Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tips for the Wimbledon women’s singles: Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Ana Konjuh

The extra week between the French Open and Wimbledon this year has given a few more opportunities to evaluate the form of the main contenders for the women at Wimbledon. Unfortunately as some of the main players haven’t played any … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1929: Costante Girardengo, Paul Costello, Robin Reed and Ty Cobb

My choices for the world Hall of Fame for 1929 are: Costante Girardengo (Italy – Cycling) – The first of the great Italian cycling champions. He won the Giro d’ Italia in 1919 and 1923 and also won the Tour … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1895

Some of the major events in sport in the year 1895: The earliest known professional American Football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania where Latrobe YMCA defeats the Jeannette Athletic Club 12–0 The American Bowling Congress is established for Tenpin … Continue reading

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The Greatest 400 metre hurdlers of All-Time: Edwin Moses and Sally Gunnell

Another in my occasional series of all-time greats in different sports and events. Here is my choice of the top men and women in track and field athletics at 400m hurdles. The men’s event has been established for over a … Continue reading

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