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 20 March 2009
Adapted from his own novel by Sherwood Kiraly, this comedy about mental infirmity is perhaps sunnier than its subject usually allows.
Tuesday 03 March 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
The New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has admitted that his cousin repeatedly injected him with a substance from the Dominican Republic. Joined at a press conference by the Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman, and manager, Joe Girardi, Rodriguez again apologised for taking banned drugs from 2001-2003 while he was with the Texas Rangers and blamed his 2003 positive doping test on being young and naive.
Thursday 05 February 2009
The father of a British backpacker who was brutally murdered in New Zealand spoke of his relief today after a teenager admitted her killing.
Friday 26 December 2008
A British woman has been beaten to death with a baseball bat on the holiday island of Tenerife.
Friday 31 October 2008
Half a million fans are expected to jam the streets of downtown Philadelphia today in celebration of the Phillies' first World Series title since 1980, and the first major league championship in any sport by a city team in a quarter of a century.
Thursday 30 October 2008
The Philadelphia Phillies have won the World Series after beating the Tampa Bay Rays in last night's rain-delayed Game Five.
Saturday 25 October 2008
Sunday 12 October 2008
Weather conditions were so wretched in our October medal last weekend that I had plenty of miserable company in my forlorn struggle to break 100. Most of the competitors returned their worst resultsof the year.
Friday 08 August 2008
Baseball shares with cricket the ability to rouse untold depths of passion.
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Four teenagers were tonight charged with the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Knife crime has replaced terrorism as the police's highest priority, Scotland Yard said yesterday after six people were stabbed to death in just five days.
Sunday 13 January 2008
Writer competes against professional sportsmen and discovers that while it's not as easy as it looks, it can yield a good yarn. The genre, invented by George Plimpton in 1960 with his baseball book 'Out Of My League', has a welcome new addition from Justin Irwin, who quit his job as the director of a national charity to spend a year discovering whether hard work alone can make him a great darts player. Practising for hours every day, he builds up to entering the PDC World Championship, where he is unlucky to draw a former quarter-finalist in the first round. Despite throwing a maximum 180 in one leg he is predictably whitewashed 5-0, but that, one suspects, is what his readers want; after all, if it was easy, they might regret not having had a go themselves. Irwin chronicles his "journey to the heart of dartness" – and darkness, in the form of oceans of Guinness – with humour and perception. He may have been found wanting on the oche but he's hit the bull's-eye here.
Friday 21 October 2005
Thursday 20 October 2005
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time
- 4 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 5 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?