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The Football Lawyer: Brazil, Qatar, Manchester City and FFP – some legal homework for the summer months, Football

The Football Lawyer: Brazil, Qatar, Manchester City and FFP – some legal homework for the summer months

The World Cup is on its way, and soon some of the planet’s best players will be in a very tempting and wholly global shop window.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 5:47 pm

The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle, Football

The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle

The fact that there are so many gifted Brazilians actually makes it harder for them to move abroad.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 4:37 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead

Giro d’Italia? What’s that? I hear you say. Well, for anyone who has thumbed past page one in the cycling-for-dummies handbook (no, that does not exist) it is the second most famous race in the world, only beaten by a certain Tour de France.

By | Sport | Friday, 3 May 2013 at 4:27 pm

Indian Premier League round up: All the action from week three in the IPL, Sport

Indian Premier League round up: All the action from week three in the IPL

Given its non-stop fixture list, ever-changing roster of players and overly promoted sponsors, the Indian Premier League can be a little hard to keep track of at times.

With that in mind, The Independent provides you with a team-by-team round up of this week’s action so you know your Sunrisers from your Super Kings and can stay on top of all the action from India.

Here’s all that’s been going on in week three of T20 cricket’s biggest tournament…

By | Sport | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 2:55 am

How has so much gone wrong, so quickly at Palmeiras?, Football

How has so much gone wrong, so quickly at Palmeiras?

Perhaps relegation would not be the worst thing in the world for Palmeiras.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at 1:01 am

Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments, Notebook

Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments

It finally happened about two seconds into the opening ceremony intro show. I’d been feeling iffy for a few days but Jon Snow finally made the inevitable happen: Abuse of the word “inspirational” triggered my gag reflex.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Friday, 31 August 2012 at 11:13 am

Community sport can help cut crime and anti-social behaviour, Notebook

Community sport can help cut crime and anti-social behaviour

A year ago we were watching parts of the same city which hosted the Olympics going up in flames and wondering which part would be devastated next.

By | Notebook, Olympics | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 2:00 am

Do I have to watch the Paralympics just because I’m disabled?, Notebook

Do I have to watch the Paralympics just because I’m disabled?

Personally speaking, I’ve never really been very much into sport or athletics, but never before can I recall disabled people getting so much attention from the media

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 2:00 am

MOTD: Football’s back and ready to kick some balls, Football

MOTD: Football’s back and ready to kick some balls

Saturday will be an exciting day. This weekend our country will erupt into a frenzy of colour and song; sometimes profound, often crass. Football will once again reign supreme.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Friday, 17 August 2012 at 1:50 pm

Is this the end of inclusive education?, Notebook

Is this the end of inclusive education?

Late last year, I was horrified to read that a conference of sports medicine specialists was calling for PE to become a compulsory subject in schools. Worse, they wanted it to be a tested subject along with English and Maths, at every key stage of education.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 17 August 2012 at 2:00 am

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