UK Sports

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.

Boxing: Minimise the Risk or Ban the Sport?

Tom Rokins | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Sport
Tom Rokins

Despite its recognised popularity, we have to ask the question: do the medical risks associated with boxing warrant a ban, or merely further restrictions on the sport?

Which Denver Broncos Team Are We Watching?

Jack Target | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Sport
Jack Target

The Denver Broncos. They are good. Very good. They are one of, if not the, most dominant team in the AFC. They have an elite quarterback. They are one of the favourites to win the Super Bowl. And they wear orange. Doesn't that all sound familiar? Of course I am talking about the 2013 Denver Broncos but you could easily apply that to the Broncos of the '80s under John Elway.

Referees Beware...

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Sport

Could Jürgen Klopp become the next Liverpool manager? Jürgen Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager was previous sent off during a Champions...

Sport Pictures Of The Week (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Sport

The US Open ended with two predictable victories as Serena Williams recovered from her Wimbledon loss to Sabine Lisicki and Rafael Nadal crowned a sup...

Go Ski Go Board

Ceri Tinley | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

Just five months ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, a campaign has been launched to actively encourage more people in the UK to become involved in snowsports.

PICTURES: Look Who's Back At Arsenal

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Sport

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has rejoined the club on a free transfer after being released by AC Milan. The 29-year-old Frenchman, mad...

Meet Romilly, The Teen With Her Sights Set On Olympics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A leading showjumper is hoping success in her GCSEs will spur her on to win a place at the Olympic Games. Romilly Simmons gained three As, three Bs...

Squash for the Olympics: Decision Time

James Willstrop | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

We want the Olympics to be squash's ultimate sporting event. We have a spectacle to offer, which will provide millions more people an opportunity to discover and take part in a fun, sociable and healthy sport. We have left it all out there now. Our cards are on the table. We've little else to give.

Philadelphia 76ers Go Beyond Sport

Nick Keller | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

Scott O'Neil, the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, has seen sport change lives in more than one city. As president of Madison Square Garden Sports he led the transformation of that famous arena, but they pale in comparison to the transformation of so many New York lives by the city's sports teams.

Sheikh Surpasses Abramovich In The Yacht Stakes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has been ousted as the owner of the world's largest mega-yacht by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, the presid...

Dietary Supplements in Sports: Cautious Consumption

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

There is a raging debate, not just within the sporting community--since these supplements are available over-the-counter to the general public, about the nature of the problem, what standards govern the industry, and the future of the supplements market (a $28 billion business in the US).

New York Yankees Go Beyond Sport

Nick Keller | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

The unique position sports teams hold in a community is well established, but their role in that community has undergone something of a transformation in recent years.

Britain's Medal-Winning Deaflympics Heroes Deserve Recognition, Not Silence

Charlie Swinbourne | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport
Charlie Swinbourne

Why haven't we heard these stories? There's no doubt that Britain's deaf athletes suffer not only from the chronic lack of funding but also from the lower profile of the Deaflympics. I argued after last summer's games that the Paralympics were a missed opportunity for deaf athletes, but we've just seen another missed opportunity in the lack of coverage in mainstream media for these Deaflympics.

'The Matrix', With Touchdowns

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech

You might think Sky Sports' touchscreen is still cool - but the reality is that American sports get all the futuristic toys. Take NFL. Not only ha...

An Unlikely Saviour?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Bywater | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport

Australian Ashes hopes appear to be over, and with three Tests still to be played, they face a near impossible task. What Australia badly need is r...

Sports Fan Paradise: 10 Must-see Sports Venues

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Sport
HomeAway.co.uk

Most sports fans are staunch supporters of their team and the venue it calls home, but there are some sports venues around the world that are worth visiting for their history, grandeur, and amazing atmosphere.

You Cannot Be Serious! Brit Wins Wimbledon

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Peter Westmacott

Needless to say, expectations are high of another successful run here at Flushing Meadows next month. Rugby followers may have noticed that two days before Andy Murray's achievement the British and Irish Lions won their first Test series victory since 1997, in Australia. So after a long drought we Brits are beginning to enjoy the taste of victory.

Melbourne - 5 Things to Do for Sports Lovers

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Melbourne is a place that likes to think of itself as the sporting capital of Australia. Given the Aussies obsession with anything that runs, jumps or plays with a ball, that probably makes Melbourne the sporting capital of the world.

Who Do You Trust? Well, Don't

Nick Abbot | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK
Nick Abbot

Well, this is a nice to-do and no mistake. The constant eye-popping revelations about the people and institutions that we used to cherish and respect ...