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Sports Reporter — Guardian
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Freelance writer/broadcaster specialising in Serie A, Premier League + NFL. Contribute to the Guardian, ESPN, BT Sport, The Score and NFL UK, among others

Super Bowl XLIX analysis: why the Patriots will edge the Seahawks — Super Bowl XLIX is upon us, and on paper it looks like a doozy. Then again, we said something similar at this time last year. For the second consecutive season we have a title game featuring the top seeds from either conference.

Pete Carroll says new signals will help counteract Patriots' schemes — Seattle's hopes of counteracting New England's innovative offensive schemes at Super Bowl XLIX will be aided by the introduction of a new hand-signal for game officials, according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

Tom Brady dismisses fears illness will dent Patriots' Super Bowl hopes — Tom Brady continued to sniffle his way through his Super Bowl media engagements on Thursday, confirming that he was still battling the cold that he caught from his wife and children but reiterating that he did not expect it to affect his performance during Sunday's game against Seattle.

All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is Seattle Seahawks' outspoken talisman — Only once in his career has Richard Sherman lined up against Tom Brady. The Seahawks cornerback was not yet a household name back then, in October 2012. Selected by Seattle in the fifth round of the previous year's draft, Sherman had exceeded expectations to hold down a starting role from midway through his rookie year but the majority of NFL fans would still have struggled to pick his face out of a crowd.

Parma's shrinking violets facing a sour future in Serie A — Parma's new arrivals were all smiles at their introductory press conference. Silvestre Varela and Cristian Rodríguez seemed genuinely delighted to once again be playing for the same team. They had overlapped for three seasons at Porto, winning a pair of league titles, two domestic cups and the Europa League together.

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Lazio & Milan Set For Open Encounter

Paulo Dybala perks up Palermo as club-record gamble continues to pay off — Paulo Dybala can probably leave his wallet at home when he pops to the cafe these days. Reflecting on the ways his life had changed in the two-and-a-bit years since he joined Palermo, the Argentinian striker told Sportweek magazine in November: "Up to last year it was rare for anyone to offer me a coffee.

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick still making magic for New England — There were just over three minutes left to play at Gillette Stadium when Bill Belichick pulled the plug on Tom Brady's evening. A few moments earlier, the Patriots head coach had watched Colts defensive tackle Corey Redding bust through the line and crash into his quarterback's knee.

Serie A Betting: Buffon & Full-Strength Juve To Keep Out Verona — Lazio - Napoli Just when Felipe Anderson was finally breaking through as a world-class talent, he goes and picks up and injury.

Milan and Internazionale face up to new realities of life in Serie A — Evidence of Milan's decline has been hard to miss in Italy of late. You can see it in the Serie A standings, where the Rossoneri began this weekend in eighth place, 17 points behind the league leaders, Juventus.
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Jan 30, 2015

Oh man. Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski playing Mortal Kombat on Conan was every bit as weird as I hoped it'd be:…

Jan 24, 2015

Lazio-Milan tonight, and Cagliari-Sassuolo before that. Tips for both in my @unibet blog:

Jan 21, 2015

Insightful i/v with Russell Wilson's uncle by @Lescarpenter for @GdnUSsports. Ben a 2nd father to RW since dad died…

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