The boys of summer
By Benjamin Markovits - 21 August 13:00

My friend and I dressed and ran out on to the glittering court

It's the real dope
By Adrianne Blue - 14 August 13:00

Drugs are sport's dirty secret. We should legalise them now

Do the decent thing
By Benjamin Markovits - 07 August 13:00

Why back an underdog, asks Benjamin Markovits, if you know it's hopeless?

Jack of all trades
By William Skidelsky - 31 July 13:00

To kick the curse of the all-rounder, stick to what you know

Injuring time
By Benjamin Markovits - 24 July 13:00

The first thing a sportsman learns is how to hurt others

And a big hand to . . .
By Hunter Davies - 17 July 13:00

What was all that about? Hunter Davies on the hopes and hairstyles at the World Cup

Balls to all that
By Hunter Davies - 10 July 13:00

Forget this World Cup nightmare - there's always Euro 2008

The rebranding of Germany
By Jason Cowley - 03 July 13:00

It was hot and I was late. There was a little tussle and I was soon in the company of the German mil

The answer is Sven
By Hunter Davies - 03 July 13:00

He's so tight-lipped that he makes the players nervous

Drugs and debauchery
By Bryan Appleyard - 03 July 13:00

<strong>The Death of Marco Pantani: a biography

</strong>Matt Rendell <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 3

Wags beget Wams beget Warbles
By Peter Wilby - 03 July 13:00

The trouble with football is that the game lasts only 90 minutes and most of the time not much happe

Writing a good game
By William Skidelsky - 26 June 13:00

Observations on the world cup

Opus Dei on wheels
By Sarah Sands - 26 June 13:00

Observations on cycling

Hello, it's Wayne
By Hunter Davies - 26 June 13:00

Young Rooney has been fairly good at ringing me

The cross we have to bear
By Peter Wilby - 19 June 13:00

The <em>Independent</em> put the question we all needed the answer to: can a middle-class liberal fl

No Svengali
By Hunter Davies - 19 June 13:00

England's manager isn't working any magic on the team

Sometimes it's hard to be a man
By Zoe Williams - 19 June 13:00

On the surface, any connection between the World Cup and men's mental health week is just a quirk of

World Cup rules
By Hunter Davies - 12 June 13:00

<em>Hunter Davies</em> is settling in for the long haul - vino, crisps and pen to hand

World Cup News
By Hans Keller - 12 June 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 8 July 1966.</strong>

Scepticism about the

Sport - Benjamin Markovits learns to lose
By Benjamin Markovits - 05 June 13:00

There is an art to being a good loser, but master it too well and you're lost

Tricks of the trade
By Simon Kuper - 05 June 13:00

<strong>The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup</strong>

Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey

News from Lord's
By Barrington Gates - 05 June 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 16 August 1930.</strong>

This appeared a

Sport - Benjamin Markovits wants a record to stand
By Benjamin Markovits - 29 May 13:00

At 41, Barry Bonds is stretching towards a last great record. Most people want him to fail

They can play, but they can never win
By David Runciman - 29 May 13:00

Bursting with talent and eternally tipped as the coming force, African countries won't win this Worl

Female fans play political football
By Emilie Bickerton - 22 May 13:00

Observations on Iran

Sport - Benjamin Markovits misses a hoop
By Benjamin Markovits - 22 May 13:00

A missed hoop, a scuffed shot . . . It's all too painful, the moment that can never be rerun

Ashes to ashes
By Peter Wilby - 15 May 13:00

<strong>Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006</strong>

Edited by Matthew Engel <em>John Wisden & Co, 1,

Golden balls
By Andrew Billen - 15 May 13:00

A tale of bung culture exposes the Premiership's seamy side

<strong>All in the Game </strong>(Chan

The fan - Hunter Davies presents the Hunt Awards
By Hunter Davies - 15 May 13:00

The Hunt Awards for best-dressed man and fairy of the year go to . . .

Don't pump. Tone
By Joe Moran - 08 May 13:00

Observations on home gyms