Tag: Sport

Birmingham City 2016/17 Season Preview

Birmingham City begin their sixth successive season in the Championship when they officially kick off at home to Cardiff on Saturday with high hopes and a renewed confidence around the club that there is light at the end of the tunnel – both on and off the pitch, after years of uncertainty following Blues’ fallout from …

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04 August 2016
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Tickets on-sale for the 107th YONEX All England Badminton Championships 2017

By Renu Chopra Tickets are now on sale for next year’s YONEX All England’s Open Badminton Championships which will see the return of world class players take to the courts at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena next March. For those who have not been before, whether you are a badminton fan or not it does not matter—it …

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28 July 2016
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Euro 2016 – England 1-2 Iceland: Where Do England Go From Here?

England fell to their lowest ebb at a major tournament on Monday night with a 2-1 loss to Iceland which saw the Three Lions exit the European Championships in the last 16 stage, a defeat considered as the most humiliating result in the nation’s history. Given the opposition at hand, a country bearing little over 300,000 …

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01 July 2016
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Tesche Signs for Birmingham City – Why Fans Should Be Excited

On a historic day in which Birmingham and the majority of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in an unprecedented referendum, there was to be one arrival in England’s Second City involving a European national that, alike the ‘Brexit’ vote, could bear significant effects in the long-term. Robert Tesche – a German midfielder …

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25 June 2016
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The Week That Was – AEGON Classic 2016

The AEGON Classic 2016 saw Birmingham play host to a number of the world’s best WTA stars in an unforgettable week of tennis. This year’s tournament built on it’s success in recent years to serve up nine days of action at the Edgbaston Priory Club in the build up to Wimbledon in a week’s time. …

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22 June 2016
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Euro 2016 – England 0-0 Slovakia: How the Players Rated

England’s Group B campaign came to something of a dour end last night in Saint-Etienne as the Three Lions once again failed to make their dominance count by sharing the spoils in a 0-0 stalemate with Slovakia, who could also advance as one of the four third-place sides to progress into the last 16. Meanwhile, …

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21 June 2016
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AEGON Classic 2016 Day 7 – Vandeweghe through to quarter-finals

CoCo Vandeweghe has defeated Christina McHale in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (2) to go through to the quarter-final of the AEGON Classic. The Californian, ranked Number 32 in the WTA Rankings, played solidly against her fellow American, showing some of the form that she displayed in her 1st round win over the World Number 3 …

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17 June 2016
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MATCH REPORT: EURO 2016: England 2 – Wales 1

Group B begun their second round of matches and two of the home nations were set to deliver an exciting game filled with suspense. Here’s the lowdown from the England v Wales game. The England team started off with a very high tempo of play but were unable to convert their early chances. Raheem Sterling’s …

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17 June 2016
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AEGON Classic 2016 Day 6 – Konta grinds out win over Doi

Johanna Konta is through to the second round of the AEGON Classic after defeating the World Number 49 Misaki Doi in straight sets (7-6, 6-1). Doi and Konta had faced each other previously prior to this match in Rome a few months ago, where the Japanese player defeated the Briton in three sets. However, Konta …

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16 June 2016
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AEGON Classic 2016 Day 4 – Kvitova safely through to 2nd round

Petra Kvitova booked her place in the second round of the AEGON Classic after defeating her fellow Czech Republic opponent Lucie Safarova in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). Kvitova has had the upper hand over Safarova in their last eight meetings between each other, with the last time they faced other on grass was in her …

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15 June 2016
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