Muamba announces retirement

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By David Gold

August 17 – Fabrice Muamba has announced his retirement from football, months after miraculously surviving a heart attack during an English FA Cup tie.

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Miracle Man Muamba to carry Olympic Torch

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By Andrew Warshaw at the Main Press Centre on the Olympic Park in London

July 21 – Fabrice Muamba, the Premier League footballer who almost died after suffering a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup tie late last season, is set to carry the Olympic Torch today.

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Terry acquitted of racism charges

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By Andrew Warshaw

July 13 – Former England captain John Terry was cleared of racial abuse today as one of the highest profile court cases involving a globally recognised sportsman reached its conclusion after five days of evidence.

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Barclays secures new £40 million Premier League deal

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By Andrew Warshaw

July 13 – Barclays may be embroiled in an unprecedented rate-fixing scandal that has plunged its global reputation into disarray but that has done little to affect its involvement in football with the announcement that the banking giant has extended its sponsorship of the English Premier League until 2016 in a three-year deal worth £40 million ($62 million/€51 million) a season from 2013.

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