You may have noticed that Wimbledon is ON. But there are some other great sporting stories out there too. Here’s this week’s Geek take:
Don’t write off Roger. The Fed is a good winner because he’s also a good loser.
McEnroe, Navratilova, Ivanisevic – where have all the lefties gone?
What’s the difference between encouragement and coaching? Don’t ask Djokovic…
Context: ranking the current generation against the all-time greats.
It wouldn’t be a week without a good Fifa story would it? Confirmation that Blatter can’t / won’t resign. Are the sponsors partly to blame? And just when you thought one Fifa movie was one too many, here come Damon and Affleck! Let’s hope it’s better than Gigli.
1) Get an ego. Bigger the better, really.
2) Do less. Better to be Serena than Tiger.
3) Know when to quit. Hello Nadal, and Woods (again).
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
Is there nothing Fifa can’t rig? The Women’s World Cup draw screwed France royally. England are happy enough, though. The US have done well despite accusations of slowness. The semi’s start here.
Who’s in charge? José Mourinho would never have sold Cech to Arsenal if it was up to him. It’s a great move by Arsenal, given the value of keepers. Cech’s not in this list, though.
All that World Cup swagger – what’s happened to James Rodríguez?
He wants to leave, and the fans hate him. Solution: make Raheem Sterling Liverpool’s captain. Yup, that’ll work.
Why are English players such bad travellers?
Fancy a round? Don’t go to China.
The small matter of Tom Brady’s reputation is on the line.
Aside from drugs, how do we get to a sub-2 hour marathon?
Alberto Salazar fights back.
Nascar stops flying the confederate flag.
Horses are still getting faster? Who knew? Apparently no-one except a couple of guys at University of Exeter.
RIP Kauto Star
OLYMPICS / WORLD CUP PLANNING
Which channel? The BBC has lost the Olympics.
England’s Ashes boot camps sound like a lot of fun.
Crisis, what crisis? Losing to Bangladesh is not in India’s plan.
More Duckworth-Lewis: get rid, pronto.
Can’t he join Sepp Blatter on a remote island somewhere? Lance Armstrong is going to ride part of the Tour de France route for charity. File under awkward.
In a sport for tall people, there’s a new kind of big.
That’s it. Any comments etc, shout: firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next Tuesday.