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Devonport Boxing Club in fighting form thanks to new funding

Devonport Boxing Club in fighting form thanks to new funding

Members of a Plymouth boxing club will be as pleased as punch to get back in the ring when lockdown ends ­– and they’ll be doing it in smart new kit.

Fighters at Devonport Amateur Boxing Club (DABC) are getting branded club gear for competitions thanks to a £1,000 grant from South West...

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The jockeys carrying form into the Grand National

The Grand National is a notoriously difficult race to predict, with jockeys and trainers battling it out to claim victory in the Aintree showpiece. Although Cloth Cap is a relatively short-priced favourite to win the 2021 race, history tells us that the pre-race favourite does not often triumph when push comes to shove in the Grand National.

There are plenty of other factors that...

Mind, Body, Sport: Gambling among horse racing fans

A day at the races evokes images of excitement and social gathering at the tracks. With a deep history in many countries, horse racing and gambling have gone hand in hand for centuries.

In Norway, punters particularly enjoy trotting races. Between the thrill of being at the races and the risk of gambling, there is no dwindling of racing popularity among Norwegian punters. Most...

The Cheltenham Festival, a popular horse race and the most successful event of the year!

One of the biggest horse racing championships in England will soon take place. With the greatest horses of the UK and Ireland ready to fight again at Prestbury Park, the Cheltenham Festival should be a reunion to remember. Things will be a little different this year, but there shouldn't be a drop in quality with some fascinating clashes. For four days, jumps fans will be able to participate...

The 5 crucial requirements to become a jockey

Dreaming of becoming a professional jockey? Or maybe you just ride horses for fun, but would like to improve your skills and wow your mates when you next challenge them? Whilst having special skills is not essential if you only ride with your friends, most organisations assess unlicensed riders according to a set of rules. So, whether you want to be a pro or just ride for a charity, here are...

Paisley Park vs Thyme Hill trilogy to add a bit of space to the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

There’s little more exciting in the British sporting calendar than the Cheltenham Festival. Four days of thrilling National Hunt Racing action, and a huge 14 Grade 1 races for punters to get their teeth stuck into. There’s no doubt that, with this year’s meeting on the horizon, thousands up and down the country have already started examining the form guides and scouring the internet for the...

Can a Championship side win the FA Cup?

They say that anything can happen in the FA Cup. Yet while that’s true of the earlier rounds, when top-flight teams tend to field less experienced players and thus increase the chances of an ‘upset,’ the truth is that it’s nearly always a Premier League (or old First Division) team that ends up hoisting the trophy come May.

That’s not to say the FA Cup winner always comes from the...

Remembering Plymouth Argyle's cup heroics of 2006-07

This weekend marks the return of the FA Cup, with the draw for the fourth round already made. Having beaten Charlton Athletic and Lincoln City, before a third-round giant-killing of Huddersfield Town, Ryan Lowe’s Argyle side travel to Bramall Lane, to take on Sheffield United. With 38 places separating the two sides in the football pyramid, the Pilgrims will be looking to cause another cupset...

The Five Best Players in the EFL Championship Right Now

Despite being the second tier of English football, the EFL Championship is rightly regarded as one of the strongest leagues in Europe. Take a team like Bournemouth or Watford and drop them into, say, Portugal’s Primeira Liga, and they would more than hold their own against the majority of teams. You only have to look at measurements like squad values to see that is not a throwaway statement....

Five Tips for Football at Home

Football supporters are likely to be stuck at home throughout the remainder of the 2020/21 campaigns, and possibly into the beginning of the 2021/22 season as well. For some, this won’t mark a dramatic difference. Most of us watch football at home more often than anywhere else. Nevertheless, the inability to consider attending a match or watching one in a public place is a bit different to...

Ranking Chelsea’s worst signings under the ‘Roman Empire’

It was back in 2003 that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich purchased Chelsea for a whopping £140 million, and in the last 17 years he has continued to pump tons of money into the west London club. As a result, the Blues have gone from mediocrity to multiple-time Premier League winners and even Champions League glory – the one title that Abramovich craved more than any other!

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