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Luis Carreira dies ahead of Macau Grand Prix

Carreira dies ahead of Macau Grand Prix in latest tragedy to rock motorsport

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UPDATED:

13:09 GMT, 15 November 2012

Motorsport has been rocked by the death of another biker – Luis Carreira – ahead of the Macau Grand Prix.

The tragedy comes a year after MotoGP legend Marco Simoncelli died in a horrific crash at the race in Malaysia.

Superbikes Carreira, the 35-year-old Portuguese, crashed on Fisherman's Bend during qualifying today at the Guia circuit. No other riders were involved in the accident.

Tragedy: Luis Carreira died in qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix

Tragedy: Luis Carreira died in qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix

Race organisers said two doctors went to the rider's aid and he was then taken to a hospital but was declared dead about 20 minutes after arriving.

A statement from the Macau Grand Prix committee read: 'We regret to announce that Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira, competitor No 33, from Portugal, in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 46th edition, has succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident during the qualifying session this afternoon.

'No other rider was involved in the incident, which occurred at Fisherman’s Bend at 15.58. The qualifying session was immediately red flagged.

Death: Carreira died after being rushed to hospital

Death: Carreira died after being rushed to hospital

'The medical services, a fast intervention vehicle, fully equipped, and an ambulance with two doctors in attendance, which were located at the side of the accident immediately went to the rider’s aid, and as a result of the doctors’ diagnosis, Mr Carreira was immediately evacuated by ambulance to the Hospital, where he was admitted at 16.08.

'Continuous CPR was performed, however he succumbed to his injuries at 16.28.

'The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team, and the Committee expresses its sincere condolences.

'The qualifying session was abandoned at 16.30.'

Carreira raced for the Bennimoto Raider-Cetelem team.

Tony Greig to have treatment for lung cancer

Ex-England captain Greig to have surgery next week after lung cancer diagnosis

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UPDATED:

07:16 GMT, 9 November 2012

Former England captain Tony Greig, who was last month diagnosed with lung cancer, is to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old spoke to the Channel Nine commentary team, of which he is usually a member, during their coverage of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.

Greig was candid about the situation, saying: 'It's not good. The truth is I've got lung cancer. Now it's a case of what they can do.

Surgery: Tony Greig (left) was diagnosed with lung cancer last month

Surgery: Tony Greig (left) was diagnosed with lung cancer last month

'I'm going in on Monday for a Tuesday operation. Then we'll start to fight back after that.

'Once they've done the operation the plan is to have some chemotherapy to see if we can make a dent in this setback I've had.

'It's been an incredible, very short journey so far. You've got no idea how much one misses going to the cricket on a day like today. It takes a little bit of getting used to.'

Skipper: England captain Greig meets the Queen in 1975

Skipper: England captain Greig meets the Queen in 1975

Greig first became aware he had a problem during Australia's one-day series against Pakistan in Dubai in August and September.

Initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May, the condition lingered and, by the time of the ICC World Twenty20 that finished in Sri Lanka last month, Greig had tests that revealed a small lesion at the base of his right lung.

On his return to Australia he had fluid removed from the right lung. Testing revealed he had lung cancer.

Arsenal misery with Gervinho injured for four weeks

More Arsenal misery with crocked Gervinho facing four weeks on the sidelines

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UPDATED:

21:00 GMT, 30 October 2012

Arsenal forward Gervinho will miss up to four weeks with an ankle injury.

The Ivory Coast international was stretchered off during the 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Gervinho underwent a scan on Monday and the diagnosis is that the forward will be missing for around a month with the injury.

Knock: Gervinho picked up an ankle injury against QPR last weekend

Knock: Gervinho picked up an ankle injury against QPR last weekend

The 25-year-old will miss some crucial
games for the Gunners, including Saturday's trip to clash against
Manchester United, the club's Champions League clashes against Schalke
and Montpellier as well as the north London derby against Tottenham
Hotspur.

The news will come as cruel blow to Arsene Wenger, who is already short of forward options.

Tony Greig cancer battle: Cricket stars send support to former England captain

Former England captain Greig vows to give cancer battle his 'best shot' as stars send support

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UPDATED:

16:05 GMT, 22 October 2012

Former England cricket captain Tony Greig has vowed to give fighting cancer his 'best shot'.

South African-born Greig, 66, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, tweeted: 'Thanks to all of you who have sent me good wishes for a recovery.

'With your prayers and the help of my family I will give it my best shot.'
Words of support have already flooded in from across the world.

Battle: Greig (centre) has revealed he is suffering from a form of lung cancer

Battle: Greig (centre) has revealed he is suffering from a form of lung cancer

Ex-England skipper Michael Vaughan tweeted: 'Fight Hard Tony… All right behind you…'

Australian captain Michael Clarke
tweeted: 'On behalf of the current Australian Cricket team we wish you
all the best at this tough time mate.'

Former Pakistan test cricketer Ramiz
Raja added: 'Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
Inshalah you will pull through. Speedy recovery mate!'

A small lesion was found in the base
of Greig's right lung leading to a large fluid removal. This later led
to a cancer diagnosis.

Skipper: Greig meets the Queen in 1975

Skipper: Greig meets the Queen in 1975

Greig famously defected to Australia to become one of the leading players in Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket in 1977.

He has lived in Sydney, Australia,
for over three decades and has been a long-standing member of Nine's
broadcast team with veteran trio Bill Lawry, Ian Chappell and Richie
Benaud.

Greig said his priority was his
family and his health, and he is unsure whether he will be with Nine to
commentate on Australia's first Test against South Africa on November 9.

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe diagnosed with cancer

Former New Zealand captain Crowe diagnosed with cancer

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UPDATED:

09:25 GMT, 15 October 2012

Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma

Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma, an invasive cancer of the immune system.

Crowe's manager, Louise Henderson, said the 50-year-old had only recently received the diagnosis and requested privacy while he and his family deal with the news.

'The family have a number of issues to confront over the next couple of weeks,' Henderson said.

'The diagnosis is very new, the family is still in shock and obviously dealing with the understanding that life as they know it for the unforeseeable future is different.'

Crowe played 77 tests and 143 one-day internationals for New Zealand between 1982 and 1995. He scored more than 5,400 test runs at an average of 45 with 17 centuries.He is married to former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes.

Twitter abuse towards Mark Halsey condemned at "beneath contempt"

Vile Twitter abuse aimed at referee Halsey condemned as 'beneath contempt'

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UPDATED:

12:45 GMT, 24 September 2012

The Twitter abuse of referee Mark Halsey has been condemned as 'beneath contempt' by the match officials' union Prospect.

Halsey was the victim of abusive tweets on Sunday which referred to his throat cancer diagnosis in 2009.

As well as referring to the referee's well-known battle with cancer, others sickeningly referred to his wife, Michelle, who has also been fighting the disease.

Sick: Referee Mark Halsey (right) was subjected to vile abuse on Twitter

Sick: Referee Mark Halsey (right) was subjected to vile abuse on Twitter

The 51-year-old official sent off
Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and then awarded Manchester United a
controversial penalty in the Barclays Premier League game at Anfield,
with Robin van Persie converting the spot-kick for a 2-1 win.

A tweet posted from an account named @johnwareing1 read: 'I hope Mark Halsey gets cancer again and dies' while another from @lfcjohn259 read: 'Mark Halsey should've died of cancer.'

Both tweets were met with outrage from other users of the social media site. The post from @lfcjohn259 was deleted and the @johnwareing1 account was removed completely.

The national secretary of Prospect, Alan Leighton, expressed his union's disgust regarding the tweets in a statement.

His statement read: 'Prospect wholeheartedly condemns the unacceptable abuse aimed at Mark Halsey on Twitter. The comments made by a very small minority will be seen as beneath contempt by all decent people.

'The main concern now is for Mark and his family, who are receiving the support of his employer, PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited). Prospect will also provide any assistance as required.'

Upsetting: The tweets referred to his diagnosis with throat cancer in 2009

Upsetting: The tweets referred to his diagnosis with throat cancer in 2009

Upsetting: The tweets referred to his diagnosis with throat cancer in 2009

Halsey returned to refereeing in March 2010, and is due to officiate the Capital One Cup third-round meeting between Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night as originally planned.

PGMO, which provides referees to the Premier League, also issued a statement deploring the actions of the small minority of abusive Twitter users.

'PGMO abhors any abuse of match officials whether that is in stadia or outside of it.

'Our main concern is towards Mark and his family, and as with all match officials, there is a backroom team who are there for them.

'This includes a sports psychologist, who has worked extensively with the Select Group including Mark over the past few years. Mark has already benefited from the support of all of his Select Group colleagues and they will continue to back him this week.

'None of the Select Group match officials are on social media.'

Unhappy: Some Liverpool fans were aggrieved by Halsey's performance during their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United

Unhappy: Some Liverpool fans were aggrieved by Halsey's performance during their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United

Halsey showed a red card to Shelvey for a challenge on Jonny Evans but both managers had different views on the decision with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also questioning the award of United's penalty.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said of the decision: 'I thought it was a clear red card.

'I don't think he went for the ball – Jonny Evans went for the ball and got the ball – and the boy's gone in really dangerously and I don't think there's any other decision the referee could have given.'

But Rodgers was adamant his side had been hard done by.

'Jonjo Shelvey, if he gets sent off, then Jonny Evans has to go as well. I think both players' feet are off the floor,' he said.

'I'm sure it's never a penalty, and then obviously Luis Suarez goes up the other end and gets a toe to the ball and the defender doesn't touch the ball, and he goes down and it looks a penalty. That was out of our control.'

London 2012 Olympics: Daniel Sturridge praises doctor

Sturridge praises Chelsea doctor after quick diagnosis of meningitis

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UPDATED:

22:38 GMT, 22 July 2012

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has paid tribute to club doctor Dave Porter for keeping alive his Team GB dream after viral meningitis.

He said: ‘I was fortunate to have a doctor who saw the warning signs straight away and got me off to a hospital.’

On the mend: Daniel Sturridge (right) has recovered from viral meningitis

On the mend: Daniel Sturridge (right) has recovered from viral meningitis

Euro 2012: Gareth Barry ruled out for England – Phil Jagielka called up

Barry blow rocks England as Jagielka is called up to replace crocked midfielder for Euro 2012

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UPDATED:

06:38 GMT, 29 May 2012

Gareth Barry will miss Euro 2012 after a scan confirmed a tear in his lower abdomen which rules him out for at least three weeks.

Barry was devastated despite fearing the worst from the moment he first felt a twinge of discomfort, soon after coming on as a half-time substitute during England's win in Norway, on Saturday.

The 53-cap Manchester City midfielder is the second player to be forced out of Roy Hodgson's squad after back-up goalkeeper John Ruddy broke a finger in training last week.

In trouble: Barry limped off after just 26 minutes in England's friendly

In trouble: Barry limped off after just 26 minutes in England's friendly

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has been promoted from the stand-by list, with Phil Jones earmarked as midfield cover in case Hodgson's squad is depleted by further injuries or suspensions in that area.

In the end, it was not a difficult call for the England manager. The scan showed a clear tear and an initial diagnosis estimates Barry will be out for three-to-four weeks.

All parties agreed he could not take part in the Euros but he should be ready for pre-season training in July.

'I'm very disappointed to lose Gareth,' said Hodgson. 'Not only was he a member of my original 23-man squad but he has featured prominently in the England team over the last few years.

Stepping up: Phil Jagielka (centre) is now in England's full squad for the Euros

Stepping up: Phil Jagielka (centre) is now in England's full squad for the Euros

'I know how much he wanted to be part of the tournament but I'm sure he will still have a part to play with England after the Euros. I wish him a speedy recovery.'

Scott Parker, Daniel Welbeck and Glen Johnson will be assessed before Tuesday's 11am UEFA deadline but Hodgson expects them to be passed fit.

Welbeck has not played since an ankle injury in April, Johnson has been suffering from an infected toe and Parker made his return from an achilles injury during Saturday's 1-0 win in Norway.

Jagielka impressed in Oslo and was backed to continue his good form by David Moyes, his manager at Goodison Park.

Bad start: England boss Roy Hodgson has lost midfielder Barry to injury

Bad start: England boss Roy Hodgson has lost midfielder Barry to injury

'I'm really pleased for Jags,' said Moyes. 'I was disappointed he was only on the stand-by list because I thought he'd bring something different to the rest of the defenders.

'When I look at some of England's best performances, they've come when Jags has been involved. The way he performed last season – certainly in the second half of it – merited a call-up to the original squad. I'm delighted he's in there at last.'

Jagielka, 29, missed the World Cup, two years ago, at the end of a season when he returned from a serious knee injury.

Uncapped teenager Jack Butland has been called up to replace Norwich goalkeeper Ruddy, who has been told by a specialist that his broken finger is not as bad as first feared. Like Barry, he will be out for a month and fit for pre-season.

Stiliyan Petrov: Aston Villa and Celtic agree pre-season friendlies

Villa and Celtic agree pre-season friendlies in aid of Petrov charities

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UPDATED:

21:50 GMT, 24 April 2012

Aston Villa have organised two matches against Celtic in aid of Stiliyan Petrov.

The Bulgarian international's two British clubs will face one another as part of their pre-season preparations ahead of their next two campaigns.

The games will be played at Villa Park and Celtic Park, preceded by matches involving former players from both clubs.

'True captain': Petrov

'True captain': Petrov

It is expected that the money raised after administrative expenses will go towards Leukaemia research.

Petrov also organised for Villa's first-team to contribute to a benevolent fund for the club's former players – despite just having heard the diagnosis about his illness.

A source said: 'It was the action of a true captain.'

Popular: Players and fans from many clubs - including Bolton - have shown their support for the cause

Popular: Players and fans from many clubs – including Bolton – have shown their support for the cause

Stephen Warnock says Aston Villa have been united by Stiliyan Petrov illness

We're united: Warnock says Villa squad have been brought together by Petrov illness

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UPDATED:

09:25 GMT, 9 April 2012

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock believes recent events have brought the squad closer together and with it a determination to improve.

A tally of seven points out of a possible 27 means the club have dropped worryingly close to the relegation zone, with only six points separating them from 18th-placed Blackburn.

The shocking news about captain Stiliyan Petrov's leukaemia diagnosis appeared to have compounded their problems but Warnock thinks, in a way, it has helped galvanise a better spirit within the camp.

All together: Stephen Warnock says the Aston Villa squad are united

All together: Stephen Warnock says the Aston Villa squad are united

'There is a massive togetherness in the squad with everything that has gone on at the moment, it has brought the lads even closer,” he told AVTV.

'There is a great atmosphere. It is great going in every day, there is great banter around the changing room and if we can keep that up and the team spirit on the pitch we will be fine.'

Warnock was pushed forward into a left-sided midfield role in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Liverpool as Alex McLeish sought to fill holes left by illness and injury.

The 30-year-old did not disappoint and his manager was impressed by how quickly he slotted into the position, which he has played a few times before at former club Blackburn.

Big point: Chris Herd celebrates giving Aston Villa the lead at Arsenal

Big point: Chris Herd celebrates giving Aston Villa the lead at Arsenal

'Stephen Warnock moved position and I thought he was a revelation for us in midfield,' said McLeish.

'I thought he showed a lot of composure and some great use of the ball and his break-up play was tremendous.'

Warnock may keep his place for this evening's visit of Stoke, although the manager has more options with Andreas Weimann and Gary Gardner both coming off the bench at Anfield.

The 20-year-old Nathan Baker also caught McLeish's eye against Liverpool while Eric Lichaj coped well with being switched from right-back to left to accommodate the returning Alan Hutton as Villa snuffed out the Reds' threat.

Backing: The Villa fans have shown their support for Petrov

Backing: The Villa fans have shown their support for Petrov

'We dug deep and defended stoutly and James Collins was a giant back there but Nathan Baker did not do himself any harm at all with his performance,' added the manager.

'Hutton came back and gave us a good presence at the back and Eric Lichaj continued his form of the previous week.'

And after securing their first point in three matches McLeish is confident his players will be able to lift themselves for a second game in three days against the Potters.
'Every one of them is ready to go again. They took great confidence from the display,' he added.

'I always believe if they can get great confidence from a game they can go into the next one not feeling tired.'