John Bull has always divided opinion. To our neighbours, he came to symbolise the best of British: A jovial, chubby, but solid and honest character of rural stock. For others (ie pretty much everyone else), this representation came to be viewed in very different terms. Just how different was apparent in a New York Times piece from 1861.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We are the champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
What began as an idea to help improve heading proficiency in football could, in these fast-changing and uncertain times, turn out to be something which helps ensure that one of the sport’s signature but now increasingly controversial skills, can safely retain its place in the game, writes
Sat, 02 Dec, 2017
Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of his career and Tom Watson on the back end.
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
Not many footballers get to sign off with a script of their own choosing but Robbie Keane called time on an 18-year international career last night by claiming a 68th goal for the Republic of Ireland in the 4-0 rout of Oman at the Aviva Stadium.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016