INFOGRAPHIC: The battle of the hat-trick heroes

FOOTBALL – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are matching each other hat-trick for hat-trick as their remarkable scoring battle continues apace. Last Sunday at Deportivo La Coruña, Messi recorded his 33rd career treble (club and country) and his 22nd in La Liga, one behind all-time record holder Ronaldo.  Continue reading

ANALYSE THIS: Current men’s tennis generation features major dominators

TENNIS – When looking at games (the ones that make up sets in tennis, not to be confused with matches) won at Majors in men’s singles in the Open era (1968-present) three active players rank in the top six all-time. Below we list the 20 most dominant men in the Open era, by these criteria.

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THE WAVE: Swansea City – Chelsea

FOOTBALL – .Oscar’s opening goal after 48 seconds sparked a first half that saw Chelsea create big tidal waves on hapless Swansea City. At the start of the second half the Blues took their foot off the pedal briefly, but José Mourinho’s men never allowed the Swans to make waves of their own in this match.

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