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Betting News: Schumacher retires and a GIF of Ronaldo’s beautiful chip

by Paddy Power Admin | October 4, 2012

Latest Formula One news

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has announced his retirement from Formula One. The Ferrari legend and current Mercedes seat-filler announced the decision in his press briefing with the media at Suzuka on Thursday. It comes less than a week after Mercedes revealed they had signed Lewis Hamilton to replace him for 2013. This weekend it’s the Japanese Grand Prix with Hamilton 2/1 favourite to win.

Latest horse racing news

Frankie Dettori  has spoken of his “honour” at being given the chance to ride Camelot in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. It will be Dettori’s 25th consecutive Arc, which he has won three times on Lammtarra (1995), Sakhee (2001) and Marienbard (2002).

“What has happened in the last few days is pretty unbelievable (with defections from the race). Snow Fairy has an injury, Nathaniel is out. Joseph (O’Brien) can’t do the weight on Camelot and the ride became available,” said Dettori.

Camelot goes into the Prix de L’Arc as 3/1 favourite.

Latest football news

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 16th hat-trick of his Real Madrid career in last night’s away 4-1 defeat of Ajax. Below is an animated GIF of his beautiful chip which was his third goal of the game. It’s all shaping up nicely for this weekend’s El Clasico. Also, Ronaldo has now netted four in his last four Camp Nou visits and has 158 goals in 154 games in his Real career. Real Madrid are 7/2 second favourites for the Champions League, behind Barcelona at 9/4.

Ronaldo chip v Ajax

Also in the Champions League last night, Manchester City had Joe Hart’s saves to thank as they scraped a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal’s £13m replacement for Robin Van Persie, Lukas Podolski, was on target again to help Arsene Wenger’s side to a 3-1 win over Olympiakos at the Emirates.

Hart’s performance left one of his cross-town rivals gushing…

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