Michael Cleary

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The ridiculous plays that made Mavericks-Bulls the game of the year

Every once in a while, a regular season NBA game turns into a magical experience. Dallas and Chicago gave us one of those nights.<p>The NBA regular season is too long. There are too many back-to-backs, too many injuries and too many meaningless games in a league where every division winner is …

Darnell Dockett might have faked live-tweeting jury duty

<b>Update:</b> This could all have been an elaborate (albiet, very well done) hoax by the Cardinals DE. The picture at the bottom of this article came from a 2013 courtroom in Washington. That said, we want to believe.<p>People say athletes get preferential treatment when it comes to the law, but we're …

Thomas Muller: Another Ballon d'Or for Cristiano Ronaldo would be boring

Thomas Muller hopes his Bayern Munich teammate Manuel Neuer will be awarded the 2014 Ballon d'Or, as the Germany international believes that …

15 reasons NFL coaches don't want to become college football coaches

When NFL coaches leave for college jobs, it's usually because they aren't winning many games anyway. If Jim Harbaugh does it, it'll be because he is an unusual guy.<p>1. NFL coaches are richer.<p>According to one list, the average NFL coach makes $4.9 million. The average SEC coach makes $1.2 million …

When it comes to the FIFA Ballon d'Or, does the World Cup really matter?

If Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or, he'll do so having flopped at the World Cup. Are there any precedents for a player to take the prize without having played well at that tournament?<p>We're approaching the sharp end of the awards season, and the race for the FIFA Ballon d'Or is …

Griezmann backing Neuer for Ballon d'Or

The France international feels that the Bayern Munich goalkeeper deserves the prestigious prize for having helped Germany win this year's World …

Golden Gotze goal gives Ronaldo the edge over Messi in Ballon d'Or race

COMMENT: The Argentina attacker missed out on the World Cup after the Bayern Munich man's extra-time strike - and now looks likely to lose out on Fifa's individual prize as well<p>By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Writer<p>The World Cup could cost Lionel Messi the Ballon d'Or. The Argentine outshone …

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema Face off in Keepy-Uppy Challenge

Anything Lionel Messi and Neymar can do, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema can do better?<p>Not exactly—but in typical Barcelona vs. Real Madrid fashion, a mere days after Messi and Neymar went head-to-head (or foot-to-foot) in a keepy-uppy challenge, video of Ronaldo and Benzema has emerged …

Soccer

How Cristiano Ronaldo became the world's best - and why his decline is still a long way off

Cristiano Ronaldo has evolved into the most complete attacking player in the world, but it's worth remembering how badly he struggled, at times, …

Cristiano Ronaldo insults Chicharito and other 'shit' Real Madrid players at Audi event

By James Created on: December 1, 2014 9:24 pm Last Updated:<p>Cristiano Ronaldo threw his toys out of the pram at a recent Audi event with Real …

Cristiano Ronaldo is the "super favourite" to win the Ballon d'Or 2014 [AS]

By Ben Green Created on: November 12, 2014 8:35 am Last Updated:<p>Cristiano Ronaldo is in such good goal scoring form that it would be a huge surprise …

Ancelotti, Simeone & Low nominated for World Coach of the Year

Last year's Champions League finalists are accompanied by the World Cup winner in the race for the annual award<p>Fifa and France Football have …

No Ronaldo extension, no glory? Messi records won't count in Ballon d'Or race

Voting for the prestigious prize closed before the Argentine reached his two recent goal-scoring milestones. And unlike last year, there will be no new ballot this time.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his second Ballon d'Or in January, but only after the voting deadline was changed to include his …

Fifa Ballon d'Or 2014 - final three announcement: as it happened

Follow latest news and reaction as Fifa and France Football cut the 23-man shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or award to the top three candidates<p><b>- Paul Hayward: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win<br>- Alan Smith: Give it to Lionel Messi</b><p><i>Who should be on the three-man shorter-list? Or is it really a one-man</i> …

Soccer

Best of the Ballon d'Or winners - Telegraph writers pick their favourites from the past seven decades - Telegraph

Manuel Neuer joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on Ballon d'Or shortlist

Manuel Neuer could become only the second goalkeeper in history to win the Ballon d'Or.<p>The Ballon d'Or shortlist has been whittled down to three names, with Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the man chosen to compete with Real Madrid and Barcelona attackers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi …

A Football Martyr

The young man sits alone in a hotel room, the last rays of sunlight leaking through the windows. Facing a single sheet of hotel stationery, he grips a fountain pen.<p>It's the eve of the biggest game he'll ever play. He thinks that because it's his first real varsity game, and that there will be many …

How Arsenal v Manchester United lost its edge

After over 20 years of pitched battles the antipathy between these sides has all but disappearared. But why has one of English football's biggest rivalries gone cold?<p><i>"I see players in the tunnel today, hugging one another before a game. I don't think any of the United lads would have disagreed with</i> …

Soccer

Five players who were once the next big thing at Barcelona - Telegraph

Soccer Gods

Robbie Rogers, an openly gay player, is excelling in Major League Soccer

Jason Collins — the first openly gay man to compete in one of the United States' four most popular sports — retired from the NBA on Wednesday …