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 government has appointed a totally independent committee to advise on Mourinho. Here are its findings.
Often when there’s a scrum, someone’s shorts get pulled down, so you can see not only their builder’s bum but a flash of knickers. So far, despite peering, I have spotted nothing.
Northern Ireland and Wales will make their mark in France next summer.
Team culture can’t be reasoned away.
Klopp at the Kop.
It’s quite eerie observing Kasper Schmeichel in goal for Leicester, playing in exactly the same position and looking the spitting image of his father, Peter, the former Man United keeper.
It's time to take stock of rugby, and see what us football fans have learned.
There is value in strategic looseness.
I find that if I watch three live games in a weekend, which often happens, I have totally forgotten the first two by the time the third comes up.
Andy Bull’s Speed Kings is about the 1932 American Olympic bobsled team – and reminds us how mortality underlines all sport.
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