Bolt v Gay to light up Berlin

August 14, 2009

boltUsain Bolt versus Tyson Gay is the sort of showdown that would grace any era of athletics and with a bit of luck the world championships in Berlin should give us two takes – in the 100 and 200 metres. 

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Azteca defeat exposes U.S. weaknesses

August 13, 2009

 

After a wave of optimism following their successful run in the Confederations Cup, the United States have come back down to earth with their 2-1 defeat to Mexico.

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Twitter might not be harmless fun for players

August 6, 2009

The days when the details of transfer negotiations were closely guarded secrets could be coming to an end with the advent of the 'Twitter transfer'.

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Americans fall for soccer but can MLS cash in?

July 30, 2009

The US national team beat European champions Spain in the Confederations Cup and give Brazil a scare in the final. In the NFL heartland of Baltimore, 71,000 turn out to watch Chelsea v AC Milan.

Breaking news: Yao Ming to have surgery, will miss whole of 2009-10 season

July 17, 2009

yaomingHouston Rockets’ Chinese center Yao Ming is to undergo surgery on his foot injury and has been ruled out for the whole of next season.

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A great win over Spain … now can the U.S surprise some more?

June 25, 2009

The Confederations Cup, effectively a warm-up tournament for the World Cup, rarely captures the imagination but fans in the United States aren't lacking enthusiasm for the tournament after their team produced a major upset by defeating European champions Spain 2-0.

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In defence of Giuseppe Rossi

June 17, 2009

American soccer fans aren't noted for their nastiness but the reaction to Giuseppe Rossi, New Jersey native, scoring twice for Italy against the U.S in their 3-1 Confederations Cup defeat on Monday has been surprisingly vitriolic.

Carolina Hurricanes storm towards playoffs

April 3, 2009

The hottest team in the National Hockey League rests atop neither the Eastern nor the Western conference these days.

Is baseball finally a world sport?

March 10, 2009

The Italians are quite excited about their team doing well at the World Baseball Classic.

Smith and sport laid the groundwork for Obama’s rise

February 13, 2009

John Carlos and Tommie Smith receive their "Arthur Ashe Courage Awards" at the 2008 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, REUTERS/Danny MoloshokTommie Smith in retirement is relaxed and friendly. He speaks without rancour of the harsh years after he outraged white America by raising a black-gloved fist and bowing his head on the victory podium at the 1968 Olympics in protest at his country’s treatment of its blacks.