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The Halfway Mark: NFL report card

A t the half-way stage, it’s time to digest the events of a chaotic start to the 2017 NFL season. With teams battling...

Should politics and sport mix?

With the 2017 NFL season fully underway, it would appear the league has become something far more than just a sporting stage, but a...
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There is no better time to start watching the NBA

I t is a world of superstars, All-Stars, ‘franchise players’ and Michael Jordan. With 5-man teams, there is probably no major team sport...

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...