I have fond memories of my brief rugby days - but was it league or union?
You could get deep-vein thrombosis from watching too much football
I'd be gutted to die in July, just after I've paid my Sky subscription
Conrad Black, worth at least £136m, is one of Britain's 250 richest people. He owns news-papers in North America, Israel and Britain, including the Daily Telegraph and its Sunday sister. Two years ago, he was elevated to the House of Lords.
Flash gits in hospitality suites show you how well a country is doing
Suddenly, empty seats are appearing at Premiership grounds
The crowd was singing: "Missed my drug test and I wanna go home"
Television - Andrew Billen on a drama about footballers that scores too many cliches
Film - Philip Kerr applauds a sports thriller that harks back to more innocent times
On Saturday, at precisely 12.30, I spotted the first gloves of the winter, writes <strong>Hunter Dav
Rugby, despite the hype, is less likely than ever to catch up with football
Even in 1972, I knew of players passing a naked girl from room to room
Muddied Oafs: the last days of rugger
Richard Beard <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 274pp, £14.99</em>
You find girls' sizes, thongs in club colours, knickers with cockerel patterns
Drugs, rape, group sex, grievous bodily harm, drunken driving - there is no end, it seems, to what tabloid newspapers, licking their lips, call "the shame of soccer". But kicking a ball about is a harmless enough pastime in itself, and young men of all professions and classes can behave badly.
Could Beckham be the first sentimental, soppy, touchy-feely manager?
Wenger: the making of a legend
Jasper Rees <em>Short Books, 226pp, £14.99</em>
Carlisle win a point, and the sheep celebrate all over Cumbria
Whole channels are devoted to football, but books get just two radio progs
Go thump him, I said, let someone else do the sodding commentary
In its mania for more competition, new Labour now threatens the future of racing
Imagine Branson giving his trillions to a Russian hot-air balloon team. By <strong>Hunter Davis</str
A summer to be remembered for fast bowlers and billionaires
Cricket, for many years, has wanted to be more like football
OK, so I was wrong about the All England Club, but not about the tennis, writes <strong>Jason Cowley
Tuffers has become a prisoner of his newly found, thin-spun celebrity
How I learned to love rugby once the rugger-bugger disappeared