His father, Gaston, who came from Martinique in the 1970s, worked as an auxiliary nurse in a nearby hospital, his mother, Annie, was an English teacher, his older brother a law student and one of his two sisters is a pharmacist. Not the typical background for the average young professional player. One more thing: he met his future wife, Camille, in high school and they married in Le Touquet in June 2015 in a private ceremony, with no fancy stars around or an expensive party. “She brings me the perfect balance,” he says. “We grew up together, we are very close and complement each other quite well, and we try to keep the same values and simplicity we have been taught.” … [Read more...] about Raphaël Varane: France defender set to be a leader – or is he too nice?
2017 under 19 world cup winner
Premier League champions Chelsea were favourites, but a fourth-minute goal from Alexis Sanchez set the tone for the final. … [Read more...] about On this day in sport: Messi secures treble as Lomu makes his mark
The next thing I knew, Willie Waddell and I were being led back along a corridor by a Barcelona club official to a long narrow room with a table at one end and several Uefa officials surrounding the Cup. I was still dressed in my strip and boots and the situation felt a bit unreal. One of the officials said something to the effect of ‘Glasgow Rangers, winners of the European Cup-Winners Cup 1972’, handed over the trophy and then more or less added, ‘Right, you can go now’”. … [Read more...] about Has a player featured in all their team’s wins in a season and no losses?
The race is included in Bob Weir's four best bets for Thursday. A racing insider and accomplished horseplayer, Weir has scoured all of the races around the country on the day and locked in four best bets spanning Gulfstream Park and Churchill Downs. Before making any horse racing picks on Thursday, May 28, you'll want to see what he has to say. … [Read more...] about Horse racing odds, predictions for May 28: Expert reveals top picks for Gulfstream Park, Churchill Downs