In a piece carried by the Guardian and originally posted on In Bed With Maradona, current Sheffield United coach, Alex Clapham, gets to the essence of one of the greatest talent producers in the world of football. I love this quote that Clapham gets out of Miguel Miranda, the goalkeeping coordinator […]

Coach Clapham discovers some of the secrets behind the Sporting ...

He was “discovered” at 9 years old in a skate park by boarding legend Tony Hawk. He is the most decorated snowboarder and X Games athlete of all time. He speaks like a guy you’d meet at a local bar, not like a programmed robot. He plays guitar in a […]

Shaun White: 5 reasons he’s so popular

As the 2018 Winter Olympics – known in these early days as the “Goodwill Games” – kick off, I’m reminded of an article I wrote in Toronto’s NOW Magazine four years ago, as the Sochi Olympics closed, and of how politics can enter for better or for worse into the […]

Participation: an Olympic demonstration sport

It was only one night, one game, and he hasn’t won a ring yet, but the conversation has once again turned to Connor McDavid now being the Best Player in the World. That’s what we do here. We drive that conversation around the best players in the world in all […]

After four goal night, it is tempting to place Best ...

They have gone back and forth over the years, each man seeming to lock himself into a permanent place atop the soccer world. When Lionel Messi had captured a record fifth Ballon d’Or in 2015, many thought that the chief rival of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo, would never be able […]

Cristiano Ronaldo draws even with Lionel Messi with 5th Ballon ...

Hard to believe that the authors actually had to fight with the publishers over this title. But that’s what Graig and Lance both told me at the book launch at the Blake House on Jarvis Street the other night. Crazy. It’s a great title! In fact they’ve probably not coined […]

Cup of Coffee: Great title, great tribute, great lessons for ...

Best Player in the World Necklace Chain
<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/9802608/”>Who is the best soccer player in the world?</a> You have Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or, La Liga and the Champions League, all in one year. You have Paris St. Germain saying that when they bought Neymar from Barcelona they bought the “best player in the world”. You […]

Who is the best soccer player in the world these ...

At the press conference announcing Neymar’s arrival in Paris, PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, twice declared that his club had secured the best player in the world: Neymar spoke to to ESPN about his decision to join Paris Saint Germain. He talked about how much enjoyed playing with Lionel […]

Neymar leaves Messi behind to seek new challenges