Paul Thomas

Sport columns

The Ugly Game

For years the English satirical magazine Private Eye has boasted about the Curse of Gnome, the bad karma that tends to befall powerful individuals who take legal action against it.

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Luis Suarez

Many top-line athletes are combinations of beauty and the beast but few more so than Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez.

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Buck Shelford

Almost 30 years on, Buck Shelford’s scrotum is back in the headlines.

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My Favourite Sports Books

Back in the days before all sporting events of any significance and some of no significance at all were accorded live television coverage (or, in my case, before television itself), the young sports fan had to make do with books.

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