Fit in my 40s: I love parkour, but running at walls is even harder than it looks | Zoe Williams

Anything that is too high to vault, you have to approach with a cat leap Andy Pearson, the founder of London Parkour, maintains that anyone can do parkour if they want to enough. I have always seen it somewhat differently, as a kind of street version of Cirque du Soleil, suitable for only the skinniest kid with a death wish. Walking towards a cul-de-sac full of low walls, I am disbelieving. Even someone carrying a lot of extra weight? Yes, as long as you start with what they are able to do safely. Even the strongest man on Earth? Yes, as long as you allow for his muscle ratio. We come to some walls. Pearson wants to start with focus …

Bart Starr, quarterback who led Packers to five NFL titles, dies aged 85

Bart Starr, the quarterback who helped establish the Green Bay Packers as the finest NFL team of the 1960s, has died Bart Starr, the quarterback who helped establish the Green Bay Packers as the finest NFL team of the 1960s, has died. He was 85, and had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr, read a statement from Starrs family. He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome. While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback …

How the Carolina Hurricanes hit back against the NHL’s war on fun

The Canes have taken a stand in the name of silliness, and have ended up winning a battle of values in a league that often takes itself too seriously Among the unexpected victors emerging from upset the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, and swept their next opponents, the New York Islanders, to move on to the conference final. These jerks are playing good hockey. The only problem? These jerks and their fans are apparently having too much fun. Throughout the regular season, the Hurricanes (who squeezed into the first wildcard slot with a 46-29-7 record) turned their post-games into a rally. It duck-duck-goose, mock bowling, as well as, uh, Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) The Quidditch Celly November 19, 2018 …

Caster Semenya v IAAF: behind the scenes at sporting trial of the century | Sean Ingle

Caster Semenyas call for unity stood out amid all the arguments, but it is not only the verdict that has been criticised On the opening morning of the sporting trial of the century, Caster Semenya ran unnoticed through Lausannes old town to clear her mind. Then, knowing her career was potentially on the line, she stood up at the court of arbitration for sport and made the speech of her life. When I was 18 years old, I won necessary, reasonable and proportionate to ensure fair competition in womens sport. The case is widely regarded as being the most complex and contentious one in Cass 35-year history. However, apart from a short statement, little has come out about the drama …

NFL’s Tyreek Hill pulled from team activities after audio reveals purported discussion of alleged child abuse

(CNN)After audio was made public purportedly of wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s fiance suggesting the NFL star broke their 3-year-old son’s arm, the Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday night that Hill will not participate in team activities. “Earlier this evening, we were made aware of the audio between Tyreek and Crystal,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach told reporters. “We were made aware of this information in real time, just like the general public,” he said. “We were deeply disturbed by what we heard and deeply concerned. Now, obviously, we have great concern for Crystal, we are greatly concerned for Tyreek, but our main focus, main concern, is with the young child.” Head Coach Andy Reid, at a news conference Friday to …