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Author Archive for Bryan Armen Graham

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USA v Thailand: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

USA will not find it easy in a talent-packed World CupHope Solo: If you’re not nervous, you don’t care enough to winWomen’s World Cup team guides: USA and ThailandGroup F: Chile v Sweden suspended by weather – live!Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email…

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Crystal Dunn: ‘As a black woman I always felt I had to go above and beyond to be noticed’

Four years after watching her USA team-mates hoist the World Cup from a sports bar, the dynamic 26-year-old left back is out to win one for herself while busting stereotypes about black footballersCrystal Dunn talks a lot about what she calls the above…

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Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 22: United States

The holders have a swashbuckling attack-first style and, though defence may be a concern, they’re still among the favouritesThis article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media org…

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NBA finals Game 3: Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors – live!

Warriors host Raptors in Game 3 with series tied at one game apieceThe NBA wants female head coaches. But how feasible is that goal?Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 1.55am BST It’s national anthem time at Oracle Arena. Not much longer now. Cou…

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The secrets of boxing’s knockout kings: what makes a perfect power puncher

The mysterious nature of power remains one of the most elusive and least understood phenomena in all of sportsDeontay Wilder’s chiseled ebony frame is aglow with sweat as he methodically circles the perimeter inside the cramped ring at Gleason’s, landi…

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Country House wins Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security disqualified in stunner

Country House declared race winner after jockey objectionMaximum Security becomes first Derby winner to be DQ’sCountry House wins 145th Kentucky Derby – as it happenedFor the first time in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby, the first horse acr…

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The 145th Kentucky Derby – live!

Three-year-old thoroughbreds to run for $3m purse at 6.50pm ETBob Baffert looks to tie Ben Jones for most trainer wins in Derby historyDerby favorite Omaha Beach to miss race with entrapped epiglottisTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 11.26pm BS…

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At the Heart of Gold: how ‘predatory’ institutions protected Larry Nassar

In a shocking new documentary, film-maker Erin Lee Carr cracks open the network that allowed an Olympic coach to molest at least 250 women and girlsFor more than two decades, Larry Nassar used his position as an osteopathic physician at Michigan State …

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Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach to miss race with entrapped epiglottis

Omaha Beach to miss Kentucky Derby with breathing issueDark bay colt on three-race winning streak was 4-1 favorite Baffert’s Game Winner installed as favorite in revised oddsOmaha Beach, the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, will be …

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Why baseball spent more than $1bn on three players in a month

Three of the richest contracts in sports history would appear to bust the baseball-is-dying narrative, but underlying trends have exposed a rot within the mechanics of the sport’s economicsThe three generational talents on Major League Baseball’s free-…

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From toil to triumph in 12 months: the remarkable rise of Bianca Andreescu

This time last year Andreescu picked up $392 for losing at an ITF event. Now the teenager has landed $1.35m and is the toast of tennis and Canada after her star-making Indian Wells winTwelve months ago Bianca Andreescu was toiling in obscurity on the l…

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Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia: IBF welterweight championship – live!

Garcia (39-0) moves up to 147lbs to face Spence Jr (24-0)Unbeaten champions meet in biggest fight of 2019 so farTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.24am GMT Welcome to the Lone Star State for tonight’s showdown between Errol Spence Jr and Mikey…

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Katie Taylor unifies lightweight titles with ninth-round TKO of Rose Volante – live!

Taylor stops Volante to unify IBF, WBA and WBO titlesBray fighter wants WBC champion Delfine Persoon next 3.04am GMT Taylor, who now holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles at 135lbs, is one step away from her long-held goal of unifying the lightweight champ…

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USA v England: SheBelieves Cup – live!

Lionesses and USA meet in World Cup tune-up competitionUSA women honor RBG, JK Rowling and Cardi B on shirtsTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 10.00pm GMT 4 min: The US win another corner and it curls dangerously toward the net, but this one is …

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USA v Japan: SheBelieves Cup – live!

USA and Japan meet in rematch of 2015 World Cup finalTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 11.43pm GMT Hello and welcome to scenic Chester as the United States steps up preparations for their World Cup title defense with their SheBelieves Cup opene…

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England v Brazil: SheBelieves Cup – live!

SheBelieves Cup updates from the 9pm GMT kick-offWorld Cup: all you need to know with 100 days to goEmail Bryan here or tweet him here with your thoughts 8.16pm GMT Hello and welcome to Talen Energy Stadium in scenic Chester for England’s opening match…

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Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged with soliciting prostitution

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in sex sting operationKraft, 77, is among 25 individuals to be charged in probe‘The video that we obtained shows the act,’ says detectiveNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged as a ‘john’ in Florida on c…

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Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged with soliciting prostitution

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in sex sting operationKraft, 77, is among 25 individuals to be charged in probe‘The video that we obtained shows the act,’ says detectiveNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged as a ‘john’ in Florida on c…

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Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFLParties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pactThe NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of …

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High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know

Steven Soderbergh’s basketball drama probes the fraying covenant between white power brokers and their mostly black labor forceSteven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, written by the playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and available for streaming on Netflix,…