Paris Masters: The Last Chance Saloon

This week marks the beginning of the end of one of sport’s most complicated qualification processes. The Paris Masters is the ninth and final ATP Masters 1000 tour event, the third tier of men’s professional tennis behind Grand Slams and the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals.  To backtrack, the ATP (Association of

Anaerobic NOT Aerobic exercise for the non-athlete

Mark Baker is not an elite athlete. Though now in his mid-fifties, he still has the physique of a twenty-something sportsman at his physical peak. But if you thought that to stay in excellent shape into middle and old age was a task for only the most dedicated of gym goers,

The Mechanic Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley reveals the secret world of the F1 pit lane

The groundbreaking book The Mechanic: The secret world of the F1 pit lane by Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestly manages to teleport his reader so vividly back to 2008 - when Hamilton earned his first title with McLaren - that the atmosphere and emotions in Mexico seemed within one’s grasp. In his first book, McLaren’s former

David Seaman ‘It won’t be easy for Donnarumma to emulate Buffon’

When a then 22-year-old Brazilian hotshot named Ronaldinho lofted that famous free-kick at the World Cup 2002 over David Seaman’ head, England were out of the tournament in undignified fashion. The weeks, the months and years succeeding that infamous chip were probably the toughest in Seaman's life. In the blink of

Why Martinsville Matters

Martinsville has long been one of the favorite stops on the NASCAR schedule, for drivers and fans alike. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images photo) RIDGEWAY, Va. – Churchill Downs. Fenway Park. Wrigley Field. The Rose Bowl. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Soldier Field. And Martinsville Speedway? It might be hard to believe, but that is the