How I won the World Cup (from the comfort of my sofa)
By Helen Lewis - 04 August 1:00

A nostalgic look back at sports games of the past.

Tabloidese 101: how to read the back pages
By Jon Bernstein - 25 July 1:00

"Better late than Tev-er."

Cricket has devoted followers, but don’t call it a religion
By Jon Bernstein - 18 July 1:00

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

Toreador of the Test match
By Tim Adams - 13 July 17:34

Sachin Tendulkar, India’s “Little Master”, carries the hopes of a nation on his shoulders each time

Who ate all the pies? It’s not hard to see
By Jon Bernstein - 11 July 1:00

How was it for you? Football's close season, I mean.

Come on, Andy – at least it’s not a Cliff singalong!
By Jon Bernstein - 30 June 19:00

So, now we know what passes for humour among the well-heeled of Centre Court, SW19.

Ticket prices about to tumble? You’re having a laugh!
By Jon Bernstein - 29 June 10:21

"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?"

Game’s up for the soapbox
By Leo McKinstry - 27 June 1:00

Politics is riddled with sporting clichés. Yet often the metaphors they use are tired, unimaginative

There’s a pew free for Andy Murray, but I hope he doesn’t need it
By Mary Bide - 23 June 13:26

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.

In this game, pleasure is other people’s pain
By Jon Bernstein - 03 June 12:15

"Piqué's net gain at Wembley", noted the Sun.

Sky’s the limit in the dizzying drama of Survival Sunday
By Jon Bernstein - 02 June 14:23

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 summer of broken boundaries
By Caryl Phillips - 26 May 13:13

The West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s inspired great pride in Britain’s black youth. A

What the FA Cup needs is men in towelling dressing gowns
By Jon Bernstein - 20 May 14:02

Ah, the FA Cup. The romance, the magic and Rory Delap's absorbent vest.

Butch is so safe and square, I’m longing for Andy Gray
By Hunter Davies - 12 May 13:31

"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.

If Scotland becomes independent, will Fergie need a visa?
By Hunter Davies - 12 May 13:28

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.

The Elvis of golf is dead
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 07 May 10:35

Severiano Ballesteros, 1957-2011.

Hair today and gone tomorrow, along with your mojo
By Hunter Davies - 05 May 11:55

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

Ian Botham: the Power and the Glory
By Dan Jones - 27 April 12:40

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.

What’s more annoying than a player who screams at the ref?
By Hunter Davies - 27 April 12:35

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

I had no truck with one-minute silences – until Eddie
By Hunter Davies - 20 April 13:49

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.

Xbox, lattes and the other joys of touring
By Kevin Pietersen - 14 April 13:46

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.

Chicken chancellors, chubby cricketers and cattle-class Clegg
By Peter Wilby - 07 April 17:06

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

Finally – proof that being tall is no guarantee of success
By Hunter Davies - 07 April 17:01

I had never heard of the PFPO until last week. It sounds like an advertising agency or a liberating army.

Why I like my pleasures one at a time
By Hunter Davies - 31 March 12:52

We were on the way to Spurs for the home game against West Ham.

Sound the sirens - our top-flight teams are rubbish
By Hunter Davies - 24 March 13:31

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 . . .

Sun, sea and snoods: today’s “fragile” players
By Hunter Davies - 17 March 13:22

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.

With right backs, it’s better the Neville you know
By Hunter Davies - 10 March 13:11

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?

The night I gave away my flag to Arsenal’s number eight
By Hunter Davies - 03 March 11:17

I felt lucky to be going to the Arsenal-Barcelona game with one of Arsenal's young stars.

The courage of Arab protesters, lies of the war hawks and bowling bliss
By Peter Wilby - 03 March 11:15

Arabs across the Middle East are standing up to their bullies. Also, how neocons are taking credit f

Why Steven Davies could be the tipping point for gay sportsmen
By Duncan Robinson - 28 February 14:36

The England wicketkeeper’s decision could help break down the last taboo in sport.

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