R.I.P. Phoenix Live!!!

Phoenix Live has now ceased to be after Blueyonder downgraded my account earlier than expected. I cant say that I am that disappointed really as the comments section had turned into a slanging match between two people, which I cant be bothered to deal with. I have also killed the email address as I was getting loads of spam on that address and it no longer serves a purpose now the site has gone.

In Formula One, Michael Schumacher must be slipping, he only qualified in 2nd position behind Renault’s Fernando Alonso at Magny-Cours, France, Alonso pulled it out of the bag at the right time to snatch his third career pole position. Surprise of the day was David Couthard’s superb 3rd place on the grid, just in front of fellow Briton, Jenson Button. I would really like to see David take the win at this race, as it would do his chances of a decent drive next season a world of good. Jarno Trulli, Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and stand in Williams driver, Marc Gene qualified 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th respectively.

Also in Formula One, it has been announced that FIA president Max Moseley is to retire at the end of the year. I haven’t been his biggest supporter over the years as he has come up with some really daft ideas including his recent call to reduce speeds in F1. But ultimately he has brought F1 a long way since taking over 30 years ago.

In tennis, there was a shock result in the Women’s final, when Maria Sharapova beat the much fancied Serena Williams in 2 straight sets, 6 – 1, 6 – 4. It was an amazing feat considering Sharapova is only 17 years old, and has earned her place in the record books as third youngest female winner of Wimbledon. Judging by Sharapova’s performance this tournament, I think we will be seeing a lot more of this young lady, which I don’t mind at all, as well as being a great player, she is rather pleasing to the eyes as well.

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