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

Luke Campbell shows Sky’s not the limit - in the ring at least — Most good judges who watched Luke Campbell break down the brave but crude challenge of Tommy Coyle over 10 rounds in Hull would agree the 2012 Olympic gold medallist is one of the best five lightweights in the country. Most - but not all.

Al Haymon - devil incarnate or accidental saviour of boxing? — If you thought Jeremy Corbyn divided opinion, take a look at Al Haymon, boxing's most famous mystery man. He might be the new Don King, he might be Father Christmas. Haymon collects fighters like writers collect quotes. However, unlike King, he is all but invisible.
Jul 28, 2015

Fascinating by @kevinmitchell50 on the rise of Al Haymon: boxing's devil incarnate or accidental saviour?…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @guardian: Al Haymon – devil incarnate or accidental saviour of boxing? | Kevin Mitchell via @guardian_sport

Andy Lee, Billy Joe Saunders agree title bout is big deal for Travellers — Andy "Irish" Lee is a travelling man in every sense, a proud member of his widespread roaming community and a fighter who has had to seek work in big and little towns all across the US and Europe, in near-empty halls and packed casinos, ballrooms and bars, in front of mugs and millionaires.

Andy Murray leads Great Britain to first Davis Cup semi-final since 1981 — Anyone oblivious to Andy Murray's contribution to British tennis probably was not at Queen's Club when yet again he carried Great Britain to victory, putting the 2014 finalists France out of the Davis Cup and Great Britain into their first semi-final since 1981.

Anthony Crolla ready for battle after winning fight of his life — Boxers lead a perilous enough existence as it is without members of the public endangering their health. So, although Anthony Crolla suffered a cracked skull and broken ankle when thieves - fleeing his neighbour's house in December - battered him with a concrete slab, it is impossible not to admire the Manchester fighter's sangfroid when he declared ahead of his world title challenge on Saturday night: "It was certainly the best shot I've ever taken."

Davis Cup: Andy Murray pulls GB level with France after James Ward defeat — The temptation to ask Andy Murray to back-up in the doubles on Saturday should prove irresistible for the team captain Leon Smith after Great Britain's best player - in either discipline - levelled the Davis Cup quarter-final against France at one apiece on day one at the Queen's Club in London.

Andy Murray in jovial mood before Davis Cup quarter-final against France — The French bring hauteur and history, the British downbeat confidence with a few laughs: that was the mood of the teams at Thursday's draw for their Davis Cup quarter-final at Queen's Club in London, which starts on Friday.

Great Britain Davis Cup team rely on Andy Murray and grass to beat France — France should start as favourites against Great Britain in the Davis Cup this weekend, but for two factors: Andy Murray and the Queen's Club grass on which they will play the quarter-final.

Carl Froch, the Cobra who just loved fighting — Carl Froch will not miss the physical and spiritual grind of his calling, nor the aggravation that comes with the deal-making and -breaking, the spats and feuds, that create as much rancour as money - although he was pretty good at that, too.

Novak Djokovic Targets US Open to Complete Year After Wimbledon Triumph — The good news for Novak Djokovic is that, at 28 and with nine majors to his name, he is getting better. The bad news for everyone else is that the newly minted Wimbledon champion says he might play on for as long as the 33-year-old Roger Federer, whom he beat over four sets of a tense and thoroughly absorbing final on Sunday.
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Aug 03, 2015

RT @ARamseyCricket: Mark Wood completes brief bowling stint at Trent Bridge. Ankle clearly troubling him, chats to medical staff & looks di…

Aug 03, 2015

@LizforLeader Might I suggest these undeniably worthy sentiments are exactly the sort of poster points that put even decent people to sleep

Aug 02, 2015

RT @_TheTonk: Exclusive: Family of late Peter Roebuck finally set to gain access to evidence @ChrisBarrett_

Aug 02, 2015

RT @TheTennisTalker: Andy Murray will play Gabashvili or Becker in round 2 of ATP Washington

Aug 02, 2015

RT @thfcnostalgia: Pat Jennings pulls off a brilliant one handed save in full view of the shelf #THFC

Aug 02, 2015

@Laceupboxing Archie Moore is said to have fought an obscure opponent whose ring name refers to a musical instrument. Who was he?

Aug 02, 2015

Which Australian said a few weeks ago, "I don't think England will come close to us, to be honest"? Hint: not Glenn McGrath

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