Colouring outside the tramlines: Do we need shorter Tennis formats?

The International Tennis Federation has recently announced changes to the Olympic Tennis Event, shifting the men’s singles gold medal match to a shorter, best of three set format. Changes have also been announced for doubles events, with men’s and women’s matches to be decided by a match tiebreak to 10 points when level at one-set

Why Australia can be considered World Cup favourites

Steve Smith and David Warner have now served their 12 month bans for ball-tampering after their sanction came to an end on 28 March. The pair were eligible to be integrated back into the Australian line-up for the fourth and fifth One Day Internationals in the ongoing series against Pakistan, but will be

Is a format change destined to boost squash’s popularity?

The squash world has recently been rocked with the news that despite a fourth successive bid for inclusion, the sport will not feature at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. With a host of talented French players spearheading a bid which seemed to be ticking all the boxes set

The year in sport 2018: Squash

For a sport that has thus far been marginalised from Olympic inclusion, squash has enjoyed good exposure this past year. Featuring at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and with the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) YouTube channel most recently hitting 100,000 subscribers, the global reach of squash is

A Coach’s Christmas: The contrasting festive fortunes of the NFL’s tactical gurus

For NFL head coaches, the Christmas holiday is not the escape that most of us enjoy. Crucial games with playoff implications are to be strategized for, and it is but a solemn reminder for those under-performing that the dreaded ‘Black Monday’ is just a week away. Indeed, on Monday 31st December, one

From student journalists to cracking the industry: NCTJ award nominees Nick Friend and Matt Horsman

Last year’s Sports Gazette co-editors — Nick Friend and Matt Horsman — have been shortlisted for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Student of the Year and Young Sports Journalist of the Year awards respectively. The NCTJ Awards for Excellence recognise a crop of the most promising young

Your Tournament Guide to the ICC Women’s World T20

The ICC Women’s World T20 kicks off this Friday in the West Indies with a unique identity. The standalone nature of the tournament marks the first time the event will run separately to the men’s format, amidst a growing demand and consumption of the women’s game. The final of last year’s