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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Thursday 24 May 2012
Liverpool's owners have brought in a familiar face to help run the financial side of the business with the announcement they have appointed Billy Hogan as chief commercial officer.
Friday 18 May 2012
In so many ways Martinez fits the criteria which FSG has laid out for a Liverpool manager
Monday 07 May 2012
As the seasons change it makes sense to have more than one option in your outerwear arsenal, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Thursday 26 April 2012
It is fantasy football come true. Thirty-two teams picking future gridiron superstars live on prime-time television. What's not to like?
Sunday 22 April 2012
A compelling family story in changing times
Thursday 12 April 2012
Three men and a woman were remanded in custody when they appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man whose burnt body was found in an industrial bin.
Friday 06 April 2012
As the new season begins, there has been a power shift from the East Coast, with TV deals, star names and big bucks going to LA
Wednesday 28 March 2012
A group spear-headed by former basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for a record $2bn, team owner Frank McCourt announced yesterday, capping a two-year drama that started with McCourt's divorce and wound its way through bankruptcy court.
Friday 23 March 2012
Documentary-makers are showing other directors how to cover sport – and landing big prizes, at last, too – says Kaleem Aftab
Friday 27 January 2012
A nationwide hunt is on for a violent prisoner who escaped after his two guards were threatened at gunpoint when they arrived at hospital.
Sunday 15 January 2012
It's a very good swing, just not quite knocked out of the park
Friday 13 January 2012
If Chad Harbach's much-vaunted debut novel is too well-mannered, too readily digestible, to be called the Moby-Dick of baseball, Melville's whale certainly lurks beneath, and quite frequently breaches, its surface. On the strength of his sublime natural gifts as a "shortstop" –the pivotal infielder positioned between second and third base – Henry Skrimshander, an unassuming South Dakotan 17-year-old, secures a place at Westish College, a small, "slightly decrepit" liberal arts school "in the crook of the thumb of the baseball glove that is Wisconsin". As an undergraduate at Westish some 40 years earlier, its current President, Guert Affenlight, had unearthed a document that proved Melville gave a lecture there in 1880. That furnishes Affenlight with a lifelong enthusiasm, the Small Quad with a statue of Melville, and Harbach with the sound narrative rationale for loading his book with enough Melville references to sink a Nantucket whaleship.
Friday 30 December 2011
Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
Friday 02 December 2011
You can get almost anything you want in Tahrir Square these days: corn-on-the-cob, suitcases, a cheap holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, eggs, empty tear-gas cartridges and lots and lots of arguments and heaps of banners extolling the courage of martyrs and the evils of policemen. There are still a few thousand there every day – today, the revolutionaries are calling for another million – but the many more millions who queued to vote on Monday and Tuesday have put Tahrir Square's integrity in doubt.
Friday 02 December 2011
When they massed to call for the fall of Mubarak, Egypt's protesters were filled with hope. Now they are disillusioned with the army they trusted – but just as angry as ever
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will donate entire $32bn fortune to charity