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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...

Open and Shut Case

Open and Shut Case

Jul. 14 | Will Mickelson be all smiles on Sunday? Can Americans reverse their recent slide? Miles Evans @milominder The love affair between American golfers and the Open Championship, the oldest and grandest of the four golf Majors, would appear to be going...

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...

Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

Jun. 13 | Rhodes: It's not an impossible task Rugged Rhodes targets Mexican upset Matt Ogborn @mattogborn Second chances at securing a worldwide legacy do not come around too often in a professional sportsperson’s career, let alone after a wait of just...

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,...

London Marathon

London Marathon

Apr. 20 | Gavin knows what it's all about It’s time for a right royal knees-up Gavin Brown @gavbrown_metro William and Kate have picked the wrong date. While the royalists will have us dusting down the bunting on April 29, London’s biggest street party...

Analysis: Social Media

Analysis: Social Media

Apr. 20 | Poster boy for the Twitter generation? (PA) Why Football Needs Twitter Chris Harris @chrisharris1975 That’s right. The world’s most popular game, the sport that has broken down borders, bonded generations, transcended cultures, given us adrenaline-fuelled...

Comment: Spurn the churn

Comment: Spurn the churn

Apr. 20 | Matt Ogborn @mattogborn I’ve had enough of churnalism and I sincerely hope you have too. Of getting short changed by newspapers, magazines and websites who bow down to computer algorhythms instead of the fierce beating heart of a story. Who pride...