Laing, The Brain Behind Loader's Brawn, Dies At 77
Laing was brimming with colourful tales from the decade. He brought to the pool the hard, cajoling edge of the rugby world. He demanded, he encouraged, he enticed and teased his charges into getting the best out of themselves
Pity the good folk of Porthcawl (soon to be renamed Porthcrawl) no longer. The David Davies effect will be in full flow on September 27, when the town's folk hold a swimming gala with a difference – on dry land.
This week has seen Europe, which accounted for every single marathon medal in Beijing, holds its open water championships - but no sign of more than half the medallists at the latest champs; the three Brit podium placers will take the plunge elsewhere thi