Can we Ever Trust Cycling Again?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter, TLE Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter Britain’s Chris Froome is currently leading the world’s most prestigious and gruelling cycling race – the Tour de France.  This three-week long epic around France (and Holland) requires immense stamina, skill and determination to complete, let alone win against the world’s best cyclists.  As holder of the yellow jersey, Froome should be revelling in his status as ostensibly the world’s best cyclist.  However, as has been all too...

Combating Match-Fixing

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport Match-fixing awareness is on the increase and a multitude of organisations are now involved in tackling the problem.  The London Economic’s Noy Shani was at a special match-fixing seminar at Birkbeck, University of London and came back optimistic. New-found optimism was at its peak.  Just ten minutes before the panellists and guests took their seats at the basement level of the Birkbeck University lecture hall, the formerly ‘immortal’ Sepp Blatter had shocked...

NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport And then there were two: the NBA finals will see Cleveland Cavaliers from the Eastern Conference face the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference. This is where legacies can be made and destiny’s fulfilled.  Can the ‘King’, LeBron James, the best player in the NBA, bring biggest gift of them all back to his spiritual home in Cleveland?  The man attempting to stop LeBron is Golden State’s Stephen Curry, this year’s...

NBA Conference Finals Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport So then there were four.  We have reached the Conference Final stages of the NBA season, which will see Houston Rockets play Golden State Warriors in the West.  Then, in the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Atlanta Hawks. To start in the West, Houston Rockets turned around a 3-1 deficit against the LA Clippers to win the series 4-3 in dramatic style.  The Clippers are known as 'Lob City' for their...

NFL Draft Review

By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The NFL Draft occurred a few weeks ago and as the dust settles, here’s a little glance at who went where and who is going to do well going professional. Jameis Winston was the number one pick which was expected in the NFL world.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't pass up on the chance to grab the much talked about QB.  Known as 'Famous Jameis' he’s fully set and ready for life in the NFL....

NBA Playoff Round 2 – Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport Round Two is underway in the NBA Playoffs.  From my first round picks I got 6 from 8 on the predictions correct so let’s see how I get on in the second round. In the East, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls took early leads in their games against Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers respectively.  When it’s all said and done though I can see Cleveland Cavaliers progressing, even without Kevin Love who...

Future bright for British skiing

Sport News 24/7 By Milly Cooper  @MillyCooper  @TLE_Sport One of the final events of the 2014/15 British Alpine snow sporting calendar was the Delancey British Alpine Children’s Championships, an annual race that brings together young athletes from all over the UK as well as international entrants, in order to compete for the top prizes in their age groups.  This year’s event, which took place in the popular French resort of Tignes, saw each junior compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom and...

Mayweather v Pacquiao: Preview

By Andrew Wake, Media and Online Editor at Hatton Boxing  Six years of haggling, pettiness and what some would even describe as lunacy will come to end under the bright lights of Las Vegas this Saturday night as boxing greats and long-time rivals Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao finally lock horns. It's a match-up that has been on the wish list of fight aficionados since 2009, but for such a long time it seemed unlikely to happen. Disputes over...

NBA Playoff Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport We have finally reached the NBA playoff s.  Here’s the lowdown on the first round match-ups and who I think will get to the NBA finals.  Remember, it's the best out of seven each series and the higher ranked team have home court advantage. Eastern Conference First Round (1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Brooklyn Nets The Atlanta Hawks ending up as the number one seed from the east was quite surprising.  I...

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