Kevin Garside

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Craig Robson takes a training session for Brazilian kids. ‘They don’t pass the ball they just run,’ he says

Kevin Garside: Two lads from Newcastle have conquered Brazil, teaching thousands of kids to play football – and to speak English with a Geordie accent

The mayor asked them to the launch of a transport system by the president of Brazil

Brendan Rodgers applauds the Liverpool faithful after their final game of the season against Newcastle

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1 comment: Brendan Rodgers feels love of Anfield after exciting season of joy and pride

His side finished in second place, two points behind Manchester City

Rory McIlroy appears frustrated at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy could be out on his own if he could negotiate the front-nine, but instead he starts Sunday 12 shots off leader Martin Kaymer

McIlroy has taken a large 112 shots through the opening nine over the course of the three days at TPC Sawgrass, but it could've been so different for the Northern Irishman

The emergence of James Wilson at Manchester United is based on his ability, not his nationality

Comment: Until the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea recognise the value of a successful national team then we are doomed

The argument Greg Dyke must win is not to get his B League accepted but to get the clubs to put the national team at the heart of their thinking

Masters champion Bubba Watson is the centre of attention during a practice round at Sawgrass this week

Sawgrass back on Bubba Watson's menu after splashing out on pizza

The Masters champion could knock the injured Tiger Woods off the top of the world rankings at The Players Championship this week
Ryan Giggs addresses the Old Trafford crowd after United's 3-1 win over Hull

Ryan Giggs team-talks were 'Sir Alex-esque', reveals Manchester United striker Robin van Persie

The Dutch striker labels James Wilson debut 'special' after youngster scores twice on debut

Tom Lawrence wasn't shy in taking on defenders
Steve Davis is struggling in his attempt to understand the inner workings of the human brain

Kevin Garside: If Steve Davis wonders why women don't play snooker, he should ask why they would walk into a windowless 'palazzo' on some trading estate

In golf the big idea is: bring the wife and kids and let's grow the game together
A fan of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna reads handwritten notes and messages left at a statue memorial at the Imola race track today

Ayrton Senna: Fans flock to Imola to celebrate life of the great driver on 20th anniversary

Kevin Garside spends a day at Imola, the race  track in San Marino where Brazilian legend of Formula One died 20 years ago, and discovers that the atmosphere is more fun than funereal

Steven Gerrard is left frustrated after Liverpool's defeat to title rivals Chelsea

Steven Gerrard suffers cruellest twist of fate on day Premier League title was supposed to return to Liverpool

Captain's fateful slip on the cusp of half-time was Greek in dramatic scope

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