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Coke, Dope, Crack or Sack? - ...

I was saddened to hear that one of my all-time sporting heroes, Andre Agassi, has fessed up in his new autobiography to once using crystal meth, and then lying to the tennis authorities to avoid a ban. But Andre's not the first sports star to have been...

In hirsuite of excellence - t...

I attended a party at the weekend where all the guests were expect to attend with a moustache - either one they had grown or one that they had bought. On the menu were moustache shaped gingerbread and moustache decorated cake, plus there was even the op...

Heavyweight thinking

This weekend sees the big match as two of the Premiership's heavyweight managers go at it with Rafa Benitez locking horns with Alex Ferguson. Both are considered two of the deepest tactical thinkers in football and supposedly leave nothing to chance wi...

Fit fun and forever young at ...

Just prove you're never too old, the World Masters Games has recently taken place in Sydney with competitors dusting off the cobwebs to prove they can still do it.  The World Masters Games sees competitors from the older generation gathering for what i...

Getting shirty

At the weekend when sport's biggest talking point was an inflatable red balloon at the Stadium of Light, there was the small matter of the shirt, which could so easily have slipped under the radar - but not mine. Anyone who witnessed Stade Francais' la...

And the biggest carbon footpr...

Like Kirstie, I've opted to do my bit and throw today's blog into the Blog Action Day pot, so this means I've got to go green and blog about climate change too. I thought I'd consider the relative carbon footprint merits of Cristiano Ronaldo's Bugati V...

Time for a mass debate.

After reading Sue's blog concerning some of the silliest names in sport, I was pleasantly amused when I stumbled across an article relating to a team with a delightful team name. The New Zealand based 'Master Baiters' were forced to change their name a...

There is superstition

I have a superstition that when watching football I'll never leave my seat when my team are in front. This can be quite difficult when you're down the pub, your side have led from the 1st minute, and you've put away more than a few scoops - bladder cont...

Logan's Olympic Run

The issue of funding for the Olympic athletes is always a tough one especially for the athlete who finds their funding is cut or non-existent. So what about when someone takes the initiative and decides to fund their training by whatever means they dee...

Fit for nothing?

It was a bit brainless of Fergie to come out at the weekend with his comments that the match official was not fit enough to referee Man U's game - after all he has Michael Owen in his side, and he's never fit. The Knight of the Realm, in an un-knight-l...

Logo Olympics

On this day when we will learn the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games, it seems that one thing the events have Olympic nations have in common is some god awful Olympic logos. Who can forget the reception for London's Tiswas style logo? With it being ...

Sporting giants and one very ...

It’s already being billed as a David v Goliath contest and quite literally is, with Brit David Haye pitched against 7ft plus giant Russian Nikolay Valuev for the WBA heavyweight title on 7 November. Haye is no midget himself, being a mere 6ft 3”, but co...

Taking pitch invasions to new...

While running onto the pitch in an English Premier League game might be likely to earn you a slap from Craig Bellamy, its seems that elsewhere fans are taking pitch invasions to new heights. Check out this stunning piece of work by a fan at Canadian Fo...

Caption competition time!

Ok, so what's the conversation going down between Andy Murray and team captain John Lloyd during the recent Davis Cup tie. Here's a chance to show how funny you all are or aren't. Best caption wins a night out with Kirstie...

What happened next?

I'm no Craig Bellamy, but I'm not one to condone invasions on the pitch, but you've got to admire the cheek and the quality finish from this fan, plus the celebration afterwards. This occurred in a game at the weekend in the Russian Premier League invol...

What a load of Brit

So Britain slipped into the third tier of Davis Cup tennis as the mighty Poland’s players proved as much of a test as pronouncing their surnames.   I follow the tennis pretty closely, but even I struggled to recall ever seeing their star players such a...

Duff diving

So psychologists reckon they know how to help referees identify a dive in football. Their four-point guide of the tell-tales signs of cheating suggest there are series of actions that players make when faking a fall. The research at the University of Po...

Steady Eddie's playlist

Steady Eddie is finally completing his marathon feat with his 43rd marathon in 51 days. I'd like to hope I played my own little part helping him on his way having literally bumped into Mr Izzard as he made his way along the A41 over a month ago.  For t...

Masked Marvels

There was nothing more courageous than seeing England skipper Faye White turn out, complete with protective face mask, in the Women's Euro football championships, just 7 days after dislocating and fracturing her cheekbone - she certainly puts some of th...

Welcome – it’s time to get sl...

Welcome to Time out - it's good to be back. Now it's time to remind ourselves how much fun cricket actually could be. With the dust barely settled on what was probably the most polite Ashes series ever - and England once again discovering the losing hab...