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August 15, 2016

Headline-grabbing 'outing' of gay Olympic athletes is bad journalism

A right-wing news editor has caused outrage at the Olympics after posing as a gay man on the dating app Grindr in order to ‘out’ dozens of athletes. Nico Hines, London Editor of The...

A Woman's Way To Score

Deborah Hobson   World Cup 2006 is in full swing and UK websites and blogs are bubbling with excitement. They feverishly compete to provide the most incisive, accurate commentary and insider gossip on football's biggest tournament to the global ...

Achtung...Don't Mention The War!

By Phil SimmsOr should it be, don`t mention the score....A website teaching English football fans phrases such as "I puked my guts up” and “sack the manager,” in German has been set up for the World Cup this year. It also includes ma ...

Football: big club bosses and a hostile sports media

As Jose Mourinho prepares for life as Manchester United’s latest manager, one enduring memory of his embattled predecessor, Louis van Gaal, must be his final press conference. It should have been the Dutchman’s proudest day in the job, bu ...
Hansen Unplugged: Celebrating our differences (Dale Hansen - WFAA)

Popular US sports presenter attacks homophobia in the NFL

Dale Hansen, an American TV sports broadcaster on ABC’s Dallas affiliate station WFAA, delivered a scathing commentary about homophobia in the National Football League (NFL), while giving support to its black, draft candidate Michael Sam who recently ...

Professional Wrestler's Murder Suicide: Were Steroids To Blame?

Writers Note: I know its been a long time since I have posted a story on here, but this one hit quite close to home and I felt that I had to bring it up. Never has there been a bigger tragedy in professional wrestling than that of Chris Benoit, his wif ...

WORLD CUP BLOG - By Phil Simms

Product Recall: Sven FC  It's a faulty product that causes millions of people to get their hopes up – but then fails dismally when actually given a job to do. Only works for a maximum of 45 minutes – no more. Has one missing part, integral ...

WORLD CUP BLOG - BY PHIL SIMMS

THE ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM - An ApologyIn recent weeks, in common with all other newspapers, footy fans, train spotters and Scots, I may have given the impression that the England Football team, following defeat to Northern Ireland in the World Cup qualifie ...

WORLD CUP BLOG - BY PHIL SIMMS

THE ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM – An apologyIn recent weeks, in common with all other newspapers, footy fans, train spotters and Scots, I may have given the impression that the England Football team, following defeat to Northern Ireland in the World C ...

Why The Soccer World Is Gobsmacked

 Seventeen-year-old wonderkid Theo Walcott's surprise selection for  the England World Cup  football squad was a "jaw dropper"  for even the most seasoned pundits. But the inclusion of  the young striker in the team ...

How racist is English football?

It hasn't been the best of weeks for Chelsea captain John Terry​, writes Barnaby Phillips. It ended with him face down in the grass after a calamitous slip, allowing Arsenal's Robin Van Persie​ to glide elegantly past and score the vital goal in an absorbi ...

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