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Mana from Heaven

Mana from Heaven

May. 26 | Echoes of Seve in victor Manassero Manassero can help lead new charm offensive Matt Ogborn @mattogborn There are very few sportsmen and women who transcend their sport; who exude so much charm and talent that the goodwill towards them threatens to...

The Problem with Punditry

The Problem with Punditry

May. 18 | Can we do better than Savage? How football shows are getting it wrong – and how they can put it right this season First, a test. What immediately springs to mind if you hear or read the name of Alan Shearer? Is it 1) the much-feared, brave-hearted,...

Thursday Night Frights

Thursday Night Frights

May. 12 | Will Maxi and Kenny be all smiles on Sunday? Poisoned chalice awaits Liverpool or Spurs Sean Held seanheld@yahoo.co.uk Whisper it in Portugal, but the Europa League is all but dead. The competition is flat lining, killed off by its elder, wealthier...

Can Fletcher boost India?

Can Fletcher boost India?

May. 9 | Tendulkar in twilight of his career ‘Welcome back, Dav’ David Norton Duncan Fletcher’s appointment as coach of India will have raised a few eyebrows, not for the choice of successor to Gary Kirsten (after all, if a protégé of the Zimbabwean can...

Technology in sport

Technology in sport

May. 2 | Federer's stance continues to bemuse Brave decisions needed to safeguard sport Simon Cambers @scambers73 They all even themselves out in the end, don’t they? It’s a trite saying you will hear from time to time, especially from the pub bore,...

England cricket

England cricket

Apr. 30 | Pietersen deserves another chance Pietersen the man for one-day plan Oliver Brett @bbcsport_oliver I’m trying to imagine being at school with Kevin Pietersen. Would we have been mates? Probably not. Would I have admired his sporting prowess? Definitely....

2011 NFL Draft

2011 NFL Draft

Apr. 27 | Cam Newton set for NFL spotlight Lockout confusion taints player lottery Sean Held seanheld@yahoo.co.uk ‘Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.’ George Washington The first commander-in-chief could have been speaking directly to the...