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David Moyes picture Playboy model Hannah Elizabeth, Sara Beverly Jones Tony Bellew fight Liverpool Echo Arena

Moyes eyes a couple of strikers! Everton boss poses with blonde beauties before Bellew's bout

By
Lee Bryan

PUBLISHED:

02:55 GMT, 31 March 2013

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UPDATED:

03:01 GMT, 31 March 2013

David Moyes was grinning like a Cheshire cat on Saturday – and for good reason.

After watching Everton see off Stoke thanks to Kevin Mirallas' splendid strike at Goodison Park, the 49-year-old Scot proved he's still got it, sandwiching himself between a couple of glamour girls at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Moyes was there to support Toffees fan Tony Bellew in his bout against Isaac Chilemba – which ended in a draw – but he got a little more than he bargained for in his ringside seat.

Blonde ambition: David Moyes is grabbed by a pair of Betfair beauties at the Echo Arena

Blonde ambition: David Moyes is grabbed by a pair of Betfair beauties at the Echo Arena

Everton skipper Phil Neville was quick to tweet the picture, saying: “Moyes at the boxing, go on son! That's how your Boss rolls” is he in bellews corner'

Playboy model Hannah Elizabeth, pictured left in the picture, remarked on the social network site: 'howlin that I was sittin next to David Moyes ringside n got a pic on his knee with my @SaraBeverley #LEG'

Her pal Sara Beverly Jones – an actress, presenter and promotional model – added: 'Me and @misshannahelizx on David moyes knee! Ha my face! … Add your own caption.'

In this case, we think a picture tells a thousand words…

Nani unhurt after crash with police car

Nani unhurt after Man United star's Bentley collides with unmarked police car

By
Ian Leonard

PUBLISHED:

11:04 GMT, 16 February 2013

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UPDATED:

11:04 GMT, 16 February 2013

Manchester United winger Nani escaped uninjured after his luxury Bentley was involved in a crash with a police car.

The 26-year-old’s Bentley Continental careered into a central reservation and smashed into bollards after colliding with the unmarked Ford Mondeo, which was responding to a 999 call.

The crash happened around 6.40pm on Friday on Gatley Road, near the junction of Kingsway, in Stockport.

Unhurt: Nani's Bentley Continental collided with an unmarked police car

Unhurt: Nani's Bentley Continental collided with an unmarked police car

The officer who was driving the police car and Nani were unhurt while another officer, who was a passenger in the Mondeo, received minor injuries.

Both vehicles suffered minor damage.

Police have launched an investigation and an officer has been suspended from driving in line with normal procedures.

Witnesses told how Nani, who was dressed in his United training kit, was led away by officers for questioning.

One told the Manchester Evening News: 'I could see the Bentley had gone head-on into the bollards at the traffic lights and the car had been a bit bashed up at the front.

'I wondered who was driving the Bentley and when I had a quick look in the police car Nani was sat there in his training kit.'

'He looked a bit shocked.'

It’s understood The Portuguese star was travelling to his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at the time of crash.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: 'At about 6.40pm on Friday, an unmarked police car responding to an emergency call was travelling along Gatley road at the junction with Kingsway, Stockport.

'As the police car entered the junction it collided with a Bentley, Continental.

'The passenger in the police car received minor injuries and only minor damage was caused to both vehicles.

'The police driver has been suspended from driving duties in line with normal procedure.'

Battle: Nani (right) holds off Fulham's Sascha Riether earlier this month

Battle: Nani (right) holds off Fulham's Sascha Riether earlier this month

Crash: Nani's Bentley Continental, like the car above, was involved in the collision (stock image)

Crash: Nani's Bentley Continental, like the car above, was involved in the collision (stock image)

Chelsea 0 Swansea 2 – Capital One Cup match report

Chelsea 0 Swansea 2: Marvellous Michu makes sloppy Chelsea pay before Graham adds late second

By
Matt Barlow

PUBLISHED:

21:37 GMT, 9 January 2013

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UPDATED:

21:37 GMT, 9 January 2013

Michu once again underlined exactly why he is being touted as signing of the summer as he plundered his 15th goal of the season to give Swansea the advantage at half-time in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

The 2million man proved to be the best Spanish striker on the pitch as his goal late in the first-half won the match in which 50million Fernando Torres struggled badly to find any rhythm.

Chelsea enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges but failed to beat an inspired Gerhard Tremmel.

And they made to pay the ultimate price when a Branislav Ivanovic mistake was pounced on by Michu.

Danny Graham then doubled the lead in stoppage time.

More to follow….

Red action: Swansea have the lead at half-time in their Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea

Red action: Swansea have the lead at half-time in their Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea

MATCH FACTS

CHELSEA: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Ramires (Lampard 71), Hazard, Oscar (Marin 83), Mata, Torres (Ba 81). Subs: Hilario, Ferreira, Bertrand, Ake.

SWANSEA: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, De Guzman, Ki, Routledge (Tiendalli 63), Hernandez, Michu (Graham 84).
Subs: Vorm, Dyer, Monk, Shechter, Agustien.

Goal: Michu 39, Graham 90

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Star man: Michu proved to be the difference, as so often he has been since he joined the Swans

Star man: Michu proved to be the difference, as so often he has been since he joined the Swans

Star man: Michu proved to be the difference, as so often he has been since he joined the Swans

Rough and ready: Swansea matched Chelsea every step of the way at Stamford Bridge

Rough and ready: Swansea matched Chelsea every step of the way at Stamford Bridge

Rough and ready: Swansea matched Chelsea every step of the way at Stamford Bridge

Rough and ready: Swansea matched Chelsea every step of the way at Stamford Bridge

Sarah Story named Dame in New Year Honours List

Fairy Storey! Dame Sarah and Weirwolf head list of Paralympic heroes honoured

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00:02 GMT, 29 December 2012

Sarah Storey won Great Britain's first gold medal of a memorable Paralympic Games and has now completed a stunning 2012 by being named a Dame in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Storey, like David Weir, finished with four gold medals from four events and carried the Union Flag at the closing ceremony along with the wheelchair racer, who has been awarded a CBE.

Scroll down for a full list of Paralympic Honours

Stars: Sarah Storey (above) has been named a Dame while David Weir (below) has been awarded a CBE

Stars: Sarah Storey (above) has been named a Dame while David Weir (below) has been awarded a CBE

David Weir celebrates winning Gold during the Men's 800m - T54 Final

Storey has been honoured for a Paralympic career which began as a 14-year-old swimmer in Barcelona in 1992 and featured four Games in the pool before she switched to the bike ahead of the Beijing Games in 2008.

In London, her sixth Games, the 35-year-old from Disley, Cheshire, took her tally to 11 Paralympic gold medals, equalling former wheelchair racer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's haul.

Storey and Weir were Britain's most prolific winners at the Paralympics as the hosts won 34 gold and 120 medals in all, while the nation marvelled at the athletes' ability, forgetting the impairment of an individual and concentrating on the sport.

'Wow, I am speechless but incredibly honoured and extremely proud to be able to accept the DBE,' said Storey, who recently announced she was pregnant.

Laden: Storey won four golds in London

Laden: Storey won four golds in London

'I never expected any additional awards after my sporting success.

'I love competing for my country and that is a huge honour in itself.

'Now to be a dame is beyond anything I could have ever imagined and I cannot thank my family, friends, coaches and support staff over all the years enough for their devotion in helping me to follow the path of becoming the best athlete I can possibly be.'

Weir won the last home gold of a memorable summer with victory in the marathon on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

The 33-year-old from Wallington, Surrey, led the athletics team to a series of stirring triumphs, including for amputee sprinter Jonnie Peacock, who won the blue riband event of the Games, the T44 100metres, ahead of the likes of Oscar Pistorius.

Peacock is awarded an MBE, as are fellow athletes Richard Whitehead, Aled Davies, Mickey Bushell, Hannah Cockroft, Aled Davies and Josie Pearson, who all won Paralympic gold to send a capacity 80,000 Olympic Stadium crowd into raptures.

Swimmer Ellie Simmonds was once again the darling of the Games, dealing with the expectation and her image staring down on all entering the Olympic Park from the Westfield Shopping Centre, by taking two titles before her 18th birthday, four years after two wins as a 13-year-old.

Simmonds is awarded an OBE, an honour also bestowed upon Sophie Christiansen, who won three equestrian gold medals in Greenwich.

She said: 'It's been a great honour to be included in the list which caps an amazing year for me personally and for British sport.'

Natasha Baker won two para-equestrian titles and is awarded an MBE along with Christiansen's team-mates in the team championship Deborah Criddle and Sophie Wells.

Ten-time Paralympic champion Lee
Pearson, the fourth member of the winning quartet, did not receive an
honour, having been made an MBE following the 2008 Games.

Sealed with a kiss: Ellie Simmonds (above) and Jonnie Peacock (below) were also among the gold medals

Sealed with a kiss: Ellie Simmonds (above) and Jonnie Peacock (below) were also among the gold medals

Jonnie Peacock

Storey's husband Barney also did not make the list, despite claiming his third Paralympic title in London.

His tandem partner Neil Fachie was awarded an MBE, as was tandem pilot rider Craig MacLean, who won an Olympic medal in Sydney in 2000 and piloted Anthony Kappes to gold in London.
Like Barney Storey, Kappes was not honoured this time around.

Road cyclist David Stone won road race gold at Brands Hatch, but also missed out on a fresh honour, having already been made an MBE.

All other London 2012 gold medal winners were honoured, with boccia player Nigel Murray given an MBE for his long and distinguished career which has featured two Paralympic titles and bronze in London.

PARALYMPIC ATHLETES HONOURED

DAME

Sarah Storey – cycling

CBE

David Weir – athletics

OBE

Sophie Christiansen – equestrian

Ellie Simmonds – swimming

MBE

Jessica-Jane Applegate – athletics
Natasha Baker – equestrian
Danielle Brown – archery
Mickey Bushell – athletics

Hannah Cockroft – athletics
Mark Colbourne – cycling
Josef Craig – swimming
Deborah Criddle – equestrian
Aled Davies – athleticsNeil Fachie – cycling
Jonathan Fox – swimming
Heather Frederiksen – swimming
Oliver Hynd – swimming
Helena Lucas – sailing
Craig MacLean – cycling
Nigel Murray – boccia
Jonnie Peacock – athletics
Josie Pearson – athletics
Pam Relph – rowing
Naomi Riches – rowing
James Roe – rowing
David Smith – rowing
Lily van den Broecke – rowing
Sophie Wells – equestrian
Richard Whitehead – athletics

Brad Friedel Blackburn return blocked by Andre Villas-Boas

AVB steps in to stop Friedel's Blackburn return despite Lloris edging Spurs keeper battle

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UPDATED:

23:46 GMT, 22 November 2012

Andre Villas-Boas has blocked Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel’s return to Blackburn.

Friedel, 41, has been offered a
player-coach role at Ewood Park by his old team-mate Henning Berg.
Blackburn hope to revive a deal in January.

Friedel was ready to give up his
battle with Hugo Lloris to be Tottenham's first-choice goalkeeper and
make a dramatic return to Blackburn.

Wanted: Brad Friedel (centre) is tempted by a coaching offer from Blackburn

Wanted: Brad Friedel (centre) is tempted by a coaching offer from Blackburn

Berg was in negotiations with Spurs
on Wednesday over a deal that would see Friedel move back to Ewood Park
on loan until January when the transfer would become permanent.

The 41-year-old American is also being offered a coaching role at his old club.

Friedel
has been locked in a battle with Lloris since the France international
arrived at White Hart Lane from Lyon for 8million in the summer.

Lloris
was widely expected to be first-choice but, despite ending Friedel's
remarkable run of 310 consecutive starts in the Premier League for
Blackburn, Aston Villa and Spurs last month, Villas-Boas still seems
undecided between the two.

Clear run: Friedel's departure would make Hugo Lloris undisputed No 1

Clear run: Friedel's departure would make Hugo Lloris undisputed No 1

Both he and chairman Daniel Levy are
understood to be reluctant to lose Friedel but the player is tempted by
an opportunity to return to the north-west, where he still has a luxury
home in Cheshire, and the offer of a move into coaching.

Brad Friedel set to quit Tottenham for Blackburn return

Friedel set to end Spurs battle with Lloris by making shock return to Blackburn

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UPDATED:

22:53 GMT, 21 November 2012

Brad Friedel is ready to give up his battle with Hugo Lloris to be Tottenham's first-choice goalkeeper and make a dramatic return to Blackburn Rovers.

New Blackburn manager Henning Berg was in negotiations with Spurs on Wednesday over a deal that would see Friedel move back to Ewood Park on loan until January when the transfer would become permanent.

The 41-year-old American is also being offered a coaching role at his old club.

Wanted: Brad Friedel (centre) is tempted by a coaching offer from Blackburn

Wanted: Brad Friedel (centre) is tempted by a coaching offer from Blackburn

Friedel has been locked in a battle with Lloris since the France international arrived at White Hart Lane from Lyon for 8million in the summer.

Lloris was widely expected to be first-choice but, despite ending Friedel's remarkable run of 310 consecutive starts in the Premier League for Blackburn, Aston Villa and Spurs last month, manager Andre Villas-Boas still seems undecided between the two.

Clear run: Friedel's departure would make Hugo Lloris undisputed No 1

Clear run: Friedel's departure would make Hugo Lloris undisputed No 1

Both he and chairman Daniel Levy are understood to be reluctant to lose Friedel but the player is tempted by an opportunity to return to the north-west, where he still has a luxury home in Cheshire, and the offer of a move into coaching.

The deal is bound to place a question mark over Paul Robinson's future at Blackburn.

Former Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is known to be interested in taking Robinson to West Ham, and a move in January might now be a possibility.

Sale deny Bryan Redpath has been sacked

Sale deny Redpath has been sacked but Scot remains on borrowed time

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UPDATED:

23:45 GMT, 29 October 2012

Sale have dismissed reports that Bryan Redpath had been sacked after a disastrous start to the season, but it appears certain that the Scot's short stint in charge of the Cheshire club is over.

With the Sharks currently eight points adrift at the foot of the Aviva Premiership season, former All Blacks coach John Mitchell has been lined up to oversee a salvage operation.

While the Kiwi was initially approached with a view to a consultancy role, he has since left no doubt that if he does return to Sale, where he previously played, it would be to take charge.

Staying put: Bryan Redpath remains at Sale but looks set to leave

Staying put: Bryan Redpath remains at Sale but looks set to leave

While it has been made clear to Redpath – who joined from Gloucester at the end of last season – that he will have to accept a reduced role, the club are adamant that he 'has NOT been dismissed'.

It remains to be seen if the ex-Scotland scrum half will stay for much longer, with either Mitchell or chief executive Steve Diamond at the helm.

Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez head to golf course after Champions League hiccup

Golf-mad City stars Aguero and Tevez really putt it in after Champions League hiccup

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UPDATED:

23:55 GMT, 4 October 2012

When the going gets tough, the tough get going to the golf course.

Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez headed to their local Cheshire club for a thrash after Wednesday's Champions League hiccup.

Line up: Sergio Aguero watches Carlos Tevez take a putt

Line up: Sergio Aguero watches Carlos Tevez take a putt

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero

The Blues were far from their best at the Etihad Stadium against Borussia Dortmund and had a fortunate late penalty to thank for securing a 1-1 draw.

It was no surprise to see the golf-mad Argentineans back in the swing on Thursday.

Tevez, a 13-handicapper, has been seen as much on the course as he has on the pitch during the past 12 months.

Life's a pitch: Golf-mad Tevez and Aguero get in the swing

Life's a pitch: Golf-mad Tevez and Aguero get in the swing

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero

He even surprised the sporting
world when he emerged on the green at The Open held at Royal Lytham
& St Annes.

The
28-year-old was for once not taking part as a sportsman but, was in
fact a caddie for his good friend and countryman Andres Romero, 31.

City midfielder Yaya Toure (below) gave golf a miss and headed to the training ground for treatment on a thigh injury he suffered against Dortmund.

Yaya Toure after Dortmund goal

Yaya Toure leaves the training ground with an ice pack

Sergio Aguero plays golf without Carlos Tevez

Aguero plays golf on his own… (but where was team-mate Tevez to caddie for him)

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UPDATED:

15:56 GMT, 1 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Sergio Aguero looks as though he could have done with the help of Manchester City and Argentina team-mate Carlos Tevez as he played his way around a golf course in Cheshire.

Aguero was all alone as he played a round just a week after Tevez was seen carrying the clubs of Argentinian compatriot Andres Romero round Royal Lytham & St Annes during The Open.

Sergio no mates: Man City's Aguero plays 18 holes on a Cheshire golf course all on his own on Wednesday morning

Sergio no mates: Man City's Aguero plays 18 holes on a Cheshire golf course all on his own on Wednesday morning

Aguero was playing a relaxing round of golf in between the strenuous pre-season training programme as Manchester City prepare to defend their Premier League crown.

Doing it himself: Aguero removes the pin as he plays a putt during a round of golf on his own

Doing it himself: Aguero removes the pin as he plays a putt during a round of golf on his own

The Argentinian star scored for City in their last game of their Asia tour as Roberto Mancini's side ran out 3-1 winners against Malaysia.

City kick off their title defence at home to Premier League new boys Southampton on August 19.

Sergio Aguero plays golf on his own

Aguero plays golf on his own… and he couldn't even convince Tevez to caddy for him

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UPDATED:

14:20 GMT, 1 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Sergio Aguero looks as though he could have done with the help of Manchester City and Argentina team-mate Carlos Tevez as he played his way around a golf course in Cheshire.

Aguero was all alone as he played a round just a week after Tevez was seen carrying the clubs of Argentinian compatriot Andres Romero round Royal Lytham & St Annes during The Open.

Sergio no mates: Man City's Aguero plays 18 holes on a Cheshire golf course all on his own on Wednesday morning

Sergio no mates: Man City's Aguero plays 18 holes on a Cheshire golf course all on his own on Wednesday morning

Aguero was playing a relaxing round of golf in between the strenuous pre-season training programme as Manchester City prepare to defend their Premier League crown.

Doing it himself: Aguero removes the pin as he plays a putt during a round of golf on his own

Doing it himself: Aguero removes the pin as he plays a putt during a round of golf on his own

The Argentinian star scored for City in their last game of their Asia tour as Roberto Mancini's side ran out 3-1 winners against Malaysia.

City kick off their title defence at home to Premier League new boys Southampton on August 19.