UK Sports

Two Weekends of Squash on the Continent

James Willstrop | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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!

Why Luis Suarez Is the Latest Victim of Football's Moral Hypocrisy

Chris Deeley | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

When Haaland and Keane met on the pitch in a Manchester derby in 2001, the Irishman lost the little cool he ever had. To quote his autobiography: "I'd waited long enough. I f****** hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you c***."

The Wimbledon Attitude

Lucy Roberts | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Lucy Roberts

In tennis, if players turned sour after losing a match, they only lose their sportsmanship and credit. They let only themselves down. This is the same whether they lose, or they win. Nothing is to be gained from boasting in a win, or blaming others for a loss. The same goes for life.

Three Best Pieces of Advice for Anyone of Any Age

Vicky Chan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

Do what you love. Even if no one advises you to do it, do it... Don't know what you love? Love an infinite list of things? Do it all! ... If you're worried about looking 'lame' or 'nerdy', don't worry - I've been there.

'Ey Up' Le Tour de France

Charlie Webster | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Sport
Charlie Webster

I finished with most incredible feeling and sense of achievement, a very swollen right leg, an open blister on my bum, and sausage and mash. I wonder if the pros will finish the UK part of Le Tour the same?!

Why Watching the World Cup With an American Sucks

Meredith Berman | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Sport
Meredith Berman

I cheered during replays thinking it was live television. I screamed 'come on America' most definitely 900 times throughout the duration of the game. I made it very clear of my feelings of how England is terrible at the sport and we are better than you.

Marking Mascots - Just Stick to Cute and Cuddly

Tom Mellor | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Last month saw the latest addition to the haul of international tournament mascots that delight and disturb in equal measure. Shuéme, the great white owl, was unveiled as the mascot of the Women's FIFA World Cup to be held in Canada next year.

Player Focus: Sánchez The First Star to Fall from Brazil 2014

Ben McAleer | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Without question, Chile quickly became supporters' second team at the World Cup... While some would have buckled under the pressure, Sánchez thrived... in Messi's absence, Sánchez was Barcelona's best player last season and there is little doubt that he was Chile's greatest asset at the World Cup...

Is it Time for Three-Car Teams in F1?

Todd McCandless | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Is the idea of a third car off-putting to you? Would it be better to see 16 cars with closer competitiveness compete in F1 rather than 6 cars toiling round at the back trying hard to disappear when being lapped? ... Is that fair? It is in the United Sportscar Championship.

Gambling Is a Losers Game

Nick Clements | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

Since the inception of the National Lottery gambling has rapidly become acceptable and part of our everyday lifestyle. This has spawned a multimillion pound industry, very cleverly dividing us into gender gambling, woman using bingo, men betting on sport.

Ready for Le Tour de Yorkshire? Just Four Poses for Cycling Yogis...

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Cycling itself has had such an upsurge in the past month, that cycle lanes are positively congested and cars are almost a thing of the past! With that in mind and lots of people coming to the studio with tight backs and thighs; I have put down a few key poses to bring some respite yoga to cycling mania.

The Summer of Sport - A Game of Two Halves

Mark Foster | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

We are at the half way point of the Summer of Sport and after so much promise, the first half has been exciting but with some very poor results... We are now entering the second week of Wimbledon and as always the quality of the tennis in the first week hasn't disappointed... However, for me the highlight of this second half will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the month.

Maria Sharapova Is Selling Sweets in Wimbledon

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 30.08.2014 | 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 26.08.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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 03.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 27.07.2014 | 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.