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GB wheelchair basketballer Sophie Carrigill on her Paralympic ambition in Tokyo

GB wheelchair basketballer Sophie Carrigill on her Paralympic ambition in Tokyo

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By Sophie CarrigillGB wheelchair basketballer and Rio ParalympianLast updated on 4 hours ago4 hours ago.From the section Disability SportTen years ago, teenager Sophie Carrigill was in a car accident while on holiday in the United States.The confident, sport-loving 16-year-old from Wakefield broke her back and spinal cord and suffered serious internal injuries.It left her paralysed from the waist down and facing a different future to the one she had imagined. But she eventually returned to sport and is part of the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team. Here she talks candidly about the accident and the moment that changed her life.I don't remember the accident itself, thankfully. I was told later the car was going too fast around a corner and the driver lost control and hit a tree. I wa...
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

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Antoine Griezmann has landed himself in hot water over his 80's fancy dressMonday, December 18, 2017Antoine Griezmann has apologised after sparking a Twitter backlash by posting a picture of himself on social media in fancy dress as a black basketball player.The Atletico Madrid and France forward posted a photo on social media on Sunday showing him in an NBA All Stars basketball kit with heavily darkened skin and an afro-style wig.After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: "Calm down friends, I'm fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and the good times... it's a tribute.”But after facing more criticism, he was forced to backtrack and more than 20 minutes after that post, he added: "I recognise it is clumsy on my part. If I have hurt anyone, I apologise."After apolo...