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Speedway celebrities – the first real sporting stars?

It may seem that the sporting “star” is a phenomenon of our time – almost any sports person thought to merit a mention in the media seems to be dubbed a “star”. We may think it wasn’t like that in … Continue reading

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A plural school and other perils of the style guide

Style guides can be invaluable when it comes to confirming an organisation’s approved format for dates or times, or use of capital letters. But sometimes, although well-intentioned, they can go horribly wrong.

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F1 roars over to Sky Sports – why the upset?

As Sky Sports’ new Formula 1 channel goes live, we wonder – why were people so upset?

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You don’t need 3D glasses – but rose-tinted ones might help!

Guest post by TV motor racing commentator Richard John Neil on his latest venture – a niche publication on old-time oval track motor sport.

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Ice hockey’s big weekend stays in Nottingham: good news, but…

The announcement this week that the National Ice Centre in Nottingham is to host ice hockey’s Elite League play-off finals for the next five years should be given a cautious welcome.

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Wrestling bout over a hometown boy from Wales

The brash world of WWE wrestling has come into conflict with a North Wales village – and Cardiff is at the centre of the fight.

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Sporting heroes? Yes, they do exist

The word “hero” is used all too freely by sports journalists – usually wrongly. But there are real heroes in sport, and one candidate for that description was in Cardiff last night – former Zimbabwe cricketer Henry Olonga, who publicly … Continue reading

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