UK Sports

RIP James Alexander Gordon, The Man Whose Intonation Made Your Weekends

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Sport

James Alexander Gordon, the BBC broadcaster whose voice was synonymous with the classified football results on the radio, has died at the age of 78. ...

The Gender Gap in School Sport: The UK Needs Transparency, Not a Title IX

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

School sport is exactly where we should be looking to address the discrepancy between male and female participation rates... We know that participation rates among girls are lower, but until we use data to identify and clarify the reasons behind this imbalance, it is difficult to address the problem.

Big Season for Lamela

Jamie Currie | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

He is Tottenham's club-record signing, but his first season at White Hart Lane didn't go to plan for himself or the club... he's yet to get off the mark goalscoring wise in competitive action, he certainly has a point to prove - not only to the fans but maybe even to himself as next season fast approaches.

Book Review: Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan by Peter Oborne

Faisal Hanif | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Faisal Hanif

As I write this, the man widely considered as the best spin bowler in the world and Pakistan's main wicket-taking-force, is facing an investigation into his bowling action.

Triathlon Training Advice

Jo Scott-Dalgleish | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Jo Scott-Dalgleish

It's important to emphasise carbs in the meal and snack before your training session. If you're training in the middle of the day, breakfast should be very substantial. If you're planning an evening training session, you should make lunch the big one.

England's World Cup Hopes Will Be Put to the Test by Ireland

Vicky Chan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England will face Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final on Wednesday 13 August. Some might brush off Ireland and predict an easy English victory, however with the unpredictable twists and turns the tournament has taken so far, it won't be so black and white with who proceeds to the final on Sunday 17 August.

How Women Are Making a Bigger Impact in Sport and Beyond

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Sport
Nicci Roscoe

Times have changed and girls as young as eight are becoming more conscious of their body image. Encouraging more physical activity can give them opportunities to look at things beyond worrying about their hair and make-up... Encouraging participation in sport in all areas can lead to happier, healthier women.

Time for La Tour?

Tom Mellor | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

The women's Tour has been beset by problems since its creation in 1984. Whilst initially set up to run alongside the men's event as "La Grande Boucle Féminine", financial problems and interruptions ultimately led to its demise in 2009.

Player Social Responsibility

Tom Mellor | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

For a player to create a lasting legacy they must look beyond the quick buck and and build something that can bring about real change for the long term. With the growing power of sport and celebrity we will be hoping that the amazing endings are not solely for comic books.

Celebrating Our Nation's Favourite Sporting Personalities With Plants

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport
Kenneth Freeman

With a number of sporting events taking place in the UK this summer, Ambius wanted to celebrate some of the top British athletes involved - in our own unique way... The 'plant art' was designed by students and teachers at the academy and have been made entirely out of natural plants and flowers.

Should Daniel Wallace Have Shouted 'Freedom'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Gold medal winning swimmer Daniel Wallace has back-stroked on his cry of "freedom!" when he touched home first at the Commonwealth games, insisting it...

Why Lionel Messi Deserved to Win the World Cup's Golden Ball

Chris Deeley | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Messi is judged more harshly than any other player on the planet. If he doesn't single-handedly win the game for his side, or produce a wonder-goal, he's said to have disappointed... But a poor game for Messi is still better than most people on earth could ever hope for.

Can NFL London Be A British Affair?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

It can be challenging as an adult Association Football fan to adjust to watching Gridiron Football at first... It's a beautiful sport, just witnessing that many different varieties of athlete on one field. You ever seen a 6'7" 26 stone bloke playing midfield on Match of the Day highlights next to a 5'5" 10 stone lad? Whilst both wear leggings?

1D Louis 'Gutted' To Not Get To Buy His Own Football Team

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson said he was "absolutely gutted" that his bid to buy the Doncaster Rovers football club fell through due to a failur...

Chris Froome: A Fallen Hero

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

For British fans, given the World Cup results, Andy Murray's crash out of Wimbledon, and the minimal numbers of British champs selected for the Tour line up, this has turned out to be the 'anti-year' in British sport, the opposite of 2012.

Coming To A Road Near You Soon?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport

Councils are to be given powers to stage motor races on public roads for the first time, David Cameron has revealed. Downing Street said legislatio...

Equal Play for Equal Pay?

Tom Mellor | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Men play faster, they play for longer, they are the better tennis players. But is that what we are compensating? Prize money is a reward, not a salary... Travel, coaching and equipment all cost the same regardless of gender, hotel rooms and plane tickets are no cheaper for women.

Roger Isn't Over or Out.

David Fearnhead | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

Federer turns 33 next month, it's hardly time to be writing of retirement. The Fed Express will still be running and calling at its usual stops for years to come... He is not done winning grand slams. And those who write him off are more than just premature, they risk looking like idiots.

Let the Tour Legacy Begin

Adam Stones | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Adam Stones

I spent the three days 'tour chasing' and I am confident that this triumphant spectacle can leave a lasting legacy if we let it... until now the next generation of cyclists has been "let down" by a lack of safe roads... now we just need to see the representative Government investment to ensure this passion has a deep and lasting impact.

Is Subbing Goalkeepers for Penalties Long Overdue?

Jack Target | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

Most of the press wanted to see van Gaal fail. You can only imagine how much Roy Hodgson would have been hounded if he had done something similar and failed. He would not be allowed back in the country, perceived as silly old man who shares the tactical nous of a barely trained ape.

Two Weekends of Squash on the Continent

James Willstrop | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

What a welcome we received the weekend before last for the French League Playoff finals in Le Mans, a city a couple of hours train ride from Paris. Now on the wrong side of 30, I am happily able to say that squash still offers opportunities to seek out new venues and bustling sporting communities in unexpected places.

A Decent World Cup, But a Great One?

Phil Jones | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport
Phil Jones

Has FIFA's latest offering really been the free flowing celebration of the game that the pundits and wider media would have us believe? ... has there been anything even close to epic encounters such as Brazil v Italy in '82? or France v Germany that same year?

How Technology Is Bringing Sports Fans Closer to All the Action

Sam Seddon | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Seddon

Analytics can change the relationship between the individual and the fan. Knowing the subtleties, strategies and fine margins between winning and losing helps us appreciate the athletic skill even more and raise our enjoyment of the spectacle even further.

If Djokovic and Federer Did Start Ups

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Djokovic slipped a number of times - he took a tumble, shook it off and got back up. Federer's cool demeanor is majestic - the man is almost completely unflappable... If you treat each win (and each loss) as a single step in a long journey then a stumble is temporary, a rejection an opportunity to learn and a criticism a chance to improve and tweak.

Live From Brazil - The Last Eight Teams

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

This year's world cup has been exceptional on so many levels - almost to the point that it's sad to see any of the teams go; couldn't we just let the World Cup go on for a little bit longer this year? ... We're down to the last eight teams in the competition and the excitement has pretty much hit boiling point already!