Carlos Alcaraz and Tommy Paul played another epic, this time in Cincinnati. In terms of pace, this might be the fastest tennis match I’ve ever seen. I had to check if I was watching on 1.5x speed.
What if the Romanian SuperLiga got a £1.6bn TV deal? TomFM gave them the mother of all cash injections to see how it’d affect the league—and nation’s—footballing future. I love these “what if’s”.
A fan-made documentary on Roger Federer’s 2017 comeback. I’m biased but objectively, this is a good look at how it all came together in one of the most remarkable seasons for any player.
British basketball in ‘untenable’ position due to lack of funding, warns federation:
In an open letter seen by the Guardian, [Chris] Grant [chairman of GB Basketball] also questions why basketball receives so little funding compared to sports such as sailing when it is the second most played team sport in the UK after football, with 1.3 million regular participants – 47% of whom are from backgrounds other than white British – and has a women’s team that has broken into the world’s top 20.
Madeleine Penfold on the power of stories and photographing the Women’s World Cup. The tournament starts on 20th July in Australia.
Big announcement from Miles Jacobson on the future of FM:
Football Manager 2024 will be the 20th game in Sports Interactive’s Football Manager series, and will be the last of its kind. Football Manager 2025 will also be the FM game to use Unity as its 3D engine.
Cool Wimbledon data viz from Reuters looking at how it “retains a glamor born from white clothes and impeccable green courts.”
The Pudding has created CRUTCH (Championship Revisions Utilizing Top Competitor Health),
a new metric for asterisking NBA champions, where injured and inactive opponents from each round add to the asterisk tally.
10 minutes of Roger Federer’s passing shots against Rafael Nadal, including That Shot at Wimbledon in 2008.
10× NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement on social media this week after a 19-season career.
I had no idea that Chris Paul was nice with it on the bowling lanes! (via Instagram)