Author: Chris Lesley

Beckham paying off

Beckham paying off

There has been a lot of talk on Beckham over the site since his massive move to LA Galaxy. Talk has surrounded Beckham making a huge impact on the sport of soccer and lifting...

Portland number 1

Portland number 1

Well the NBA draft lottery is done for another season. I’m a little out of my depth here, but feel that in Darren’s absence I should have a crack at this story. Portland who,...

Ponting number 1

Ponting number 1

The recent Sweeney Sports survey has put Australian Cricket Captain Ricky Ponting as the most marketable athlete in Australia. [Ponting most marketable Aussie] The desire for Australia to win back the Ashes was highlighted...

Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

After their poor performance at the ICC World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to take the harsh line and cut the maximum amount of endorsments an Indian...

Pay Riise

Pay Riise

How can a player earning £50,000 a week be declared bankrupt over a £100,000 debt? His agent. [‘Debt hit’ ace Riise is out of Red] John Arne Riise had been declared bankrupt thanks to...

NRL in trouble

NRL in trouble

One of the biggest issues facing the NRL is the defection of players to Rugby Union. The latest player to defect is Timana Tahu, who has agreed to join the NSW Waratahs from Parramatta...

When Agents go bad

When Agents go bad

Story from the UK this week, with former agent Nicholas Fowler sentenced to jail for defrauding his clients [Stars Fraud Agent Jailed]. It wasn’t a higher cut on a contract, but rather Nicholas losing...

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

I guess I was a little naive, or maybe it’s just that my national sports leagues don’t have it, but after reading this article it makes sense [Pensions in Pro Sports]. Most jobs have...