UK Sports

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.

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).