Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Be a Surfing Sports Nut; How the Web Will Keep You Posted

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Be a Surfing Sports Nut; How the Web Will Keep You Posted

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Byline: RICHARD LONGHURST

APRIL-SEPTEMBER:CRICKET

(www.cricinfo.com) In-depth cricket news and views from Glamorgan to Zimbabwe. Get SMS alerts for your international team every time a wicket falls and a summary of the score at the end of each day's play. At 20p per message, an England collapse could prove costly.

31 May-30 June: FIFA 2002 World Cup (fifaworldcup.yahoo.com) The fast-loading official site lets fans check out England's opposition and vote for the best goal in World Cup history. The video clips of classic matches load very slowly, even via broadband. The Official World Cup 2002 Song, Boom, performed by Anastacia, is worth a listen.

BBC World Cup (www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup) Woe betide any hooligan making the trip to Japan. The BBC reveals that martial-arts-trained police will be wielding updated versions of weapons once used by Samurai. Sign up for email news alerts and look forward to live video forums with BBC pundits after all England's group games.

8 June: Lewis v Tyson (www.sportinglife.com/boxing) The Sporting Life has the latest news and pre-fight analysis, and fact files detailing both boxers' careers. Tyson's file spends more time detailing his misdemeanours outside the ring than his performances inside it. Don't expect to see much of the fight online - Sky will charge a fortune as usual.

7-8 June: The Epsom Derby (www.discover-racing.com) If you think Burlington Bertie is someone who makes sweets and double carpet is what you lay when you have bumpy floorboards, this is the site for you. It explains everything from betting basics to how to arrange a day at the races, and has a detailed overview of Britain's 59 racecourses.

24 June-7 July: Wimbledon (www.wimbledon.org) The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club gives us a video vault featuring clips from the past few years.

Sadly, the video window is so small that you can't see the ball and the links to larger clips for fast internet connections don't work. …

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