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Chelsea Pitch Owners — The Way Ahead For All Sports?

By Alexander Baron

Sport today is a big money business, but it hasn’t always been that way. True, heavyweight bo has always attracted big money; Sonny Liston received a million dollar purse for a world title fight in 1963, but here are a few other facts to consider. In 1927, Joe Davis won £6 10 shillings prize money […]

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A Statue For Boxing Great Larry Holmes

By Alexander Baron

What does the phrase heavyweight bo conjure up for you? Probably some of the great champions: Mike Tyson (before he disgraced himself); Muhammad Ali – The Greatest; and for those with a sense of history, Rocky Marciano and Joe Louis. One name the non-bo fraternity is likely to overlo nowadays is that of Larry Holmes, […]

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The Mind Sports Olympiad Starts Next Month

By Alexander Baron

The Mind Sports Olympiad starts August 23 at what its likely to be its new, permanent home, the same North London venue as last year. Full details can be found on the official MSO websites here and here. This will be the nineteenth event in a row since the first, which was held at the […]

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Crawling 80 Years Apart – Olympics Los Angeles 1932 and London 2012

By TLN

One of the most prestigious Olympic sport discips is swimming, with 100m freestyle taking one of the top positions. The video below was taken 80 years apart, but the difference is quite astonishing as the winner’s end times differ for 10.68 seconds. In Los Angeles Olympics 1932 the winner was Yasuji MIYAZAKI from Japan with the time 58.2, silver […]

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The Spirit Of ’66

By Alexander Baron

It has long been a standing je that England taught the world the game of cricket, and ended up taking lessons from all and sundry. The same is true, or almost true of soccer. In 1966, England hosted the world cup, and beat West Germany in a classic final 4 goals to 2 after extra […]

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Is Roger Federer an Alien? Amazing Shot at Wimbledon!

By TLN

Yesterday, at the Centre Court, was the match between Roger Federer and Sam Querrey which ended with Federer’s win, beating the American 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, reaching the third round of Wimbledon 2015. But what’s impressive is this “Alien shot” in the middle of the second set – a lob to be remembered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-qAUO6VYq0 Here is what Federer […]

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Top 10 Forgotten Nicknames in Sports

By TLN

In the history of professional sports, there were always these superstar athletes that were given nicknames by the press, fans, and peers alike. The nicknames bestowed on these athletes ended up becoming synonymous with the sport because they were memorable, entertaining, and best represented the attributes and skill of a specific athlete. Once upon a […]

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Federer Beats Djokovic For His Record Seventh Dubai Title

By Dean Smith

Roger Federer rounded up a great week in Dubai by beating Novak Djovic in the final to win a record breaking seventh Dubai title! His week started with a strong win over Fernando Verdasco. Although Verdasco showed signs of life a few times during the match, Federer kept his calm winning 6:4, 6:3. He went […]

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Sources Say Goran Dragic Traded to the Miami Heat

By TLN

The things are getting hot in Phoenix and will get even hotter in Miami Heat as reported today by Marc Stein one of the better PG’s in NBA league, Goran “The Dragon” Dragic, is going to the South Beach: Goran Dragic has been traded to Miami, I’m told — Marc Stein (@ESPNStein) February 19, 2015 Apparently Goran, 28 year old, isn’t […]

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Peter Prevc The First Man To Fly Over 250 meters in Ski Jumping!

By TLN

Photo credit: AFP The 22 year old Snian ski jumper Peter Prevc has written a new piece of ski flying history by becoming the first man to fly over 250 meters in today’s ski flying competition in Vikersund, Norway. He jumped exactly 250 meters and improved the previous record world record for 3.5 meters. The previous […]