By Mark Lynch When players in most sports get to their mid/late 30s, especially in high – octane sports, they tend to notice their own body not performing the way their brain wants it to, or the way it used to. The internal realisation that you’re not performing to the standard you were before is tough to deal with, but what can be tougher is the external reaction. While … [Read more...] about Sport – no country for old men?
Note: This post was originally published in SIN's print edition before the announcement that the fight was back on. By Markus Krug It has been a turbulent time for boxing’s own Floyd Mayweather Jr. He went from retired former World Champion in boxing to facing unbeaten kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the Rizin Fighting Federation, and back to retirement in a matter of days. … [Read more...] about The fight that never was
By Darragh Nolan Something is rotten in the state of Los Angeles. Head coach Luke Walton is already on the hotseat. The young supporting cast haven’t taken the step forward many expected. The Lakers are atrocious on defence. There’s no cause for concern, though. Unlike Hamlet, the King (James) isn’t dead just yet. The 2010 – 11 Miami Heat were 9–8 through 17 games, LeBron … [Read more...] about LeBron’s Lakers aren’t perfect, but they aren’t panicking either
By Darren Casserly Former GAA player Tomás Ó Sé recently called into question the practice of Aussie Rules teams taking Gaelic Footballers from their clubs without compensation. He suggested that Aussie Rules teams should pay a fee to take Irish players from their club. The question that would need to be asked is where will the money go, since GAA is an amateur sport? … [Read more...] about Should Aussie Rules teams pay GAA clubs for taking their players?
By Patrick Henry November has come around and Poppy season is in full flow in British football which can only mean one thing. The vilification of Irish Catholics, in the stands, in the dugouts and on the pitch. Jerseys become emblazoned with a red poppy to commemorate British military personnel who lost their lives in conflicts since World War One, raising money for the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Anti – Irish sentiment, the last acceptable form of racism in British sport