Grace Reid interview: how channeling Beyonce, baking banana bread and table tennis is behind her remarkable success

When you enter a room with Grace Reid there is one thing you cannot fail to notice, her smile. It is the look of an athlete who is truly at peace with her life both in and out of the pool and why shouldn’t she be? 2018 was a breakthrough

Could social media and personal branding help female athletes to gain more prestige?

The sports media is actively showing off how much they have improved to increase women’s media coverage. Unfortunately, the figures tell us the opposite. Last year, female athletes got 4% of the worldwide sports media coverage according to UNESCO. In 2017, BBC Sport's Barbara Slater, commented, ‘There's a transformation in women's

Grass roots pioneer Jamie Harrison on the challenges of developing cricket in the USA

With the USA’s men’s side having last week gained One day international status for the next three years, the Sports Gazette spoke to Jamie Harrison, the foremost grass roots cricket administrator and enthusiast in the world’s richest country. How big will ODI status be for cricket in the USA? “It’ll be massive,

“You mean I get permission to punch my mum in the face every day? I love it!” A look at Cory McKenna’s incredible journey so far

Cast your mind back to when you were 19 years old — what were you doing? I was ‘studying’ during my first year at university, though my thoughts were largely dominated by going out and all the other external factors that enter a teenager’s brain. Cory McKenna goes against the stereotypes

Brentford 2-0 Leeds: Whites automatic promotion hopes dealt a blow with defeat at Bees

Sergi Canos inspired Brentford to an impressive victory at Griffin Park that leaves Leeds with a huge mountain to climb in the fight for automatic promotion to the Premier League. Neal Maupay struck his 27th goal of the season on the stroke of half-time, before the impressive Canos doubled their lead shortly after the hour

Bingham buoyant ahead of World Snooker Championship

Former champion Stuart Bingham spoke of his excitement ahead of this year’s World Snooker Championship, but warned the nature of the sport’s blue riband event will play a big part in determining who is victorious at the Crucible. Bingham, 42, currently sits 12th in the world rankings and is an outside bet to claim snooker’s

Lessons From Leppings Lane: Hillsborough. Thirty Years On

96. The number that will forever be bonded to the city of Liverpool. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. When, on April 15th 1989, 96 people were crushed to death in Britain's worst sporting disaster. Three decades of pain, grief and injustice. Ahead of the anniversary the SportsGazette spoke

Royals relegation worries eased with Brentford victory

Reading 2 – 1 Brentford Yakou Meite scored twice in the opening fifteen minutes at the Madejski to move Reading four points clear of the Championship relegation zone. The Ivorian international now has four goals in four games for the Royals as their patchy form continues. The visitors pulled a goal back before