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Senior Sports Writer and Columnist — Guardian
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Senior sports writer and columnist at the Guardian. Formerly sports editor of and father of Football Weekly

Detroit Lions in the driving seat against Atlanta Falcons at Wembley — Around 84,000 people will swarm into Wembley on Sundaylunchtime to watch the Atlanta Falcons face the Detroit Lions, another sellout for the second of three NFL matches to be staged in London this season. And, for a change, it might be more of contest than a rout.

Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson in late fitness test for NFL Wembley game — After the increasingly feverish talk of an NFL franchise coming to London - something the Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes is only six to seven years away - a necessary cold compress: when two of the Detroit Lions star players, the quarterback Matthew Stafford and the wide receiver Calvin Johnson, took a train from the team's Berkshire base in Sunningdale to Waterloo this week, nobody recognised them.

Wembley lunchtime kick-off helps case for London NFL team — The Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said the lunchtime kick-off against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley on Sunday is another positive step towards an NFL franchise in London. Normally matches at Wembley are held at 6pm UK time to coincide with the early kick-offs in the US.

Atlanta Falcons owner: NFL London franchise is ‘six or seven years away’ — Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, says that a NFL London franchise could only be "six or seven years away" because the league's owners have been blown away with the "fabulous" support for the international series of American Football matches at Wembley.

Leigh Halfpenny prepares to fill the Toulon boots left by Jonny Wilkinson — Even though Leigh Halfpenny knows the story ends with his right shoulder dislocated and dangling impotently as he is helped off the Twickenham pitch, he relives it with stubborn relish.

Billy Beane can’t get enough of soccer after revolutionising baseball — "Quite frankly, I can't get enough of soccer," says Billy Beane. "I tell my jingoistic friends in the United States there's a reason why it is the world's No1 sport. The rest of the planet can't be wrong."

Lynn Howells: Romania will surprise people at the Rugby World Cup — Lynn Howells whistles through his lips as he remembers his first day coaching Romania's rugby players. "There was a metre and a half of snow on the pitch in Bucharest," he says. "And it was absolutely freezing! I tell you now, in Britain no player would have cleared that snow.

Justin Gatlin return should remind doping agencies of the need to invest — Justin Gatlin describes himself as "the Batman of the track - a vigilante. You may not like me, but I'm needed." But few in athletics are celebrating the rising again of this self-styled Dark Knight.

Bath determined to make inroads in Europe on return to rugby’s top table — Even amid this most glorious of autumns, and before a ball has been placed on a kicking tee in European Rugby's new Champions Cup, Bath's thoughts are tumbling towards spring. As the club's captain, Stuart Hooper, puts it: "May used to be a holiday for us.

Cheering the other side is still football’s ultimate tribal taboo — Moments after Cesc Fàbregas's name was announced at Stamford Bridge, a triumphant upward stress placed on those final syllables as if hailing a world champion boxer, there were boos from the Arsenal end.
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @JustinWolfers: It's amazing both how little the components in an iPhone 6 cost, and how little labor is involved (after R&D). http://t.…

Oct 24, 2014

@mike_anstead Cheers Mike, really kind of you to say. He's an interesting guy. Hope all good at the Mail ...

Oct 24, 2014

Said Beane: "Michael Lewis and I are pretty good friends and he has hinted about writing Moneyball 2.0. I told him one was enough."

Oct 24, 2014

There's a fair bit of overlap with the piece from last week - and it's for our business microsite - but there's some fresh stuff too

Oct 24, 2014

When I spoke to Billy Beane last week, we also touched on his business ideals and rules which I've written up here:…

Oct 24, 2014

@barneyronay Didn't Dara O'briain do the column after Brand? Which makes you Khruschev. Time for a 20th party congress style denouncement?

Oct 22, 2014

RT @suzanne_moore: Hello Simon Jenkins and the rest. Reeva Steenkamp was a victim of male violence. That is the real story via @guardian

Oct 22, 2014

@mixedknuts @unfitforpurpose @TheM_L_G Maybe-though in last season's EPL, Man City and Chelsea conceded fewer goals than R Madrid in La Liga

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