Harry Ward

NBA: What next for the New Orleans Pelicans?

The New Orleans Pelicans announced their decision to dismiss head coach Alvin Gentry on 15 August. As we approach two months since the firing, the question still remains: who will become the Pelicans’ new head coach? Gentry was sacked in part due to an underwhelming performance during the NBA restart...
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Posted Oct. 18, 2020

NBA reaches peak intensity as playoffs begin in Orlando

The NBA playoffs tip-off on 17 August, nearly four months after they were originally scheduled to begin. After 22 teams finished the regular season in the ‘bubble’ at Disney World Florida, we are finally down to the 16 best teams – each ready to take part in the most intense,...
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Posted Aug. 17, 2020

Aubameyang double ensures FA Cup delight for Arsenal

Arsenal won a record extending fourteenth FA Cup as they beat Chelsea in an absorbing final at Wembley. Gunners talisman Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was the hero with both Arsenal goals, following up a fantastic performance in the semi-final. Despite Arsenal’s eventual 2-1 triumph, Chelsea started the brighter of the two teams...
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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Locked out of Europe again, what is wrong with Arsenal?

What is wrong with Arsenal? Over the last 15 years of loyal support, I have repeatedly found myself asking this question and unable to find any answers. What’s worse is that the issues at Arsenal are becoming increasingly complex as they continue to fester throughout the club. I write this...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2020

NBA owners approve 22-team format to complete season

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has agreed upon plans to restart its season, which was halted on 11 March, by holding all games and training sessions at Florida’s Disney World Resort. The restart is targeted for 31 July – a date which still seems a frustratingly small dot on the...
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Posted Jun. 9, 2020

Football must get to grips with hatred on social media

Arsenal legend Ian Wright shared several screenshots of abhorrent racist Instagram messages that he received on social media last week. The disgusting abuse has been condemned as “humiliating” and “dehumanising” by the former England striker, who is a leading activist against racism in football. A young man, believed to be...
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Posted May. 21, 2020

Bundesliga Preview: Riverderby will define gameweek 26

It’s back! The greatest game in the world returns on 16 May, with the eagerly-anticipated restart of German club football. The Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga will resume after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that lockdown restrictions in the country would be eased, as a reflection of Germany’s comparatively successful response...
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Posted May. 15, 2020

Lyon furious after Ligue 1 is decided by points-per-game

In an address to the French National Assembly on Tuesday, the country’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that “big sporting affairs” will not be allowed to return until at least September 2020 due to the continual threat of coronavirus to people’s health. From a European football point of view, this...
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Posted May. 3, 2020

Controversy surrounds Saudi-backed Newcastle takeover

From the infamous collapse of their title challenge in 1996 to Mike Ashley’s controversial ownership of the club from 2007, Newcastle United are never too far from the headlines. Now, this famous old club finds itself in the spotlight once again as Ashley’s tumultuous reign looks increasingly likely to come...
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Posted Apr. 25, 2020