Final bell sounds for Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

Hungry: Cassius Clay prepares to meet Henry Cooper, 1960. PA Archive

Ellis Cashmore (TC) : On October 2, 1980, Muhammad Ali, then aged 38, and Larry Holmes, the heavyweight champion of the world, entered a temporary arena built at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. A gate of nearly 25,000 had paid $5,766,125, a record in its day. “It wasn’t a fight; it was an execution,” wrote Ali’s biographer Thomas Hauser. After More...

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By Michaela Whitton On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

2022 World Cup Already Responsible for Over 1,000 Deaths, FIFA Looks Away

Michaela Whitton (AM) : A new report by global human rights organisation Amnesty International has exposed systematic abuse against migrant workers building the 2022 World Cup stadium. While concerns over human More...

By Murray Hunter On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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The New Rules of Running for the Over 50s

Maggie Kim Hong Goh & Murray Hunter (nsnbc) : With such a large group of over 50s runners in the world today, there is a need to take a new look at some of the basic rules of running that have been conventional More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, September 20th, 2014

UEFA rejects Israel as Host for 2020 European Championships

nsnbc : The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided to reject an Israeli bid to host the 2020 European Championships. The decision comes after UEFA President Michel Platini, in 2010, said Israel must More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Germany triumphs in a World Cup of many winners and losers

John Williams (TC) :  No one can say the Germans did not deserve to win the 2014 World Cup: they remained unbeaten throughout, destroyed the hosts along the way, and then saw off those other historic guardians More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Qatar and FIFA engulfed in Wold Cup Bribery Scandal

nsnbc : Qatar and FIFA became engulfed in a new scandal over the 2022 soccer world cup when the British The Sunday Times announced that it had a cache of documents proving bribery and corruption involved in awarding More...

Taking the heat. Moyes exits. Peter Powell/EPA
By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Don’t blame Moyes for Man Utd woes: the buck stops at the top

Chris Brady (TC) : Patience at Manchester United has run out. David Moyes has been sacked possibly sooner than was expected, but entirely predictably given the huge financial pressures that were looming if the More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Vietnam declines hosting 2019 Asian Games

nsnbc : Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced that the country is not in a financial position to host the 18th Asian Games (ASAID 18) in Hanoi in 2019, making Vietnam the third country, besides South More...

Hawaii’s Keanu Asing, Boys U-18 Gold Medalist, during the 2009 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, held in the world-class waves in Salinas, Ecuador. Photo: ISA/Lobo
By nsnbc On Sunday, March 16th, 2014

ISA World Junior Surfing Championship returns to Ecuador in April

nsnbc: Over 300 Of The Best Junior Surfers In The World Will Gather In Salinas, Ecuador To Compete For Gold Medals And The ISA World Junior Team Champion Trophy between 5 and 13 April. The International Surfing More...

Mark Webber of Red Bull Racing takes a new-look car for a spin during pre-season testing in Spain. EPA/Roman Rios
By nsnbc On Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Nose jobs and turbo boosts: Formula 1 car redesign in 2014

Hamza Bendemra (TC) : The big race of the annual Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix is coming up this Sunday at Albert Park, Melbourne – and it marks the beginning of a new era as a new set of rules and regulations More...