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Wimbledon 2015: Andy Murray enlists psychiatrist in drive to the top

Briton aims to make the most of mind and body as world No 3 dedicates himself to being the best, writes Simon Briggs<p>Andy Murray’s Wimbledon preparations are reaching places that few athletes would be brave enough to explore. In an effort to understand the internal battles that every professional …

Johan Cruyff's influence endures as Barcelona complete the 'double-treble'

BERLIN -- As the great separated themselves from the quite good, stories queued up like goal scorers. The Olympic Stadium had tales to tell, tales …

Jose Mourinho says pushy parents and agents are biggest threat to youngsters

Chelsea expected to give more game time to youngsters against West Brom as manager warns against influence of agents and parents<p>Jose Mourinho has claimed agents and parents are a bigger threat to the development of exciting young footballers than big-money signings or foreign stars.<p>Chelsea manager …

One shot: How do athletes perform under the greatest pressure?

What if you went into work tomorrow knowing that the project you're working on that day would define your whole career and maybe your life?

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Kobe bryant Explains 'Being In The Zone'

How to teach athletes to make decisions...

About a 18 months ago fellow Strength and Conditionin Coach, Nick Ward, introduced me to the work of Joan Vickers. Joan Vickers is a scientist who …

LeBron James and myth of the clutch gene

Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images<p>LeBron James torched the Celtics in crunch time yet again, challenging the myth of the clutch gene.<p>We just …

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Andy Murray using sports psychologist to aid tennis focus

Andy Murray has revealed he has been working with a sports psychologist since the beginning of this year.

World Cup 2014 Argentina v Germany: Penalty shootout trends

Germany and Argentina face each other in Sunday's World Cup final knowing there is a chance a penalty shootout could decide the destination of the famous gold trophy.

Why sports psychologists couldn't save Brazil's World Cup hopes

Before Germany buried Brazil in their semi-final, Brazilian captain Thiago Silva was confident his team would hold up under pressure because they had top sports psychologist Regina Brandão helping them relax. Brandão has a degree in sports psychology, as well as a PhD in sports science, from …

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'Frank Lampard trains harder than anyone I’ve ever seen by miles'... Harry Redknapp heaps praise on midfielder

Jamie Carragher also points to the the midfielder's work-rate, but says he may have tarnished his Chelsea legacy by joining Manchester City<p>At <b>West Ham United</b>’s Chadwell Heath training ground in the mid nineties it was not an unusual sight. Groups of local youngsters would arrive uninvited to indulge …

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Jose Mourinho refuses to talk to Chelsea players after humiliating FA Cup defeat to Bradford City

Manager sends a blunt message to the likes of John Obi Mikel, Mohamed Salah and Loïc Rémy after Bradford's astonishing fourth-round victory at Stamford Bridge<p>The adjectives were flowing from the mouth of <b>Jose Mourinho</b> during the post-match press conference on Saturday but, in the privacy of the home …

Signing Martin Odegaard is a coup for Real Madrid but the ghost of Samuel Eto'o looms large

Norwegian prodigy's arrival evokes memories of a star who got away and highlights the club's failed youth policy<p>Martin Odegaard flew to Madrid on a private jet. Forty TV crews awaited his arrival, to record a landmark for precocious sporting development. Odegaard is 16, and a little camera shy on …

Do English kids show less commitment than Brazil's young footballers? PFA report asks tough questions

The Professional Footballers’ Association has questioned whether players in English academies show the commitment levels of their Brazilian counterparts.<p>The Professional Footballers’ Association has questioned whether players in English academies show the commitment levels of their Brazilian …

Arsenal news: Santi Cazorla under fire over 'panenka' penalty

Spanish midfielder attacked by former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini for the spot-kick which sealed victory over Newcastle<p>Santi Cazorla has come under fire for his cheeky 'panenka' penalty during Arsenal's 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday.<p>Cazorla chipped the ball over Newcastle goalkeeper Jak …

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Inside the Cardiff City dressing room: Cigarettes and alcohol... behind the scenes at the Bluebirds

The Cardiff City dressing room has always been a private sanctuary away from the public glare... until now.<p>In the latest of our brilliant ‘Time …

CU-Boulder study links wide faces to aggression, prowess in soccer

If players' statistics in sports one day start including facial measurements, a University of Colorado researcher's newly published study could be …

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'Brendan Rodgers seems to rate himself as an intellectual colossus among philistines'

<i>David Flatman is a former England rugby union international, broadcaster and pundit. Here, he has his say on football managers and emotions. This</i> …

Crazy press conferences… When Italian coaches go berserk

Italians are undoubtedly an excitable race of people.<p>Being a professional football coach does not exempt you from this rule, especially those forged …

Gordon Strachan savours super show from his heavyweights as Scotland beat Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifier

Gordon Strachan compared Scotland's bruising, euphoric victory over the Republic of Ireland to a heavyweight title fight.<p>Shaun Maloney's sublime goal …

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Melbourne City keeper Andrew Redmayne feels emotion of 'home town' clash

"The Mariners are my home town club and I supported them in the early part of the A-League and played for them," Redmayne said.<p>"They still have a few …

How football lost touch with its young fans

Bobby Stokes. There you go. Not one of the greats, not one of my heroes, not even one of my team. But he was the first player I saw score a goal live on television. The magic of that goal was that it ever crept in at all: a diagonal shank from 20 yards that ambled past Alex Stepney in the Man Utd …