Peak practice
By Simon Akam - 12 February 10:29

Cycling in mountainous, jagged Norway is not for the faint-hearted, as Simon Akam discovers

An unlikely hero
By Hunter Davies - 05 February 10:09

For his stoicism if nothing else, we should admire Becks

It's not cricket!
By Jonathan Calder - 03 February 11:13

If you are planning a long journey with Andy Burnham, take a supply of comics, colouring books and c

Assisted death
By Victoria Brignell - 30 January 11:21

The tragic death by assisted suicide of a young rugby player who chose to die because he'd been rend

Virtual nonsense
By Emma John - 29 January 10:35

Computer-simulated sport is no substitute for reality

For the love of money
By Robert Hudson - 29 January 10:35

Observations on football

Power plays
By Emma John - 22 January 9:58

Tensions between the talent and the coach are growing

Poor little rich kids
By Hunter Davies - 15 January 9:31

Pity footie stars, writes Hunter Davies - so much cash and so few chances to spend it

Flushed with success
By David Flusfeder - 15 January 9:31

<strong>Holden on Hold'Em

</strong>Anthony Holden

<em>Little, Brown, 306pp, £12.99</em>

A new global game?
By Benjamin Markovits - 15 January 9:31

Obama and Sport

Getting a grip on a bag of chips
By Hunter Davies - 18 December 9:44

The Christmas awards every footballer dreams of winning are unimpressed with Ronaldo

Pay your respects
By Hunter Davies - 11 December 9:44

Footballers are not normal, but they can be quite human

The global soul
By Jasper Rees - 11 December 9:44

Arsenal's manager, trained as an economist, has always believed that a football club must operate wi

Hair today, off the next
By Emma John - 11 December 9:44

Observations on football ... and facial hair

Reading tea leaves
By Hunter Davies - 04 December 9:39

Things ain't what they used to be, writes Hunter Davies - or are they?

Loving the Germans
By William Cook - 04 December 9:39

Observations on football

Hand of Mandy
By Hunter Davies - 27 November 9:45

England's headlines must be the work of Peter Mandelson

America's Army
By Iain Simons - 26 November 13:02

Stars and Stripes magazine has announced the US Army is about to invest $50m in videogame developmen

Pitch invasions
By Hunter Davies - 20 November 9:30

There are so many other uses for a stadium besides football

Father and son
By Hunter Davies - 13 November 9:32

I was there as Spurs won their fourth game in a row, writes a hopeful Hunter Davies

Racism and Lewis Hamilton
By Richard Herring - 06 November 11:22

It's hard to think of any racists who aren't pathetic physical and mental specimens, proving beyond

100% my own work
By Hunter Davies - 06 November 9:18

Now even halfwits can create footie stats. I blame the internet

Just wide of the post
By David Thomas - 06 November 9:18

<strong>FA Confidential - Sex, Drugs and Penalties: the Inside Story of English Football</strong>

Lost in the north
By Hunter Davies - 30 October 9:16

Hunter Davies wonders what on earth he's doing in Leeds - and gets a nice surprise

Manners and the super-rich
By Jonathan Calder - 27 October 12:43

Magnates and oligarchs now spend most of their time on their yachts - hence Roman Abramovich’s stran

In the shrink's chair
By Hunter Davies - 23 October 10:17

Inside many a successful footballer lurks a worried man

The Elvis of golf
By Gordon Thomson - 23 October 10:17

Seve Ballesteros was the finest golfer of his generation and the most inspiring figure I ever saw play the game. I hesitate in using the past tense, as Ballesteros isn't dead, even if he is seriously ill.

Cheers and jeers
By Hunter Davies - 16 October 10:37

England's celebrity players face an uncertain reception

A little light abuse
By Hunter Davies - 09 October 10:29

Booing your own side is part of a long and ignoble tradition

Days of sunshine and grace
By John Pilger - 09 October 10:29

Sep was tall, handsome and languid, with a laconic half-smile like Errol Flynn's. On Saturdays he wo

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