Ben Halls

out of hours wrestling

Out of Office: Wrestling

What's it like to combine a demanding sporting passion with regular employment? We spoke to Cieran Donnelly and Danny Duggan – a tag team duo who fight as DND – about balancing a professional life with professional wrestling.
Ben Halls
4.2.17
F1

​After Ringing the Changes, Will Formula 1 Be Worth Watching Again in 2017?

If there is an institution with more lapsed followers than the Catholic Church, it's Formula 1. Will a raft of changes to the cars bring back the glory days, or is it doomed to another year in the doldrums?
Ben Halls
3.22.17
the bookmakers' war

A Safe Bet: How Bookmakers Are Waging War on Persistent Winners

Bookmakers are excluding persistent winners as "liabilities". It's perfectly legal, if not entirely fair. But these high-stakes gamblers still find ways to bet – and now the liabilities are starting to fight back.
Ben Halls
3.1.17
sporting history

Tracing ​Gridiron's Rugby Roots

If there is one thing that American football and rugby fans both hate, it's when comparisons are drawn between the two sports. Nevertheless, these games are cut from the same cloth and still hold many similarities in the 21st century.
Ben Halls
2.3.17
london jaguars?

Why British Fans Aren’t Sold on a London Franchise, and Other Awkward Truths for the NFL

When we spoke to British NFL fans, more than 60% wanted to keep the International Series over having a team, with only 15% backing a London franchise. The league may need to revise its plans for British domination.
Ben Halls
11.2.16
Gamble Aware

A Mug's Game: How Twitter Tipsters Are Profiting on Losing Bets

Operating in an unregulated corner of the internet, Twitter tipsters can earn money when the very people they are advising lose their bets. Despite their ties to major bookmakers, many ignore industry guidelines without facing sanctions.
Ben Halls
5.20.16