Another England cricketer fined for Twitter outburst
By New Statesman - 07 September 13:08

Dimitri Mascarenhas docked £1,000 for expletive-laden tweets about selector.

New season’s greetings
By Hunter Davies - 07 September 8:59

It could be my jaded, disappointed mind, still suffering from post-World Cup stress symptoms, but all the Prem players look more lumpen, clumsy, slow, leaden than they did last season.

Spot-fixing, land taxes and Sky TV
By Peter Wilby - 02 September 0:53

Imagine. You are 18 years old and you come from a poor village in the Pakistani Punjab. You have a rare talent for swinging a cricket ball and you are being hailed as a future megastar.

Premier League clubs slash summer spending
By New Statesman - 01 September 14:40

Premier League clubs spent £100m less during the recent summer transfer window than in 2009.

iPad to help sumo wrestlers communicate better
By New Statesman - 27 August 11:18

Sumo training centres will be equipped with iPads to improve communication between sumo wrestlers an

AOL suspends online sports columnist
By New Statesman - 27 August 11:14

Jay Mariotti suspended after his arrest following a "domestic incident" last week

Premier League to review Sir Alex Ferguson BBC snub
By Press Gazette - 24 August 11:28

The Manchester United manager continued his boycott of the BBC, risking the possibility of fines by

The NS Interview: Imran Khan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 August 11:49

“David Cameron should not have owned Tony Blair’s war”

Chinese government in fray to buy Liverpool FC
By New Statesman - 05 August 14:28

Club hope that deal will be concluded by the end of the month

Laurie Penny: Caster Semenya’s pink T-shirt
By Laurie Penny - 18 July 13:05

The fashion statement couldn’t have been clearer.

Open Secrets: the Extraordinary Battle for the 2009 Open
By Ed Smith - 16 July 8:54

The challenge of writing a book about a celebrated sports match is that we already know the ending. Where's the drama? By beginning with the denouement, Robert Winder tackles that challenge head on.

Settling the score
By Hunter Davies - 15 July 1:14

So that's it, another one over. I've put away all the charts, cleared the telly-room floor of four weeks of stains and debris, burned the England flag, binned the stupid blow-up England hand. Four weeks? Felt like four years.

Stop crying over your cocoa
By Hunter Davies - 08 July 1:11

During the World Cup, there was talk that JT, Lamps and Ash - yes, I am on personal terms with them all, the bastards - may retire from playing for England for good.

At last! Something for English sports fans to celebrate . . .
By John Ashmore - 07 July 16:40

England’s travelling hordes won’t be blowing their own vuvuzelas this summer.

Game, set, match, death
By Mark Watson - 05 July 9:50

This year's Wimbledon is nearly over, but one of its biggest and most enduring stories was written in the first few days.

The high cost of sporting glory
By Stefan Szymanski - 05 July 9:33

Events such as the World Cup and the Olympics are not the economic juggernauts that their promoters

By Antonia Quirke - 02 July 9:27

Won't someone think of the commentators!

That’s the blame of the game
By Hunter Davies - 01 July 8:08

I'm blaming Mick Jagger.

What the hell was he doing there, poncing around in the stand, signing autographs?

The glass-half-full approach
By Hunter Davies - 24 June 7:30

As you've asked, my routine so far has been to walk to the lake, do some work, then at 12.30 settle down with a drink. Yes, I know - disgusting, starting at that time of day, where will it end?

Not so Fabio, Capello
By Hunter Davies - 17 June 8:12

I woke up in the night with a splitting headache. Too much red wine ? That stupid new TV? It takes forever just to switch on - state of the art, state of my arse . . .

The World Cup’s good for the family
By Alice Miles - 17 June 8:12

I’m no football fan, but I enjoy the gathering together of friends and families knowing that all ove

Laurie Penny: Why I despise the World Cup
By Laurie Penny - 11 June 17:02

Who cares about a bunch of misogynist jocks tossing a ball around? Football is commodified nationalism that excludes more than half the population.

Why I’ll be cheering on England this year
By Gary Younge - 08 June 9:09

For Gary Younge, as a young black boy in 1970s Hertfordshire, English patriotism was inextricably bo

The many faces of Fabio Capello
By Tim Adams - 07 June 9:00

Thirteen ways of looking at the England manager as he prepares his team for the World Cup –– from bi

England fans are such losers
By Mark Watson - 04 June 9:10

Unless you dislike sport so much that you've been living under the sea in an attempt to avoid it, you'll be aware that the World Cup is imminent.

2018 World Cup bid head quits after Mail on Sunday sting
By Oliver Luft - 18 May 12:27

Former government minister's departure comes less than a month before England's players fly to South

It’s a “Big Ask” for Ann Elka and her ilk
By Hunter Davies - 13 May 11:44

It's that time of the year to say, "It's this time of the year, so bring on the awards of the season."

Higgins defiant in face of second NoW scoop
By Dominic Ponsford - 11 May 13:21

Labrokes employee claims Higgins bet against himself.

It’s all about to get Messi
By Hunter Davies - 07 May 20:05

Messi or Rooney, who is better, which would you have? Come on, chop chop. Both names sound like adjectives. A rooney room is one with lots of space and little inscriptions and messages hidden in corners.

Pushing up the daisies on the hallowed turf
By Hunter Davies - 02 May 11:06

For the football fan who has everything, how about a football funeral? I never knew there were such things, until last week.