from Photographers' Blog:

Shooting the Rugby World Cup

September 6, 2011

In the third installment, Sydney-based photographer Tim Wimborne describes what is necessary to keep the file fresh throughout the tournament and to satisfy different client needs.

from India Insight:

Doesn’t anyone love the underdog anymore?

April 7, 2011

It is said that everyone loves the underdog. You can't fault Ireland if they disagree.

from Left field:

Momentum the key to World Cup success for England’s cricketers

January 13, 2011

AUSTRALIA-Look away now Australian cricket fans, this one’s going to hurt like a cricket bat to the groin. Their team has carried their abject 2010 form into 2011 by slumping to another defeat to a rampant England side but this time in Twenty20 rather than tests.

Best of Britain: Let it snow

December 3, 2010

For the past week, snow was more than just a single story, it encompassed many stories.  This week’s Best of Britain features a selection of pictures ranging from a sheep in a winter landscape to students determined to protest despite the snow.  There’s a West Ham United player frolicking after scoring a goal and the trace footprints of pedestrians walking down a London street.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

FIFA’s World Cup decision day — live

December 1, 2010

We'll be following all the presentations and the vote itself as FIFA's executive committee decides on the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

FIFA battens down the hatches as allegations mount

December 1, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/The chill winds of corruption allegations swirling once again around FIFA's Zurich HQ have got world soccer's bosses busy battening down the hatches in the forlorn hope that, if ignored, they will all just blow away.

from MacroScope:

The octopus and the economists

July 12, 2010

What do an eight-legged creature in an aquarium in Germany and 74 economists have in common? The consensus view that Spain would claim the World Cup -- until the economists, as they so often do, changed their minds.

from The Great Debate UK:

Luck is the residue of design—even in football

July 9, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/

- Isaac Getz is a professor at ESCP Europe Business School and co-author of Freedom, Inc. (Crown Business, 2009). The opinions expressed are his own. -

Best of Britain: Fakes and spills

July 1, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain brings us everything from highs and lows to fakes and spills.

Best of Britain: Competitions and celebrations

June 24, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain photos highlight a week of competitions and celebrations.