1. What's Next for French Open Finalists Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur?

    The two participants in the women’s final at Roland Garros were somewhat of a surprise. Samantha Stosur was supposed to be knocked out by Justine Henin, and then she was supposed to lose to Serena Williams...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 4 years ago 1,912 reads 7 comments

  2. Ana Ivanovic: Slowly Getting Back on Track

    The 2008 French Open saw Ana Ivanovic reach the pinnacle of the women’s game. The young Serb had won her first major title and risen to the World No. 1 ranking...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 4 years ago 1,245 reads 9 comments

  3. Tennis Players' Theme Songs (Satire)

    In 2002 I attended the Davis Cup encounter between Great Britain and Sweden. Much of the day is a blur, yet one thing that has etched itself into my memory was the use of entrance music...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 4 years ago 1,459 reads 16 comments

  4. Sir Alex Ferguson Waves Goodbye to His Civil Liberties (Satire)

    “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about almost 5 years ago 357 reads 6 comments

  5. It's Time To Ditch the World Cup and Embrace the Champions Trophy

    A couple of weeks ago, I was sharpening my literary sword, in order to deliver a piercing swipe to the heart of the ICC Champions Trophy. I just didn’t get it...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about almost 5 years ago 119 reads 9 comments

  6. Assessing the Seven Potential New Olympic Sports in 2016

    With seven sports vying for only two spots at the 2016 Olympics, it is inevitable that many people will be left disappointed. On Thursday, the field will be trimmed to no more than four sports, with the final decision being made in October...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about almost 5 years ago 5,065 reads 7 comments

  7. Hewitt's Fans Cause Wimbledon to Be Played Behind Closed Doors (Satire)

    Officials at the All England Club have announced that in the future Wimbledon will be played behind closed doors. The shocking move comes hours after Lleyton Hewitt’s fans were in a typically boisterous mood on Court No...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 284 reads 13 comments

  8. For the Good of The Ashes, Brett Lee Must Play

    Brett Lee has to play in The Ashes. It’s as simple as that. As an Englishman who is all too aware of the damage that Lee can do, I remain fearful of him as he begins his run-up...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 138 reads 9 comments

  9. Rafael Nadal Loses 100-Metres Freestyle Swimming Race (Satire)

    Days after being knocked out of the French Open, Rafael Nadal suffered another humiliating defeat, but this time it was at the hands of his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 1,169 reads 8 comments

  10. Marion Bartoli Voices Her Opinion After French Open Defeat (Satire)

    Having lost in straight sets yesterday, Marion Bartoli went on a tirade. Upset at losing to Tathiana Garbin, she said, “I was a little tired and a little sick. I had a sore throat and my nose is running...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 823 reads 12 comments

  11. You're Facing Rafael Nadal Next? Good For You

    If I was a professional tennis player and has found my way into the main draw at Roland Garros, there is only one person I would want to see on the other side of the net during my first round encounter...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 490 reads 15 comments

  12. Nadia Petrova: The Forgotten Russian Falling by the Wayside

    Of the plethora of Russian tennis players on the WTA Tour, Nadia Petrova is often over-looked, despite having once occupied the world No. 3 spot. Historically, the French Open has been Petrova’s happiest hunting ground...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 255 reads 5 comments

  13. Why It Will Be a Pleasure To See Gastón Gaudio at the French Open Again

    The 2004 French Open final, which to this day remains my favourite major final, is often remembered as the match where Guillermo Coria “choked”...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 351 reads 6 comments

  14. Forget Rafael Nadal: Can Anybody Stop Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic on Clay?

    Can anybody stop Rafael Nadal on clay? It’s the conundrum that everyone has been trying to solve. Yet after tackling the problem for little more than a few minutes, one has no alternative ...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 761 reads 12 comments

  15. What Next for Afghanistan After Failing To Qualify for the World Cup?

    The dream of a World Cup berth for Afghanistan is over. It was just one step too far, but the Afghans will not be leaving the ICC World Cup Qualifiers empty-handed...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 338 reads 11 comments

  16. Afghanistan's Journey to the Brink of the 2011 Cricket World Cup

    What comes into your mind when you think of Afghanistan?War. The Taliban. Poverty.No matter what your opinion may be of the Islamic state, it may be time add another word to the list. Cricket...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about 5 years ago 674 reads 14 comments

  17. Fuzzy Zoeller's Masters Career Comes Full Circle

    “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” ~ Lazarus Long Fuzzy Zoeller rolled into Augusta way back in 1979 for the very first time...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 5 years ago 607 reads 1 comments

  18. Safina Is No. 1, But Still Has Much To Prove

    Bruce Springsteen once proclaimed, “Everybody wants to be the man at the top.” Well, come the start of next week the young Russian, Dinara Safina, will be atop the WTA rankings...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 5 years ago 148 reads 9 comments

  19. My 10-Year Love Affair with Major League Soccer

    Ten years ago, I was merely nine years old and recording NHL games off Channel Five had become somewhat of hobby.I had become fascinated by American sports.It was an alternative...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 5 years ago 227 reads 12 comments

  20. If Taylor's Bowling Can't Draw the Crowds, Nothing Will

    February 7, 2009, a day when English cricket was unceremoniously cast aside by an underrated West Indies side. It’s hard to put the events that happened in the first test between England and the West Indies into words...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 5 years ago 77 reads 2 comments

  21. Dominic Cork Not in the IPL? What a Travesty!

    The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction was rife with over-the-top purchases at prices that would make the recession blush. Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen were both bought for a vast amount of money...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 5 years ago 134 reads 2 comments

  22. Federer Must Chip & Charge To Beat Nadal

    The jury had delivered its verdict long ago, so Sunday’s final was merely further evidence that Rafael Nadal has Roger Federer’s number...

    Luke Broadbent Written by Luke Broadbent about over 5 years ago 1,030 reads 9 comments