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Ryder Cup
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Is Europe’s dominance a threat to the Ryder Cup?

With Europe winning their third successive Ryder Cup to complete a hat-trick of victories over Team USA, their dominance of the golf’s greatest match was further enhanced. They have now won an impressive eight out of the last ten Ryder Cups, with the USA struggling to stay ahead by the end of the final day. While European fans celebrate the success, the question is starting to emerge of whether or not the overwhelming dominance of Europe will cause fans of Team USA to turn off their televisions and to stop paying for the privilege of being a spectator?
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Wenger
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Managerial stability: a thing of the past?

As Arsène Wenger stepped out at the Emirates Stadium last Tuesday as his Arsenal team faced Galatasaray it marked an astounding 18 years at helm of the Gunners and one is left to wonder whether we will ever see another managerial tenure in elite football quite like this one. Since he took over in 1996, there have been 207 different Premier League managers with major clubs in Europe following suit with generally shorter-term managers. Have times just changed and the days of managers being with their club season after season are over? Does changing the manager have any impact at all – if the players remain the same, things can’t be too different? If not the manager, what makes up the winning formula?
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Varsity horseracing
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From Turf to Thames: Varsity Horseracing 2014 preview

If you had told me this time last year that I would be getting up every day at 5:30am to go out and ride racehorses, I would’ve assumed you were still feeling the effects from a recent night out. Being a show jumper, racing had always sounded like something fun to do, in the way that being a spy/driving an F1 car sounds like fun – it’s a nice idea, but it takes a very specific set of skills, is super dangerous, and let’s be honest, who’s really going to let you try it. But, when I heard that there were try-outs for the Oxford Horse Racing Team, I thought I would give it a go.
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Rainbow Laces campaign: We can change the game

“I can’t change zat I’m gorgeous” purrs Arsenal hitman and French heartthrob Olivier Giroud. He stars, alongside teammates Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott, in the north London club’s promo video for LGBT charity Stonewall and betting firm Paddy Power’s Rainbow Laces campaign, which aims to help to eliminate homophobia from football.
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