Why the sudden glut of blond footballers? A conversation I had with the artist back in 1966 gave me a clue. . .
After 20 years are these the end of days for the Arsenal manager?
The Emirates stadium is now like those Belgravia mansions that lie empty. So ungrateful, those Arsenal fans.
Aravind Adiga’s novel about cricket in India is more enjoyable than a day watching the game – then again, that's not saying much.
Won a gold medal in Rio? Hoping to do the same in Tokyo? Sorry, we’re taking away the car you need to get you to training.
Dodgy hair, killer ads – and how Mourinho beat Ibrahimovic 14-4.
Brazilian people who have disabilities are urging the Games to usher in improved transport and safety. Will the Paralympic legacy live up to their hopes?
The opening ceremony will attract attention but the rocky start to these Games shows the problems created by keeping them separate.
Angels With Dirty Faces: the Footballing History of Argentina takes us behind the psychodrama.
For lessons on how to run the economy, we should look to the Premier League, not Team GB.
Alex Reynolds, a retired, Guardian-reading Englishman with a hatred for mixed martial arts, began training US cage fighters.
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