In the United States, Bo Jackson is revered as one of the country’s greatest ever athletes. He broke no world records and is in no Hall of Fame, yet those who saw him simultaneously in the NFL and MLB still spread his legend.
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Friday 26 April 2013
View From Madrid
Saturday 20 April 2013
Sport does not take place in a social vacuum. It will admit many poisons
Sunday 07 April 2013
Out of America: You can't attend a match without a patriotic preamble – complete with soldiers and flags – that lasts nearly as long as the game
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Until now, I've always had the World Service and Radio 4 down as the places to look for hard-hitting, politically challenging documentaries. You know the kind. The ones that can deposit you, still in your dressing gown and slippers, into the middle of a sub-Saharan war zone, or a Bolivian coke factory, and deliver a sharp punch to the guts any time your concentration might be in danger of drifting off.
Saturday 23 February 2013
Girl tells court she was repeatedly raped from age of 11 and forced to act as sex party 'hostess'
Thursday 14 February 2013
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend
Tuesday 12 February 2013
There is not enough testing in football
Tuesday 12 February 2013
IOC announce decision
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, who died on 2 February aged 88, was a star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the film A League Of Their Own. Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis and served as a consultant on the 1992 film.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
On a late summer's day in San Francisco in 1962, a modest crowd gathered to watch the visiting St Louis Cardinals baseball team do battle with the hometown San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were not strong that year, while the Giants were challenging for the National League divisional baseball championship. Still, the Cardinals were always interesting to watch because of the presence on the team of their aging superstar, Stan Musial, known down the years to anybody exposed to the sport as "Stan the Man".
Saturday 01 December 2012
Marvin Miller was the founding executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association who led a revolution in sports by expanding the concept of free agency, which made many leading athletes multi-millionaires. "I loved baseball, and I loved a good fight, and, in my mind, ballplayers were among the most exploited workers in America" he wrote in his memoir, A Whole Different Ball Game.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
God rest ye merry gentlemen and don't let the winter weather cause you any dismay. All you need is a decent coat and a bit of layering.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Ryder Cup hero blasts American institution and claims he would make a great sports psychologist
Thursday 08 November 2012
Life's mirrored art for centuries, but now it seems to have moved on to video-games. Two former MIT students have invented cameras that can bounce and roll, allowing front-line servicemen to throw them around corners - a technique they claim could save lives.
Monday 29 October 2012
They don't have the big names, a Triple Crown winner or a $200m [£124m]-plus slugger. But for the second time in three years the San Francisco Giants rule baseball, clinically completing a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers to win one of the most lopsided World Series in recent years late on Sunday night.
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Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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