Wilt Chamberlain and the Unbreakable Scoring Record

The debate surrounding sport’s unbreakable records always provides a fascinating microcosmic insight into the nature of competition at the highest level. Today marks the anniversary of perhaps one of the most enduring statistics in the world of professional sport: Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game.  To speculate on the nature of sporting records,

“If we beat Wycombe on Sunday, we can get anyone”: Zaki Oualah on Leatherhead’s FA Cup adventure

The FA Cup returns this weekend, and the tie of the second round sees Isthmian League Premier Division Leatherhead - the lowest ranked side left in the competition - go to Adams Park to face Wycombe Wanderers. Sports Gazette spoke to the Tanners goalkeeper Zaki Oualah ahead of their biggest

“I just knew in my bones that I’d get another chance to finish it off”: Michael Thomas and co captured in new documentary: 89

“Something happened that everybody said was impossible.”  These were the words of Lee Dixon, speaking at the premiere of 89, a new documentary film that tells the story of Arsenal’s fabled last-minute league win over Liverpool in 1989.  Dixon - an executive producer of the film and full back in that championship

MLB 2017 Season Review

As the curtain falls on another season of Baseball, with the Houston Astros crowned World Series winners, the Sports Gazette takes a look back on what was a memorable season in the MLB.  The World Series http://gty.im/869782388 Where to start but the Fall Classic? This year Baseball’s biggest prize certainly lived up to

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

(Sticking) Up for the Carabao Cup

The Milk/Littlewoods/Rumbelows/Coca-Cola/Worthington/Carling/Capital One/Carabao Cup, otherwise known as the League Cup, is English football’s secondary knockout cup competition, and surely its most derided. This year in particular, the trophy has been subjected to an array of criticism, mainly surrounding a couple of admittedly farcical draws. Whilst this has led many to

Thirteen Years of Lionel Messi

On 17th October 2004, Lionel Messi replaced Deco in the 82nd minute of Barcelona's 1-0 away win at Espanyol. This weekend, 13 years on, Messi will likely play a more significant role in his side’s first big test of the league season: an away trip to Atletico Madrid Messi’s week thus

The Joys of Soporific Sports

With the European Championship of Bowls coming to a close on Friday, here at the Sports Gazette we consider the joys of watching some of the world’s slower sports. Whilst we view Football, Rugby and Tennis players as quasi-Superheroes with unattainable physiques and skill-sets, some of the stars of Baseball, Curling,