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1. Football was invented in China Reports about the game first appeared in writings dated around 476 BC. It was known as ‘cuju’ which involved participants kicking a leather ball through a hole. Later these holes developed into what we now know as goalposts when the game started to become more popular and standards were put in place. 2. Andrew Watson was...

Roderick George “Roddy” Toombs better known by his ring name “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has passed away after suffering a heart attack in his sleep. Piper was found dead in his home in Hollywood, California on Friday morning. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November 2006 but last year told reporters he was free of cancer. Piper...

It was time again for the six-time Olympic champion to show a return to form to win the 100m in London.  It has been reported recently that Usain Bolt has been struggling with fitness but it seems even in that situation the champ managed to hold onto the first place with a completion time of 9.87 seconds in the wet conditions at the Olympic Stadium. Separately, Britain’s...

There has been a sudden surge in criticism by boxing fans after undisputed pound-for-pound boxing champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he plans to fight Andre Berto on 12 September which may be the last fight of Mayweather’s career. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Although Berto, who is a former title-holder, has 3-3 in his past six fight he is not considered to be...

10. Ricky Hatton – $40 Million Net Worth During his reign he was known as the people’s champ of Great Britain. In 2007 he peaked when in his fame when fought Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, Nev. Unfortunately he lost against the over-matched Myaweather. 9. Marvin Hagler – $45 Million Net Worth Known as “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler was the Chad...