Tag: American football
Maroon 5 wows Super Bowl amid racism row
The Super Bowl halftime show is one of the biggest shows on Earth. But this year, the spectacle was almost overshadowed by controversy over the NFL’s response to anti-racism protests.
‘U Bum’ rages James as athletes slam Trump
Is the US National Football League row actually about race? All across America yesterday players, most black, defied the president’s call to sack those who refuse to stand during the anthem.
Fury over proposal to ban tackling in rugby
A group of doctors and academics have called on the government to ban contact and collisions in rugby at school level. But is aggressive behaviour not sometimes beneficial when under control?
Cricketer’s sudden death shocks the world
The 25-year-old Australian Phillip Hughes was an outstanding talent in his prime, but a freak cricket accident has cut his life short. Should it make us reconsider how safe some sports are?