“It’s a great sport because it’s teamwork, it’s all about athletes working together in unison to create something spectacular. I used to be a gymnast and the thing I found really difficult was the individual nature of the sport,” Rubin said. She praised the documentary for showing the athleticism required to be a competitive cheerleader. “It’s very similar to our practices. It’s indicative of what cheerleading is about; it’s tough, it’s hard, but once you’re in it you’re obsessed.” … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a hard and challenging sport’: inside the world of competitive cheerleading
In December, the gambling industry confirmed plans to press ahead with a voluntary ban on betting adverts during sports programmes from this summer. A month earlier Sky had announced a limit of one gambling ad per commercial break on its channels from the start of the next Premier League season in August. … [Read more...] about Regulator bans Sky Bet ad fronted by sports presenter Jeff Stelling
Many happy returns: In clips from her Instagram stories, mum-of-two Amanda pulled Lexi up on stage to sit at the judges' desk, along with fellow stars Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden marks daughter Hollie’s eighth birthday with adorable throwback snap of the tot sporting spiky black hair
They went to the tie-break, where Williams invariably prevails in big moments. She has lost only two at the Australian Open. She led 4-2 at the changeover, thanks to a bad mistake by Wang, and had the ball in her hand at 5-2 up. Wang pushed a forehand just wide to hand Williams four set points, and a big serve forced a third set. … [Read more...] about Wang Qiang plays match of her life to beat Serena Williams
We know now, for instance, that the New York Giants had a sign-stealing system in place when they defeated (who else but) the Brooklyn Dodgers in the immortal “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” game to win the National League pennant in 1951. They remain listed as the official pennant-winners for that year. The Cincinnati Reds are still listed as the winners of the 1919 World Series, even though the Chicago White Sox threw the entire series. It’s almost impossible to know how many MLB teams have won championships with players who were taking banned substances. Once one begins trying to correct the sins of the past, there’s never an end to it. … [Read more...] about Is MLB right to let the cheating Houston Astros keep their title?