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  • The ‘other’ nominates its best of the decade

    22 December 2009 Yes, it’s true. There is another out there, slightly better known and slightly longer established, and just a teeny, weeny bit better resourced. Its 20 best this, that and t’other of the decade makes for an interesting – if predictably USA-centred – read. That said, a perusal of SI’s top 20 […]

  • Why the NBA owns Christmas Day

    22 December 2009 It wasn’t so many decades ago (about five) that teams in the English football league would routinely play matches on Christmas Day, and then play the reverse match on Boxing Day. Whatever one thinks of packed modern schedules, they’re not like that now, although elsewhere in the world, the festive day has […]

  • The genius of Federer explained

    22 December 2009 Roger Federer was last week voted by American sports editors as one of the top five athletes of the decade. The Swiss polled 25 votes of 142 cast to come third behind Tiger Woods (56 votes) and Lance Armstrong (33), and ahead of swimmer Michael Phelps (13), New England quarterback Tom Brady […]

  • Kroenke edges closer to takeover ‘trigger’

    21 December 2009 Stan Kroenke has bought another 25 shares in Arsenal at £8,500 each. That takes him within 17 shares of the “trigger” holding that would make a bid for the whole club mandatory. The American made the purchase on 17 December but it was only made public today in a statement to the […]

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