Chris Froome update: ‘Dodgy’ kidney is the latest plea for leniency by four-time Tour winner

After seeing today’s news regarding Chris Froome and his efforts to avoid a ban after producing an adverse drug test at the Vuelta a Espana last summer, I couldn’t resist in sharing my thoughts on the latest and some might say farcical turn of events. If you’re behind on the Froome story, firstly where have… Read More Chris Froome update: ‘Dodgy’ kidney is the latest plea for leniency by four-time Tour winner

The adventure begins – Hastings half marathon training

These weekly features are going to be a little bit different to what I normally write home about. It’s still sport related I guess, but instead of grilling Team Sky’s questionable ethics over the course of the coming cycling season (that will still happen, but just not in these articles…) I hope these weekly features… Read More The adventure begins – Hastings half marathon training

Chris Froome facing questions over adverse test result

Chris Froome, a four-time Tour de France winner and also the first English rider to win the Vuelta a Espana – and let’s not forget arguably the greatest British cyclist is currently facing a battle to save his reputation. Why is that you might ask? Froome returned an ‘adverse’ test result for Salbutamol, a drug… Read More Chris Froome facing questions over adverse test result

Jon Jones’ latest wrongdoing will threaten to curtail his career once and for all

If anyone follows the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Jon Jones should be a name that stands out. You should recognise him for being one of the dominant light heavyweight champions of his generation. Some might remember Jones for being a dominate fighter who beat the likes of Alexander Gustafsson. Who beat Glover Teixiera, and who… Read More Jon Jones’ latest wrongdoing will threaten to curtail his career once and for all

Conor McGregor’s quest for global superstardom has reached fever pitch

It’s been an explosive road but UFC’s undisputed king Conor McGregor is focused as his quest for combat superstardom is reaching that all important pivotal juncture. The eagerly anticipated bout against Floyd Mayweather, arguably the greatest boxer to ever step foot in the squared circle is just 9 days away. With fans already heavily invested,… Read More Conor McGregor’s quest for global superstardom has reached fever pitch

AEGON International day 9 recap: Pliskova and Djokovic win their first titles in Eastbourne

Karolina Pliskova and Novak Djokovic both produced stunning performances as they both won their first Eastbourne titles on centre court. After a week which saw plenty of drama in the end it was Pliskova who triumphed in the women’s final, whilst Djokovic continued his good form heading into Wimbledon as he beat Gael Monfils rather… Read More AEGON International day 9 recap: Pliskova and Djokovic win their first titles in Eastbourne

AEGON International day 8 recap: Konta pulls out with injury, but Djokovic, Wozniacki and Monfils all book spots in the final

Johanna Konta’s withdrawal from the AEGON International was the big news of the day as the British no;.1 had to pull-out of her semi-final match against Karolina Pliskova due to injury. For Konta, the ideal day would have surely been with her hands aloft, celebrating a victory over the world no. 3 Pliskova and in… Read More AEGON International day 8 recap: Konta pulls out with injury, but Djokovic, Wozniacki and Monfils all book spots in the final

Heather Watson upbeat despite losing in the semi-final

Heather Watson says she was ‘pretty disappointed’ as she lost her semi-final match at Eastbourne to Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 5-7. After coming through two matches yesterday in which she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Strycova; her match against Wozniacki was set to be an entertaining tussle between a pair that has had a terrific… Read More Heather Watson upbeat despite losing in the semi-final

Konta says the most important thing is her health after pulling out of Eastbourne

Johanna Konta had to pull out of her hometown tournament this morning after sustaining a thoracic spine injury after her fall on Thursday against Angelique Kerber. Konta was due to play Karolina Pliskova in a re-run of last year’s semi-final, but it wasn’t to be as the British no.1 had to pull out of Eastbourne… Read More Konta says the most important thing is her health after pulling out of Eastbourne

AEGON International day 7 recap: Konta and Watson both through to semi-finals

Day seven served up another jammed packed day of tennis as both Heather Watson and Johanna Konta advanced to the semi-finals of the AEGON International after a gruelling day which saw them both play twice. But in their semi-final matches they overcame Barbora Strycova and Angelique Kerber respectively as their pre-Wimbledon warm-up is going to… Read More AEGON International day 7 recap: Konta and Watson both through to semi-finals