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Born to Swim

Born to Swim

Aug. 19 | Tancock exudes winning aura The Tank gunning for glory in 2012 Rich Hook @RHk_v8 Liam Tancock may have just become a two-time world champion but he says won’t be happy until he claims an Olympic gold medal in 2012. The 26 year-old, who successfully...

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

Aug. 9 | Mitchell tags Murray in Liverpool Mitchell regains respect with Murray victory Ben Shave @cahiers_dusport Redemption is a word that has become lamentably over-utilised in the reportage of all sports, and boxing is no exception. Yet given the gladiatorial...

Role Reversal

Role Reversal

Jul. 29 | Murray close to grand slam breakthrough Can female coach aid Murray’s slam quest? Simon Cambers @scambers73 As Andy Murray considers his coaching situation over the summer, it is worth remembering that the biggest influence on the Scot’s career...

The Floyd Void

The Floyd Void

Jul. 27 | Ortiz up next for Pretty Boy Mayweather still needs Pacquiao for legacy Sean Held @seanheld77 No man divides opinion in the sport of boxing quite like Floyd Mayweather Jr. Just the mention of his name can spark a bar brawl from Michigan to Manila and...

Mark of Respect

Mark of Respect

Jul. 20 | Cueto focused on World Cup (Joseph Troth) Sale stalwart eyes World Cup triumph Matt Ogborn @mattogborn Mark Cueto is running out of time. Sale Sharks know that, Martin Johnson knows that and, more importantly, Mark Cueto knows that. Time waits for...

Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

Jun. 30 | Sprinter Cavendish aiming for green jersey French sortie charms cycling romantics again Gavin Brown @gavbrown_metro First, a disclaimer: the last time I rode a bike on a regular basis I had a fluorescent orange bag on my back stuffed full of Daily Telegraphs...

When Goran met Patrick

When Goran met Patrick

Jun. 28 | Two warriors embrace at final's end Wimbledon’s magical Monday stands test of time Chris Harris @chrisharris1975 Arise, Sir Timothy Henman. Don’t laugh. After all, those words would not have seemed so far-fetched had the former British No...

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Jun. 23 | Webster thriving in darts boom Darts carves out niche in crowded market Sean Held seanheld@yahoo.co.uk Increased television exposure has catapulted the sport of darts back into the nation’s consciousness, with attendances and prize money soaring. Darts...

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

Jun. 20 | Cole cuts a dejected figure these days Joe Cole’s frustrating descent to bit-part player Mark Segal @segalmark “When you’re older, you’ll be able to tell your grandchildren you were at Upton Park the day Joe Cole signed his...

Evolution of a Big Man

Evolution of a Big Man

Jun. 2 | Nowitzki chases the elusive NBA title How Dirk Nowitzki transformed basketball Matt Ogborn @mattogborn For those sporting stars who operate at the highest level for a sustained period of time, the desire to add tangible team trophies to personal accolades...