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Photographer Kasper Nyman celebrates his love of shooting hoops with series ‘Cities of Basketball’

Posted in Art, Photography, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 23 Jun 2016



Shooting basketball courts from around the world, Danish photographer Kasper Nyman juxtaposes the sacred hoop against backdrops from the project blocks to the beach. Finding a commonality instead in the game on-court, his series Cities of Basketball celebrates the sport going back to its routes, and classic pick-up games against friends and fellow locals players. Show the rest of this post…







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Nike release the limited edition Mercurial Superfly Heritage iD to celebrate one of their most iconic ever football boots

Posted in Design, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 12 May 2016



Inspired by the iconic 1998 Mercurial R9, Nike have released four limited edition colourways for their Mercurial Superfly football boot. Available through the NIKEiD customisation service, the Heritage iD designs turn back the clock for four retro-futuristic looks. One of the last Superfly releases before Nike release a new Mercurial for Euro 2016, the Heritage iD boots feature all of the standard Superfly features and can be built with a soft-ground, firm-ground or artificial grass soleplate, available for a limited time only through the Nike Football online store:

Director Scott Duffy is sad to see ice hockey season go with charming quick-cut ode ‘Hockey Sounds’

Posted in Film, Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 11 Mar 2015




As spring begins to break, gone is director Scott Duffy‘s backyard hockey rink. An ode to their family’s winter out on the ice, hockey sticks in hand, Hockey Sounds is a charming short and you can really feel Duffy’s passion for the sport and how it brings his family together. Quick-cutting between the sights and sounds of ice hockey and their backyard rink, it’ll bring old players back to their childhood and your own hockey routines. No children were harmed during the filming of this video.

Nike take their hexagonal Zoom Air cushioning onto the striking new black/turnquoise Hypercross trainers

Posted in Products, Sport, Style
By Sam Bathe on 11 Oct 2014



Featuring the new hexagonal Zoom Air cushioning technology from the LeBron 12 basketball shoe, Nike’s new Zoom Hypercross Trainers are designed to be versatile across multiple sports surfaces, both indoor and out. The shock absorbent pads provide fast and responsive traction to aid your agility on the court. Formed of a lower turquoise panel and upper dark green/black body, the lightweight mesh features foam on the inside for support and a comfier fit while training. Nike Zoom Hypercross Trainers will be available at select retailers and

Adidas celebrate 20 years of their iconic Predator series with the limited edition Revenge Instinct 94

Posted in Sport
By Sam Bathe on 20 Aug 2014




Celebrating 20 years of Adidas’ iconic Predator boot series, the German manufacturer have released the celebrated first model. Part of the Revenge Pack re-releases, the Predator Revenge Instinct 94 updates the original heavy design for a slick upper body while maintaining the Predator Instinct control frame and extended tongue that gave the boots their classic look. Limited edition of just 1,825 pairs, the Adidas Predator Revenge Instinct 94 boots are priced at £260 available from Pro-Direct Soccer and select online retailers:

Photographer Jane Stockdale went to Brazil to watch the people watching the World Cup

Posted in Art, Photography, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 22 Jul 2014



After having her application to photograph the crowds at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow town down, photographer Jane Stockdale jumped on a plane to Brazil to shoot the audiences at the World Cup instead. From homes on the hillsides of the favelas to a packed Copacabana Beach, for 32 days, Brazil was more football-obsessed than ever, and delighted to have 32 other nations enjoying it with them. Show the rest of this post…

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Photographer Tom Jenkins captures life inside Panini’s São Paulo sticker factory

Posted in Sport
By Sam Bathe on 19 Jun 2014



Famous in the run up to the World Cup for Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell buying an entire box of stickers, only not to find his likeness, Panini stickers albums are a huge tradition every World Cup. Collected by school kids and big kids alike, photographer Tom Jenkins‘ was invited behind the scenes to Panini’s São Paulo’s Panini sticker factory, capturing the sheer scale of this global phenomenon and the strain it puts on the tireless workforce. Show the rest of this post…












Nicholas Strini’s short ‘Texas Six’ dives into the fascinating world of 6-man high school American football

Posted in Film, Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 4 Jun 2014


Developed in the 1930s to give smaller high schools an opportunity for high-level competition, six-man American football still thrives in the rural districts of a few football-crazy states like Texas. Following teams from northwest towns Turkey and Crowell, filmmaker Nicholas Strini‘s captivating short explores the long-running tradition in the Lone Star state, where high school six-man is frequently front page news.

Filmmaker Brian McGinn tells the remarkable story of multiple Guinness World Record breaker Ashrita Furman

Posted in Film, Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 18 Nov 2013

Winner of the Vimeo Audience Award at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Jury Prizes at the 2012 Palm Springs International ShortsFest and the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival, The Record Breaker is a captivating, heart-warming and genuinely touching short about the remarkable Ashrita Furman. Owner of a health foods store by day, Ashrita really lives for his hobby, breaking Guinness World Records. Holding of the most ever Guinness World Records, The Record Breaker follow Ashrita as he trains for his latest record, climbing Machu Picchu on stilts. Directed and edited by Brian McGinn.

Jason Sudeikis fun at American sports coaches to spread the word Premier League coverage is coming to the NBC

Posted in Sport
By Sam Bathe on 5 Aug 2013

With the Premier League season kicking off in just under two weeks now, and US coverage now on NBC, the network has put out exclusive behind the scenes video with Tottenham Hotspur’s new head coach Ted Lasso as the team gears up for the first game. They’ve tapped Jason Sudeikis to play Lasso as he rips on the classic American coaching clichés, proving a hilarious viral video is a much better way to spread about their Premier League coverage than any preview could ever dream of. Hopefully shortened spots make it onto TV too.

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