After the Ashes first test didn’t go quite according to the script – England winning convincingly – the Australian team is being forced to regroup. David Saunders previews the second test, starting today on the hallowed turf of Lord’s in London.
This Wednesday, England and Australia will begin the 69th Ashes series, cricket’s most celebrated rivalry, and one of the oldest contests in international sports. David Saunders reports on the strange beginnings of this contest, which has been going for more than 130 years, and how the two teams are shaping up for this coming five-test series in England.
David Saunders remembers the much-loved former Australian captain and immortal voice of international cricket, Richie Benaud, who died in Sydney last week, aged 84.
In the wake of the death of Cricketer Phillip Hughes, Mike Kasdan looks back at Hank Gathers and reflects on the rare tragedy of in game deaths by athletes. — About a month ago, the sports world was shaken by the news of the death of Phillip Hughes, the twenty-five year old Australian cricket star […]
100 years after MLB’s first trip Down Under, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the 2014 season with a 2-game series in Syndey. JP Pelosi reports on the culture clash.
“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman
Alex Yarde wonders if his generation will be the last to benefit from the American Dream
Pony up the funds up front and you can hold the smartphone pacesetter, no-strings attached.
Kenny Bodanis argues that by apologizing for saying the word ‘gay’, we are implying there is something wrong with being gay. And that, says Kenny, is the real insult.
The Compton Cricket Club, aka “The Homiez and the Popz,” has toured Australia, kicked it with Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace, and done a myriad of other things few could possibly have expected from a group of men from straight outta Compton.
Clooney hangs out with Berlusconi, Denny’s puts bacon on ice cream, and the greatest rivalry in sports.
Iron Mike picks the Oscar winners, Russia admits beer is alcohol, and robot journalists will take over the world: the 10 at 10.