By Owen Kennedy On 29 May 2018, University of Maryland defensive lineman Jordan McNair was participating in a pre-season workout with his teammates. According to reports, the workout was described as “light” by the conditioning staff and began at 4pm. The team were in the middle of sprints and according to eyewitnesses, McNair could barely stand up after his 10th sprint and … [Read more...] about Fallout from tragedy: is overtraining a serious health risk?
In recent times, an unusual trend in football fandom has ascended into prominence. Instead of supporting a club some people now opt to follow their favourite players, in some cases with an almost religious zeal. A quick browse through Twitter and you will find Messi Maniacs, Ronaldo Royalists and even the occasional Neymarite all steadfastly defending their chosen cult. They … [Read more...] about De Bruyne and Salah neck and neck in Player of the Year battle
The 2018 World Cup looks set to be a cracker. Much negativity has surrounded the event due to Russia being the host nation. Politics seems to be the dominating the World Cup headlines following the recent struggles between England and Russia not to mention Vladimir Putin’s constant political machoness. The Sun recently published an article about Borris Johnson who insinuated … [Read more...] about It’s time to get excited about the World Cup
Kieran Molloy (Photo credit: Oughterard Boxing Club on Facebook) It is with some ironic amusement to see Dillian Whyte receive excess praise for knocking out a sub-standard Lucas Browne on the same card that Derek Chisora was fed an opponent who looked like he had wandered into the ring by mistake. There wasn’t much of a difference between the British rivals’ opponents in … [Read more...] about Stand your ground and fight: Thoughts on Haye Bellew, Canelo’s tainted legacy, Chisora, college boxing and Khabib Ferguson
With Manchester United’s underwhelming exit from the Champions League after their 2-1 aggregate loss to Sevilla in the last 16, the club and the fans have been re-evaluating the kind of expectations they hold for the team. In the intervening period manager Jose Mourinho has been seen making some bizarre outbursts in his press conferences, while many supporters are wondering if … [Read more...] about Mourinho says he won’t quit – but maybe he won’t get the chance to