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Super Bowl 51: psychology and human endeavour

Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarter-back, is defeated. His head hangs and his shoulders are slumped. The Patriots are 20-0 down in the...

Myths not legends: Mike Tyson

‘It ain't about how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward’ – so said Rocky Balboa....

Super Bowl LI: Teams preview

It’s that time of year again! As January has progressed, the NFL play-offs whittled the 12 franchises who qualified for the post-season down until...

The failure of Jürgen Klinsmann’s American dream

It was meant to be the appointment to  herald a new dawn for American soccer, but the sun only flirted with emergence and earlier...

Kneeling to take a stand: Colin Kaepernick and the Anthem Protests

Just over a month has passed since the San Francisco 49ers player, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the national anthem at a pre-season...

‘Play ball!’: An interview with Derrick Hall

The sun is shining brightly in a rich blue summer sky. There’s an expectant murmur from the crowd, suddenly punctuated by the sound of...

Is Rugby Coming to America?

On Sunday 17th April America’s first professional domestic league kicked off. The “Professional Rugby Organisation” (or PRO Rugby for short) is a competition featuring five...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference

The Stanley Cup Playoffs is the elimination tournament that follows the National Hockey League regular season. Eight teams from each of the two conferences...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference

The Stanley Cup Playoffs is the elimination tournament that follows the National Hockey League regular season. Eight teams from each of the two conferences...

The importance of 42: How Jackie Robinson changed a nation

On 15 April, 1947, something in America changed. A highly symbolic gesture took place in Flatbush, Brooklyn. There, at Ebbets Field, the first black man...

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