Tag Archives: Andy

The prime of Richie Richardson: one man and his West Indies sun hat | Andy Bull | Sport

Richie Richardson started wearing a helmet while batting in 1995.

There’s solace in the old clips, especially of cricket. It’s not that they’re all that comforting, as such – not if you followed England anyway – more they carry you back to a time when your biggest worries were wondering when Mike Atherton’s back would give in, why the selectors …

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From marble racing to balcony marathons: the sports that are filling the void | Andy Bull | Sport

If you know one thing about CB Fry, it’s that he was a man of many talents. He made a Test century against Australia, tied the world long-jump record, took a five-wicket haul at Lord’s, won a cap for England at right-back, started an FA Cup final for Southampton and …

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Coe and Ovett’s Olympic debt to bureaucrat who defied Thatcher | Andy Bull | Sport

Former British Olympic Association chairman Sir Denis Follows (centre) insisted sporting boycotts ‘never do anyone any good’, much to the chagrin of Margaret Thatcher.

Sir Denis Follows, 71, short and bald, started every day’s work by opening his post. It was a habit he’d had as secretary of the Football Association, and a habit he kept as chairman of the British Olympic Association. In between the two jobs, he’d been knighted. Which was some …

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My favourite game: Usain Bolt wins Olympic 200m gold at Beijing 2008 | Andy Bull | Sport

A big-screen replay shows Bolt’s world record time of 19.30sec at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

No one was ever going to beat Michael Johnson’s record. Not in my young lifetime anyway, maybe some distant day when I was old and grey, and the game had changed out of all recognition. Remember watching him set it at the Atlanta Olympics in ’96? That idiosyncratic style of …

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Andy Carroll leads Newcastle squad whip-round to get kit man new hip | Football

Andy Carroll has had no shortage of criticism over the years – some of it deserved – but George Ramshaw refuses to hear a bad word about the Newcastle United striker. A fortnight before football’s coronavirus-induced shutdown, Newcastle’s assistant kit man returned to work at the club’s training ground with …

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Comebacks can be risky but Lara and Tendulkar show class does endure | Andy Bull | Sport

Wally Hammond’s return to cricket, at the age of 48, saw him ‘a great giant who had bestridden everything, struggling like a starter’.

Between the Women’s T20 World Cup, and England’s warm-ups for their tour of Sri Lanka you may have missed the Road Safety World Series 2020. I did. Turns out it’s running in Mumbai for the next fortnight, 10 games between five teams, one each from India, Sri Lanka, Australia, South …

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Kai Havertz lights up Leverkusen amid hopes that trophy wait is nearing end | Andy Brassell | Football

Paulinho (right) scored twice, including the final goal in the 4-0 victory.

All things come to those who wait, and they certainly did for Bayer Leverkusen this weekend. They made it back into the top four. They did it by sweeping aside Eintracht Frankfurt who – after beating them 6-1 in the corresponding fixture last spring on their way to pipping Adi …

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Why shouldn’t women coach men? Tokyo Olympics are ideal driver for equality | Andy Murray | Sport

When my brother, Jamie, and I were growing up we lived very close to the local tennis courts in Dunblane. Given my mum played tennis to a reasonable standard and was also a coach, it was inevitable we would end up playing. My mum has great energy and has been …

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Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

It’ll be alright on the night, they hope. With such a tight race at the top of the Bundesliga, there shouldn’t really have been time for a Bayern Munich dress rehearsal as they get set to restart their Champions League campaign. Yet what they served up on Friday night’s game …

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