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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…

2015 World Championships in Athletics: Bloopers

Prior to the men’s 100 metres final on Sunday evening, as the nine competing athletes stood out on the track in the Bird’s Nest stadium and the world’s attention focused on Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin, a pianist took to the edge of the infield and briefly ran his hands up and down a keyboard’s keys. Greeted with a frisson of audible excitement by…

2015 World Championships in Athletics: Duels

The 2015 World Championships in Athletics – the 15th IAAF World Championships – took place last week in Beijing. Over nine days, from Saturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August, and sixteen sessions morning and evening, 144 medals were on offer across 47 events. 1,933 athletes competed from 206 nations, with 43 of these nations coming away from the Championships…

WWE SummerSlam 2015 Wilts and Slumps

Although the Royal Rumble remains for many fans the most enticing occasion of the year after WrestleMania – largely for the prospect of surprise entrants, which manages to sustain excitement levels across each iteration of the thirty-man battle royal – it is SummerSlam which WWE bills as its second biggest event. And with the WWE Network both allowing flexibility and demanding a ceaseless…

Daily Visual 22.08.15: World Championships in Athletics Day One

The 2015 World Championships in Athletics commenced today in Beijing. The largest sporting event to take place in the Bird’s Nest stadium since the 2008 Summer Olympics, the World Championships will run until next Sunday, 30 August. Getting underway from 7:30 am on Saturday morning, out on the streets of the Chinese capital, the men’s marathon brought the first medalist of the Championships. The…

Premier League 2015-16 Season Preview

The 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off later today, when Manchester United face Tottenham at Old Trafford from 12:45 pm. Chelsea are the reigning champions, and they will meet Swansea in today’s evening fixture. With less than a month until the close of the transfer window, at the start of this week the Premier League’s clubs collectively passed the £500 million spending mark…