Sylvan Richardson chuckles as he recounts an anecdote from his time as Liverpool’s masseur, working under his old boss, Brendan Rodgers.
“I’d be going about my business and Brendan would be with one of his manager friends and he’d be like: ‘Oh, come and meet Sylvan. He was in Simply Red!’.”
In a month’s time, Rob Long will head to Aldershot, where he will be looking to retain the Brazilian jiu-jitsu title he won back in 2017. However, this is no ordinary jiu-jitsu tournament, and Rob Long is no ordinary man.
On 8th July 2010, Long was injured in Afghanistan while serving
30 years ago, the Jamaican bobsleigh team competed at the Calgary Olympics. Their story inspired the cult film, Cool Runnings. They were joined by Eddie the Eagle who still holds the British ski-jumping record.
Before Calgary, just five tropical nations had sent teams to the Winer Games. Since then, 33 unlikely
Since Steven Finn made his Test match bow against Bangladesh in 2010, 36 Englishmen have been handed their debuts in cricket’s toughest format. A debutant just seven months after Jonathan Trott made his international entrance and more than two years before Joe Root arrived on the scene, it is easy
“I think people still recall our story because people can see themselves in us,” Devon Harris says pensively, smiling as he recalls his role in one of sport’s most extraordinary feats.
Harris worked as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force until he thrust himself into a life-changing gamble in late
If boxing was Barry Hearn’s first love, and snooker was where he first made his name as a pioneering innovator, it is darts where his influence has been most evident in recent years.
Since taking charge of the Professional Darts Corporation in 2001, a derided pub game has become a marketable
At 46 years-old and a two-time world champion, Gary Anderson is content with life as his year reaches its pinnacle, with the PDC World Championship descending on London’s Alexandra Palace next week – two months after the birth of his daughter.
The Flying Scotsman, as he is known, has appeared in
Archie Thompson is a name synonymous with the most obscure of sporting trivia. On 11 April 2001, the centre-forward scored thirteen times as Australia set a seemingly unbreakable world record, beating American Samoa 31-0 in an infamous FIFA World Cup qualifier.
It is a record that those who inhabit the tiny
“I think it’s just a few things here and there. Certainly, you slow up a little bit and your top speed isn’t as high as it was,” Nick Matthew admits as he explains the reasoning behind his upcoming spring retirement.
The only Englishman to win the World Championship, Matthew has been
"You know you're playing not just the Australian cricket team but the whole country as well."
A veteran of 33 Ashes tests, Alec Stewart knows more than most about taking on Australia.
Although victories Down Under were something of a rarity for England through the 1990s - they won just two tests,