James Newbold

Sport

Jenny Tinmouth blazing a trail for women in motorsport

Fairy stories don’t come along all that often in sport. The law of averages state that ninety-nine times out of every hundred, it’s the big boys who come out on top. The underdog is so-called for a reason, after all. But every so often, in flagrant defiance of conventional logic, a ‘Steven Bradbury moment’ comes…

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Sport in 2015

1.  Steven Gerrard Liverpool fans have long known it was coming, but had hoped it never would. So great has been their reliance on Steven Gerrard over the years, the local lad-turned talismanic club-captain, that saying goodbye and drawing a line in the sand after 17 years of loyal service was never going to be…

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Sex, breakfast of champions: James Hunt remembered

The bygone era when ‘sex was safe and racing was dangerous’ is perhaps epitomised by the flamboyant figure that was 1976 Formula One World Champion, James Hunt. Renowned for his playboy lifestyle, ‘Hunt the Shunt’ won over legions of British fans – not to mention women – with his tenacious, balls to the wall driving style and…

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Opportunity missed for Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton’s back to back victories in the Italian and Singapore Grand Prix couldn’t have come at a much better time in the title race. With electrical gremlins consigning title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to a non-finish, Hamilton’s maximum 25 point-score puts him three points clear atop the standings for the first time…

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