The tragic tale of George Chuvalo – Muhammad Ali’s toughest opponent

In the build-up to their first fight at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in March, 1966, Muhammad Ali dubbed George Chuvalo “the washerwoman”. An excessively cruel jibe about a game Canadian heavyweight who’d signed up for the bout at just 17 days’ notice, his opponent made a mockery of the insult when he became the first man to take Ali … Continue reading The tragic tale of George Chuvalo – Muhammad Ali’s toughest opponent

Bale scores winner with first touch as Real Madrid reach World Club Cup final

Gareth Bale came off the bench to score Real Madrid's winning goal with his first touch in their Fifa Club World Cup semi-final against Al Jazira. Bale, 28, scored moments after coming on for only his second appearance since suffering a calf injury in September. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDBikEAtrwI Al Jazira had taken a first-half lead through Brazilian … Continue reading Bale scores winner with first touch as Real Madrid reach World Club Cup final

Silva is an “animal” says Guardiola after Man City’s record 15th win

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the will to win of "animal" David Silva after his goals helped the Premier League leaders thrash Swansea and extend their record run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15. Silva scored twice and further goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero ensured City maintained their 11-point lead over … Continue reading Silva is an “animal” says Guardiola after Man City’s record 15th win

Rooney score in Everton win

Sam Allardyce said he is "baffled" by Everton's poor defending before he arrived at the club after securing a third clean sheet in four games at luckless Newcastle. Wayne Rooney's solitary close-range goal was enough for the Toffees to win their first Premier League away game since January, and extended the hosts' winless streak to … Continue reading Rooney score in Everton win

Manchester City pass another test of their title-winning credentials by making history against Swansea

Swansea City 0 Manchester City 4: David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero got the goals as brilliant City made history at the Liberty Stadium Manchester City passed another test of their Premier League title-winning credentials as they brushed aside Swansea City in a record-breaking victory at the Liberty Stadium. After seeing off Manchester … Continue reading Manchester City pass another test of their title-winning credentials by making history against Swansea