Sport

First weekend of live football back on your local BBC radio stations

Authored by Mary

BBC local radio stations up and down the country are gearing up to cheer on their local football clubs as we head into the first weekend of live Premier League and EFL Championship football since March.

While the fans can’t get to the grounds, local radio is there to bring you all the colour, drama and excitement straight your homes.

The local radio commentary teams are so...

A Beginner's Guide to Niche Sports Betting: Understanding the Odds System

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you are a sports fan and you live in the UK, it’s almost impossible that you have never thought about putting your money on a game, fight, or race. If for any reason you had held back until now, or in case you suffered a loss bad enough on your first bet to keep you away from the whole online sports betting scene, that’s about to change. Read on as we go through the basics of online sports...

Local triathlon coach receives vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation

Authored by Mary

A triathlon coach from Teignmouth has received vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation.

Pete Wilby, founder of PeteWilbyTriathlOn, a triathlon and open water swimming coaching service, applied for the grant as part of Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund, announced last month, to fill the void left upon the suspension of coaching and access to open water.

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Plymouth Argyle set for automatic promotion but wait goes on for Exeter City – here are some League Two betting odds

Authored by Mike Page

Despite there still being everything to play for when the season in League Two was suspended, alongside the rest of the English Football League, on March 13th following the rapidly developing Covid-19 pandemic, the clubs recently voted to end the season with immediate effect with the final table being determined on a weighted points-per-game basis.

The decision (as it stands) has had...

The greatest games from Plymouth’s last Championship season

Authored by Mike Page

May 2020 marks ten years to the month that Plymouth Argyle last graced the Championship.

The 2009/10 campaign represented the Pilgrims’ sixth successive season in the second tier, coming directly after two top-half finishes from the three preceding campaigns. Troubles off the field proved far too disruptive to make continued Championship survival a reality, but there were still some...

It’s ‘Virtually’ the Devon School Games

Authored by Mary

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, Devon’s schoolchildren will still be able to take part in the popular School Games this year. In fact, it’s ‘virtually’ the same as normal!

Active Devon, working with partners, is launching the ‘Virtual’ games which get underway with a Walk, Jog, Run challenge starting on Monday May 18th. Primary School pupils will have 20, 30 and 40 mile targets...

Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021

Authored by Mary

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced that this year’s race has been postponed.

Devon County Council had been due to host Stage Two of this year’s race in September with a route that was planned to start in Sherford and finish in Exeter.

However, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Sweetspot Group, which runs the Tour, to confirm that...

The Five Best Defenders to Grace the Premier League

Authored by Mike Page

Since it’s genesis in 1991, the Premier League has witnessed some amazing centre-backs earn their stripes, grow into world beaters and wow fans around the globe.

Although perhaps not as famous as Serie A for it’s defending legacy, the Premier League is considered by many as the best league in the world and its defenders play a massive part in this reputation.

Competition is...

Who will be the ones to watch when horse racing returns?

Authored by Mike Page

It’s been a strange time for sports fans. The usual 24/7 coverage of sporting action across several different dedicated channels has been replaced by a relative void of live sport. Instead, we’ve been eagerly tuning in to repeats of classic moments, or rubbing our eyes in disbelief as we settle down to watch darts players taking each other on from their own living room, and virtual horses...

How to save money on golf

Authored by Mike Page

Generally, golf, its attendant equipment, and Algarve Golf Holidays can be quite expensive. Golf equipment for the avid player can become something of a worry on the budget. However, there are ways to enjoy your game and still save money on the necessary equipment.

We have explained five creative ways that you can save money on your golf equipment. There is no need to worry. You can...

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