rss

Category: Culture

0

Buy a classic sport photograph: the big splash

The tenth of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryWhile most other photographers took their places on the sidelines o…

0

The Leeds United fan making the city beautiful – one electric box at a time

Things are looking bright for Leeds this season and the same can be said for the street as around Elland RoadBy Joe Marczynski for When Saturday ComesElectric boxes. It’s doubtful you, or anyone you know, has any strong feelings about them. Primary sch…

0

Buy a classic sport photograph: Cruyff’s special jersey

The ninth of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryNow here’s a photograph that’s both nostalgic and rich in football …

0

Run for the balls: West Ham team up with Iron Maiden for new kit

New shirt – presumably with the number of the beast on the back – launched by bassist Steve Harris and defender Pablo ZabaletaWest Ham United have collaborated with Iron Maiden on a new kit.Going under the name Die With Your Boots On, the new version o…

0

The changing art of cricket commentary

David Lloyd, David Gower, Alison Mitchell and Geoff Lemon on the demands and delights of the jobBy Jo Harman for Wisden Cricket Monthly“As a presenter, David Gower is excellent,” says David Lloyd, who worked alongside him at Sky for two decades. “I hav…

0

Buy a classic sport photograph: Cantona’s comeback

The eighth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free delivery“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they thin…

0

Buy a classic sport photograph: ‘Gone swimming!’

The seventh of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryA shallow depth of field focused on the tips of the swimmer’s…

0

‘We were in the bowels of hell’: Craig Foster on fighting for Hakeem al-Araibi

In this extract from his book on Hakeem al-Araibi, Craig Foster recalls the refugee footballer’s first court appearanceAt Klong Prem prison, Hakeem heard his voice called over the loudspeaker and was directed outside to where a white prison bus with wi…

0

Tiger Woods to write memoir telling his ‘definitive story’

Publisher HarperCollins says Back is first and only account ‘directly from’ US golferFresh from a startling career comeback after years of battling injuries, sex addiction and tabloids, Tiger Woods has announced a new memoir titled Back in which he pro…

0

Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

0

Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

0

Pep Guardiola meets Johnny Marr: ‘When we lose, it’s as if we’ve killed someone’

The musician and long-time Manchester City fan catches up with his team’s manager• Clare Balding meets Lucy Bronze • Romesh Ranganathan meets Héctor BellerínJohnny Marr You look very well. I’m guessing you went away during the international break becau…

0

‘I was a dangerous person’: Casey Legler on life as a teenage Olympian – and raging alcoholic

At 19, Legler broke the Olympic freestyle swimming record. But she was also an alcoholic and drug dealer who had suffered years of abuse from her trainers. She is surprised she is still alive, she saysOne day, when she was a teenager, Casey Legler woke…

0

Jay-Z and NFL stage first concert despite Kaepernick backlash

Rapper criticised for league deal after it shunned ex-49ers player for kneeling protestThe first musical event to come from a partnership between Jay-Z and the NFL was staged in Chicago on Thursday, with the rapper facing a backlash over the league’s t…

0

Newcastle bookseller bans Michael Owen memoir over slights to city

Huge sports book retailer based in city says Reboot’s account of sour relationship with the city’s team has made it the first book they will banA sports bookshop in Newcastle upon Tyne has announced that it will not stock Michael Owen’s new memoir Rebo…

0

The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch – in pictures

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation Continue reading…

0

Jonathan Agnew is subject of complaint to BBC over abusive tweets

Broadcaster made series of late-night posts calling cricket writer Jonathan Liew ‘racist’Jonathan Agnew is the subject of a formal complaint to the BBC over a series of abusive tweets he sent to a fellow cricket writer.The Test Match Special commentato…

0

Bands FC: a bright idea that is raising thousands for vulnerable children

Two mates set out to design badges that pair bands with football clubs. Together they have raised huge sums for charityBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkLike most brilliant ideas, the concept behind Bands FC is disarmingly simple: “Bands …

0

Jessi Combs: racing star dies while trying to break speed record

Combs, 36, was attempting to become the fastest woman on Earth when she was killed while racing in OregonRace car driver Jessi Combs, host of the television series All Girls Garage, was killed in a high-speed crash while trying to set a new land-speed …

0

‘The ultimate binge-watch’: why football docs top Game of Thrones for drama

Stuffed full of agony, redemption and melodrama, football is the perfect fit for the streaming age, as Amazon’s engrossing Leeds United documentary provesVery few Leeds United fans regard the denouement to the 2018-19 football season as anything other …