The game relies on a steady arm, which relies on a steady nerve. The result is a slow creeping tension needs time and space to be properly enjoyed and endured.
Sports that rely overwhelmingly on physical virtuosity are in crisis, as the trouble at Team Sky shows.
I could never have imagined, when I was growing up, this huge change in the make-up of England and in football.
Both men's sides have recently suffered humiliating defeats.
A big cuddle for the manager, a kiss for his room-mate and a slap of the hands for the trainee sitting at the back and the junior video analyser.
In the six years since my son started playing football seriously, I’ve witnessed a lot of heated moments.
Watching a game on tenterhooks to see if the manager picks his nose.
The Arsenal manager faces a frustrating legacy.
Now, for my biggest donation yet . . .
Cheating is a universal human pastime, and is common across all sports. But in some, it could have fatal consequences.
Those who want Arsène Wenger sacked will regret being so horrid to him.
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