bpl-pic-070214BackPageLead is heading off to its own high-altitude training camp for some strength and conditioning work - and much introspection, writes CHARLES HAPPELL.  

BackPageLead-logo-200x200With BPL's fourth birthday approaching, co-founder ASHLEY BROWNE looks back at the highs and lows of publishing a small independent sports site.

nadal-massage-220114CHARLES HAPPELL felt like joining the boo-boys at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday and here he explains why Rafael Nadal got exactly what he deserved from a cynical crowd.

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 JoomlaWorks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.

SPORTS WIRE

AFL: Email suggests Bombers could be in clear

A leaked email from ASADA to Stephen Dank suggests that Essendon players could be in the clear over the club's supplement scandal, reports THE AGE.

Football: Beckham set to launch MLS club

David Beckham has exercised his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami, reports ESPNFC.

Cricket: Pietersen axed as England rebuilds

The international career of one of cricket's most devastating batsmen is over, with Kevin Pietersen officially banished by England, reports SMH.COM.AU.

Football: Victory in talks over Liverpool purchase

Melbourne Victory has opened discussions with Liverpool to sell the English giant a stake in the club, reports NEWS.COM.AU.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

 

This one had to hurt. Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson charged down court against the Atlanta Hawks, before attempting a lay-up in traffic. Stephenson, after contact mid-flight, flipped over and crashed to the floor. Yet somehow, he still managed to make the shot. 

@BackPageLead

WRITE FOR BPL

SOUND OFF HERE...

Join the debate about the big issues in sport. Come off the long run - or go the tonk. Just get it off your chest. Submit us columns of no more than 750 words and we'll publish the best of them.

comment@backpagelead.com.au

Recently published stories include:

TOM HEENAN: AFL shambles
GREGOR LEWIS: Play, don't talk
ZORAN PAJIC: Football's power

SPORTS REVIEW

Cricket

 
article thumbnail

Small minds drag down a Titan of the game

Englishman WILL MACPHERSON launches a passionate defence of Kevin Pietersen, sacked by the ECB today, saying he's the greatest English player he's seen.

AFL

 
article thumbnail

BPL: Taking stock - and a pre-season break

BackPageLead is heading off to its own high-altitude training camp for some strength and conditioning work - and much introspection, writes CHARLES HAPPELL.  

Other Sports

 
article thumbnail

BPL's journey: a long and winding road

With BPL's fourth birthday approaching, co-founder ASHLEY BROWNE looks back at the highs and lows of publishing a small independent sports site.

Soccer

 
article thumbnail

Mourinho's men next in line for EPL's Everest

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea travel to table-topping Manchester City this round for what is becoming the toughest fixture on the EPL calendar, as SEB KEMMERER writes.  

Tennis

 
article thumbnail

Why I wanted to boo Nadal, too

CHARLES HAPPELL felt like joining the boo-boys at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday and here he explains why Rafael Nadal got exactly what he deserved from a cynical crowd.

Olympics

 
article thumbnail

Sochi: Home of the Gangster Games

The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially underway but TOM HEENAN says the Games have a seedy underside that involves gangsterism and widespread corruption.

Union

 
article thumbnail

Cellar-dwelling code under pressure to adapt

Australian rugby is facing huge challenges both at home and abroad writes Dr TOM HEENAN, and it needs to adapt quickly to remain relevant.

Golf

 
article thumbnail

A Day to remember

CHARLES HAPPELL reports on Jason Day's emotional win in the World Cup, which helped him shed his bridesmaid's tag in the most convincing fashion possible. 
BackPageLead Daily News Feed