Sport

Daily Visual 29.06.15: Wimbledon 2015 Day One

Today the 2015 edition of the Wimbledon Championships commenced at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. This marks the 129th year of the championships, and the 48th in the Open Era of tennis. The tournament will run, as usual, over the next fourteen days; with a total prize fund of £26.5 million, of which £1.88…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Norway vs. England

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the seventeenth day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Five matches have already been and gone in the Round of 16, with five teams duly securing their place in the competition’s Quarter-Finals. Germany thumped a lacklustre Sweden 4-1; China’s organised defence held out to give them a 1-0 victory at the end of an intense…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the fifteenth day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. With the group phase of the competition coming to a close on Wednesday, the women have had a few days to rest and recuperate and prepare tactically for their upcoming opponents, and the Round of 16 is ready to commence. The first match of the…

Thinking Through WWE Money in the Bank 2015

When WWE gets it right, it can all seem so fluid, so sensible, so seamless in the connection between cause and effect, and so transparent with regard to motivation, purpose and meaning, that the business of professional wrestling, or sports entertainment, would almost appear effortless – if it weren’t for the tremendous effort clearly being expended by the superstars performing in…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group E Final Round

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group E Final Round

– Costa Rica will undoubtedly be disappointed, but they haven’t performed badly across their debut World Cup. Rodriguez Cedeno – only twenty-one, and currently playing for the Penn State Nittany Lions – was especially impressive, crafty and hardworking just off the attack, but Costa Rica lacked firepower. Brazil struggled to find the back of the net, but they were able to rest…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group F Final Round

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group F Final Round

– After a strong first-half performance from England, Colombia had all of the play in the second half. They struggled to create clear opportunities; but they also suffered from some awful officiating, including the first-half penalty decision, and the yellow card given to their goalkeeper, Sepulveda, late on. Numerous fouls didn’t go their way. A draw would have been a…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group D Final Round

– The United States certainly deserved their win: they saw more of the ball, attacked in numbers, and had another level to their game. But Nigeria matched them for strength, tackling ability, and passing in the midfield for much of the ninety minutes. They lacked a creative spark, and struggled to build numbers in the attack. Head coach Edwin Okon…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group C Final Round

– Some of Cameroon’s behaviour during the game was unpalatable: they made several nasty fouls, and repeatedly wasted time and feigned injury in the closing stages. Still, physical challenges and yellow cards are part of football, and the fact is that Cameroon cowed Switzerland’s forwards, came to dominate the midfield, and through dynamic and exciting wing play fully deserved their…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group A Final Round

– New Zealand may be the only side from Group A out of the competition; but despite winning the group, Canada too may be disappointed with their performance so far. They sat on their lead against Netherlands today, and were largely reduced to shots from outside the area; while Netherlands caused them increasing problems with the pace and dynamism of…