Tennis, boxing correspondent for Guardian, Observer. War, Baby Jacobs Beach, Frank Bruno's Fighting Back, Break Point (on tennis). Ali book out Nov '14

Boxing in 2014: 10 memorable moments

theguardian.com — Not many fighters have thrown a better right hand than the one with which Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in front of 82,000 people at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, 31 May, 2014: a perfect punch to settle what had been an imperfect argument.

Tennis in 2014: 10 memorable moments

theguardian.com — For Serena Williams 2014 should have been a year to savour but Garbiñe Muguruza inflicted her heaviest defeat in a major, allowing her only four games in the second round at Roland Garros. Then Alizé Cornet put her out in the third round at Wimbledon, her earliest exit there in nine years.

Floyd Mayweather to finally fight Manny Pacquiao, but now no one cares

All-Traveller world title fight between Lee and Saunders a possibility

theguardian.com — The prospect of an historic all-Traveller world title fight between Andy Lee and the unbeaten British and European champion Billy Joe Saunders in London or Ireland next year is a distinct possibility.

Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather, says De La Hoya

theguardian.com — Oscar De La Hoya, who would seem to have unshakable faith in Amir Khan, says he is determined to secure him a fight against Manny Pacquiao or - less likely - Floyd Mayweather in 2015. "I'm pushing for a Pacquiao fight," the president of Golden Boy Promotions said before Khan's WBC "silver" welterweight title fight in Las Vegas this weekend against the American Devon Alexander.

Amir Khan gambling on Vegas fight to deliver shot at Floyd Mayweather

theguardian.com — Amir Khan should know by now not to trust Floyd Mayweather. Boxing's No1 attraction, the only fighter promoters and television executives bow down to, has teased Khan for at least two years with the prospect of sharing a ring with him, only twice to give the gig to Marcos Maidana, whom Khan beat in one of his best performances, four Decembers ago.

Anthony Joshua ponders his options as British boxing’s next big thing

theguardian.com — Anthony Joshua might one day be as big as Frank "Bomber" Bruno but his demeanour is quietly at odds with the volume his sport usually generates.

Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders give Travellers’ fanbase cause to dream

theguardian.com — The fighting men of the Travelling community (of whom there are plenty) have long prided themselves on their courage and integrity in the ring while consistently falling short at the highest level after giving false hope to their thousands of scattered supporters, from the west of Ireland to various points around the North Circular and far beyond.

Chris Eubank Jr must be his own man if he is to scale boxing’s heights

theguardian.com — Chris Eubank Jr, for all his flaws and strengths, could not disguise or ignore the genetic baggage that probably cost him victory in the biggest fight of his young career. He insists he is his own man; to prove it in the wake of his split points loss to Billy Joe Saunders, he has to do something very few people have dared even attempt: shut his father up.

Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora ready for another explosive encounter

theguardian.com — The potential for mayhem at the ExCeL Arena in London on Saturday night is considerable, which probably explains why it will be filled to capacity with 20,000 boxing fans looking for a little more entertainment than was on view in Liverpool last Saturday.
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Dec 20, 2014

RT @ThislsAmazing: German and British troops forgot about the war for a moment and played football in the Christmas Truce of 1914 in WWI pic.twitter.com/Jxmna6sgou

Dec 20, 2014

@ThislsAmazing: An American tourist in 1950's Havana pic.twitter.com/RqBImZdkYt” What they've been missing...

Dec 20, 2014

RT @abcgrandstand: BREAKING: Mitch Marsh ruled out of Boxing Day Test due to injury. Joe Burns comes into the squad.

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Charles_1944: Police killed in Las Vegas by right wing crazy whites. Silence. Police killed in NYC by crazy black and it's a race war? #NYPDLivesMatter

Dec 20, 2014

RT @BLITZMagPrez: @Gabriel_Montoya the funny thing is #Mayweather or #TMT camps have more links to PEDs than #Pacquiao ever had but it isn't reported #Boxing

Dec 20, 2014

RT @NYTSports: An improved relationship with Cuba is absolutely huge for Major League Baseball. nyti.ms/13NrsYl pic.twitter.com/uJXJEvkIzg

Dec 20, 2014

RT @gemini2359: I say well done to Oxfam to challenge the Govt on their Austerity Cuts ! More charities should step up to the mark ! Don't let them gag you

Dec 20, 2014

@campbellstevens A triumph of chutzpah over mediocrity as it happened...

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