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Daryl Hammond

Citizen based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Aug 22, 2013
Expertise in Sports, Technology, Video games



England FA demands answers on World Cup fix

England’s Football Association has demanded clarification from FIFA, following Sepp Blatter’s comments suggesting the vote for the 2018 World Cup had been fixed in favour of Russia.

Heartbreak for Canadian tennis star

New York - Eugenie Bouchard has reluctantly pulled out of the US Open Championships after suffering a concussion in a freak accident.

Stan Wawrinka beats Djokovic in French Open Final

Paris - Stanislas Wawrinka provided a welcome shock to the Roland Garros crowd, as he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title.

Real life hoverboard sets world record

Quebec - A Canadian inventor has given us a glimpse of the future with his hoverboard, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.

Disabled man controls robot arm with his mind

California - A group of researchers has helped a paralyzed man gain control of a robotic arm with the power of his mind — all thanks to a chip implanted in his brain.

Op-Ed: How much further can smartphones go?

Memories still linger of the Tetris-style block phone I was given on my first day of secondary. A decade later, we all have phones that can do everything imaginable, such as scan fingerprints and monitor heart rate.

Op-Ed: Real Madrid vs Barcelona lives up to the hype

When two of the world’s best two clubs meet, a good match is always to be expected. But with the summer additions of South American superstars Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez, El Clasico has hit new heights.

Heartbroken Chinese woman spends a week at KFC

When dealing with a tough breakup, some grab a tub of ice-cream or chocolate, lock themselves away and eat until the pain goes away.

Premier League club refunds fans after embarrassing performance

Sunderland - Sunderland fans who travelled across the country to see their team humiliated by Southampton will have the price of their tickets refunded by the club.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

Turkish football fans arrested in protests against E-tickets

Fourteen Turkish football supporters were arrested during protests against a new ticketing system where fans personal details may be exposed.

2022 World Cup investigation after former FIFA boss paid by Qatar

The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid has been besmirched by yet another allegation of corruption, as it has been reported that a former FIFA executive accepted money from a Qatari organisation, following their successful bid.

Football match abandoned after team protest in dispute over wages

Santander - A Copa Del Rey match between Real Sociedad and Racing Santander was abandoned after just a minute when the latter refused to play.

Chelsea sign Nemanja Matic

London - Chelsea have re-signed Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic for £20.7 million ($33.9 million), three years after selling him to SL Benfica.

FIFA: 2022 World Cup not to be played in summer

The football tournament which will be held in Qatar is likely to take place in winter, with December said to be "perfect."

Op-Ed: Assessing the World Cup 2014 Draw

The World Cup draw earlier turned up some shockers, with some of the best teams in the world pitted against each other so early in the tournament.

World Cup 2014 group stage draw

The draw for the group stages of the World Cup have churned out a number of tricky groups with several top teams set to face off in the group stages of the competition.

Op-Ed: Unpredictable weekend leaves Premier League title up in the air

Year after year, journalists such as myself claim that this year’s iteration of the premier league is the most exciting yet. The most enthralling. The most entertaining.

Djokovic wins ATP World Tour Finals

London - Novak Djokovic was able to defend his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title, as he defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 at the O2 in London.

iPad Air explodes in Vodaphone store

Canberra - A demo iPad in a Vodaphone shop in Australia unexpectedly exploded earlier this week. The sparks and smoke caused by the combustion forced shoppers to flee the store in Canberra, whilst the fire department dealt with the situation.
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