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Expert on global sports tycoons: ‘If Henry can’t transform Liverpool, nobody can’

By Nick Harris 13 October 2010 America has finally woken up to the power of football, and that’s the reason for the global expansion of sporting tycoons’ interests. So says Professor Chris Brady, the dean of the BPP Business School in London, an expert in sports business who has spent years studying the major American and European leagues and how they function. And if the sale of Liverpool goes through as planned to the New England Sports Ventures group headed by John W Henry of the Boston Red Sox, then Liverpool fans should be delighted, Brady says. “I know someone who is close...


Graeme McDowell now clear ‘Sports Personality’ favourite after Ryder Cup win

By Nick Harris 4 October 2010 Graeme McDowell has become the clear favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after winning the crucial deciding match in the Ryder Cup this afternoon to regain the trophy for Europe from America. McDowell, 31, from Portrush in Northern Ireland, was already among the leading contenders, having won the US Open at Pebble Beach in June. But after beating Hunter Mahan 3&1 in the deciding singles match this afternoon, to seal Europe's 14 1/2 - 13 1/2 victory, McDowell's price came in to make him clear favourite for the SPOTY award. Others in the...


Sir Stirling Moss tips Germany’s Vettel for Formula One glory from hospital bed

By Nick Harris 12 March 2010 Sir Stirling Moss, who is recovering in hospital after breaking six bones in an accident at his home, has today tipped Germany’s Sebastian Vettel to win the 2010 Formula One driver’s championship, and says that he has placed a bet on him to do so. The new season gets underway on Sunday in Bahrain amid great excitement, especially in Britain, because of the “dream team” British partnership of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button at McLaren. The 2010 campaign has extra spice because Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 for the first time since his “retirement” in 2006. But Sir...