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Nathan Aspinall at the Premier League of Darts in Birmingham

From trainee accountant to darts star – Nathan Aspinall says life is a gamble

Nathan Aspinall epitomises resilience and self-belief. The Stockport darts star left his job as a trainee accountant in 2018 to pursue his dream of being a professional player.
Luis Suarez and Distin - Merseyside derby - pic by Ruaraidh Gillies creative commons licence

Top 10 Merseyside derby Premier League goals of all time

With relegation candidates Everton set to face off against rivals and title-chasers Liverpool, here's a list of the top ten goals scored in the derby between these two sides in the premier league. Number Ten – Steven Gerrard, 2012 (Liverpool...

What will UEFA Champions League look like next season?

This season will see the last of the current format of the Champions League with change starting from the 2024-2025 season. A UEFA Executive Committee meeting in 2022 in Vienna saw the signing of a new format after a two-year debate on how it could work.
Oktagon Bosses: Pavol Neruda and Ondřej Novotný.

Oktagon bosses striving for “Champions League of MMA”

Oktagon promotion co-founders Pavol Neruda and Ondřej Novotný are striving to become the "Champions League of MMA". MerseySportLive visited Birmingham on Saturday to follow local talents Shem Rock and George Staines, who train at Next Generation Gym alongside Patrick Pimblett...

“It is getting better, but maybe it just needs a bit more” – Scouse...

Beth Munro, who won silver in para-taekwondo in Tokyo in 2021, says the prevalence of disability sport in Liverpool is improving, but that there is still work to be done. 
UFC fighter Caolan Loughran

Liverpool UFC star is “living the dream” after winning in Atlantic City

Liverpool-based UFC star Caolan Loughran says he is “living the dream” after winning in Atlantic City. Loughran moved to Merseyside from Kildress, Ireland to pursue his dream.

Protestors’ voices were ‘limited’ at Aintree Grand National

The Grand National returned to Aintree for another thrilling spectacle of horse racing, with ‘I am Maximus’ storming home for victory. However, Aintree has faced protests due to the Grand National being one of the deadliest horse racing meetings with 65 horses dead since 2000.
Tara Jones. St Helens Vice Captain and referee. Alamy License

Tara Jones on becoming the first female referee in men’s rugby league

St Helens' Tara Jones has spoken exclusively to MerseySportLive after becoming the first female to referee a men's professional rugby league game. Jones joined the rugby league history books on Sunday(14 April) after refereeing League One fixture Oldham v Cornwall. In doing...
Shem preparing for Oktagon debut

Shem Rock: 10 years on run from police to headlining Oktagon

Liverpool's Rock was accused of burglary leading him to flee to Asia for 10 years and master Mixed Martial Arts. Moreover, Rock now trains at Liverpool’s Next Generation Gym alongside UFC fighters Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann.

Nathan Lyon and Tom Hartley: Master and the apprentice at Lancashire

Back in 2023, when Lancashire announced the signing of seasoned spinner Nathan Lyon for the 2024 summer cricket season, Tom Hartley was relatively unknown in the international circuits. The left-arm orthodox spinner had just made his white-ball international debut against Ireland but had been an obedient server of the Lancashire Cricket club.