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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?
Jim Weeks
7.21.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Jeff Harder
7.21.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Alexander Reynolds
7.21.17
Andrés Escobar

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.
Will Magee
7.20.17
FIGHTLAND

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
Jack Slack
7.20.17
paul robinson

Here’s To You, Paul Robinson, Football Loves You More Than You Will Know

Woa-oa-oa!
Will Magee
7.19.17
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.
Toby Sprigings
7.19.17
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?
Will Magee
7.19.17
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.
Will Magee
7.18.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Jeff Harder
7.18.17
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.
Jim Weeks
7.14.17
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?
Jim Weeks
7.14.17
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