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Andy Murray career might not be over – Bob Bryan

Murray’s dilemma: Have another hip operation or retire after Wimbledon? Andy Murray can still return to professional tennis even if he has another hip operation, says American doubles legend Bob Bryan. Bryan, 40, had a hip resurfacing procedure last summer and is back playing at the Australian Open. Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, 31, has said he might have to quit if he has the same surgery. “I personally think he can can come back,” said Bryan, who has been in regular contact with Murray. “There’s so much wear and tear…

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Andy Murray can reflect on ‘incredible career’, says former team-mate Tim Henman

Andy Murray and Tim Henman were previously Davis Cup team-mates Andy Murray will not have wanted “to be making up the numbers” as he contemplated his future, says his former Davis Cup team-mate Tim Henman. The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one will retire this year because of a hip injury. And the 31-year-old Scot says next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “It is sad news, but it doesn’t detract from what an incredible career he has had,” Henman told BBC…

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Bobby Moore: How an FA Cup night out soured England legend’s West Ham career

Best also played for Feyenoord and North American sides Tampa Bay Rowdies, Portland Timbers and Toronto Blizzard As players across England prepared for this weekend’s FA Cup third round, strict protocols would have been followed to aid their preparations. Late nights out would certainly have been off the agenda. Here is an FA Cup tale that took place in a different era almost half a century ago, when a band of West Ham team-mates – including the only man to captain England to World Cup glory – misjudged the consequences…

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Katherine Copeland retires from rowing after 11-year career

Copeland (right) won gold alongside Sophie Hoskings at London 2012 London 2012 gold medallist Katherine Copeland has retired from rowing after an 11-year career. The 28-year-old competed at two Olympics and secured gold alongside lightweight double sculls partner Sophie Hoskings at London 2012. Copeland also claimed a European title in 2015 and has contested four World Championships, winning silver in 2015. “To wake up and train every day, travel abroad and race internationally has been a dream come true,” said Copeland. “My favourite parts have been everything from big to…

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Michael Schumacher: reflections on the career of F1 great as he turns 50

Michael Schumacher won a record 91 races in F1 This article is an edited and updated version of one first published in October 2012. Michael Schumacher turns 50 on 3 January 2019. His physical condition remains a mystery to those outside his personal circle, following the skiing accident which left him with severe brain injuries in December 2013. He has not been seen in public since. But the memory of what Schumacher achieved in Formula 1 over a career that totalled more than 18 seasons and spanned 21 years is…

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Golf: Kitayama earns maiden career win at European Tour’s Mauritius Open

(Reuters) – Kurt Kitayama holed an eagle and two birdies in his first five holes to lay the platform for a maiden career win at the European Tour’s Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open at the Four Seasons Golf Club on Sunday. American Kitayama, playing just his third tour event, carded a final round 68 for a 20-under par total of 268 and a two-shot victory over Frenchman Mattieu Pavon and Seenappa Chikkarangappa from India, who were tied for second after both shooting final round 67s. Kitayama, 25, came into the final…

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Robbie Keane calls time on professional playing career

Keane’s distinguished club playing career included two spells with Tottenham Hotspur Former Tottenham Hotspur and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from professional football. Keane, 38, scored a record 68 goals in 146 international appearances and was recently named as part of new Republic manager Mick McCarthy’s backroom team. The former Republic captain scored 325 goals in 737 appearances for 10 clubs during a 23-year playing career. Keane retired from international football in 2016. “Today, after 23 wonderful years, I am formally announcing my retirement as…

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How an accordion got this 66-year-old a modelling career

Larisa Mikhaltsova has been a teacher for 40 years, but three years ago was spotted playing the button accordion in a restaurant. Since then, the 66-year-old’s life has changed – and she has graced magazine covers and fashion show catwalks. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year and shares their stories. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #100Women. Source link

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Joe McFadden: Strictly has taken over my life (but not helped my acting career)

Image copyright bbc As this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing hotfoots its way towards crowning its winner, reigning champ Joe McFadden professes to not feeling too glum about giving up the glitterball. On the contrary, all smiles and full of beans, Joe says he’s still basking in the glory of his and partner Katya Jones’s win. “Life’s been so good!” exclaims the affable ex-Holby City star. “Strictly has taken over my life. “Since going on the tour and cruise (an annual Mediterranean trip on which they hold Strictly evenings),…

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Angela Merkel: A career in pictures

Angela Merkel has announced she is stepping down as German chancellor in 2021, bringing an end to a political career which, by that point, will have spanned more than three decades. It is a career documented in pictures at every turn: from visiting fishermen during her earliest campaigns, to talks at the White House, and everything in between. Here, we have collected just a few from the thousands capturing the woman who has been at the helm of Germany for so many years. Image copyright AFP Image caption Summer 1989:…

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