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Marco Silva calls on Everton players to show ‘personality and character’ after poor Premier League run

sticky Toffees period The Toffees’ last victory came against Cardiff in November Everton manager Marco Silva has called on his players to show character and personality as they look to break a five-match winless run. The dismal 6-2 defeat by Tottenham at Goodison Park on Sunday made it just half a dozen points from a possible 21, although four of those matches were against members of the ‘big six’. Everton were humiliated at home by Tottenham Now the fixture list offers them a respite with eight games against teams currently no…

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Sports Personality 2018: Lewis Hamilton ‘used wrong words’

Image copyright PA Image caption Lewis Hamilton seemed to refer to Stevenage as “the slums” on stage on Sunday night Lewis Hamilton has sought to explain a remark at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Spoty) awards in which he apparently insulted his hometown. The F1 ace, who hails from Stevenage, said it had been his dream to “get out of the slums”. His comment sparked outrage on social media from fans and residents of the Hertfordshire town. Speaking earlier on Instagram, Hamilton said he was “super proud” of…

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Sports Personality of the Year: Thomas wins, Fury thrives, plus two brilliant Billies

Watch: Cyclist Thomas wins Sports Personality of the Year 2018 You might think being BBC Sports Personality of the Year would lead to long celebrations and a slightly ropey feeling the next day. In the cold dawn of Monday, Geraint Thomas left his trophy with friends in Birmingham, got on a train and headed to Majorca for a training camp. Just a few hours earlier he allowed himself a drink while chatting to reporters, a bottle of lager in one hand, the iconic award in the other. “Well you don’t…

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Cyclist Thomas voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year

FILE PHOTO: Cycling – Geraint Thomas Homecoming Parade – Cardiff, Britain – August 9, 2018 Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas during the homecoming parade after his victory in the Tour De France REUTERS/Rebecca Naden/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Cyclist Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, receiving British sport’s premier annual individual accolade in Birmingham as a reward for his remarkable Tour de France triumph. The Welshman, whose victory in cycling’s most prestigious race was the sixth by a British rider in seven years, topped the…

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Sports Personality of the Year: England netball win Team & Greatest Sporting Moment awards

Greatest Moment of the Year nominee – England’s historic netball gold England’s gold medal-winning netballers have capped a memorable year with two awards at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show. The Roses were crowned Team of the Year after their historic Commonwealth Games triumph before also being awarded Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year. Helen Housby scored in the final second to give England a 52-51 victory over favourites Australia at April’s Games. The Greatest Sporting Moment award is a new category voted for by the public. Fans…

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Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018. The Team Sky rider, 32, became only the third Briton to win the 21-stage race, after Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and four-time Tour champion Chris Froome. He was the first Welshman to win the Tour as Brits celebrated a sixth win in seven years. In a public vote, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished second while footballer Harry Kane was third. More to follow. Source link

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Sports Personality of Year: Remembering Bannister, Regis, Bristow and the other stars we have lost

Former England, Coventry and West Brom striker Cyrille Regis sadly passed away in 2018 A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme. ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes The first man to break the four-minute mile, Sir Roger Bannister. Kenyan 2015 world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett. Polish three-time Olympic gold medallist and setter of…

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Sports Personality of the Year: Gareth Southgate named Coach of the Year

Gareth Southgate was appointed England manager in 2016 Gareth Southgate has won Coach of the Year at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show after leading England to the World Cup semi-finals this summer. England defied expectations to reach the last four in Russia but lost 2-1 to Croatia after extra time in Moscow. It was the Three Lions’ third appearance in a World Cup semi-final and their first since Italia 90. Southgate’s side had earlier won their first ever World Cup penalty shootout to reach the final eight.…

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Sports Personality of the Year: Billie Jean King given lifetime achievement award

Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles competitions Legendary tennis player Billie Jean King has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show. The 75-year-old American, one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, won 39 Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles competitions. King is an advocate for gender equality and in 1973 won the Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs. She is also the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).…

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Sports Personality of the Year: How to vote online

You will be able to vote for your BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 during this year’s programme – either by phone or for free online. To vote by phone, the numbers will be shown during the live show, but only pick up the phone once voting has opened. To cast your vote online, you will need to vote here. Online votes are capped at one per registered BBC account. How do I vote online? If you want to vote online for your BBC Sports Personality of the Year…

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