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UAE Team Emirates at Giro D’Italia

The Tour de France might be the biggest stage race in the world. But for UAE Team Emirates, there’s the sense that the Giro D’Italia, which starts today,…

The making of Gymkhana 8

The National, April 2016 It’s one of Dubai’s busiest highways. But for once, the thundering traffic of Sheikh Zayed Road is nowhere to be seen. Instead, lined up…

Table tennis reaches new heights

Vision, January 2014  Roger Federer has smashed a forehand return on it, Tiger Woods has cracked a tee-shot from it and David Coulthard performed a series of high…

Spurs vs Norwich: 1200km for this

Preamble After the Hull defeat, I tweeted something along the lines of if Norwich fans were going to react so badly every time they lost, it would be…

Interview: David Peace on Shankly novel

Metro, August 2013.  David Peace’s novel about the obsessions of Liverpool manager Bill Shankly has certainly been dividing opinion. Friends of mine who heard Red Or Dead on…