After a stunning performance by Team GB in both the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, Manchester was the host of a sensational Homecoming Parade. And although the weather was typically Mancunian I think it is safe to say that everyone has an awesome time.


For as long as I have been presenting Sunday Breakfast on BBC Radio Manchester, we have had a Thought for the Week, and for as long as I can remember I have been contemplating adding some of these to mikeshaft.com. Well on Sunday the 7th of August the Thought was presented by Methodist Minister & TV Producer David Waters. This seems as good a place as any to begin.


The Basketball All Party Parliament Group, under the chairmanship of Sharon Hodgson, MP, met at the House of Commons on Tuesday, 15th January, 2013, to discuss the crisis in basketball engendered by recent funding decisions by UK Sport and Sport England.


British Basketball today received the news from UK Sport that it would receive no funding as part of its Project Rio awards.


“Run the Race” is a 3 part ‘Praise and Worship Service’ making an in-depth examination of the parallels between “Running the Race” at the greatest sporting event on earth and “The Christian Race” outlined by Paul in Hebrews 12 v 1- 3.


Well it is almost impossible to guess when the summer of 2012 started for me but boy what a summer it has been. To be honest I don't think it could have been any better for me personally.


Ian Whittell, who covered London 2012 for the Times Newspapers, gives us his take on Great Britain's exploits in the 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament.


The BBL have today approved the relocation of the MK Lions Franchise to London.


The Lions Basketball Team have confirmed that they will be leaving the City of Milton Keynes. The Milton Keynes Lions have been searching for a facility in which the team can play, but with just seven weeks remaining to the start of the new season, they have now come to the conclusion that there is nowhere in the City  that can house professional basketball.


Well she has been playing basketball at the very top level for the past 12 years in one of the best programmes in the British game, The Sheffield Hatters. But Lisa Hutchinson-Mann recently announced her retirement from he game after failing to get selected for the Great Britain Olympics squad.