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Froome and Root deliver another golden day

HOW wrong we were to think that the weekend when Andy Murray won Wimbledon and the Lions whacked the Australians was a unique oasis in Britain’s sporting landscape – two weeks later comes another one. This time it was Chris Froome winning the Tour de France – the second year running a Brit has done … Continue reading

Man and machine in perfect harmony?

LIKE it or not, technology is becoming a major player in sport at the highest level. The science is sophisticated and available and, with so much at stake, its role is certain to grow. Hawkeye has pretty much eradicated wrong line calls in tennis and banished the McEnroe moments to history; multi-angle TV cameras have … Continue reading

Murray win rekindles ecstasy of 2012

AT almost any other time in almost any other year, the afterglow of the British and Irish Lions’ triumph over Australia would have monopolised the headlines for weeks. But as they stormed to that thumping victory over the Wallabies in the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday, everyone knew the jubilation may just be eclipsed … Continue reading

Sporting attractions at every turn

FOR the sporting all-rounder of the armchair variety, we are in a dizzying spell at the moment with attractions and temptations at every turn. Tennis, rugby, cricket, football, golf, motor-racing and even athletics are all vying for our attention. Remote controls will be in meltdown all across the nation. And the crashing sound we can … Continue reading