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Top signings of Premier League

by Aroosa Munir Here’s a preview of the 2015/2016 Premier League and a look at the best signings who could determine where the title ultimately goes. The Premier League’s elite are off on their pre-season tours and the start of the season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for you to think about your star players and pull out your football shirts and scarves. With the Premier League kick-off fast approaching, the country’s top clubs have been quietly preparing for the new season. The squads are taking shape for the new…

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Is LeBron James better than Jordan?

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has throughout the years delivered global sport stars and icons. Some of the greatest players ever to set foot on the court throughout history are Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to name a few. But every now and again, the world is blessed when an athlete emerges who surpasses everyone before him and elevates the sport to another level. Pele made football global with his dazzling skills and Muhammad Ali became bigger than boxing with his addictive personality and…

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Unleash the FURY

by James Oddy It’s often felt that the health of boxing is measured by the health of its heavy weight division. Johnson, Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Ali, Frazier, Tyson and Lewis were all household names during their peak. They broke box office records and transcended the sport. The Klitchko brothers, Wladamir and Vitali, have made the division their own in recent years. Perhaps they’ve alienated American and British audiences, but they’ve become icons in Germany and the Ukraine. However, Vitali has retired, and one quarter of the ‘richest prize in sport’…

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Is Van Gaal the right man for Man United?

By Urban Echo reporter aroosa@urban-echo.co.uk It is very easy to forget that Manchester United have never really done this before. Between and around the two long reigns of Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, there have mostly been low-profile appointments. Amongst those low profile appointments came David Moyes. Unfortunately he was unable to recreate what Sir Alex Ferguson magically created over the years. So, United have now done, what they perhaps should have done a year ago and gone for the type of coach who can easily slot into a…

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The Greatest? Messi or Ronaldo?

Since Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Real Madrid for £80million in 2009, it has been the eternal question: who is better – Messi or Ronaldo? Years have gone by and more than five years later we still don’t have a definite answer, a preference for one or the other largely comes down to personal opinion. As Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year award for the second year in a row. The “who is the greatest of all time” debate began again. The Portuguese…

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BERNARD HOPKINS – THE BOXERS CURSE?

They say that the boxers curse is an inevitable ailment eventually endured by all great pugilists who continue their profession beyond a time that they should. In each generation of boxing greats, we have continued to witness athletes, who in self-denial, continued to pursue a dream without a true end in mind. One of the most chilling reminders of this curse is watching Muhammed Ali’s final heavyweight contest against the young and promising hall of fame fighter, Larry Holmes. More recently, listening to the punch drunk pugilists such as Riddick…

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FERNANDO TORRES: The Curious Case

FERNANDO TORRES The Curious Case The shining number 9 from Atletico Madrid is a shadow of his former self… There was a time when the world’s top defenders would shiver at hearing the name of ‘Fernando Torres’. But what happened and where did it all go wrong? The name Fernando Torres rang a bell in every football pundit/fan/players’ minds when he was primed for an exhilarating future after being named Atletico Madrid captain at the tender age of just 19. When he moved in the summer of 2007 to Liverpool FC…

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