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  • Tiger tales thrive in an information vacuum

    30 December 2009 Furman Bisher is a retired sports columnists, former Sports Illustrated journalist and veteran golf writer, and this blog posting from him about Tiger Woods has caused a right old rumpus. Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg says the content of the Bisher blog is inaccurate; it is not a million miles from the core […]

  • China aiming to make strides at the 2012 Games . . . in race walking

    29 December 2009 It’s never to early to get a steer on what your rivals are planning ahead of an Olympic Games. So it’s worth noting this little snippet of news from Beijing today about where the Chinese are focussing their athletic resources ahead of the 2012 Olympics in London – on race walking. There […]

  • The stories that rocked sport in 2009

    29 December 2009 The New York Times calls it an annual “meeting of minds” but their round-up of top-class opinion on the sports stories of 2009 just re-emphasises how our little corners of the planet see things so very differently. That’s why Japan winning at baseball was as huge there as Terry Henry’s notorious handball […]

  • Ponting on the cusp on becoming Australia’s winning-most captain in history

    27 December 2009 If Ricky Ponting’s Australia can beat Pakistan in the first Test, it will make him the most successful captain in the history of cricket’s most successful nation, something pondered by Malcolm Conn in the Australian today (28 December), and by Greg Baum in The Age before the Test started. Mention of Ponting […]

  • Is the recession levelling the Premier League playing field?

    27 December 2009 As the economic downturn starts to nip at the heels of  Britain’s sporting economic juggernaut, the Premier League, Paul Hayward in the Observer theorises that the hard times equal greater equality. Leaving aside the fact that the current challenge to the ‘big four’ is coming most strongly from teams also owned by […]

  • Honour for dog-fight villian Vick polarises NFL opinion

    25 December 2009 Michael Vick is a 29-year-old quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles but is better known to non-followers of the NFL as someone who was sent to prison for 23 months in 2007 for his key role in a dog-fighting ring. The Ed Block Courage Award is given each year to 32 NFL players, […]

  • The next decade: how football tactics will develop

    25 December 2009 Jonathan Wilson wrote the book on the evolution of football tactics, and takes a typically fresh and thorough approach in this piece for The Guardian when looking at the future. Wilson suggests the poacher could be all but gone within 10 years . . . or making a comeback. Meanwhile, could North […]

  • The leading Christmas Day stories in the world’s best-selling newspapers

    24 December 2009 The best selling newspapers in the world are mainly based in Asia, where it’s already Christmas Day. And the major sports news story on Christmas Day 2009 in the world’s No1 newspaper (Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun) concerns Marcus Tulio Tanaka’s move from Urawa Reds to Grampus Eight.  The top non-Japanese newspaper in the world […]

  • Schumacher speaks on his comeback . . . and so does his wife

    24 December 2009 Michael Schumacher has been explaining the motivation for his comeback on his website (see the post on 23/12/09).  He writes: “Until recently, I was absolutely sure that I had ended my career as a race driver at Ferrari. But sometimes things change suddenly and unexpectedly. “All of a sudden, the framework conditions […]

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