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Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

English Premier League TV rights break all records: £ 4.2 billion

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said he was surprised by how much the matches had fetched

Pay-TV group Sky has agreed to pay 4.2 billion pounds (6.4 billion dollars) to show 126 live English Premier League matches a season from 2016 to 2019, pressured by fierce rival BT to smash analysts' forecasts and secure the best games.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 13:35 UTC

Record television audience in US history at Sunday's Super Bowl

Viewership peaked to 120.8 million between 9.45 and 10pm EST during the Patriots’ game-winning fourth-quarter drive, Comcast Corp-owned NBC said.

The New England Patriots’ heart-stopping 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl delivered the largest television audience in US history with an average of 114.4 million viewers, network NBC said on Monday.

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 19:46 UTC

Another contender for Blatter's FIFA job, Figo: “time for transparency”

“I care about football, so what I'm seeing regarding the image of FIFA -- not only now but in the past years -- I don't like it,” Figo told CNN

Former Portugal star Luis Figo has announced he will stand for the FIFA presidency. The 42-year-old revealed his intentions in an interview with CNN, a day before the FIFA deadline for candidacies.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Dutch football chief will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency

“It is about time that the organization is normalized and that its full focus is back on football”, said challenger KNVB president Michael van Praag

Dutch FA chief Michael Van Praag is to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The 67-year-old says he has “at least” five nominations from FIFA’s 209 member federations to become an official candidate after the Jan. 29 deadline for submissions.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands circumnavigation planned by Royal Marine veterans for PTSD awareness

Mick 50, has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and was skipper of the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco

Two Brighton based former Royal Marines will, on January 29th, officially launch their bid to kayak the 650 miles of unforgiving coastline of the Falkland Islands. Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham will undertake the circumnavigation in spring 2016, a challenge which is set to take about 30 days.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands football team with be at the Island Games in Jersey

There will be 16 men's teams and 11 women's teams in this summer's Island Games football tournament, including from the Falkland Islands. Only four men's teams and three women's teams went to the last Games in Bermuda because of costs, with the hosts winning both gold medals.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 04:42 UTC

FIFA vice-president will challenge Blatter for the presidency in May 29 election

“I am seeking the presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport” Prince Ali said

FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali bin Al Hussein said on Tuesday he would stand against Sepp Blatter for presidency of football's world governing body, declaring that years of controversy surrounding “the beautiful sport” must end.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Hotel stays for New Year's Eve in Europe don't come cheap

Edinburgh ranks as the most expensive city in Europe in which to spend New Year's Eve, according to a new survey from a hotel room tourism website. The survey compared 30 major European destinations based on the cost of their lodging for December 31, 2014.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 05:32 UTC

Cotroversial two-part Top Gear Patagonia special aired on BBC2

Had it not been for the incidents, the Patagonia chapter of Top Gear would have been of little entertaining value

Critics agree only the segment where the crew is chased and thrown stones at by angry Argentines has some 'action'. The rest is the usual Top Gear travelogue.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Top Gear episode filmed in Argentina to be aired Saturday

It was the 'most terrible thing' for BBC host Jeremy Clarkson

When filming in Patagonia, the BBC crew and host Jeremy Clarkson were forced to leave the country after locals saw their cars' license plates, which were deemed 'provocative'.

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