England Must Handle Rehan Ahmed With Care To Avoid Repeating Mistakes

The call-up of Rehan Ahmed to the England Test squad in Pakistan has been met with excitement and intrigue. It has been a meteoric rise for the youngster, having been noted as a potential talent for a number of years. The XI for tomorrow’s first Test [if it takes place as originally scheduled] has been named, with Ahmed not included. But widespread illness among the squad may demand his selection.

Why Have Pakistan Not Included Mohammad Abbas For Their Test Series Against England?

As the first Test of the England’s historic Pakistan tour fast approaches, it remains an exciting unknown which bowlers Pakistan will select, and in particular which pace bowlers they will select. After Shaheen Afridi was forced to withdraw from the series with injury, Pakistan have been bold in their squad selection. The 19-year-old Naseem Shah will lead the attack for the first time in his Test career, and that alone is a tantalising prospect. But his supporting cast has raised a few eyebrows...

The O'Brien Effect: The Innings Which Changed Irish Cricket

A seemingly impossible chase. A match- winning century – still the fastest in World Cup history. Audacious, mind- boggling shots against an England team which had tied with eventual winners India a few days earlier and would beat South Africa a few days later. Ask English cricketers, cricket writers and supporters of a certain age what ignited their love of the game and most will answer: the 2005 Ashes. For the Irish cricketing fraternity, that seminal moment came at Bangalore.

Ten years on from humiliating Real Madrid 5-0, Barcelona is in turmoil

As Gerard Pique broke away from the mass of Barcelona players and staff embracing each other and cheering, he looked up to the stands around him at Camp Nou . Grinning, the defender raised his right arm to the thousands of jubilant Catalans, his palm open and five fingers outstretched. On a rainy November night in Barcelona 10 years ago, Lionel Messi and co had just completed 'Una Manita,' literally meaning 'a hand' -- a sensational 5-0 victory over rivals Real Madrid, in arguably that garlanded team's greatest El Clasico performance.

Will we ever see another Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton has made history. Now a seven-time Formula One world champion, the Englishman equaled Michael Schumacher's record with a stunning victory at a wet and tumultuous Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. Upon winning the race on Sunday, Hamilton was overcome with emotion and said over the radio through tears, to his engineers but to the wider world too, "That's for all the kids out there who dream the impossible. You can do it too, man! I believe in you guys." Hamilton's rise through motorsport is incredible because such a story is so rare. He is F1's first and only Black world champion in its 70-year history and a racing great from a humble background.

The NFL is confronting racism, but are Black quarterbacks continuing to be stereotyped?

To his frustration, they talked about Patrick Mahomes' arm rather than his decision making as if brawn somehow mattered more than brain. Despite monetary success and awards, Black quarterbacks, past and present, say they still face an uphill battle against prejudice, especially when entering the league. For quarterbacks who threw for more than 3,000 yards in 2019, three of the top four -- as ranked by passer rating -- were Black: Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson.

Buy! Buy! Buy! There is a bull market in Michael Jordan sneakers

In episode five of the blockbuster 10-part documentary series, "The Last Dance" we see Jordan nearly turn down Nike as his sponsor, potentially missing out on a billion-dollar opportunity. The conception of the Air Jordan line of sneakers is also documented, and in what the basketball star thought would be his final ever appearance at Madison Square Garden, Jordan laces up a pair of his first signature sneakers: the Air Jordan 1 "Chicago," a shoe that was 13 years old at that point in 1998.