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 […]

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<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 […]

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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


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: “I am very happy to present our big star, an idol to the whole world. We have always wanted Neymar. He is […]

Is Neymar really the best player in the world?


We are outsiders and so we can only speculate. I’ve been asked a few times in recent weeks why I thought Neymar was leaving Barcelona for Paris and have come to different conclusions. One question that kept coming to mind was why would a player who seemingly has everything want […]

Why Neymar left Barcelona for Paris: He wanted his own ...



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With world #4 Novak Djokovic done for the rest of 2017’s season, and world #1 Andy Murray not yet fully rehabbed from a hip injury that clearly hobbled him at Wimbledon, the landscape for this year’s U.S. Open looks a little more wide open for both Rafael Nadal and Roger […]

Poll: Who will win the 2017 Men’s US Open?


“I’d like to keep racing into my late thirties and keep competing for the yellow jersey. I’d like to be here for the next five years, trying to win it, even though it doesn’t get any easier.” – Chris Froome

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“This is as much of a high as I’ve ever experienced in my golfing life. And I’m going to enjoy it more than I’ve enjoyed anything that I’ve accomplished in the past.” – Jordan Spieth

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