When Michael Campbell produced one of the great days in New Zealand sport with his US Open win

Campbell’s win at Pinehurst was regarded by most in the golfing world as a shock, and rightly so, but it should be noted he went into the tournament with some very good short and long-term form behind him on the European Tour; he had finished in the top-15 in the tour’s order of merit in […]

50 sport quiz questions and answers for a virtual pub quiz on Zoom or House Party

29. Who was the last British man to win a Men’s single tennis Grand Slam title before Andy Murray in 2012?

Women hit the headlines in sport – why aren’t there more writing about it?

Yet she may have been unduly optimistic. Last year one of my students, a long-time rugby enthusiast called Andrea, applied for a paid internship reporting on the Rugby World Cup. In her application she called herself Andy and when she was appointed and then showed up, the editor of the site was visibly shocked to […]

Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A third Schumacher in F1? Michael Schumacher is not the only member of the family to have competed in Formula One – his younger brother Ralf drove for Jordan, Williams and Toyota between 1997 and 2007, winning six races. Michael’s son Mick (pictured above) won the FIA […]

Sports news feed: Serena Williams crashes out of US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A first drivers’ title It would only take two more years for Schumacher to win it all. However, the 1994 season was marred by the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger during the San Marino Grand Prix. Here Schumacher is seen in Adelaide, Australia celebrating his […]

Sports news feed: Alexander Zverev reaches US Open final

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A third Schumacher in F1? Michael Schumacher is not the only member of the family to have competed in Formula One – his younger brother Ralf drove for Jordan, Williams and Toyota between 1997 and 2007, winning six races. Michael’s son Mick (pictured above) won the FIA […]

Sports news feed: Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Always testing his limits During his time out of F1, Schumacher took up motorcycle racing and in early 2009 he had an accident while testing his Honda 1000 CBR-Fireblade on a track in Cartagena, Spain. He damaged a vertebra, a rib, and the bottom of his skull, […]