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  1. In golf, we thank our lucky stars

    Kevin Maguire

    What do a pair of octopus pants, a near-58 by Jim Furyk plus Inbee Park all have in common? They all made Kevin Maguire's list of 30 things in golf he's most thankful for in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Danny Green is Cross-Sport Power Rankings winner

    The Cross-Sport Power Rankings rate the top 10 athletes making noise around the world of sports. This week, Danny Green gets the No. 1 spot.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2012 might be the Year of the Short Person

    Lynn Hoppes

    Gabby Douglas, all 4 feet 11 of her, won two Olympic gold medals at the Summer Games in London. Lionel Messi, at 5-7, has scored 90 goals this year and is the best soccer player in the world. And Brad Keselowski, who is 5-10, won the NASCAR Sprint Cu...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Laureus World Sports Awards -- Dirk Nowitzki, Usain Bolt, Sebasti...

    The fastest man on legs is taking on the fastest on wheels for the top prize at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  11. Gerrard compares Cole to Messi

    Soccernet staff

    Steven Gerrard believes Joe Cole is at least as skilful as Lionel Messi and has tipped his new Liverpool team-mate to pick up to the Player of the Season award.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  12. 12ET: Roger Federer Out At Wimbldeon Haney On 'Dysfunctional' Tig...

    Julian Finney/Getty Images Berdych Shocks Federer In Wimbledon Quarters Six-time champion Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon today. The 12th-seeded Czech beat Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 for the biggest victory ...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  13. 2010 World Cup: Off the Ball blog

    Roger Bennett

    What does Day 7 have in store? Only Argentina and Maradona's suit, a South Korea team that never stops running, and the soap opera that is France.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  14. A tale of what might have been

    Ernst Bouwes

    Ernst Bouwes on a Dutch player's 21-year battle for justice for a serious injury.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  15. Octopus-throwing tradition still has legs

    Darren Rovell

    The tradition of tossing octopi on the ice after goals remains strong among Red Wings fans.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2002