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The best sports books of 2014

Roy Keane Book

Roy Keane and Kevin Pietersen provided titillation, while two wonderfully esoteric titles took the cycling book into uncharted territory. And then there was the Oscar Pistorius case…

Damned United - Sheffield United and Ched Evans

Bramall Lane Sheffield United

The dilemma is apparent. On 20th April, 2012, Ched Evans, then 23, was convicted of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court and sentenced to 5 years in prison. At the time, he was enjoying a successful spell at Sheffield United, having scored 35 goals during the 2011–12 season.

Lady Brady joins a low-energy bunch

Karren Brady

For services to West Ham, women in business and The Apprentice, Karren Rita Brady, hereafter to be known as Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge, stood robed in ermine before the Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, to be formally introduced into the House of Lords.



Germany Brazil Flags

When Winning Is Everything

‘It was utterly unexpected, historic and inexplicable,’ Jeff Z. Klein wrote in the New York Times. ‘Germany,’ he continued, ‘obliterated host Brazil, 7-1.’