Luke James

Failure at the SheBelievesCup is symbolic of England’s decline

Life under Phil Neville began so brightly for the Lionesses, but in recent months the mood surrounding the England women’s nation team has soured. Crowned champions in 2019, England sank to a disappointing third place finish at the 2020 SheBelievesCup, falling to defeat against the United States and Spain. The...
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Posted Mar. 16, 2020

London Marathon postponed amid disruption to the athletics season

The London Marathon has been postponed, for the first time in the event’s 38-year history, until October amid the coronavirus outbreak. Marathon director, Hugh Brasher said in an official statement: “The world is in an unprecedented situation, grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19, and public health is everyone’s priority.”...
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Posted Mar. 14, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic: how the coronavirus is impacting sport

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared on Wednesday evening that it is now treating the coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) outbreak as a global “pandemic.” With the worldwide number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassing 120,000 earlier this week, the impact of the viral disease is a “crisis that will touch...
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Posted Mar. 12, 2020

A guide to the best apps for the modern tourist

If we allowed stereotypes to hold, society would dictate that there are two types of travellers. I shall refer to them as the organisers and the wanderers, although alternative labels are available. Our first clan, of which I unquestionably belong to, are the type to wander through airports clutching plastic wallets brimming with bureaucracy. Members of the second tribe are usually unsure about their departure time, haven’t arranged travel insurance and yet haven’t a worry in the world. Organisers and wanderers, as distinct and diverse a duet they might be, are often reliant upon the same binds to prevent travel catastrophe: apps.
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Posted Mar. 2, 2020

Team Warwick secure innaugral Varsity win in mixed lacrosse

In the inaugural Varsity meeting between the sides, Team Warwick romped to a convincing 14-3 victory against Coventry University at ‘the place’ in the mixed lacrosse. The hosts – who have elected not to compete in men’s and women’s BUCS fixtures this year – were overwhelmed by a commanding Warwick...
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Posted Feb. 27, 2020

CAS Two: Manchester City face two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City have been banned from European club competitions until the 2022-2023 season and fined £25 million for “serious breaches” of UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) and licensing rules. In a statement released on the club’s website, a Manchester City spokesperson said that the Premier League champions are “disappointed but...
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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

Planless West Ham embroiled in relegation dogfight

In what is becoming an increasingly familiar pattern for fans of the east London club, West Ham United have been eliminated from the FA Cup at the behest of lower league opposition, by West Bromwich Albion on this occasion. A fortnight has since faded into the oracles of yesteryear, and...
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Posted Feb. 16, 2020

Coventry Blaze fall to overtime defeat on Pride Weekend

Despite leading for the majority of the match Coventry Blaze were unable to upset the league leaders, falling to a painful 6-5 defeat in overtime against Sheffield Steelers. Defeat leaves the Blaze eleven points above the playoff line, and in an increasingly narrow contest for fifth position in the standings...
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Posted Feb. 12, 2020