1. Take a Wrist, Andy: How Murray Can Come Back Stronger

    The best players are distinguished not just by what they do on the court, but by the work they put in off it. Andy Murray can use his enforced lay-off to protect his wrist and come back a more complete player...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about 5 years ago 943 reads 1 comments

  2. Off With 'is Eduardo! Sound the Bans for Platini's Rule of Terror

    After rugby’s soul-searching and swingeing response to the Harlequins cheating scandal, football’s authorities seem to be desperate for some attention...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about 5 years ago 178 reads 4 comments

  3. Boo Boys Redeemed for Aspiring Arsenal

    Emmanuel Eboue celebrated Arsenal’s second goal against Celtic on Wednesday night by raising his shirt to reveal the legend “Thanks Be To God”, but it is Arsène Wenger ...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about 5 years ago 325 reads 5 comments

  4. Flower Power Wows Headline-Happy England

    After all the debates about scheduling, player power and the IPL, here was a day to turn heads back to the middle at Lords, with new team director Andy Flower's bold choices stunningly vindicated against a hapless West Indies side...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 97 reads 13 comments

  5. A Bleacher Rankings Manifesto: Practical Steps to Improvement

    There are too many articles bemoaning the Bleacher Report rankings system, and too many that begin by bemoaning this fact...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 165 reads 35 comments

  6. Icons of the British Sporting Landscape: Voices

    Players come and go, teams rise and fall, even coaches fade at last into reluctant retirement, but some men with no power to influence events on the field of play stride on, decade after decade...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 401 reads 2 comments

  7. The Referee's a Winner: Why Barcelona-Chelsea Was No Place for Theatrics

    Too often the big European nights are blighted by the fans' pet hate—fussy officials apparently more intent on the pertness of their posture than the good of the game...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 924 reads 22 comments

  8. Flair Care Waits For Lions Call

    We all expected there to be wounded Lions before the pride of Britain and Ireland even gathered to fly to South Africa, and on Friday Tomas O'Leary became the first leonine casualty, severely damaging his ankle in Munster's clash with the Scarlets...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 54 reads 2 comments

  9. The Rite of Spring: County Cricket is Alive and Well

    I take my place in the banked rows of white plastic among the humming mass of grey and shining heads, some already bent over pre-prandial pints, others perusing a paper...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 74 reads 6 comments

  10. Diving Force Behind Chelsea Victory: A Didier Drogba of Two Halves

    The picture shows what was for much of last night a rare sight indeed; Didier Drogba takes contact and remains standing...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 570 reads 7 comments

  11. Europe or Bust for Rafa Benitez: Steven Gerrard at Risk for Liverpool Run-In

    Rafael Benitez yesterday confirmed that Steven Gerrard is almost certain to play tonight's Champions' League second leg at Stamford Bridge, as Liverpool seek to overturn a two-goal deficit at a rejuvenated Chelsea...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 267 reads 4 comments

  12. Hungry Lions Ready To Hunt Down Battling Boks: My British and Irish Lions XV

    A patchy but ultimately enthralling Six Nations campaign reached its breathless climax on Saturday, but already teams of the tournament have been put to bed and the focus shifts to the British and Irish Lions tour this summer...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about over 5 years ago 221 reads 2 comments

  13. Big Money, Big Hitters: How Will The IPL and Its New Stars Fare This Year?

    The 2009 auction is over and Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff have each gone for a record $1.55 million, but will their performances on the field live up to this top billing? ...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about almost 6 years ago 98 reads 8 comments

  14. RIP KP: An Explosive Start to a Fascinating Year

    The cricketing world looked on in amazement at England cricket’s spectacular implosion in the first week of 2009, but the year ahead promises enough fireworks to outshine this bonfire of the vanities...

    Ed Pearce Written by Ed Pearce about almost 6 years ago 38 reads 1 comments