Sports W***er of the Year 2019

The BBC has released the shortlist for the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year. Their nominations include athletes Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson, footballer Raheem Sterling, cricketer Ben Stokes, rugby union’s Alun Wyn Jones and Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton. But what about those who have disgraced their sport, the cheats and

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly – A Review

President Trump loves winning. He likes to win bigly.  He enjoys winning so much that he claims to have won 18 golf club championships. Spoiler alert…  He hasn’t and author Rick Reilly proves to you he hasn’t. In the president’s own words: “My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost

“Channels like Fox News continually obscure the message in order to enrage the President’s followers”: Conor Orr on diversity in the NFL, the ‘anthem issue’ and its political effects

I’m sure that there was a time when covering the NFL was a much more straightforward job than it is now. But with the recent subtle social, and political changes in the USA, the NFL has had to evolve. In the last few years, the NFL has seen an openly gay

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

Sport trumps hate

United States President Donald Trump made headlines in the sports world by attacking NFL and NBA stars this past weekend. Both organizations and more fired back and made a statement to the president. United States President Donald Trump has entered a new stage of public debate controversy after this past