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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

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 23.04.2014 | 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.