What is ball tampering and why is it cricket’s biggest taboo?

They are the two words on everyone's lips: two words that have brought a mighty cricket nation to its knees and damaged and destroyed the reputation of a tainted team and their captain - one of the greatest players of his generation - beyond repair. Ball tampering. The implications will be far-reaching and unprecedented, leaving [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:24:50+00:00 April 6th, 2018|All, Cricket|2,231 Comments

It’s just not cricket: No sympathy for tampering trio

Photo: AFP Australian cricket is mired in the biggest scandal to hit the Test game since three Pakistan players were caught spot-fixing at Lord's in 2010. The world has watched on incredulously over the past few days as the Australian captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and cohort Cameron Bancroft, conspired to [...]

By | 2018-03-28T16:51:42+00:00 March 28th, 2018|All, Cricket|788 Comments

F1 2018: The battle to be crowned the driver of the generation

The same question hangs over Formula One at the start of the 2018 season as it has for the past five years: can anyone stop Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes? Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel, who looks set to be the four time champion's closest challenger again, is talking up his title chances. But even the famously forthright [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:37:26+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|All, Formula one|2,446 Comments

London O2 Arena set to host BBL and WBBL play off finals

The O2, London will again play host the BBL and WBBL play off finals in May 2018. After drawing a record-breaking number of fans in 2017, this year's Play Off finals will see the best of the BBL and the WBBL face-off again on Sunday 20th May with the winners taking home the coveted title. [...]

By | 2018-03-09T10:32:22+00:00 March 9th, 2018|All, Basketball|2,748 Comments

It’s snow joke: Premier plans for an English winter break

With Britain finally seeing the back of the "Beast of the East" - a Siberian cold snap that has brought snow, ice and plummeting temperatures to the country, many sporting fixtures were postponed and cancelled amid the artic conditions. So what better time than the long awaited proposals to introduce a winter break to the [...]

By | 2018-03-06T23:15:15+00:00 March 6th, 2018|All, Football|377 Comments

Cruse is Wasps’ top gun

It wasn’t pretty but Wasps got the job done against a resurgent London Irish side at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday. Wasps went ahead early after capitalising on having a numerical advantage after Irish hooker David Paice was sent to the bin for obstruction on Guy Thompson. Despite tries from hooker Tom Cruse and Dan [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:35:17+00:00 March 5th, 2018|All, Rugby|2,008 Comments

ITF plan to introduce World Tennis Finals in Davis Cup revamp

A consortium headed up by Spain and Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique will invest £2.15 billion to revamp the only team competition in tennis, the Davis Cup. The 118-year-old men's tennis event, traditionally played over various surfaces in three-day home and away ties throughout the season, is set to be transformed into an 18-country Tennis World [...]

By | 2018-03-03T15:00:43+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|All, Tennis|1,865 Comments

“Three’s Kompany” – Captain inspires City to Carabao Cup final victory

Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and David Silva, Manchester City's three elder statesmen, their three wise men. The three current longest serving players at the club. The three with the most appearances. So, how appropriate it was that they should have been the three men who scored the three goals in this comfortable victory over Arsenal [...]

By | 2018-02-27T09:38:05+00:00 February 27th, 2018|All, Football|397 Comments

Pyeonchang 2018: Top sports to watch at the Winter Olympics

The XXIII Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeonchang, South Korea, got underway on Saturday after Friday's extravagant opening ceremony. In a two-week festival of skiing, sliding, sweeping and skating, Team GB have been tipped for their most successful Winter Games ever and UK Sport have set the GB team a target of five medals. But which [...]

By | 2018-02-16T12:03:46+00:00 February 12th, 2018|All|1,440 Comments

Title looks won but relegation battle could go right down to the wire

It takes a leap of the imagination to see anyone catching Manchester City in pursuit of the Premier League title. It's the battle at the bottom that looks set to be the most exciting permutation as the season approaches the final run-in. Normally at this stage of a season you have a good chance to [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:22:36+00:00 February 6th, 2018|All, Football|228 Comments