Yorkshire historically acted as a counterweight to the dominance of southern elites, in sport as in politics and culture. Now, things are different.
David Goldblatt's The Games is a history of the tarnished Olympics, from Avery Brundage to, yes, London 2012.
A year of World Cup glory, meeting Paul McCartney and eating placenta.
We feel the glory of that triumphant moment, 50 years ago, all the more because of all the other occasions when we have failed to win.
The debate over gender in sport shows just how difficult it is to draw a sharp distinction between male and female bodies.
As the nation considers another sporting inquest, following England limping out of the Euros, is there really a reliable template for success in sport?
Cricket was once the English national sport – but, for many people today, it has become invisible.
Listening to the presenters discuss Wimbledon on Radio 5 Live, their admiration was clear. But where was the crackle?
Match becoming a grind? Cut to the managers: our dazzling, finger-sniffing rock-stars-in-waiting.
We need to understand the links between sport, masculinity and violence.
Thirty years of hurt might never stop you dreaming – but fifty should.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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