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History of Sport 1911: First Indianapolis 500 and Monte Carlo Rally, Salchow’s 10th title, Larned’s 7th US Open

Some of the main events in sport from 1911. John McDermott becomes both the first American-born man and the youngest golfer (19 years, 10 months) to win the US Open Harold Hilton became the only British player to win the … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1900

From 1900 onwards my recap of the major sporting events of the year will also include my choice for the top sportsman, sportswoman and team of the year for Britain and for the world. I will give reasons for my … Continue reading

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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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The History of Sport – 1885 and 1886

1885 Snooker is introduced to Britain by John Roberts. John Roberts, Jr wins his 8th world title at billiards.  The Billiards Association is formed. The Grand National tobaggan race is founded. The first motorcycle is built by Gottlieb Daimler at … Continue reading

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The History of Sport: 1877 and 1878

The main events in sport from 1877 and 1878 1877 The first English cross-country championships to be held successfully. Percy Stenning wins the race. The rules of Eton Fives are codified. The Oxford and Cambridge boat race finishes in a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wimbledon and why Andy Murray’s US Open win was a greater achievement

Two days on from Andy Murray’s momentous win and I was out for a walk in the summer sun.  While I was walking I thought again about the Wimbledon championships away from the hysteria of the media coverage. Andy Murray’s … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Day 2 Preview

As I predicted, no major shocks yesterday!! Nadal apart, I did manage to get a few predictions right yesterday. I will try again and say that I don’t foresee any major upsets today. There are a few interesting matches today. … Continue reading

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