Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Category: Sports

Juan Fernando Quintero: a reminder of the glory days of football’s No10

The Colombian tore his ACL last weekend. He brings back memories of a time when the game cared less about fitting players into boxes In recent years, football has attempted to eliminate subjectivity. The rise of VAR is the most obvious example, but we also see players’ movements tracked by GPS and statistics such as […]

Ichiro Suzuki retires to ovation after sparkling 27-year baseball career

Japanese star plays final MLB game in packed Tokyo Dome 45-year-old was a 10-time All-Star and fierce competitor Ichiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants on Thursday night while taking his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades when the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in Tokyo. The […]

Testosterone limits for female athletes not backed by science, say academics

Rules by IAAF would require some female track runners to lower their testosterone levels to compete Proposed regulations on testosterone levels in women’s athletics have been criticised by academics who say they are not backed by scientific evidence and risk opening a pandora’s box on genetic advantages in sport. The International Association of Athletics Federations […]

Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Giggs’s credentials under the microscope, Berahino’s Burundi opportunity and another international debut for Rice Speaking to the Elis James Feast Of Football podcast last week, Ryan Giggs said Slovakia are his Wales side’s main rivals to qualify alongside Croatia from a group in which Hungary and and Azerbaijan are likely to do little more than […]

Is Dirk Nowitzki the NBA’s most important European player ever?

While he hasn’t made it official, it appears the end of the road is imminent for the Dallas Mavericks’ influential talisman If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that he’s never actually uttered the words: I’m retiring. Even as his 21st season in the NBA comes to a close, Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki […]

‘Cowardly grubs’: Scott Morrison condemns sexist remarks about Tayla Harris

PM says trolls targeting the Carlton AFL Women’s player ‘need to wake up to themselves’ The Australian prime minister has weighed in to the controversy around sexist comments posted online about an image of the Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris, labelling those responsible “cowardly grubs”. The photo of Harris soaring mid-air following through on a […]

Ben Simmons salutes teenager who confronted senator over Christchurch attack

76ers star wears sneakers with ‘Egg Boy’ on them Teen egged Fraser Anning, who blamed attacks on immigration NBA All-Star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the teenager who egged a politician who blamed the Christchurch terror attacks on Muslim immigration. Australian senator Fraser Anning punched the 17-year-old last week, and some of his fellow politicians […]

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