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Charlie Adam"s dad dies

Charlie Adam in shock as Stoke midfielder's father dies suddenly at the age of 50

PUBLISHED:

11:58 GMT, 18 December 2012

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UPDATED:

12:17 GMT, 18 December 2012

Former Dundee United and Partick Thistle midfielder Charlie Adam, the father of Stoke City star Charlie Adam junior, has died aged 50.

Police said he died suddenly at his home in Dundee on Monday night.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Tragic: Charlie Adam senior

Tragic: Charlie Adam senior

His youngest son Grant is the goalkeeper for Airdrie United in the Scottish First Division.

A police statement said: 'Tayside Police were called to Grampian Gardens in Dundee at 6.30pm on Monday after the death of a 50-year-old man.

'The deceased has been confirmed as former professional football player Charles Adam (senior) who played for Dundee United.'

Mourning: Stoke City's Charlie Adam (right)

Mourning: Stoke City's Charlie Adam (right)

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Stoke issued a statement confirming the tragic
incident.

It read: 'All our thoughts are with Charlie and his family at this difficult
time.

'Out of respect to the family, players and staff at the club will not be
making any press comment over the Christmas period.'

Johnny Tapia is dead

Boxing in mourning as former three-weight world champion Tapia is found dead

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UPDATED:

09:43 GMT, 28 May 2012

Former three-weight world boxing champion Johnny Tapia has died at the age of 45.

Tapia's body was found in his Albuquerque, New Mexico, home on Sunday night and police spokesperson Robert Gibbs said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

My crazy life: Former world champion Johnny Tapia (left) has died

My crazy life: Former world champion Johnny Tapia (left) has died

Although a highly successful boxer, Tapia's life outside the ring was highly tumultuous – plagued by drug use, depression and brushes with the law.

His mother was murdered when he was eight, and his father was reportedly killed before the boxer was born.

No 1: Johnny Tapia

No 1: Johnny Tapia

He had the Spanish phrase 'mi vida loca' (my crazy life) tattooed on his stomach and went after his opponents in an all-action style.

Tapia turned professional in 1988 and after going unbeaten in his first 48 fights – claiming the WBO and IBF super flyweight titles plus the WBA bantamweight crown in the process – he was eventually defeated by Paulie Ayala in June 1999.

He won the IBF featherweight title in April 2002 with a majority decision victory over Manuel Medina but dropped a decision to Marco Antonio Barrera six months later and from there his career went slowly downhill.

His last fight came in June 2011 when he scored an eight-round decision over Mauricio Pastrana in his home town of Albuquerque, leaving him with a career record of 59 wins, five losses and two draws.

Neil Lennon parcel bomb: Duo jailed for five years

Duo jailed for five years after sending parcel bombs to Celtic chief Lennon

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UPDATED:

10:36 GMT, 27 April 2012

Two men who sent parcel bombs to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and other high-profile fans of the club have been jailed for five years each.

Trevor Muirhead, 44, of Kilwinning, and Neil McKenzie, 42, of Saltcoats, both Ayrshire, plotted to assault Lennon by sending devices they believed were capable of exploding and causing severe injury.

Neil McKenzie

Trevor Muirhead

Guilty: McKenzie (left) and Muirhead have been sentenced to five years in jail

They were sentenced to five years each for the charge at the High Court in Glasgow.

Both were originally accused of a
more serious charge of conspiring to murder their targets but it was
thrown out a day before the trial concluded due to insufficient
evidence.

Target: The duo sent Lennon (centre) devices they hoped would cause injury

Target: The duo sent Lennon (centre) devices they hoped would cause injury

McKenzie was also sentenced to 18
months, which will run at the same time as his five-year sentence, after
being found guilty of a separate charge of posting a hoax bomb to
Lennon at Celtic Park to make him believe it was likely to explode.

Muirhead was cleared of the charge with a not proven verdict.

Sentencing them today, trial judge Lord Turnbull said their actions were 'incomprehensible'.

Muirhead and McKenzie were convicted last month following a five-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

The jury heard that McKenzie told police he learned how to make a hoax bomb after seeing it on the 1980s TV show The A-Team.

Giving evidence during the trial, Lennon said he was left 'very disturbed' after finding out he had been targeted.

The assault plot centred on four suspicious packages, all of them non-viable, which were discovered last spring. A

second device sent to Lennon at Celtic's training ground in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, was intercepted at a sorting office in Kirkintilloch on March 26 last year when a postman spotted a nail protruding from it. It tested positive for peroxide, which can be used to make explosives.

Nigel Doughty: Tributes for Nottingham Forest owner after sudden death

Tributes to Forest owner Doughty after his sudden death at home aged 54

Nottingham Forest's clash with Derby is due to go ahead on Sunday despite the sudden death of their owner Nigel Doughty.

Tributes to Doughty are expected to take place before the lunchtime clash after the 54-year-old was found dead in his gym at his Lincolnshire home.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Tragedy: Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty

Tragedy: Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty

'It is with enormous sadness that Nottingham Forest announce the death of the club's owner Nigel Doughty,' the club said in a statement.

Labour leader Ed Miliband led the tributes to a man who was one of the party's biggest individual donors and led a Small Business Taskforce making recommendations to Labour late last year.

Miliband said on Twitter: 'I am shocked and saddened to hear of Nigel Doughty's death.

'I was with him only a week ago and he was full of life, enthusiasm and vigour.

'He was a kind, generous man with a deep desire to make the world a better place. My heart goes out to his wife Lucy and his children. We will sorely miss him.'

Shock: Forest were stunned to learn the news of their owner's death

Shock: Forest were stunned to learn the news of their owner's death

Matt Derbyshire was one of a number of
Forest players to express shock on Twitter, saying: 'Oh my God. Can't
believe the sad, sad news about Nigel Doughty. My thoughts go to his
family.'

Doughty, a lifelong Forest fan, stepped down as chairman in October after taking responsibility for the failure of former England manager Steve McClaren. He had not attended a game since.

Doughty saved Forest from administration when he bought the club for 11m in 1999 and became chairman two years later, investing almost 75m of his fortune in the club.

They won promotion back to the Championship in 2008 but have been unable to fulfil Doughty's ambition of returning them to the top flight. Instead, they are second from bottom going into Sunday's game.

Doughty leaves four children, including Michael, a midfielder with QPR on loan at Crawley.

Ajax coach wants UEFA to investigate as Lyon go through

“You can”t normally score these goals in half an hour”… Ajax coach shellshocked as Lyon hit seven in amazing win

UEFA have been urged to investigate the astonishing chain of events that saw Lyon qualify for the Champions League last 16.

The French side won 7-1 at Dinamo Zagreb, while Ajax had two goals disallowed on the way to a 3-0 defeat by Real Madrid that saw the Dutch side dumped out of the competition.

Ajax boss Frank de Boer has joined calls for UEFA to establish whether their were any suspicious circumstances surrounding the result in Croatia.

Heading through: Bafetimbi Gomis(right) celebrates with Mouhamadou Dabo

Heading through: Bafetimbi Gomis(right) celebrates with Mouhamadou Dabo

Lyon were three points behind Ajax and needed a seven-goal swing to qualify, which was eventually attained with some ease.

Francestriker Bafetimbi Gomis scored a second-half hat-trick in seven minutes- the fastest in the competition’s history – against 10-man Dinamo, whohad little to play for after already being condemned to bottom place inthe group.

Suspicions wereraised when Lisandro Lopez hit Lyon’s fifth and TV cameras appeared to show Dinamo Zagreb’s Domagoj Vida winking and giving the thumbs up to Gomis as the striker tried to collect the ball from him.

Frank de Boer Remi Garde

Tale of two managers: Frank de Boer and Remie Garde

The commentator on Dutch TV noticed the incident, which was quickly dispersed on Twitter with claims of foul play.

To add to the misery, Ajax had goals disallowed for tight offside calls while at 0-0 and 1-0 down against Real Madrid, which would have changed the complexion of the game.

De Boer said afterwards: “If there was something unusual, UEFA should investigate what happened in Zagreb.

Heading out: Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid against Ajax

Heading out: Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid against Ajax

“My assistants have told me that the goals came quick and easy, because you can’t normally score these goals in half an hour.

‘Destiny was in our own own hands and we had chances to qualify because our game was very even. I will have to see video replays (of the disallowed goals).’

Respected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has launched a poll asking whether UEFA should investigate, with more than 80 per cent saying yes.

The embarrassing defeat for Dinamo Zagreb saw the club sack manager Krunoslav Jurcic.

Club president Zdravko Mamic said: “I have to say with great sadness that this defeat has been very painful for us. It’s the worst defeat in Dinamo”s history.”

Lyon 7-1 win subject of probe from French gaming authority

Was Lyon”s 7-1 win fixed French gaming authority open probe into amazing victory

French online gaming authority ARJEL have opened a probe into Lyon”s 7-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb, which put them through into the knockout stages of the Champions League at the expense of Ajax Amsterdam.

Francestriker Bafetimbi Gomis scored a second-half hat-trick in seven minutes- the fastest in the competition’s history – against 10-man Dinamo, whohad little to play for after already being condemned to bottom place inthe group.

Suspicions wereraised when Lisandro Lopez hit Lyon’s fifth and TV cameras appeared to show Dinamo Zagreb’s Domagoj Vida winking and giving the thumbs up to Gomis as the striker tried to collect the ball from him.

Winking: Domagoj Vida gestures towards Bafetimbi Gomis

Winking: Domagoj Vida gestures towards Bafetimbi Gomis

Ajax had two goals disallowed on the way to a 3-0 defeat by Real Madrid that saw the Dutch side dumped out of the competition.

Ajax boss Frank de Boer joined calls forUEFA to establish whether their were any suspicious circumstances surrounding the result in Croatia.

Heading through: Bafetimbi Gomis(right) celebrates with Mouhamadou Dabo

Heading through: Bafetimbi Gomis(right) celebrates with Mouhamadou Dabo

Lyon were three points behind Ajax and needed a seven-goal swing to qualify, which was eventually attained with some ease.

The commentator on Dutch TV noticed the incident, which was quickly dispersed on Twitter with claims of foul play.

Frank de Boer Remi Garde

Tale of two managers: Frank de Boer and Remie Garde

To add to the misery, Ajax had goals disallowed for tight offside calls while at 0-0 and 1-0 down against Real Madrid, which would have changed the complexion of the game.

De Boer said afterwards: “If there was something unusual, UEFA should investigate what happened in Zagreb.

Heading out: Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid against Ajax

Heading out: Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid against Ajax

“My assistants have told me that the goals came quick and easy, because you can’t normally score these goals in half an hour.

‘Destiny was in our own own hands and we had chances to qualify because our game was very even. I will have to see video replays (of the disallowed goals).’

Respected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has launched a poll asking whether UEFA should investigate, with more than 80 per cent saying yes.

The embarrassing defeat for Dinamo Zagreb saw the club sack manager Krunoslav Jurcic.

Club president Zdravko Mamic said: “I have to say with great sadness that this defeat has been very painful for us. It’s the worst defeat in Dinamo”s history.”