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Usain Bolt: The Champion of Athletics

Usain Bolt called time on his incredible career last month and it is fascinating to see how the achivements of one individual has captured the sport. One of the most notable things about Bolt’s career is just how much he is admired by the sporting public. When Justin Gatlin was announced as the winner in …Read More

The Deadline For Premier League’s Transfer Deadline Day Moved

On 7th September 2017, there was a meeting involving all 20 Premier League Clubs. The result – the leagues summer Transfer Deadline Day to be moved from 31st August to the Thursday before the first game of the season. The summer Transfer Deadline Day has become one of the most famous events in modern football. …Read More

NatWest T20 Blast Final

Notts beat Birmingham to win Maiden T20 Blast Final A magnificent 132 run stand between Samit Patel and Brendan Taylor inspired Nottinghamshire to their first ever domestic T20 title at Edgbaston on Saturday night. The pair helped the Outlaws recover from 30-3 to post a score of 190-4, and despite Sam Hain’s 72 Birmingham were …Read More

Rose Petals Fall As Black Ferns Rise Again

The final game of a fantastic tournament in Ireland and Northern Ireland, surely a claim for Ireland to host the Men’s Rugby World Cup in 2023. Both England and New Zealand came into the final with good wins in the tournament, England with a narrow victory over the French and New Zealand winning comfortably against …Read More

Women’s Football And It’s Quest for Recognition

Let’s have a look at women’s football. In a sport where we are in awe of technical skill, team work, instinct and movement there should be no reason why women’s football should be seen as worse than men’s. Yes, on average due to the in-game tempo the women’s games cover less of the pitch but …Read More

Bears Fall Short As Tight Foxes Bowling Proves Decisive

The Birmingham Bears lost their second consecutive match in the Natwest T20 Blast as they fell to a nine run defeat at the hands of the Leicestershire Foxes, on a cloudy but muggy afternoon at Edgbaston on Sunday. Chasing 148 to win, the Bears were always behind the rate and despite some late hitting from …Read More

Kvitova the Victor in a Thrilling Weekend of Tennis in Birmingham

Petra Kvitova in only her second tournament since returning from her horrific stabbing injury, won the Aegon Classic at the Edgbaston Priory Club on Sunday afternoon. The Czech who is a former two-time Wimbledon champion beat Australian, Ashleigh Barty, in a thrilling game of tennis by two sets to one. Kvitova who was heavily favoured …Read More

ICC Champions Trophy Preview

Starting today! Oli Lathrope previews the ICC Champions Trophy. The eyes of the cricketing world will descend upon England and Wales this week with the beginning of the ICC Champions Trophy. The competition, contested by the world’s best eight sides, across 18 days, featuring 15 matches will give an indication of just how well sides …Read More

Championship Teams Win and Gallant Teams Fall at the Last Hurdle

Well folks it has come to this, the final weekend of the domestic 2016-2017 in rugby competitions. We have already seen Saracens take the European Champions Cup for the second year in a row at BT Murrayfield a fortnight ago. Last weekend however, they failed to win the double, losing in the first Aviva Premiership …Read More