Tom Bryant

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Name: Tom Bryant
Date registered: January 2, 2015
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/football/liverpool

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  1. David Warner’s Ashes power play strikes blow for players left behind | Vic Marks — May 15, 2017
  2. The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2016-17 — May 10, 2017
  3. Cyclists fined for riding in bike lanes during Three Days of De Panne race — March 29, 2017
  4. Team Sky faces UCI investigation over possible cover-up — March 17, 2017

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May 15

David Warner’s Ashes power play strikes blow for players left behind | Vic Marks

Australian cricketers have a history of taking on their board over money but this time it seems they are making a stand for those further down the ladder

So let’s unpack the sun cream, cancel the Melbourne Christmas party and stop studying our Aussie phrase books because the Ashes may never happen this winter. David Warner, no-nonsense opening batsman, has morphed into a no-nonsense Scargillian spokesman in the dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (the players union).

“If it gets to the extreme they might not have a team for the Ashes,” said Warner, who speaks as forthrightly as he bats. “We won’t buckle at all; we are standing together and very strong.”

Related: Australian Cricketers’ Association responds to CA pay threat

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/15/ashes-strike-fear-david-warner-australia-pay-dispute-cricket

May 10

The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2016-17

Hull have flirted with relegation most of the season but ‘win’ something in the shape of the Guardian’s survey of the worst of the Premier League campaign

Welcome, then, to the Guardian’s third annual index of ineptitude, its inventory of incompetence, its hagiography of half-arsedness. As we near the end of each season it is traditional to round up the best moments of the league – best performances, best goals, best players etc. All of which is all well and good but tends to brush over the fact that 95% of the Premier League matchday experience is huff, puff and dross.

Related: Which football team’s ground is furthest from where they represent? | The Knowledge

Leicester City 10
Watford 8
West Bromwich Albion 6
Burnley 4
Tottenham Hotspur 2

Leicester City 15
Watford 10
West Bromwich Albion 7
Burnley 6
Hull City 4
Sunderland 3
Tottenham Hotspur 2

Watford 17
Leicester City 16
Crystal Palace 9
Sunderland 7
West Bromwich Albion 7
West Ham 7
Burnley 6
Manchester United 6
Manchester City 5
Arsenal 5
Hull City 4
Liverpool 4
Southampton 4
Stoke City 4
Swansea City 4
Tottenham Hotspur 4
Bournemouth 2
Middlesbrough 2

Watford 17
Leicester City 16
West Ham 12
Crystal Palace 9
Liverpool 9
Sunderland 7
West Bromwich Albion 7
Burnley 6
Manchester United 6
Manchester City 5
Arsenal 5
Hull City 4
Southampton 4
Stoke City 4
Swansea City 4
Tottenham Hotspur 4
Bournemouth 2
Middlesbrough 2

Stoke City 29
Swansea City 29
Hull City 29
Bournemouth 27
Watford 27
Leicester City 26
Sunderland 17
Burnley 16
West Ham 12
West Bromwich Albion 12
Manchester United 11
Arsenal 10
Manchester City 10
Crystal Palace 9
Liverpool 9
Tottenham Hotspur 9
Chelsea 5
Everton 5
Southampton 4
Middlesbrough 2

Hull City 64
Sunderland 60
Watford 53
Stoke City 51
Swansea City 51
Leicester City 50
Middlesbrough 46
Bournemouth 45
Burnley 40
West Bromwich Albion 40
Crystal Palace 33
West Ham 28
Southampton 28
Manchester United 25
Everton 21
Manchester City 20
Liverpool 19
Tottenham Hotspur 19
Arsenal 18
Chelsea 11

Hull City 64
Stoke City 61
Bournemouth 60
Sunderland 60
Leicester City 55
Watford 53
Swansea City 51
Crystal Palace 48
Middlesbrough 46
Burnley 40
West Bromwich Albion 40
West Ham 33
Southampton 33
Manchester United 31
Manchester City 30
Tottenham Hotspur 29
Arsenal 28
Everton 26
Liverpool 24
Chelsea 21

Hull City 64
Stoke City 61
Bournemouth 60
Sunderland 60
Leicester City 59
Watford 54
Swansea City 51
Crystal Palace 50
West Bromwich Albion 45
Burnley 43
Middlesbrough 46
West Ham 33
Southampton 33
Manchester United 31
Manchester City 30
Tottenham Hotspur 29
Arsenal 28
Everton 26
Liverpool 24
Chelsea 21

Sunderland 79
Bournemouth 72
Hull City 72
Stoke City 69
Leicester City 65
Watford 57
Crystal Palace 55
West Ham 52
Swansea City 51
Middlesbrough 49
Burnley 48
West Bromwich Albion 45
Liverpool 40
Manchester City 37
Southampton 35
Manchester United 33
Tottenham Hotspur 31
Arsenal 30
Everton 29
Chelsea 24

Sunderland 79
West Ham 77
Bournemouth 72
Hull City 72
Stoke City 69
Leicester City 65
Middlesbrough 64
Watford 57
Crystal Palace 55
Liverpool 55
Swansea City 51
Burnley 48
West Bromwich Albion 45
Everton 44
Manchester City 37
Southampton 35
Manchester United 33
Tottenham Hotspur 31
Arsenal 30
Chelsea 24

Hull City 82
Sunderland 79
West Ham 77
Bournemouth 72
Stoke City 69
Burnley 68
Leicester City 65
Middlesbrough 64
Swansea City 61
Watford 57
Crystal Palace 55
Liverpool 55
West Bromwich Albion 45
Everton 44
Manchester City 37
Southampton 35
Manchester United 33
Tottenham Hotspur 31
Arsenal 30
Chelsea 24

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/10/premier-league-teams-ineptitude-index-hull-city

Mar 29

Cyclists fined for riding in bike lanes during Three Days of De Panne race

• Fifteen riders fined £160 for taking shortcut along cycle lane
• Organiser: ‘We can’t do much, there were too many in the wrong’

Bike enthusiasts the world over have been calling out for more cycle lines to be created, but when 15 professional riders used them during a race, they were each fined.

During the first stage of the Three Days of De Panne event in Zottegem, Belgium, competitors used bike lanes and the pavement. Riders, including the stage winner Philippe Gilbert, were fined 200 Swiss Francs (£160) for the transgression, which offered them a shortcut and a means of avoiding the cobbles on the steep climb up the Muur hill.

Related: That’s blown it: high winds cause chaos at Cape Town cycling race

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/29/cyclists-fined-riding-bike-lanes-race

Mar 17

Team Sky faces UCI investigation over possible cover-up

• The International Cycling Union is in touch with UK Anti-Doping
• Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson admitted use of banned injections

The International Cycling Union has stepped into the latest controversy involving Team Sky to ask UK Anti-Doping to assess claims the team covered up a rider’s use of banned injections.

Josh Edmondson admitted breaking the sport’s “no needle” rule while a member of Team Sky between 2013 and 2014 by injecting the amino acid L-carnitine as well as vitamin B12, folic acid, damiana compositum and the supplement TAD two or three times a week for about a month in 2014. The vitamins are legal but riders have been banned from using needles by the UCI since 2011.

Related: Rider admits breaking ‘no needle’ rule and accuses Team Sky of cover-up

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/17/team-sky-faces-uci-investigation-possible-cover-up-cycling