football on the telly
Does it Matter Who Presents Match of the Day?
Would it honestly make any difference if the show was anchored by a former Tory MP, or a tiny dog?
Photographing Benny Podda, the Bodybuilder Turned Martial Artist Turned Cave-Dwelling Medicine Man
Photographer Ray Lego recalls sipping hallucinogenic potions, hanging out in the desert, and watching the man drown himself.
Pud Pad Noy Worawoot: The “Golden Leg” of Muay Thai
Feted by kings and statesman, from 1970 to 1975 Pud Pad Noy was the multi-weight daddy of the Muay Thai ring.
How Colombia’s 1994 World Cup Campaign Led To The Murder of Andres Escobar
Having been tipped by some to win the 1994 World Cup, an own goal from Andres Escobar helped to end Colombia’s dream at the group stage. Five days later, he was shot dead in a nightclub parking lot in Medellin.
The Tactical Guide to Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
As he tries to prevent a fourth loss in a row, Chris Weidman's fall from grace is looking increasingly brutal. We assess the skills that made him so good, speculate on his decline, and examine how he matches up with Kelvin Gastelu
Here’s To You, Paul Robinson, Football Loves You More Than You Will Know
The God Illusion
The Cult: Roger Federer
Our society has lost all perspective when it comes to the importance we place on athletes. But with Roger Federer and his godlike tennis, perhaps we're not far off.
diego costa's instagram
How Social Media Has Become a Tool of Psychological Warfare During the Transfer Window
With Diego Costa flaunting an Atletico Madrid shirt on Instagram this week, it’s clear that social media has become another medium for transfer mind games. So how effective is it?
world cup controversies
How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory
The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Conor McGregor Is the Devil’s Son
Last week's miserable series of press conferences closed the distance between the blowhard McGregor pretends to be when he needs to sell something and the shameful human Floyd Mayweather continues to be every day.
On the Run
Meet the Man Who's Just Run an Ultra Marathon on All Seven Continents
Joel Runyon completed the challenge to raise money for Pencils of Promise, a charity that builds schools in the developing world.
Paying for It
Formula 1’s Strange Relationship with 'Pay Drivers'
Once derided as possessing far more money than talent, pay drivers are now ubiquitous in F1 – and some of them are bloody quick. What does this often pejorative term mean in the modern context?
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