One particular football match, played more than a century ago, still resonates to this day and has acquired legendary status.
On Christmas Day in December 1914, a British officer ventured into the usually bullet-wracked No-Man’s Land near Ploegsteert Wood (‘Plug Street Wood’ to the Tommies) in Flanders encouraged by the Germans’
Conor McGregor has not fought in the UFC since winning the Lightweight title almost a year ago. Such is the disparity in popularity between him and his fellow fighters, he can exert more control over who and when he fights than anyone. Here, we identify who his next opponent might
Laurie Morgan, from Perth (the good Perth, in Scotland), was beguiled by the TI Raleigh bike when he first witnessed one in action in 1981. His "love" has not dimmed in the intervening years. Now, since Laurie returned from a difficult tour of Afghanistan as part of the RAF Regiment
A number of established sides have struggled this season in Division 1 of the County Championship. Last season’s champions Middlesex were surprisingly relegated on the final day. Yorkshire, who won the title in 2014 and 2015, only narrowly avoided a similar fate while Warwickshire, perennial stalwarts and champions in 2012
Upon his retirement aged only 33 this week, Andre Ward now represents an example of the notion that unmatched talent is sometimes not enough to force one’s way into the minds of observers as a memorable sporting hero, remembered fondly by a great number.
What his career lacked, for the most
Englishman Hughie Fury suffered his first professional defeat and a setback in his designs on a fight with Anthony Joshua while his opponent did little more to further his cause.
Eyebrows were once again raised in scepticism upon the announcement of the official decision on Saturday night in the Heavyweight clash
Boxing managed to shoot itself in the foot again on Saturday. It is the fighters’ brilliance, in this case, that of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, which sustains the sport and keeps it limping on.
What is all the more discouraging is the timing. Boxing is generally in a state