Writer for Esquire and ESPN The Magazine; eulogist. Currently reading The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday.

England v Samoa: George Ford must find space if Owen Farrell double act is to shine on big stage

standard.co.uk — While the 7pm kick-off will test the transport infrastructure around Twickenham, of more importance to Stuart Lancaster is the ability of George Ford and Owen Farrell to take a partnership forged in schoolboy teams into the white-hot atmosphere of Test rugby.

Andy Murray can fix his second serve problem in 10 minutes, claims Tim Henman

standard.co.uk — Murray will head to Florida on December 10 for his annual pre‑season training camp where he pushes himself to the limit in hot and humid conditions. Having recovered from back surgery and finished this year at No6 in the world, Murray is now planning an extended period working alongside Mauresmo.

Scott Kelly NASA Mars Mission

esquire.com — For the December issue of Esquire, contributor Chris Jones profiled Scott Kelly as the astronaut and identical twin of Mark Kelly was preparing to take us one step closer to Mars by spending an uninterrupted year on the International Space Station. (Click here to read "Away," a premium feature on Kelly's ambitious mission.)

Away Excerpt - Esquire

esquire.com — In March, Scott Kelly will bring us one step closer to Mars by spending an uninterrupted year on the International Space Station. Click here to read "Away," a premium feature by Chris Jones on Kelly's ambitious mission. We've included an excerpt below to whet your appetite.

This is How We Go to Mars

esquire.com — In March, Scott Kelly will bring us one step closer to Mars by spending an uninterrupted year on the International Space Station. Click here to read "Away," a premium feature by Chris Jones on Kelly's ambitious mission. Astronaut Scott Kelly and I were standing next to the train tracks at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

England v South Africa: Slim-look Dave Attwood sizes up his chance

standard.co.uk — The bearded Bath second-row ignored his team-mates' cries to move possession to one of the kickers and took the battle to the opposition after a second-half New Zealand penalty had hit an upright.

Hollywood Takes Us to Space So NASA Doesn't Have To

esquire.com — Published in the November 2014 issue At least in some ways we continue to reach for new heights: It was recently reported that Chris Hadfield-the Canadian astronaut and social-media mastermind-will see his memoir, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, made into a sitcom by ABC.

Exclusive Joe Launchbury interview: It's not glamorous but I really love getting stuck in

standard.co.uk — Rather than ease himself back in, the 6ft 6in, 18st Wasps lock thundered around the pitch, thumping his Leinster opponents into the ground as he made 22 tackles - seven more than anyone else. His return in the 25-20 defeat two weeks ago came after he was rested for games against Newcastle and Sale and sat out the Bath match because of a minor car crash.

Chris Jones on Canada Parliament Shooting

esquire.com — Part of the shock of yesterday's shooting in Ottawa was that it seemed so unlike us. We don't murder each other often, certainly not our soldiers and certainly not with guns, and we don't make breaking news in other countries, and we don't get locked down in our offices and our schools, and we don't associate our beautiful Parliament with bullets.

Harlequins full-back Mike Brown: I had an off day, but I’ll use new Euro Cup to bounce back

standard.co.uk — The Harlequins full-back missed high kicks and look defensively shaky in the 22-16 defeat by Leicester and that has only made him even more determined to confirm his position as England's first-choice full-back when he faces Castres in the European Rugby Champions Cup tonight.
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Nov 24, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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