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WWE Survivor Series 2015 Slaps Fans in the Face

At Hell in a Cell just last month, after a string of PPVs boasting mediocre undercards and slapdash main events, there were finally some signs of life in the wheezing machine that is WWE. Inside the cell Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker put on the strongest match of their three-match series, a physical bout with an inventive finish which managed to wrap some…

Daily Visual 22.11.15: ATP and WTA Finals Roundup

The culmination of the men’s tennis season came on Sunday, as Novak Djokovic faced Roger Federer in the ATP World Tour Finals. Djokovic overcame Federer in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-4, to claim the tournament championship for an unprecedented fourth time in a row. Djokovic, who ends the season ranked number 1 in the world, has now won the ATP World…

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 and Signs of Life

Moving on from a flurry of faltering PPVs – Battleground, SummerSlam, and Night of Champions all suffered from main event failures, and with the Live from Madison Square Garden Network special no more than a barely-glorified house show, only NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and NXT TakeOver: Respect, headed by Sasha Banks and Bayley, have thoroughly satiated fans of wrestling in recent months – on Sunday at the Staples Center…

Lauding and Essaying NXT TakeOver: Respect

NXT TakeOver: Respect streamed live on the WWE Network on Wednesday night, from NXT’s home base of Full Sail University, Florida. This was the seventh iteration of the NXT TakeOver series, the fourth so far this year, and while the year began with wrestling minds rapt on Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, the story of NXT in 2015 has increasingly…

WWE Night of Champions 2015 Brings Stinging Sensation

Last month at SummerSlam, for the first time in WWE history both the World and the United States championships went on the line in the same match, as WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins faced off against United States Champion John Cena. After cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and seizing the world title at WrestleMania 31, Rollins’ year…

Daily Visual 23.09.15: The Death of Yogi Berra

The death of Yogi Berra was announced on 23 September, after the Baseball Hall of Famer and legendary New York Yankee passed away in his sleep late on 22 September at his New Jersey home – 69 years to the day after his Major League Baseball debut. Yogi Berra was 90 years old. Born on 12 May 1925 in St. Louis,…

Daily Visual 16.09.15: Ibra’s Flick & Champions League Recap

The first matchday of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage took place across the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday, 15-16 September. While there were several contenders for the best goal of these first set of fixtures – a magnificent strike from just inside the Barcelona half by Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi, which sailed from the right touchline directly over the head…

Managerial Fools of the Premier League Weekend

The biggest fool of the Premier League weekend was undoubtedly Jose Mourinho, whose Chelsea side fell to a 3-1 defeat at Everton courtesy of a perfect Steven Naismith hat-trick. With only one win and three defeats from their opening five matches, Chelsea – last season’s Premier League champions – lie with 4 points in 17th place, one spot above the…

Daily Visual 11.09.15: Diamond League Finals

Friday night in Brussels – officially the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme – saw the final IAAF Diamond League meet of the 2015 athletics season. The climax of the Diamond League is in fact split over a couple of meets, with half of the contested disciplines concluding just over a week ago, on 3 September in Zurich, and the other half reaching…