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​April 26, 2014 - How running has changed since the four minute mile

​As we approach the 60th anniversary of the four minute mile here are reflections on what has changed in the sport of running. Re-live Roger Bannister's moment here.



April 25, 2014 - This horse keeps sneaking in to watch football matches

​In Northumberland a cheeky stallion keeps showing up for Ashington AFC's home games.  He was spotted at this week's clash with Crook Town. Makes sense as he probably can't afford the bus to the away games. Cheer from the stands here.


April 24, 2014 - The top 10 dirtiest Premier league players this season

​A list has been compiled of players who cynically foul their contemporaries and who exhibit minimal regard for their safety on the field. See who deserves the nickname 'Chopper' here.


 

​April 23, 2014 - Ghost filmed running through stadium crowd

Ok, so this is from Bolivia not Britain but it's worth a look. Is that really a supporter gliding straight through a crowd and a fence? Apparently it was more interesting than the game. Come ghost-hunting here.



April 22, 2014 - 'Chosen One' banner to follow David Moyes

​The infamous banner that came to symbolize David Moyes' woes could be relocated to a museum. It was at the Stretford end of Old Trafford but it'll end its days at the National Football Museum. Less certain is where Moyes will spend his future. Hang it up here.


April 21, 2014 - When being World Champion doesn't pay

​Emma Pooley has a World title and Olympic medal to her name in cycling but reverts to competing in a different sport - her hobby - to get the cash in. Earn extra income here.



April 20, 2014 - Manchester City players are best paid in global sports

​With an annual average wage that equates to just over 100,000 GBP per week for its first-team players, Man City beats all other teams on earth, in all sports, for splashing the cash. See all the big spenders here.



April 19, 2014 - Would number geeks make better football managers?

​Behind the biggest football teams in the world lies a sophisticated system of data gathering and number crunching. Get your algorithm right and you're guaranteed success - well, almost. Check the numbers here.



April 18, 2014 - It's the Yew-tiful game!

​Cute Easter lambs predict Premier league results. No really. Easter lambs playing five-a-side know what's going on or at least how to avoid the mint sauce. Avoid Demba Ba-a jokes here.



April 17, 2014 - Man Utd. invite teen striker from back streets of Kolkata to training

​In a Slumdog Millionaire tale a teenager who plays football barefoot has been invited for a trial at Manchester United. Rajib Roy (16) was spotted at a tournament for India's best youngsters. Live the dream here.


April 16, 2014 - Snooker still frowned upon as children's sport says coach

​Welsh coach Anthony Davies insists that snooker halls are not smokey dens of iniquity and is looking for more youngsters to get involved. Get your chalk and cigs here.


April 15, 2014 - The day of microphones on refs comes closer

​Football referees in Australia's A league will start wearing microphones for the end of season finals series.  The audio will not be available live but will be used in programmes broadcast by Fox sports. Listen in to the future of football here.



April 14, 2014 - Formula 1 Pit stops: 1950 v today

Video footage shows how pit stops have changed just a little over the years. Don't blink or you'll miss the modern day one. Use your stop watch here.




April 13, 2014 - The strike that threatened an English summer

It's one hundred years since the cricket ball makers in Kent went on strike. They were looking for increases in pay amounting to five shillings per dozen balls. A summer of cricket worldwide was in jeopardy. Find out if the workers were in or out here.


April 12, 2014 - "They wouldn't let a woman in the score-box"

​The rise of women's cricket owes much to Enid Bakewell who grew her own potatoes to pay for her first England tour. She is now 73 and remembers as a child playing cricket "till we lost the ball or were too hungry to stay out." Put your whites on here.


April 11, 2014 - Ten top tips to help you complete the London Marathon

Just in case you're about to embark on Jogging around London with 30,000 others this Sunday - here's some tips to help including: "Follow a nice bum" - that from the oldest male competitor this year. He's 89. Follow one here.



April 10, 2014 - No toes to be seen at Masters 2014

​English amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick's Caddie has been banned from the course because his toes are just not welcome.  He likes sandals and that's a big no no. Wear proper attire here.



April 9, 2014 - Is no boss safe from the West Brom Curse?

​Who's the most dangerous team in the Premier League? - for bosses it's west Brom. Chris Hughton's sacking from Norwich is the latest. Here's a review of the others - including Sir Alex Ferguson (well, that's a stretch). Get your marching orders here.


April 8, 2014 - The top 10 highest selling football shirts

We could probably all guess which teams are on this list but when you do the numbers re. price per shirt and numbers of shirts sold you can see why the big teams can splash the money on the big name players. Get out your wallet here.



April 7, 2014 - The 10 best pictures from the Bahrain Grand Prix

​Britain's Formula One superstar won his second race in a row - but here's a bunch of pictures from the spectacular crash. Don't try this at home - just see it here instead. 



April 6, 2014 - Good teeth may help sporting success

​Dentists say elite athletes could have a better chance of winning if they look after their teeth...but is a bottle of mouthwash and an odd flossing going to improve your Sunday league game? Open wide here.



April 5, 2014 - Top 10 oldest football clubs in the world

Well, of course they are all in England, but most of them haven't really reached a world audience yet. Still, 5 or 6 promotions in a row could see them hit the big time. Support your local team here.



April 4, 2014 - A finish line few will cross

​'Adventure racing' has become one of the fastest growing sports. Races take competitors through terrain so challenging simply crossing the finishing line is considered a victory. Review it from the safety of your sofa here.



April 3, 2014 - Glasgow 2014: Red Road flats demolished for opening ceremony

​Blocks of flats that have been of Glasgow's skyline for 50 years will be blown up as part of the Commonwealth games opening ceremony. They were once the highest flats in Europe. Start with a bang here.


April 2, 2014 - Footgolf: Murdo MacLeod welcomes the first Scottish Open

​The new sport that involves kicking a football around a golf course has arrived in Scotland with the former Celtic midfielder leading the charge. It's actually a real game already played in 22 countries. Become a believer here.


April 1, 2014 - England's old World Cup kits revisited as new shirt revealed

​Thirteen pictures that show how the kit has had its highs and lows (especially short length!) since 1950. Click here instead of paying a fortune to buy them.



March 31, 2014 - 'England have turned losing into an art form'

​T20 Cricket defeat to Holland completes a winter of astonishing incompetence writes Jonathan Liew - ouch! All out for 88 - at least there was more time for tea. See how bad it's become here. 



March 30, 2014 - 32 Crazy competitions in pictures

This is the best compilation we've found so far of ridiculous sports from around the world.  The picture from Butlins holiday camp in 1952 is particularly disturbing. Look what you could be part of here.



March 29, 2014 - World Cup 2014: 100 World Cup moments

The BBC is counting down the top 100 World Cup moments. Here's number 100 through 76 - which ends with a red card for Ray Wilkins. Count backwards to English glory here (who are we kidding?).



March 28, 2014 - The 10 richest sporting events in the world

...and by richest we mean 'prize money.' Who knew? - maybe it's not all about the pride of lifting the trophy!  See the size of the cheque here.




March 27, 2014 - Royal and Ancient to vote on women members at St. Andrews

​The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is urging its 2500 members to vote in favour of abolishing its men only policy. Guardian of the game rules since 1754, the club is thinking it might be time to change. Avoid the rough here.


March 26, 2014 - Activity levels in mums and children 'directly linked'

A UK study of 500 mums and 4 year olds has revealed what might be considered the obvious. Check that exercise creates...exercise here.




March 25, 2014 - Happy birthday to BBC radio 5 live

BBC Radio 5 live celebrates its 20th anniversary of bringing sports commentary to the masses. Nine presenters and commentators have worked at the station since day one. Listen in here.



March 24, 2014 - Britain's oldest swimmer still makes a splash at 99

​John Harrison, 99, has six world records to his name.  He also holds 15 European and 46 British records.  Grab a towel and try to keep up with him here.



March 23, 2014 - Robin Friday story to be told in new movie

Cardiff City and Reading cult player Robin Friday died at just 38 but lead a life that even George Best would have considered eventful. Grab some booze and check out the new flick here.



March 22, 2014 - Record millions raised by Sports Relief 2014

​Kylie Minogue, Andy Murray, Gary Lineker and David Walliams appeared among many others to break the previous record for money raised.  The show was also designed to get the nation active - so actively click here.



March 21, 2014 - The top ten 100/1 bets for the world cup

​Here are the best 100/1 bets that you might want to make about the world cup - of course it includes Wayne Rooney scoring in the final. Put an fiver on now...you never know. Put your hard earned cash here.



March 20, 2014 - World Cup: The tournament's greatest pictures

Here's the defining image of each tournament from the last 50 years. The first image on this list is obviously the best. Get ready for June here.




March 19, 2014 - David Beckham joins Only Fools and Horses

​David Beckham has joined the cast of Only Fools and Horses for a special sketch to raise money for Sports Relief. Well done Becks. See a little of his fine acting (well, his accent was good) here.



March 18, 2014 - Top 10 toughest golf holes

​The Legend golf course at the Entanebi Safari reserve has the reputation as the most difficult but here's a look at some other frustrating holes that regularly crush golfer's dreams. Hook and slice it here.



March 17, 2014 - Key moments from the Sochi Paralympics

Sochi can be proud of a spectacular competition with record breaking performances and constant pushing of boundaries. See the best moments and superb athletes here.



March 16, 2014 - 70 pictures of English football's greatest rivalry

​The Manchester United and Liverpool rivalry is defined by geography, success, respect and hatred. Here's a trip down memory lane to witness it all. Put your red...or red...on here.



March 15, 2014 - Christiano Ronaldo pays for child's operation

​Christiano Ronaldo has paid 60,000 Euros for a 10 month old boy's brain operation. Well, that shows a different side to the player. See some good work here.



March 14, 2014 - How much is home advantage worth?

Some graphics here to show which team gets the biggest boost from their home crowd and just how many points 'home-team advantage' means over the course of a season. Sing loud for your team here.



March 13, 2014 - Sir Bradley Wiggins set for Archers cameo appearance

​Sir Bradley Wiggins will be the first Olympian to join the Archers when the gold medalist performs a cameo role on the radio soap. He will play himself - cue sounds effect of bike on gravel. Tuck your trousers into your socks here.



March 12, 2014 - GB star Richard Kilty ready to put Sprinting back on the map

Seems like Britain may have a challenger in the making for the 100m race - that's not a sentence that's been said in about 20 years. He's got a bit of a 'past' but we can overlook that. Dash here.


March 11, 2014 - FIFA scraps speeches at Brazil World Cup

​In an effort to avoid protests, it has been announced that there will be no opening speeches at the World Cup - at least we won't have to listen to Sepp Blatter anymore. Stay mute here.



March 10, 2014 - 10 Things you don't know about Shinty

Ok, so there might be more than 10, but here's your chance to learn - for instance did you know Shinty is said to have been played the night before the massacre of Glen Coe? Get your camans out here.



​March 9, 2014 - Is Samuel Eto'o's goal celebration the best ever?

He made light of Jose Morinho's comments that he's too old by scoring and celebrating with a 'walking stick,' but is this the best celebration ever? Pull your shirt over your head here.



March 8, 2014 - Extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner to drive Audi R8 at Nurburgring

He fell to earth in 2012 breaking all jump records - now he's joining Audi's race team. Apparently you need nerves of steel to drive a little Audi. Be speedy here.


 

March 7, 2014 - Photographic compendium of weird sports from around the world

This is more of a summary than 'news' - but here they are: everything from Finnish Wife Carrying to the World Worm Charming Championship. Check them off your list here.


March 6, 2014 - 'Stars' record 2014 England World Cup Song

In the strange and slightly embarrassing tradition of World cup songs, 20 pop stars and football players have come together to create an anthem for the summer. Lend your ears here.



March 5, 2014 - Will Ferrell takes on Andy Murray in charity match

​Kevin Spacey and the appropriately named Novak Djokovic will also be showing up, with Ferrell trying to distance himself from his earlier comment: I don't trust the Scottish. I think they're lying." Lob it here.



March 4, 2014 - It's 100 days until the World Cup...that may or may not be ready for the world

That's probably hype but Brazil probably needs to step it up to be ready for the England celebration when they win (what?).  Worry here.


 

March 3, 2014 - Arsenal is most popular football team in China

...but Chinese fans will probably support Germany at the World Cup.  That's probably because Arsenal won't be playing in the World Cup. See other Chinese sporty 'likes' here.



March 2, 2014 - Wage comparisons: sports v everybody else

Ok, so it's prompted by Mr. Rooney's pay but there's some nice comparisons in this piece. A lot's changed since 1885, the year it became possible to be paid to play football.  Feel bad about your earnings here.



March 1, 2014 - Abandoned Olympic venues in pictures

As we say goodbye to the winter Olympics we just wanted to add a post-script: here's what happens (thankfully not often) when the lights are shut off for the last time. Wander in here. 

 


Feb 28, 2014 - Scotland's awful away kit revealed

Scotland have revealed their new Adidas away it and it has not been well received.  Looking like a lolly is never a way to instill fear in your opponents.

Point and laugh here.



Feb 27, 2014 - Curling: the new rock and roll

​Manic sweeping, chess-like tactics, snazzy trousers, lots of shouting - it's got everything in a sport that you'd want...and really, how difficult could this be to play? Grab your stones here.



Feb 26, 2014 - ​One Direction singer makes debut for Doncaster Rover's reserve team

​Louis Tomlinson hurt himself last time he tried to play - hopefully today's game will go better.  4000 are expected to watch...a really poor game of footy. Scream for the Boy Band here.


Feb 25, 2014 - Worst football team finally wins a game

It took 171 attempts but Tunstall Town FC have finally won another game. Imagine all those half-time team talks.  Now they are looking for back to back wins to make up some points. Support them here.



Feb 24, 2014 - BBC 2012 Six nations video that was never aired

It's clever, funny, endearing but was never broadcast.  What a mistake - would anyone seriously take offence at this? Be opinionated here.




Feb 23, 2014 - Faces of the Sochi 2014 games

Summaries are good.  here are the faces that shaped the Olympic games - heroes and villains. They're all here.




Feb 22, 2014 - Grimaces and blubberings of Sochi

Some of these are way too close up but here's the best collection of the joy of victory and the agony of Olympic defeat. Face it here.




Feb 21, 2014 - The strange subculture of rubber duck racing

They are out of the bath and into a river near you - yes, rubber duck racing is becoming a popular 'sport.' Squeeze one here.




Feb 19, 2014 - Sir David Attenborough explains curling

Wonderful commentary on women's curling as only Sir David can do. Reduces curling to an animal activity here.




Feb 18, 2014 - Football dominated UK Twitter chat in 2013

​A review of Twitter use in the UK reveals that football dominated Twitter 'surges' in 2013. Apparently there are 500 million tweets a day on Twitter (most, probably not very important). Tweet tweet here.



Feb 17, 2014 - Photos from the first 12 winter Olympics

​Photos from 1924 - 1976. Check out the Olympic flame in 1948 - looks like a central heating gas boiler...amnd bobsledding looks more fun on a go-cart. Skate over here.



Feb 16, 2014 - 40 spectacular crash photos from the winter Olympics

Ok, so this is cheap entertainment and we certainly couldn't come close to competing with any of these athletes but these make for fun viewing. Go head over heels here.



Feb 15, 2014 - The Country's most flood hit grounds

Look at this bunch of flooded, soggy and sad fields - better for fishing than anything else. Get your waders on and swim here.




Feb 14, 2014 - Torvill and Dean recreate Olympic routine in Sarajevo

Something warm and tingly for you on Valentine's Day - Torvill and Dean, looking just a little older have still got it. Glide with them here.




Feb 13, 2014 - Lazio claim player is 17 not 41

The strange case of the 'teenager' with the lived-in face. How old is he? - well, he runs like a young'un and that's good enough for Lazio who play him in the youth league. Look for wrinkles here. 



Feb 12, 2014 - Wacky helmets light up Sochi's skeleton bob track

Looks like fashion has come to helmet design for those eager to hurtle down the slippiest of slippy ice on tin trays. Slip in here.




Feb 11, 2014 - Inappropriate (but funny) Olympic snowboarding commentary draws complaints

You know when a BBC commentator says about a snowboarder "She's got a face that could help bread rise" complaints are going to come flooding in...oh, and they did. Join in here.


Feb 10, 2014 - Brazilian legend Ronaldo spotted shopping in London supermarket

You just don't imagine him pushing a trolley, checking out the best deals and squeezing the fruit, but here he is.



Feb 9, 2014 - Meet Britain's worst boxer

He's lost 50 fights but still wants a crack at a title. Rockin' Robin admits he's a human punchbag but reckonds he's an underdog that can win. Count him out here.



Feb 8, 2014 - Bog snorkelling in the West Midlands

Thick brown peat-filled bogs - the obvious location for a water sport - an international sport, no less. Get your flippers and try it here.




Feb 7, 2014 - Builders install first 'fat' seats for obese supporters at World Cup

If you are over 25 stone and love the beautiful game, then Brazil in June is for you. With a doctor's note you can have the best seat in the house.  Squeeze in here.


Feb 6, 2014 - Newcastle United fans to get half price pizza when the team scores twice

Papa John's is the official Pizza partner of Newcastle United with an incentive program for the fans. It'll be feast or famine in the north-east. Eat it up here.



Feb 5, 2014 - Study says speedy cyclists are better looking

A new study reveals that successful professional cyclists are seen as better looking than their struggling colleagues. It's confirmed - Bradley Wiggins is an attractive man. Read the evidence.



Feb 4, 2012 - Winter Olympics organizers bizarrely ban fishing in Sochi's toilets

Signs in bathrooms in the Olympic village are reminding athletes not to fish in the toilets - can only imagine the fish must be contaminated. Dive in here.

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