Posts Tagged United Kingdom

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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Former Olympic boxing champ retires; cites brain injuries

This is a Sunday Oct. 1, 2000 file photo of Audley Harrison of  Britain celebrates his gold medal victory in the super-heavyweight division in Sydney, Australia. Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has announced his retirement, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries. The 43-year-old British fighter, who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says a series of medical tests showed he was suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury.  (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

LONDON (AP) — Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.

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From parking lot to cathedral, Richard III is comeback king

Sophie The Countess of Wessex arrives at Leicester Cathedral to attend a service for the re-reinterment of the mortal remains of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, Leicester, England, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in 2012 in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester, 500 years after he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.

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Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season

LONDON (AP) — Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team.

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