The Importance of Space

The beauty and value of silence and space. With Dennis Bergkamp, violinist Isaac Stern and the Japanese concept of "ma".

Sporting Spies

A column about sporting spying, theft and subterfuge. Featuring Munster, footballs in clothes dryers, and Moe Berg.
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The Late Career Peak of Justin Gatlin, who is not a mouse.

Justin Gatlin is setting world-leading PBs in sprint events at age 33. This is... unusual.

The Media’s Delicate Balance in Covering Concussion

Including some data on sports concussion references in Irish media from Olytico

Clermont unfairly denied a last crack at Stade?

and a note on the enforcement of existing laws from World Rugby

The Rare Beauty of the Unconventional Weapon

Pat Venditte, ambidextrous MLB pitcher, and other tales of sporting advantage.
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Rugby discipline must be applied consistently

Dylan Hartley, Yoann Huget, and the Citing Commissioner's Warning.