Pele, Marcelo and Tony O’Shea: Diogo Portela on flying the flag for Brazilian darts, worshiping Ronaldo and growing up with a Real Madrid legend

Diogo Portela is a trailblazer. Based in Barnes after growing up in Rio de Janeiro as an aspiring footballer, he became the first Brazilian to reach the PDC World Darts Championship when he took on Peter Wright at Alexandra Palace last December. He lost but impressed those who watched him

‘How it got to this stage is staggering’: Former Belgian coach Simon Leader talks player ineligibility and Belgium rugby

Rugby Europe needs to be seriously looked at in the wake of the player ineligibility scandal, according to former Belgian assistant coach Simon Leader. Leader said: “They cleared each and every one of those players to play in the games as they have to do the checks before each game. How

NFL reminds us they don’t care about their players, or racial injustice

The NFL announced today players must stand and "show respect" during the National Anthem. The owners of the National Football League have revealed their solution to player protests, which have become a massive national (and international) debate in the last year and a half. This issue is perhaps the most daunting

Meet Para alpine racing’s golden boy

Para elite alpine skier Jesper Saltvik Pedersen had his breakthrough season in 2017/18. The 18-year-old can introduce himself as the Paralympic giant slalom champion, the overall world cup champion, as well as champion of both the giant slalom globe and the super G globe. He also won bronze in the

The Asian Football List 2018: why representation matters

The Asian Football List recognises individuals across five different categories for their contribution in the football industry. Sports Gazette spoke to three of the winners about their experiences as a minority and why representation matters.  When Sonia Randev decided to organise the event, she only had one mission in mind:

“Nothing quite felt as amazing as that did – I was buzzing!” Sam Dawkins on what it was like to qualify and compete at the Commonwealth Games

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the rear-view mirror, it’s remarkable look back at some of the achievements made throughout the games.     The ecstasy of the games broadcasted on national television highlighted a lot of highs and even some lows for athletes whilst out in Australia’s Gold Coast.   Sam Dawkins represented Jersey

From England Sevens to the Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray is a different kind of NFL rookie

"You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are right now for who you want to become."  Alex Gray is an enigma of the National Football League. Coming off his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, he's taken a phenomenal leap of faith. After a successful eight-year professional rugby career,