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With Phelps jumping back in the pool, a look at the best and worst comeback attempts

Jonathan Raymond   |  April 24, 2014

Michael Phelps came out of retirement to go for a try at a fourth Olympic Games. How does his comeback attempt compare to some of other high-profile returns in sport history?


Manchester United already profiting from Moyes sacking

Jonathan Raymond   |  April 23, 2014

The early returns were literally positive in the wake of David Moyes' sacking on Tuesday - shares of Manchester United stock surged six per cent.


Five other Premier League coaching calamities

Jonathan Raymomd   |  April 22, 2014

With David Moyes out at Manchester United, a look at five other Premier League coaching calamities.


Five things to look for in the next five days of IPL

Osman Samiuddin   |  April 22, 2014

After an enthralling first week of action in the Indian Premier League, Osman Samiuddin looks at five things to look for over the next five days in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.


Tim Duncan’s swansong will be worth watching

Justin Tinsley   |  April 20, 2014

For San Antonio's Tim Duncan, the elder statesman in the NBA’s most experienced core, 2014 could be the final chance to return to basketball’s mountaintop, writes Justin Tinsley.


Manchester City has highest average salary in the world

Agencies   |  April 18, 2014

The 20 clubs in world sport paying the highest average salaries cluster in Major League Baseball (six), the English Premier League (five) and the NBA (five), according to the Global Sports Salary Survey by the publication Sportingintelligence.


Match-fixing’s persistence illustrates need for football to examine relationship with gambling

Paul Freelend   |  April 16, 2014

Football authorities decry influence of illegal betting yet all too eager to cash bookmakers' advertising cheques


San Diego Padres recruit falls ‘On Jeff Ears’

Steve Elling   |  April 16, 2014

Players on the Triple A minor-league affiliate of the San Diego Padres pulled off one of the most elaborate pranks in years, hatching a plot to convince a new outfielder that one of his teammates was hard of hearing, writes Steve Elling.


Phelps out of retirement for good reason?

Aaron Gray   |  April 15, 2014

I tried to buy Michael Phelps a drink once.I am not saying that to brag because the moment played out like many have before for the Olympic champion. At the time, he was at least two years removed from a record-breaking performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and was just hanging out with friends at a local... Read more


French Ligue 1 squad decide to fly in the face of ban over eagle mascot

Agence France-Presse   |  April 14, 2014

The eagle mascot was unleashed at Nice’s home game against Lorient on Saturday night, two days after the French Professional League imposed the ban.