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1) Boxing has been mourning Leon Spinks, who died last week aged 67. Let us remember his finest hour, toppling Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in 1978. He also took Olympic light heavyweight gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, beating Cuba’s Sixto Soria. Here are his subsequent appearances on Letterman, alongside his brother Michael. In this USA Today film, his wife, Brenda Glur Spinks, speaks movingly about the cancer that afflicted his later years. And this is Richard Pryor’s take on him, back in the day.

2) Jimmy Anderson produced one of Test cricket’s great overs in Chennai on Tuesday, setting up England’s emphatic first Test win over India. It swiftly drew comparisons with other legendary overs, such as Andrew Flintoff’s at Edgbaston in the 2005 Ashes, where he saw off Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting. Flintoff specialised in such bursts – here he is working over Jacques Kallis at the same ground three years later. For sheer pace though, has there ever been a more forensically hostile Test over than Michael Holding’s to Geoff Boycott, 40 years ago? Wasim Akram makes a decent case, with his four-wicket over against West Indies in 1990. West Indies were also the victims when England’s Andy Caddick took four in an over at Headingley in 2000. India supporters smarting after Tuesday’s loss can enjoy Irfan Pathan’s masterful hat-trick against Pakistan at Karachi in 2006, while England have been on the receiving end often enough, such as Mitchell Johnson’s finest over, as part of a devastating spell at Adelaide in the 2013-14 Ashes.

Flintoff at the double!

Two wickets in two balls brings Australia’s innings to an end!

Watch day two of the 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston live on Sky Sports Cricket now! pic.twitter.com/Oyd3krYH0m

One of the best points you’ll see especially when one of the players Dechapol Puavaranukroh heads of to change his racquet halfway during a play. #whatasport pic.twitter.com/B40wM5zgEp

Continue reading…This week’s roundup also features Britain’s skating golden era, a mid-point racket change and the best of Pep v José1) Boxing has been mourning Leon Spinks, who died last week aged 67. Let us remember his finest hour, toppling Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in 1978. He also took Olympic light heavyweight gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, beating Cuba’s Sixto Soria. Here are his subsequent appearances on Letterman, alongside his brother Michael. In this USA Today film, his wife, Brenda Glur Spinks, speaks movingly about the cancer that afflicted his later years. And this is Richard Pryor’s take on him, back in the day.2) Jimmy Anderson produced one of Test cricket’s great overs in Chennai on Tuesday, setting up England’s emphatic first Test win over India. It swiftly drew comparisons with other legendary overs, such as Andrew Flintoff’s at Edgbaston in the 2005 Ashes, where he saw off Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting. Flintoff specialised in such bursts – here he is working over Jacques Kallis at the same ground three years later. For sheer pace though, has there ever been a more forensically hostile Test over than Michael Holding’s to Geoff Boycott, 40 years ago? Wasim Akram makes a decent case, with his four-wicket over against West Indies in 1990. West Indies were also the victims when England’s Andy Caddick took four in an over at Headingley in 2000. India supporters smarting after Tuesday’s loss can enjoy Irfan Pathan’s masterful hat-trick against Pakistan at Karachi in 2006, while England have been on the receiving end often enough, such as Mitchell Johnson’s finest over, as part of a devastating spell at Adelaide in the 2013-14 Ashes.Flintoff at the double! Two wickets in two balls brings Australia’s innings to an end! Watch day two of the 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston live on Sky Sports Cricket now! pic.twitter.com/Oyd3krYH0mOne of the best points you’ll see especially when one of the players Dechapol Puavaranukroh heads of to change his racquet halfway during a play. #whatasport pic.twitter.com/B40wM5zgEp Continue reading…Read MoreFootball, SportSportblog | The Guardian

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