Riding into Kabul after the fall of the Taliban and facing Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath in the nets: Phil Mackie on his 26 years at the BBC

Phil Mackie has worked for the BBC since 1993, and since 1998 has been a network TV, radio and online reporter for BBC news, covering stories such as Fred & Rose West and the Cromwell Street murders, being in Kabul when the Taliban fell, and the Ben Stokes affray case. He

A look into the barbarism of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

Combat sports are thriving in a golden area. Anthony Joshua is one of the most prominent faces in British sport and the UFC is still riding its monumental wave after signing their $1.5billion (£1.15billion) contract with ESPN earlier this year.   However, since the deal has been signed, a portion of mixed-martial-arts

“One of the things we are doing this year is really setting our sights on Europe” — London Mets manager Drew Spencer on how their season can impact British baseball

California-born manager of the London Mets, Drew Spencer, is aiming for much more than another national title when they take on the Dublin Hurricanes on April 6th. This London-based baseball club is only one of many in the British Baseball Federation (BBF). However, the London Mets previously set a record of

March Madness – Why Brits should give it a shot

In football, the international break is ongoing, which let’s be honest is a bore fest. Instead, why not turn your attention to March Madness - a tournament between 64 American college basketball teams. The rules are simple, you lose, you're out, but if you win seven games on the bounce, you're

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 3

This is the third in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, chapter 2 grapples with the struggles wrapped up in sexual identity Chapter 3: The influence of the media on gender views in sport It's clear that over the years, the influence of the media in recognising and covering sports has contributed to its growth. This extends to the number of women participating in the various athletic codes. With the power