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An interview with wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett – “A switch flicked and now I find myself making the most of what I CAN do”

A silver medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games at just eighteen years old, a former world number one in wheelchair tennis, and an eight-time Grand Slam winner in both singles and doubles events, Alfie Hewett has achieved success from a young age, and showed little sign of slowing down, reaching the semi-finals in the […]

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The most Scottish game of all time? When Scotland beat the World Cup finalists but still ended up losing

Was Scotland’s fateful world cup against the Netherlands in 1978 the most ‘Scottish’ game of all time? Well, yes and no. Scotland rallied to one of their greatest performances, knowing they needed to beat the Netherlands by three clear goals in the final group game of the 1978 World Cup. However, in true Tartan Army […]

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Hearts crush lacklustre Hibs in crucial Edinburgh Derby

Hearts made a very strong (and overdue) statement of intent with their spirited 3-1 victory over Hibernian in Tuesday evening’s Edinburgh Derby. I was caught in the flowing river of Hearts fan on the crisp walk up to the gates of Easter Road. If the maroon scarves and burgundy jackets didn’t give the Jam Tarts’ […]

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Get the save on! Is Pickford good enough for England?

Get the rave on. This is what England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has printed on his England football boots. Last summer, many England fans would argue that after his sublime saves against Colombia and Sweden at the 2018 Russia World Cup, followed by saving and even scoring a penalty against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League, […]

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Transgender rights under fire; Lawsuit against athletes in Connecticut

Three high school athletes in Connecticut, USA, have filed a lawsuit threatening transgender athletes eligibility to compete. Represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the suit targets two other high school transgender athletes, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The suit claims that allowing male-to-female […]

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New England Patriots win Super Bowl LII as Brady stars again

Last Sunday, The National Football League season reached its zenith as the New England Patriots played the Los Angeles Rams in the fifty-third annual Super Bowl. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was the stage for the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, as the Patriots ground out a 13-3 victory. This season’s finale was notable for […]

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Football community mourns the death of much-loved Leicester City owner and 5 others in wake of tragedy

Content Warning: references to a tragic accident and death. 27 October 2018 was a dark day for English football. At approximately half-past eight on Saturday evening, after Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United, the private helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanprabha crashed outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium. Police and ambulance crews were […]

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Kaepernick pays the price for protest with his career

Colin Kaepernick was named GQ’s Citizen of the Year 2017, appearing on this month’s cover, yet he still has no NFL team. In protest, he filed a collusion grievance against the NFL last month, arguing that he is being shut out of the league due to his politics. So what does his situation say about […]