Tennis, boxing correspondent for Guardian, Observer. War, Baby Jacobs Beach, Frank Bruno's Fighting Back, Break Point (on tennis). Ali book just out

Hallelujah! Why God is great for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

theguardian.com — God, like everyone else who can get a ticket, is coming to Las Vegas. On 2 May, surrounded by the usual cast of sinners, he will hear his name invoked again in a boxing ring, American sport's altar to excess.

‘Tennis is in decline, we must target kids in parks to save it’ says LTA chief

theguardian.com — In the most devastating critique on British tennis in a decade, Michael Downey, who has been the chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association for just over a year, admitted on Tuesday the game in Britain is in decline.

Sergey Kovalev’s traditional skills earn boxing commentariat’s plaudits

theguardian.com — For all the carping by fans about the quality of TV commentary on boxing, there has never been more choice across so many diverse platforms. If you're looking for someone to cheer or boo, you'll find him (no women on the horizon yet: what are the odds?).

If Andy Murray is game for a laugh Jonas Bjorkman will keep him smiling

theguardian.com — Andy Murray would seem to have chosen a coaching aide of comforting normality in the 42-year-old Jonas Bjorkman, and he will be glad learn they share at least one embarrassing gaffe. As a fledgling editor of a tennis magazine after he had retired in 2008, Bjorkman interviewed the American player James Blake, who had recently been voted one of the sexiest men in the game.

Andy Murray to name assistant after talks with Amélie Mauresmo

theguardian.com — Andy Murray hopes to decide on his new part-time assistant this week after discussions with Amélie Mauresmo while in Indian Wells for the first tournament of the American hardcourt season. "I'd say I'm fairly close," he said of the decision.

Can Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao super-fight save boxing?

theguardian.com — There was a time - before many of those reading this were born - when live boxing on free-to-air television (although the phrase did not exist then) entertained a generation of Americans two or three times a week.

Great Britain face Wimbledon question for Davis Cup tie against France

theguardian.com — If Great Britain choose to play France at Wimbledon in the Davis Cup quarter-final a week after the All England Club's championship final, a precedent exists - although it stirs grim memories for those who saw Ecuador win 3-2, consigning the hosts to years in the wilderness.

Andy Murray beats Donald Young in Davis Cup opening match

theguardian.com — Andy Murray, playing in front of his home crowd for the first time since he won Wimbledon two years ago, gave Scotland - and Great Britain - plenty to cheer about by opening this 20th Davis Cup tie against the United States with a four-sets win over Donald Young.

Paul Butler switches down and looks to light up title fight with Zolani Tete

theguardian.com — The last British fighter to drop a weight and win a second world title was a balding Cornishman who used to spar with his wife.

Andy Murray adopts team role but remains Great Britain’s trump card

theguardian.com — Like all long-running stories, the 20th Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and the United States in Glasgow this weekend is riddled with history and passion, for the cause, and the result, ultimately depends on sublimation of the ego. A rare experience in a sport that demands selfishness from even fringe competitors.
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Mar 28, 2015

@Ringham7 @pandsreid @TheBrokenRacket @sarahrich77 I'm not a dentist; I don't pull teeth. Invasion of untrained amateurs not good for tennis

Mar 28, 2015

RT @owen_g: Roy Hodgson vows to handle Harry Kane’s talent carefully bit.ly/1D3zdrp

Mar 28, 2015

RT @crosscourt1: Djokovic finally wins over Klizan 60 57 61. djokovic led 60 53 and serving

Mar 28, 2015

RT @PrimeBoxing: Golden Boy sues featherweight champ Jhonny Gonzalez, with Al Haymon in crosshairs | Boxing - bit.ly/1NpHJ57

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