UK Sports

Maria Sharapova Is Selling Sweets in Wimbledon

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Too many people spend too much time on developing strategy but too little on understanding the needs and psychology of their audience; in order to create meaningful and trustworthy dialogue within their community...

Expert Insights - Frank Dick OBE

Mac Attram | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Mac Attram

Frank currently coaches business owners and helps them to attain their personal best. My business partner Kurt Won and I caught up with him recently, and the result was the fascinating interview below.

Going for Gold

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

Nike have released a new Nike+ FuelBand SE in customised gold for the limited-edition METALUXE collection to celebrate the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. ...

The Digital World - When It Comes to Sport, Women Are Leading the Way

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Chalat

When I'm speaking to my friends who are also women in the sport industry, we often find ourselves reflecting that we work in a sector that's predominantly male. It's not a new realisation. And it's not surprising. Sometimes it's a rant, sometimes it's a complaint, and other times it's just an observation of a meeting we had where we were the only woman in the room, or at an event where very few women were present.

Front Page News... Justin Bieber (Again)

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Justin Bieber told a racist joke five years ago. A video of this was recently made public, and it immediately went viral. Going viral around the same time was every other new video of Justin Bieber, vision of a cat attacking a dog, and the common cold.

Mobile Takes a New Meaning in Physical Education

Brian Bennett | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Bennett

Technological innovation has been fused with sports both on and off the field for quite some time now. Professional venues are riddled with video equipment to make sure viewers at home and officials on the sidelines have every possible angle of every play throughout the game.

Set Your Sights on a Win With Contacts

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Brendan O' Brien

It's probably no surprise to most of us that contact lenses are extremely useful to sportsmen and women who don't have 20/20 vision. A rugby player with glasses doesn't really make sense considering the heavy contact element of that sport - and indeed if you look at any sport which involves a moving ball of any kind we can see the benefit of contact lenses over glasses.

Eleven Footballing Dogs That Should Have Made The England Team

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Ah, the England football team. Twenty-three of the country's best players (according to Roy Hodgson) have just made their way to Brazil to represent t...

Talent Tops the Tree in Sports Marketing?

Tom Mellor | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Cheryl Cole for L'Oreal, Ryan Reynolds for Hugo Boss, Roger Federer for Gillette. Three celebrities but only one has picked up every accolade their industry has to offer. In sport, while looks are useful, talent is the thing that brands are buying.

The Appalling Treatment of Rio Ferdinand

Sammy Sultan | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Sport
Sammy Sultan

So there you have it, the mass exodus of Manchester United luminaries begins. With Nemanja Vidic opting to take the decision out of the hands of United's hierarchy, and maneuvering himself a move to Italy, United's experience within the dressing room is decimated. If Sir Alex Ferguson were in charge, this would never have happened.

Deciphering the NFL Draft

Tom Mellor | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

As one of the most crucial annual events in the American sporting calendar, last week saw thousands cram into New York's Radio City Music Hall for the...

Amir Khan's Marketability Bodes Well for Mayweather Meeting

Tom Mellor | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Two more wins under their belts; two more fighters dispatched; the pool of potential challengers gets ever smaller; Mayweather and Khan are on a collision course.

Who Said Romance is Dead? Students Use NFL-Style Draft To Pick Prom Dates in California

The Huffington Post UK | Hannah Rought | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a California High School could face disciplinary action after using an NFL-inspired draft to pick their prom dates. At Corona del Mar ...

Dirty Tricks In The Battle For The Four Minute Mile

Endeavour Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Endeavour Press

Things were very different - 60 years ago - when Roger Bannister became an icon to England and the British Empire by becoming the first to break the four minute mile. For decades people had speculated about whether this barrier could be conquered - and some suggested that you might die in the attempt.

Sport's Symbolic Stand

Tom Mellor | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Racism, like a cockroach, has a disappointing tendency not to die. It's bad enough with one case occurring but when two happen in a week, you'd better call the exterminators. Thankfully there are those willing to take a stand; for every imbecilic action there is an opposite reaction.

The Lack of Style on the Sporting Sidelines

Jack Target | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

What happened to the days of Tom Landry and his fedora and Lombardi in his smart suit and overcoat with a Russian hat. What about Mike Ditka in that glorious Cliff Engle sweater from the 80s?

Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.

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

Tom Mellor | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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 20.05.2014 | 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 18.05.2014 | 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 17.05.2014 | 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 16.05.2014 | 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 01.05.2014 | 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