A nostalgic look back at sports games of the past.
"Better late than Tev-er."
In Why India Can Never Do Without Cricket, a love letter to both the game and his national team, Soumya Bhattacharya writes: "We have invested our emotions, our passions, our frenzy, our whole lives in following this
Sachin Tendulkar, India’s “Little Master”, carries the hopes of a nation on his shoulders each time
How was it for you? Football's close season, I mean.
So, now we know what passes for humour among the well-heeled of Centre Court, SW19.
"Six per cent, you're having a laugh/Six per cent, you're having a laugh."
He'd been singing it for a couple of minutes when he turned to me and said: "What does that song mean, Daddy?"
Politics is riddled with sporting clichés. Yet often the metaphors they use are tired, unimaginative
Looking back, I wish I could have issued a superinjunction. As the parish church of Wimbledon, we have been offering our neighbouring field as a car park during tournament fortnight.
"Piqué's net gain at Wembley", noted the Sun.
When all Sundays are "super" and every encounter is a "showdown", lesser broadcasters would struggle to know where to go next. Not so Sky Sports, which always sells the next 90 minutes of football as if they were the last.
The West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s inspired great pride in Britain’s black youth. A
Ah, the FA Cup. The romance, the magic and Rory Delap's absorbent vest.
"This is great football. Well done, young man. Oh, I say, wonderful, wonderful. I've got to say, this is wonderful football we see here, wonderful football. He did well there, my word.
Usually at this point, we know everything, but this has been a dead exciting/boring/long-drawn-out/non-vintage/gone-to-the-wire season. Lots still to be decided, but let's get on with the awards.
Severiano Ballesteros, 1957-2011.
About ten years ago, I was sitting outside in the garden, enjoying the first real sunbathing of the year, leaning against our back door, when I felt the back of my head go cold, as if a cold compress had been applied to it sud
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, when he was the world's most dangerous cricketing all-rounder, Sir Ian Botham became the archetypal modern sporting hero.
As we all know, the most annoying person in modern politics is Ed Balls, at least according to Dave Cameron. "Annoying" is an interesting term of abuse, for it suggests
Oh no, not Wem-bur-lee again. Why do we always get to go to Wem-bur lee - this is becoming so bo-ring, isn't it? About time other teams had a chance. Oh, well, s'pose we might as well.
When my wife, Jessica, was due to give birth last May, I flew home from the World Twenty20 finals in the Caribbean to be there.
A 1,400-page report on taxation issued last year by the Institute for Fiscal Studies - no, of course I haven't read it all and I doubt the Chancellor has either - contains a helpful table comparing the UK's tax system with "a
I had never heard of the PFPO until last week. It sounds like an advertising agency or a liberating army.
We were on the way to Spurs for the home game against West Ham.
It's so exciting. The Premier League, it can only happen here - that's what the Prem is all about. The most envied league in the world, the most watched, the most open, with the best players, who are the best paid . . .
Alex Ferguson is very fond, when talking about today's players, of saying that they are "fragile". A strange word to use and he's never quite explained it.
If I come back next time as a journalist, as opposed to a brain surgeon, I wonder what area should I go into? Writing about football?
I felt lucky to be going to the Arsenal-Barcelona game with one of Arsenal's young stars.
Arabs across the Middle East are standing up to their bullies. Also, how neocons are taking credit f
The England wicketkeeper’s decision could help break down the last taboo in sport.