UK Sports

It May Be a Modern Sport Awards But David Still Takes on Goliath

Tom Mellor | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Possibly one of the oldest recorded sporting fixtures was the battle of David and Goliath but despite the biblical nature of that bout, the ethos of the little man taking on the behemoth is still a vibrant aspect of modern sport.

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Deafness in Sport - Overcoming the Odds

Alex Jones | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

In terms of American sport - and global sport - not only making the grade in the NFL, but playing for a Super Bowl-winning franchise is just about as high an accolade as it gets. But while Coleman would rightfully have celebrated Seattle's success, and considered it his career high-point, he might also have reflected that his greatest achievement to date would have been getting to the NFL in the first place.

The Changing World of Journalism

Tala Sweiss | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Journalism as we know it is regularly changing. A journalist is no longer somebody that just reports, write articles or searches for a journalist. We are all so much more than that, we contribute to the everyday process of finding, sharing, confirming news whether it is minor or major. It is vital to be able to multi-task, to carry out whatever task is needed to complete your story instead of the traditional journalist who would normally just write...

Common Grounds

Caragh Little | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It's St Patrick's weekend in Northern Ireland, and the lawnmowers are limbering up. For a week or two, now, the rainfall has slowed, the birds have been singing for nesting territory, and underpinning their chorus is that lower, guttural sound: the growling of the First Lawnmowers of Spring.

Joey Barton Speaks At Oxford Union, Deemed 'Inspirational' By Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Queens Park Rangers footballer Joey Barton was the latest celebrity to air his views at Oxford Union, after being invited to discuss philosophy, footb...

Teen Bodybuilder Consumes 5000 Calories A Day, Beats Men Twice His Age

Barcroft Media | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Teen bodybuilder Daveon Hill is so dedicated to his sport, he scoffs 5,000 calories a day and wakes at 4am to hit the gym. The 18-year-old has give...

Inclusive Sports

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Rosenkrantz

Sports can be a great equalizer in life, but civil society, corporates, the media and the government must all collaborate, in the case of people living with a disability, to make this possible

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

How to Choose the Right Sports Bra

Charlie Watson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

Did you know that 44% of women don't exercise in a sports bra? That's right, nearly half of all women that exercise don't wear a sports bra at all when working out, and I'm sure many more are wearing the wrong sports bra.

Snookering the Night Away

Brandon Hartley | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport
Brandon Hartley

While many a Brit is accustomed to televised snooker, the game is still relatively unknown in many corners of the world. I grew up in the states and I'd never even seen a snooker table before I moved to Europe a few years ago. Pool remains the preferred cue sport in my nation of origin.

Bringing the Party Across the Pond

Alistair Kirkwood | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Kirkwood

The NFL has taken over Manhattan in preparation for the big game at MetLife Stadium and more than 160million Americans will tune in to see the grand finale of the season. But it's not just Americans who are passionate about the sport. We are seeing the NFL fan base increase dramatically in the UK and we expect millions to be tuning in to Channel 4 or Sky Sports and sitting up through the night to experience one of sport's greatest showpieces.

Why Was This Lucozade Sport Ad Banned?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A campaign for the drink Lucozade Sport has been banned following complaints about its central claim that the product "hydrates and fuels you better t...

Doom & Gloom: The Over-Reaction to England's Ashes Defeat

Joe Pennell | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Pennell

Yet for England, a perfect occasion for experimentation with a view to the future presents itself in the summer of 2014 with the decidedly less intimidating task of a home test series against a depleted Sri Lankan side. The point should be made clearly: badly needed is reform and refinement, not revolution.

Spoilsports Are No Fun, But They do Make Good Reading

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Rosenkrantz

I have to say that Coca Cola , a product that gives your body 10 teaspoons of sugar, which is 100% of the recommended daily intake, within 10 minutes of drinking this product, isn't really about promoting sports. (How coke or pepsi impacts your body). (Maybe one should take an hour to drink and then the effects won't be as bad?)

The Curious Case of the Silent US Sports Fans

Matt Clough | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

There's one aspect of the sport Stateside that doesn't subscribe to the same law of hyperbolic excess - the fans. If the rule that governs the rest of American life is observed, then those followers of MLB, NFL and the rest should find themselves reduced to orgasmic ecstasy by success and frothing rage by defeat.

Tom Daley, Bisexuality and Sports' Sexuality Problem

Eloise Hendy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

Tom Daley is gay! The ridiculously tanned, ridiculously toned, young gay icon has revealed he has had a boyfriend for months. All the guys across the world who may have watched the Olympic diving less for the pike position and more for Daley's tiny speedos can rejoice, as his heterosexual teen girl fan base cry into their goggles. Except, actually, he isn't gay, or at least hasn't said as much.

Exhausted? Talk Yourself Out of It

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Don't berate yourself during exercise. Instead tell yourself you're not as tired as your body says you are, and chances are, it will end-up becoming true.

Why I Am Rowing Across the Atlantic, and Why You Can Do It Too

Jamie Sparks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Sparks

This Christmas, I won't be eating turkey with my family, unwrapping presents and watching panto. I'll be eating dehydrated power food, wrestling with an oar, and watching nothing but the endless waves of the Atlantic ocean.

Dickie Bird Statue Strewn With Chips, Condoms And Knickers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Knickers, Condoms... A Pumpkin? People are so determined to put naughty things on the statue of legendary former cricket umpire Dickie Bird it is goin...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Arsène

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Sport

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger celebrates his 64th birthday today. The Frenchman is also celebrating being club's longest-serving manager and most ...

Women, Sport and the Future

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Chalat

When we think of 'women and sport' - in the empowerment sense - many of us think of participation: how can we get more girls and women playing sport, utilising sport, using it as an opportunity to succeed? Gender equality in sport is important - that's a fact - and valiant efforts are going towards getting women's sport more coverage, more attention, and securing more resources towards providing opportunities for girls and young women to get access to sport.

A Third Of Pupils Want More PE At School

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More than a third of students want to do more PE at school, with many saying they'd like to try American sports such as baseball, a survey revealed. ...

Why I Welcome the UK Announcement for the Global Fund

Andy Murray | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Sport
Andy Murray

There was some good news last week as the government has announced it will significantly increase its support for the Global Fund over the next three years - subject to other countries following its lead. The UK is doing sterling work to champion the fight against three of the world's biggest, preventable killer diseases - Aids, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. This support will enable hundreds of millions of lives to be transformed and help give families, communities and entire countries the chance to thrive and reach their potential.

Forever Failing at London Life (and Netball)

Danielle Warren | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Danielle Warren

As an energetic pre-teen, I was convinced that I had the skills of a world-class goal shooter, menacing my opponents with my sharp eye and killer aim. I ruled the Doncaster courts, not even a palm in the face could come between the net and me.