The truth is that some of the very best boxers from the last 25 years refused to fight Herol "Bomber" Graham and he failed to win a world title during a remarkable boxing career.
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Saturday 24 March 2012
What I Learnt This Week
Friday 23 March 2012
Tom Daley claimed his second World Series silver medal inside a week after an impressive performance alongside Peter Waterfield in the platform synchro in Beijing today.
Monday 19 March 2012
Kell Brook is targeting a blockbuster showdown with Amir Khan which promoter Eddie Hearn insists can attract 50,000 people to an outdoor venue in England.
Friday 09 March 2012
It was all very different the last time a golden hope from Sheffield was preparing for an eagerly awaited duel in the Olympic track-and-field arena. Sebastian Coe might have lived in the same country as Steve Ovett but, in the lead-up to the Moscow Olympics, the great British kings of middle distance studiously avoided one another in the heat of competitive battle. Indeed, at one point, as they traded world records on the tracks of mainland Europe, one national broadsheet bemoaned in a leader column: "It as if they are playing a game of postal chess."
Friday 09 March 2012
Wearing a striking coral-pink suit, Fran Halsall ensured her multi-medal Olympic hopes stayed on course with a dominant performance in the British trials last night. On International Women's Day it was another good evening for Britain's female swimmers, who are heading towards July's Games on a wave of optimism.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Rebecca Adlington yesterday pulled out of the 200 metres freestyle at the British Olympic trials. Having secured her Olympic place by winning the 400m at the British Swimming Championships on Sunday, she decided not to compete in her weakest event in order to concentrate on her strongest – 800m – at the end of the week.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Former miners' leader Arthur Scargill has been awarded £13,000 in damages after he sued a trust fund of the union he led for 20 years.
Friday 17 February 2012
Adrian Cave, who has died from cancer, was an immensely creative and fun person to be with. An architect and town planner, he did much work on improving access for the disabled. He was born in Great Bromley, Essex in 1935 and was educated at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire – a county he came to love deeply. He did his national service with the 1st Singapore Regiment Royal Artillery in Malaya, where he also did parachute training with the SAS. During his leave, always keen on adventure, he walked through the Borneo jungle.
Sunday 12 February 2012
From the West End to Sheffield...you've been Frayn-ed!
Saturday 11 February 2012
Denise Lewis was on Desert Island Discs yesterday morning, talking about her golden moment on top of the podium in Sydney in 2000 and the empty feeling of what to do with the rest of her life after Olympic heptathlon success.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Olympic competitors come in all sorts of guises but there won't be many wearing British vests in London this summer who are also in the middle of a Masters programme. That's just the position in which Nate Reinking hopes to be. Aged 38, he's in the second term of an MSc in sport and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). It's a full-time course that he's completing at the same time as maintaining his position at the top of the British basketball scene.
Thursday 09 February 2012
A Coalition dispute erupted yesterday over a Liberal Democrat minister missing a Commons votes on welfare cuts.
Monday 06 February 2012
For Dwain Chambers, the key battle has yet to come in 2012. Still, as he awaits the Court of Arbitration for Sport's definitive ruling on the British Olympic Association's lifetime ban on doping offenders – due to be announced before the end of April – the world indoor 60 metres champion is up and running in London Olympic year.
Thursday 02 February 2012
It was his friend Sir Patrick Duffy, long-serving MP for Sheffield, war hero and Navy Minister, who encapsulated the career of Mick Welsh – few called him Michael – the MP for Don Valley from 1979-83 and Doncaster North from 1983-92. "The thing about Mick was that, albeit an authentic Yorkshire miner – no frills – he worked well with Conservatives, to whom some of his views must have anathema. Due to his personality and easy-going temperament, he knew how to get on on a Select Committee."
Sunday 15 January 2012
Sheffield heptathlete wins her first medal in Olympic year as she sets her sights on returning to top of the pile
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
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