A look at the new Inglewood stadium and the trend towards “Americanising” stadiums

Architect Chi Bahtia works at HKS, a firm specialised in developing sports venues into an "Entertainment Destination Project." He discussed the plans for the new Inglewood stadium in Los Angeles and the trend towards "Americanising" sports stadiums worldwide. Increasingly, international sports clubs are looking to the US hoping to understand and

The jewel in British Basketball’s brittle crown: Why Barking Abbey is the dynasty you’ve never heard of

British Basketball is in a perilous state. Despite representing one of the fastest growing, and most played, participation sports in the country, crippling funding cuts have led to fears within the federation that Great Britain’s international teams could be excluded from international competition. Men’s, women’s and youth teams alike are all on

Donald Trump, the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles: a sport brought to the brink by politics

In the words of former U.S. speed-skater Eric Heiden, "sports and politics don't mix.”  But during the time that Donald Trump has been United States President, we’ve seen players called “son’s of b*****s” by Trump, players filing lawsuits against the league over allegations of collusion and new rules implemented by the

NFL reminds us they don’t care about their players, or racial injustice

The NFL announced today players must stand and "show respect" during the National Anthem. The owners of the National Football League have revealed their solution to player protests, which have become a massive national (and international) debate in the last year and a half. This issue is perhaps the most daunting

From England Sevens to the Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray is a different kind of NFL rookie

"You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are right now for who you want to become."  Alex Gray is an enigma of the National Football League. Coming off his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, he's taken a phenomenal leap of faith. After a successful eight-year professional rugby career,

Predicting the fate of the NFL’s loaded 2018 quarterback draft class

It was just the third time in the modern era of the draft and 21st century that five college quarterbacks were taken in the opening round. This group legitimately have the potential to become the greatest QB class of all time, up there with the famed draft class of 1983 which included

“Most rowers have no desire to deal with the ‘elite’ aspects of the sport”: Cambridge rower James Letten debunks its myth of elitism

The Boat Race is an annual rowing contest between the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Clubs. Ahead of the event Saturday, we spoke with James Letten about the misconceptions around the sport, its funding, and more. James Letten is the tallest rower to ever compete in the storied University Boat Race, and

Everything you need to know about Guildford Flames Ice hockey team after the 3-0 win against Dundee Stars

The Guildford Flames are currently playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League – the highest level of ice hockey in the UK – for the first time in their history. Last night (March 21),  they defeated the Dundee Stars, who already have no chance of reaching the playoffs. They finished with

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 9 – Myth busting & beards with Hugh Woozencroft

In the ninth addition of the Don't Crack Podcast we are joined by BBC Sport journalist and Twitter phenomenon Hugh Woozencroft! Sporting myths are this weeks theme, and we also talk about team branding and why the beard is making a comeback in newsrooms across the country. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW: https://soundcloud.com/user-303248527/dont-crack-e9-with-hugh-woozencroft Adam