UK-based sports reporter for The Associated Press, covering all sport news, politics, finances & live action. Broadcast appearances too. Previously general news

With no ambition and a revolt by fans, Newcastle in freefall

washingtonpost.com — LONDON - There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire.

With no ambition and a revolt by fans, Newcastle in freefall

washingtontimes.com — LONDON (AP) - There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire.

With no ambition and a revolt by fans, Newcastle in freefall

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire.

Bournemouth: From the brink of closing to the Premier League

bigstory.ap.org — BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) - In this seaside town better known for its pier and pensioners than sports, the decades of fighting just to ensure its professional soccer club still exists have paid off. For the first time in its 116-year history, AFC Bournemouth will be playing in England's topflight next season.

Chelsea's Oscar assessed in hospital after clash

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Chelsea midfielder Oscar was taken to a hospital to undergo checks on Sunday, with the club unsure if he had sustained a concussion after colliding with an opponent during the match at Arsenal. The Brazilian was injured around 15 minutes into the 0-0 Premier League draw when Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina clattered into him with both hands.

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hosted2.ap.org — Running with the masses rather than the elite field was three-time winner Paula Radcliffe. The world record holder completed what could be her final marathon in an unofficial time of 2:36.55. It was within the IAAF qualifying requirements for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, but Radcliffe has ruled out a final shot at winning an Olympic medal.

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hosted2.ap.org — Running with the masses rather than the elite field was three-time winner Paula Radcliffe. The world record holder completed what could be her final marathon in an unofficial time of 2:36.55. It was within the IAAF qualifying requirements for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, but Radcliffe has ruled out a final shot at winning an Olympic medal.

Associated Press

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Tearful Tony McCoy denied victories in final races of career

washingtonpost.com — ESHER, England - Surrounded by an 18,000-capacity crowd at Sandown Park racecourse, Tony McCoy pulled down his goggles to mask the tears. Realizing this was finally the end of a glittering career, this fiercest of competitors - the most successful jump jockey in British racing history - was overwhelmed by the emotion of his last ever race.

Tearful Tony McCoy denied victories in final races of career

timesunion.com — Realizing this was finally the end of a glittering career, this fiercest of competitors - the most successful jump jockey in British racing history - was overwhelmed by the emotion of his last-ever race. The fairytale ending would have seen his record of 4,348 jumps winners extended, but a pair of third places for McCoy did nothing to lessen the celebratory atmosphere.
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May 05, 2015

RT @mrjakehumphrey: Available to everyone - the #Mourinho interview IN FULL. In his living room 2 hours after winning the league. Enjoy youtu.be/WikxzqAV-7M

May 05, 2015

Newcastle cptn Coloccini writes to fans:"We would like to apologise for the moment we are going through...this is not anything intentional"

May 05, 2015

Qatar about much more than the World Cup - exports from UK to Qatar soared 74% in 2014 gulf-times.com/eco.-bus.%20ne…

May 05, 2015

Mike Ashley:"I am not stupid and have listened to the fans..you want me out." 7 years on Newcastle still in turmoil: washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunite…

May 05, 2015

RT @mistrollingin: Equivalent period Forest, for eg, had £23M loss, £16M turnover, £27M wage bill and £51M debt, finished 1 place lower twitter.com/RobHarris/stat…

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