Posts Tagged England

Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best’s son

An April 7, 1978 file photo showing Pele, left, and former Irish  soccer star George Best, smiling together during an awards luncheon for Pele in Los Angeles. Approaching the tenth anniversary of the death in November 2005, His son Calum is telling the full story of their turbulent father-son relationship for the first time. "Although he was on this pedestal of being this amazing, iconic footballer, which I will always be proud of, there's a darker side to it," he says. "My dad suffered from a drink problem, which meant we suffered, which meant our relationship suffered."(AP Photo/George Brich, File)

LONDON (AP) — There’s one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime.

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California Chrome heads to Britain, to race at Royal Ascot

UAE-owned Prince Bishop ridden by William Buick, 1st left, crosses the finish line to win the $ 10,000,000 Dubai World Cup during the Dubai World Cup horse races at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

ASCOT, England (AP) — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is heading to England after being confirmed as a runner in the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in June.

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