Tag Archives: Sport

Online betting acts like a parasite in football – a fee must be legislated

There is more than enough in the Football Association’s detailed verdict on Ivan Toney’s gambling addiction to indicate that this young footballer’s wretched compulsion to gamble will not be solved easily. Toney, of course, plays in a Brentford shirt bearing the name of an online bookmaker, Hollywoodbets, one of six clubs in this season’s Premier… Read More »

How the Nuggets picked apart the Lakers’ once-elite defense

Late in the Denver Nuggets’ Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Lakers last week, a contest in which they amassed 132 points and a 136.1 offensive rating, one of their rare empty possessions became a foreshadowing for the rest of the 4-0 sweep. As Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic tangoed into a pick-and-roll, Aaron… Read More »

Jim Brown Appreciation: Remembering the Hall of Fame running back’s lasting impact on and off the field

CLEVELAND — Jim Brown was both extraordinary and extraordinarily complicated. A man. Many versions. His greatness on the pitch is beyond reproach. For generations, Brown, who died Thursday night peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, has long been the standard of excellence for running backs, a freakish blend of raw power and lightning speed… Read More »

Jordan Pickford is the cult hero who does more than anyone else to save Everton

It is a well-established line of thinking that Jordan Pickford will not suffer unduly if Everton are relegated. The logic follows that there is zero chance of England’s first-choice goalkeeper falling into the Championship, and as the most transferable Goodison asset in the event of a relegation sale, Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United could be… Read More »

Sunderland go from crisis club on Netflix to within reach of the Premier League

The seeds of the unlikely takeover of Wrexham by a pair of Hollywood celebrities were sown by binge-watching a Netflix series charting the ups and mostly downs of another British football club with deep roots in the local community. It was during the height of a pandemic-induced lockdown that Rob McElhenney, one half of Wrexham’s… Read More »

The Frenchie becomes a favorite – and a contender at dog shows

NEW YORK — America’s new favorite dog breed – the comical, controversial French bulldog – has never won the nation’s premier dog show. Yet here comes Winston, at an ambling trot. The Frenchman with NFL connections is a strong contender at this week’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show, less than two months after the release… Read More »