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  1. Footballers never forget their first-team debuts

    Andy Mitten

    The Football Writer

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  2. Luis Suarez says he's fit for Barcelona as he accepts Golden Shoe...

    Dermot Corrigan

    Luis Suarez says recent games for Uruguay have improved his fitness and he is ready to make his Barcelona debut in the La Liga clasico at Real Madrid on Oct. 25. Suarez made the comments as he was presented with the European Golden Shoe award, which ...

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  3. Cruyff's romantic footballing philosophy burns strong

    Miguel Delaney

    Johan Cruyff begins in typically strident fashion, but finishes with something of a romantic flourish. The 66-year-old is asked about the style of football that he helped to define, and whether he thinks there has ever been a tactic created to trump ...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  4. Top Tenner: Violent derbies

    Nick Miller

    10 -- Liverpool v Manchester United -- Premier League, 2009: While the two sendings off in this 2-0 win for Liverpool happened in the 89th and 90th minutes, thus rendering them slightly irrelevant to the result of the game, the recipients of those...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  5. Spain's true colours

    Phil Ball

    The best thing about the early season games is the colour. There's something about the contrast of the lush green of August (as long as there hasn't been a drought) with the fat sun and the light-blue sky, mixed in with the colour combis of the two t...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  6. Barcelona stroll, Real Madrid made to sweat

    Phil Ball

    Viva La Liga loca. At least I managed to get along to the opening game of the season, at 7 p.m. on a balmy Saturday night in Anoeta, but that didn't require much effort from me. All it took was a five-minute motorbike ride with my son and we were the...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. Barcelona stroll, Real Madrid made to sweat

    Phil Ball

    Viva La Liga loca. At least I managed to get along to the opening game of the season, at 7 p.m. on a balmy Saturday night in Anoeta, but that didn't require much effort from me. All it took was a five-minute motorbike ride with my son and we were the...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  8. Michael Phelps vague about possible comeback for 2016 Olympics

    When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  9. Wounded and dangerous, Real Madrid face Barca in Copa del Rey Cla...

    Graham Hunter

    The Oxford Dictionary defines a sporting handicap as "a disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf, horse racing, and competitive sailing in order to make the chances more equal." Going in to Wednesday's Clasico, the fou...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  10. Real Madrid v Barcelona Clasico preview -- Graham Hunter

    Graham Hunter

    The Oxford Dictionary defines a sporting handicap as "a disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf, horse racing, and competitive sailing in order to make the chances more equal." Going in to Wednesday's Clasico,...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  11. About Last Night: No Fight in These Irish

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out waiting for your turn to sing “Manic Monday” at your local karaoke bar, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Alabama hammered Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS championship to secure their third college footba...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  12. Five Spanish stories for 2013

    Graham Hunter

    New year, new challenges. The football will be exquisite, and there's a good chance that more European trophies will reside in Spain come May. But what will be the key storylines in 2013? Here are five. Not necessarily the top five, but a handful tha...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Rocket's Relaunch

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Roger Clemens, 50 years old and pitching for the first time in five years, threw 3.1 scoreless innings for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independe...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  14. Before the 1992 Games in Barcelona, the IOC banned South Africa f...

    Anna Clark

    No country knows the extent of the IOC's power better than South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  15. Graham Hunter -- Farewell, Pep Guardiola -- La Liga

    Graham Hunter

    Sure, Barca fans covet and treasure the trophies, but in stepping aside, Pep Guardiola has taken the correct decision, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  16. Javier Ballesteros, son of Seve Ballesteros, to play in professio...

    Javier Ballesteros, the son of late golf great Seve, will play in a professional tournament for the first time Thursday on the same course where his father made his pro debut.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012