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Hamilton is F1 champion, Phil Hughes, and Liverpool's problems

posted 26.11.14 at 12:19am

Simon was joined by Nick, Joseph and Jack for this Tuesday's URN Sport. They could only begin with one story: Lewis Hamilton's successful final race to win this season's F1 Championship. The guys also discussed which teams might challenge Mercedes next season.

The major news of the day was that Phil Hughes was in a critical condition after a bouncer had hit him on the head at Sydney Cricket Ground. The panel touched on this as well as Michael Vaughan's proposal for an FA Cup-style Twenty20 competition that could pitch amateur clubs against first-class and minor county sides.

Next on the agenda was boxing, and Tony Bellew's win by split decision against Nathan Cleverly at the weekend.

Finally, they debated Liverpool's problems following their 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. The lads discussed the possibility of dropping Steven Gerrard or altering his position, as well as the future of Brendan Rodgers.

For all the latest international and national sports debate listen to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Hockey club's anti-homophobia video

posted 21.11.14 at 1:23pm

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This week a video of the University of Nottingham men's hockey club stripping off to help campaign against homophobia in sport went viral.

Sam Boyle reports:

On Thursday's URN Sport, Sam Barker was joined by Calum, Elliott and James to discuss the story and the wider issue of homophobia in sport and how it can be addressed.

Elliott said that tackling homophobia in sport has to come from the top. The panel also discussed the Play with Pride match between the Universities of Loughborough and Nottingham.

Sam asked the panel whether they thought the Voice Your Rights group's attempts to have a zero tolerance to homophobia clause written into the manifesto of university sports clubs would be effective.

Tweet your views to @URNSport on whether enough is being done to tackle homophobia in university sport, and how you think the issue can be best tackled. You can view the hockey club's video here.

Tennis season review and Pointless: Three lions edition

On this week's show Simon was joined by David, Bradley and Adam. They began with the ATP World Tour Finals, which Novak Djokovic won by default on Sunday after Roger Federer had to withdraw from the final through injury.

The boys also previewed the finale to the F1 season in Abu Dhabi.

The panel also looked at another successful Qatari bid to host a sporting event, with the news that the country has been selected to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Finally, after it emerged that quiz show Pointless Celebrities attracted higher average ratings than England's Euros qualifier against Slovenia, the team decided to combine the England national football team with the BBC programme.

For more debate about the biggest sports stories of the week, tune into URN Sport from 6-7pm every Tuesday.

England's defeat by New Zealand, and Moyes moves to Spain

posted 11.11.14 at 11:10pm

On this Tuesday's URN Sport Adam was joined by panelists Danny, Jack and Ben. They began with a chat about Andy Murray's losing start in the ATP World Tour Finals.

In rugby union, England were beaten 24-21 at Twickenham by New Zealand at the weekend. The boys discussed how the All Blacks' dominance was not reflected in the final scoreline. The defeat leaves England on a four-match losing run.

After Nico Rosberg's win in the Brazilian Grand Prix, the panel looked forward to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Finally, ex-Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes has made his managerial comeback after being appointed the new manager of Real Sociedad. The boys discussed whether the move is right for the Scot.

For more discussion of national and international sport, tune in to next Tuesday's URN Sport from 6pm.

F1 boycott, ATP World Tour Finals preview, and the Manchester derby

posted 04.11.14 at 8:57pm

On this week's URN Sport Simon was joined by Nick, Adam and Joe to discuss the latest events in the world of sport.

They began by covering the US Grand Prix. After the race Lewis Hamilton said he had outsmarted his teammate and Championship title challenger Nico Rosberg.

Some of the teams had threatened to boycott the race in Austin because of the financial crisis in the sport, and an inequitable split in the sport's revenues...

Andy Murray's qualification for the ATP World Tour Finals was also on the agenda, and Simon asked the lads what they made of his chances.

Finally, the panel looked back on Manchester City's 1-0 win over United on Sunday.

For more discussion of national and international sport, tune into URN Sport next Tuesday from 6-7pm.