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High Season for the ATP and WTA Tours: Indian Wells and Miami

High Season for the ATP and WTA Tours: Indian Wells and Miami

The Indian Wells Masters in California is one of the most prominent events in the tennis calendar for both the men and the women’s tours. Several tournaments throughout the year lay claim to the title ‘Fifth Slam’; suggesting that, after the four Grand Slams – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open – it is they…

Arsène Wenger’s Upset: Arsenal in Review

Arsène Wenger’s Upset: Arsenal in Review

During a press conference last Monday, Arsène Wenger bemoaned the severity of the criticism leveled at his side after their weekend FA Cup home defeat to lower-league Blackburn; and argued he had been shown a lack of respect by the morning’s report in The Sun, which he described as without foundation, which stated that he was set to be offered…

A Summation of the Premier League Transfer Window

A Summation of the Premier League Transfer Window

As a follow up to this article published last week, recounting some notable transfer stories as the window reached its climax across much of Europe; and with the weekend’s games having come, and then gone, providing us with an early sense of how players will benefit, bolster or betray their new sides; I thought I’d contribute with this, my extensive…

Tales of the January Transfer Window

Tales of the January Transfer Window

Across most of Europe, there are but days left of the January football transfer window. The period in which clubs in England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, Slovenia, Austria and Scotland may buy players ends, at various times of the day, this Thursday, January 31. The transfer window shuts on Thursday in Denmark too; but…

Why Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse Have Not Worked Together

Why Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse Have Not Worked Together

Demba Ba left Newcastle and his signing for Chelsea was confirmed last Friday morning; he played for his new club and scored twice in their 5-1 FA Cup victory at Southampton the following day; and his appearance on Wednesday night against Swansea only from the substitute’s bench, and then much too late, has put a certain pressure on Rafa Benitez…