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Friday 23 December, 2011

Taylor: cultural differences are no excuse in Suarez affair
# Race Row
# Race Row

Taylor: cultural differences are no excuse in Suarez affair

Dec 23rd 2011, 12:07 PM 427 Views 3 Comments

PFA chief Gordon Taylor has cast doubt on the suggestion that ignorance of European culture should exempt Luis Suarez from punishment.

Monday 12 December, 2011

As it happened: Chelsea v. Manchester City
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Chelsea v. Manchester City

Dec 12th 2011, 7:55 PM 6,792 Views 6 Comments

Stamford Bridge was the venue for this evening’s clash of the deficit spenders. Could Chelsea put Manchester City’s title aspirations on hold?

Wilkinson announces his retirement from Test rugby
# Game Over
# Game Over

Wilkinson announces his retirement from Test rugby

Dec 12th 2011, 7:29 PM 2,332 Views 14 Comments

Veteran fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has announced his immediate retirement from international rugby.

Sunday 4 December, 2011

The (Sun)day in GAA: all the action from the Club Championship
# Showdowns
# Showdowns

The (Sun)day in GAA: all the action from the Club Championship

Dec 4th 2011, 8:31 PM 2,469 Views 0 Comments

Wins for both St. Brigids, Dr. Crokes and Na Piarsaigh

Premier League Sunday: Potters frustrate Toffees and drama at Molineux
# Recap
# Recap

Premier League Sunday: Potters frustrate Toffees and drama at Molineux

Dec 4th 2011, 7:17 PM 1,644 Views 1 Comment

This afternoon’s fixtures proved a study in contrast as a drab affair at Goodison Park ceded centre stage to a dramatic second half at Molineux.

Did Nick Easter make the infamous '£35k' comment?
# Intrigue
# Intrigue

Did Nick Easter make the infamous '£35k' comment?

Dec 4th 2011, 5:27 PM 1,030 Views 1 Comment

The No8 admits that it’s possible, but that the context in which he made the remark has been distorted by media coverage of the World Cup leaks.

Clash of the titans: City will host United in FA Cup 3rd round
# Wowza
# Wowza

Clash of the titans: City will host United in FA Cup 3rd round

Dec 4th 2011, 3:44 PM 2,082 Views 10 Comments

United’s chance to avenge their recent, humiliating defeat to the Premier League leaders will come a little sooner than expected.

Anelka and Alex biding their time
# Exit Stage Left
# Exit Stage Left

Anelka and Alex biding their time

Dec 4th 2011, 3:12 PM 627 Views 5 Comments

In addition to accpeting their transfer requests, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has made public his decision to have the pair train apart from the main squad.

Sepp Blatter hits back at his English critics
# Scheming
# Scheming

Sepp Blatter hits back at his English critics

Dec 4th 2011, 2:01 PM 422 Views 1 Comment

In an attempt to distance himself from a string of recent controversies, the FIFA president has accused “the English” of bitterness.

Ruthless Cotto stops Margarito in his tracks
# Revenge
# Revenge

Ruthless Cotto stops Margarito in his tracks

Dec 4th 2011, 12:52 PM 407 Views 1 Comment

The Puerto Rican was awarded a controversial victory after his prolonged assault on Margarito’s weakened right eye induced a tenth-round stoppage.

Victory in Hong Kong keeps McIlroy's Dubai dream alive
# Job Done
# Job Done

Victory in Hong Kong keeps McIlroy's Dubai dream alive

Dec 4th 2011, 12:29 PM 2,096 Views 4 Comments

The US Open champion holed from a greenside bunker at the last to secure a two-shot victory, boosting his slim chances of capturing this season’s Race to Dubai title.

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting

Dec 4th 2011, 8:01 AM 536 Views 1 Comment

Get your feet up, the kettle on and stuck into our favourite pieces from the past seven days. It might take a while.

Friday 2 December, 2011

Meet your Euro 2012 ball: the Tango 12
# Groundbreaking
# Groundbreaking

Meet your Euro 2012 ball: the Tango 12

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:07 PM 719 Views 0 Comments

“Etched into the Tango design are three bespoke graphics which celebrate the decorative art of paper cutting, a tradition in the rural areas of both host countries and link to the key characteristics of football– unity, rivalry and passion.” Nice.

Did Bobby Valentine invent the wrap?
# RENAISSANCE MAN
# RENAISSANCE MAN

Did Bobby Valentine invent the wrap?

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:20 PM 501 Views 0 Comments

It turns out that the Red Sox’s new manager isn’t just an MLB icon, he’s the culinary pioneer popularly credited with the invention of the lunchtime wrap.

Getting there: your Euro 2012 travel options
# Pilgrimage
# Pilgrimage

Getting there: your Euro 2012 travel options

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:36 PM 3,175 Views 4 Comments

The draw’s been made; now it’s time to start thinking about the most efficient way of making your way to Poland.

Happy Birthday, Toto Schillaci!
# Flashback
# Flashback

Happy Birthday, Toto Schillaci!

Dec 2nd 2011, 3:44 PM 425 Views 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe– mainly because he looked 47 at the time– but the unlikely star of Italia ’90 drew to within three years of the half century today.

Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Why can't sport come to terms with depression?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why can't sport come to terms with depression?

Nov 29th 2011, 9:50 AM 4,171 Views 17 Comments

Mental health is still a taboo issue in sport, but the problem isn’t so much the athletes themselves as our own misplaced expectations of them, writes Conor Nagle.

Saturday 26 November, 2011

WATCH: A cheerleader get flattened by the Cowboys' Jason Witten

WATCH: A cheerleader get flattened by the Cowboys' Jason Witten

Nov 26th 2011, 6:17 PM 2,268 Views 0 Comments

She never saw it coming.

Treviso push Leinster all the way in Italy
# Phew
# Phew

Treviso push Leinster all the way in Italy

Nov 26th 2011, 5:34 PM 2,395 Views 7 Comments

The Italians didn’t manage to emulate their heroics of the previous season, but did prevent the European Champions from leaving Italy with a valuable bonus point.

Dynamic duo set the pace at Mission Hills
# Birdiefest
# Birdiefest

Dynamic duo set the pace at Mission Hills

Nov 26th 2011, 1:02 PM 1,394 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s major-winning duo of Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy will take a two-shot lead into tomorrow’s final round of the World Cup of Golf.

Friday 25 November, 2011

Indian minister calls for Olympic boycott
# Protest
# Protest

Indian minister calls for Olympic boycott

Nov 25th 2011, 7:24 PM 1,932 Views 3 Comments

Shivraj Singh Chauhan believes Dow Chemical, a company implicated in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, has no place partnering organisers of the Olympic Games.

For all Philip Roth knows, LeBron James is some sort of hat
# Unlikely
# Unlikely

For all Philip Roth knows, LeBron James is some sort of hat

Nov 25th 2011, 5:28 PM 515 Views 0 Comments

Approached by friend and sportswriter Scott Raab to supply a blurb for his LeBron James exposé “The Whore of Akron,” America’s foremost novelist had a strange admission to make.

UEFA pressure tells as Ukraine bans killing of stray dogs
# Woof
# Woof

UEFA pressure tells as Ukraine bans killing of stray dogs

Nov 25th 2011, 2:31 PM 694 Views 3 Comments

European football’s governing body has succeeded in bringing an end to the Euro 2012 host’s controversial practice of euthenising stray animals.

Mancini doesn't fancy City's Champions League chances
# Obvious
# Obvious

Mancini doesn't fancy City's Champions League chances

Nov 25th 2011, 1:25 PM 169 Views 4 Comments

An unimpressive midweek excursion to Naples has forced the manager to admit that his side are at least a season away from fulfilling their potential on Europe’s biggest stage.

Tuesday 15 November, 2011

The Morning Score: Tuesday
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Nov 15th 2011, 8:50 AM 207 Views 0 Comments

Looking for a cheat sheet to help you get up to speed with the day’s biggest stories? Look no further.

The Finals countdown: how the other ties are shaping up
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

The Finals countdown: how the other ties are shaping up

Nov 15th 2011, 8:45 AM 325 Views 0 Comments

While we’re all busy gloating about Ireland’s imminent qualification, six other European countries are experiencing varying degrees of anxiety about their Euro 2012 fate.

Monday 14 November, 2011

Pocock struggles with eating disorder
# Unexpected
# Unexpected

Pocock struggles with eating disorder

Nov 14th 2011, 8:14 PM 1,741 Views 1 Comment

The Wallabies flanker has revealed the surprising extent to which obsessive anxiety about food and physical fitness have impacted his development.

NBA season in doubt as negotiations hit wall
# Oh Dear
# Oh Dear

NBA season in doubt as negotiations hit wall

Nov 14th 2011, 7:23 PM 228 Views 0 Comments

The NBA players’ union has begun the complicated process of disbanding after it rejected a final offer from the league’s franchise owners.

WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela
# Crossbar Challenge
# Crossbar Challenge

WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela

Nov 14th 2011, 6:00 PM 562 Views 1 Comment

And now for something completely different.

Italian squad takes a stand against organised crime
# Soccer
# Soccer

Italian squad takes a stand against organised crime

Nov 14th 2011, 3:51 PM 235 Views 0 Comments

As a gesture of solidarity with local residents, Cesar Prandelli’s men conducted their morning training session in the village of Rizziconi on a pitch reclaimed from a powerful crime syndicate.

Italy awaits Balotelli's return
# Wishful Thinking
# Wishful Thinking

Italy awaits Balotelli's return

Nov 14th 2011, 2:58 PM 222 Views 0 Comments

Some of the most powerful men in Italian football are beginning to speak openly about the possibility of the striker making a return to the Serie A.

Monday 7 November, 2011

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby
# Opinion
# Opinion

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby

Nov 7th 2011, 8:11 PM 1,321 Views 16 Comments

Ireland and Leinster may be down a match-winning talisman, but the temporary loss of Brian O’Driscoll may prove the opportunity Ireland didn’t know it was waiting for.

WATCH: Your sporting blunder of the week
# Epic Fail
# Epic Fail

WATCH: Your sporting blunder of the week

Nov 7th 2011, 4:35 PM 1,771 Views 0 Comments

Either one of the worst goakeeping howlers of all-time or the most blatant attempt at match-fixing yet recorded. In any event, this goal-tending genius has earned his hashtag.

WATCH: MMA fighters subdue an armed robber
# Nabbed
# Nabbed

WATCH: MMA fighters subdue an armed robber

Nov 7th 2011, 2:20 PM 443 Views 2 Comments

And he’d have got away with it, too, if it wasn’t for that pesky choke-hold.

Ferdinand death threat delivered to Loftus Road
# Sad
# Sad

Ferdinand death threat delivered to Loftus Road

Nov 7th 2011, 1:56 PM 122 Views 0 Comments

The Queens Park Rangers defender, currently involved in both an FA and police racism inquiry, was the intended recipient of a threatening letter sent to the club’s West London ground.

Sunday 6 November, 2011

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting

Nov 6th 2011, 9:30 AM 397 Views 1 Comment

The cosmic implications of Tim Tebow, Lionel Messi’s place in history and why Luis Suarez gets a bad rap: it’s all in our wide-ranging round-up of the week’s finest sports journalism.

Saturday 5 November, 2011

Mark McGovern: 'It'll be a quiet year for me'
# Recovery
# Recovery

Mark McGovern: 'It'll be a quiet year for me'

Nov 5th 2011, 6:52 PM 1,541 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old, who’s still recovering from the effects of the serious head injury that brought him to public attention this summer, admits he’s been left overwhelmed and “embarrassed” by the charitable support he’s received.

Friday 4 November, 2011

WATCH: The butt-grab celebration that has Iranian authorities in uproar
# Harsh
# Harsh

WATCH: The butt-grab celebration that has Iranian authorities in uproar

Nov 4th 2011, 1:36 PM 1,377 Views 2 Comments

Iranian league players Mohammad Nosrati and Sheys Rezaei have been accused of violating public chastity and now face public lashing and imprisonment.

Freddie Jacobson takes the lead in China
# Sino-the-times
# Sino-the-times

Freddie Jacobson takes the lead in China

Nov 4th 2011, 12:16 PM 85 Views 0 Comments

The Swede’s second-round 66 was enough to see him a shot clear of 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen and former world number three Adam Scott at the HSCB Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Dax (not the DAX) survives attack by anti-capitalist nerds
# Hackers
# Hackers

Dax (not the DAX) survives attack by anti-capitalist nerds

Nov 4th 2011, 11:15 AM 459 Views 10 Comments

The website of French rugby club US Dax has recovered after being targeted by hackers who mistook it for a branch of the German stock exchange.