came back from Spain with the bragging rights of a lifetime. Wallsend Boys Club, based in Newcastle, traveled to Spain to take part in the…
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I hit the brakes hard and we screeched to a halt about 18 inches from the nose of a large dog. It stood as if planted in the middle of the road and gazed into our headlights. As incidents involving dogs in the middle of the nighttime go, this was, well, curious. I was about to congratulate myself on not making a Sardinian dog rug out of him when … bang! A little blue Fiat rear-ended us. As my frustrated, fatalistic co-victim and I edged our cars on to a grass verge for a long exchange of insurance details in the dark, the offending mutt meandered into the opposite lane where he was clipped by a van and spun through the air, landing on his feet with a yelp before vanishing through a hedge.

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Klopp Shoot Klopp: Why the German Coach Isn’t Destined for FC Barcelona

The reasons that many believe Klopp would work at Barcelona tend to do with things that don’t have much to do with Barcelona. His ability to make a team competitive without much of a budget does not really apply to Barcelona. Also, I can’t see much of…
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For several minutes, I am convinced I have gone the wrong way. The cobbled lanes of medieval Reims have faded behind me, the twin towers of its cathedral drifting into the distance. I have crossed the wide grass of Les Promenades, the mile-long curve of the park which delineates the upper edge of the center – in doing so, passing beneath the strong shoulders of the Porte de Mars, the 3rd-century gateway which marked the entrance to the Roman city. And I have wandered over the railway line where fast TGV trains link the capital of the Champagne region to the grand avenues of Paris, 90 miles to the southwest.

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Kei Nishikori Defends His Title at the Barcelona Open

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Pablo Andujar, 6-4, 6-4. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, fought back from early breaks in both sets to earn his second clay-court title at the Real Club de…
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