Author: Nadim Bart-Williams

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Hello, it has been a while. But, that does not mean that you should not have been following what has been going on in the world of sports. Well, if you have not, here is a recap. The Euros and Wimbledon have been on. We have also had the NBA playoffs and now NBA finals. Currently, we are seeing a lot of women and men’s international cricket, and the British and Irish Lions are in South Africa. This is merely a snippet of what has been going on. However, you can tell that we will be talking about Sha’Carri Richardson and…

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In an ideal world, you would not have to read this article. You would not have to read articles where people feel the need to commend Naomi Osaka for putting her mental health first. But, thanks to the Roland Garros organisers and the critics who believe that athletes deserve no sympathy, here we are. For those that are unaware, here is the story. Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka announced that she was not going to do any press conferences at the French Open. Osaka explained that she felt the need to protect her mental health. She talked about the fact that “people have…

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I had been against the idea of writing about the European Super League. To be honest, I am just as confused now as I was when the announcement was made about the whole thing. However, after Leicester City’s FA Cup win and Manchester United fans’ protest, I decided that it was about time that I wrote about it. To get to the bottom of this, I decided to use an exam-style technique to truly find answers about ESL. I decided to analyse it by looking at the positives and negatives of the whole thing, in the hope that I can come…

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For the people that watch the NBA, you know one of the loudest characters in the sport is Draymond Green. Green is also one of the more polarizing figures in the NBA and has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinion. On March 27th, in a series of tweets, Green seemed to be blaming female athletes for making “complaints” about the pay disparity and lack of investment in women’s sports rather than taking action. United States Women’s football player, Megan Rapinoe, replied, ripping into Green. To cut a long story short, she wanted him to be more informed. He…

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Every so often, you get a notification on your phone that makes you look twice. It can be a piece of positive information, like Arsenal making a new signing, or it can be negative information, like being told that Tiger Woods has been in a car accident. The weird part about this notification is what happened before. Twenty minutes before the news filtered through, a video had surfaced showing Woods and former NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade playing golf. Woods had been giving Wade a golf lesson, and the video was full of positivity and happiness. Twenty minutes later, the notification…

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I recently moved to a new house. The issue with moving to a new house is that nobody tells you the number of things you have to do. They also do not tell you all the things that may go wrong. One of those things that went wrong was the lack of internet in the house. I, therefore, could not post any articles. However, I did have a TV, and on this TV, I have been able to watch the mini-crisis at Liverpool Football Club. Before this article, Liverpool had lost seven of their last ten games in the league,…

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India and England will resume battle again on Friday morning, but this time in a different format. Both teams will be looking to finalise their line-ups for the T20 World Cup later this year. To do this they decided to battle in a five-match series to be played at Ahmedabad. Both sides are amongst the favourites for the World Cup later this year, but how close are both teams to knowing their best line-up? Top Order Both teams are blessed with incredible top-order talent. For India, they have two of the greats of white-ball cricket in Rohit Sharma and Virat…

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During Black History Month, we honour the greats of previous generations that paved the way for so many of us to be where we are today. In sports, it is no different. There are so many men and women who sacrificed a lot and made history in the process. By doing this, they opened the door for an entire generation of great athletes. So, we will be looking at some of the great black women athletes that paved the way. If I am honest, this is the hardest article I may ever write. I am forced to minimises a lifetime of…

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I think it is about time that fans face the reality that loyalty does not exist in sports. This week Arsenal’s longest-serving player Mesut Ozil will leave the club to sign for his boyhood football club Fenerbache. Personally, this has created a lot of mixed feelings. I have been an Ozil fan since I watched him play for Germany against Australia at the 2010 World Cup. But, I also must be honest with myself and everybody else when I say Ozil’s performances have not been up to scratch in the last couple of years. But I have been very disappointed in…

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I was introduced to basketball around 2009–2010. That was the year that the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in a seven-game series. I vaguely recall watching that game seven. I remember that time because I accidentally stumbling across the Lakers vs Utah Jazz game. Accidentally only because I was not supposed to be awake at that time. It was a Friday night and like was the norm during that period my parents went out and left my sister and I at home with a babysitter. We had a plan. We knew if we wanted to stay up, we would give…

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