New Statesman
Pistorius granted bail, but when are the rich a flight risk?
By Sophie McBain - 23 February 12:32

It's easier for a millionaire to disappear than anyone else, but it still isn't a walk in the park.

The greatest team you've ever seen
By Hunter Davies - 21 February 12:04

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Bradford’s miracle cup run
By Sunder Katwala - 21 February 7:33

A breakthrough for British Asians in sport.

Learning the language of love, and football
By Hunter Davies - 14 February 6:40

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Afghanistan's female cricket dreams
By Tim Wigmore - 12 February 10:57

Despite objections from Afghan society, a women's cricket team is emerging.

Let’s face it, football’s always been on the fiddle
By Hunter Davies - 07 February 11:20

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

A young Manchester City supporter sits among the flags at The Etihad stadium in
Why have we allowed this unmitigated football gluttony?
By Joshua Funnell - 05 February 9:43

The lesson of the "they've paid 62 quid a ticket" linesman: there will be no dissent in sport's plutocratic playground.

New Statesman
Pun-soaked platitudes? You just got muted
By Jon Bernstein - 29 January 7:20

Why is the general standard of commentary so underwhelming?

The response to Lance Armstrong's admissions is ghoulish
By Nicky Woolf - 19 January 23:22

If Americans are so invested in their sporting heroes that they are distraught when they turn out to be merely human then that's the nation's sickness, not just Armstrong's.

Lance Armstrong being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
The real losers in the Lance Armstrong affair are the writers and riders who first spoke out
By Ed Smith - 18 January 8:32

Many of those who inflated the Armstrong bubble will now capitalise on his confession.

Back to the "future footballer"
By Jon Bernstein - 18 January 8:30

"The Fan" column.

The truth about soccer moms
By Hunter Davies - 17 January 8:30

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Serena Williams serving during her first round match at the 2013 Australian Open
Tennis needs to do more to show that women’s sport deserves greater exposure
By Cameron Sharpe - 16 January 14:05

The women’s game is riddled with an unprecedented level of mediocrity, and needs to change.

The storm over Suarez's handball is a simple case of double standards
By Cameron Sharpe - 07 January 16:02

Those defending and condemning the Liverpool striker cannot have it all ways.

Josep Guardiola.
Right, here comes your half-time Pep talk
By Hunter Davies - 03 January 6:31

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Alex Ferguson shouts at assistant referee Jake Collin
Alex Ferguson’s latest display of petulance threatens to tarnish a formidable legacy
By Cameron Sharpe - 02 January 12:44

The FA’s failure to punish the biggest child in the playground makes a mockery of "Respect" campaigns.

2012 in review: The New Statesman . . . on sport
By Helen Lewis - 23 December 7:45

From the Olympics to facing Shane Warne, the best NS reporting on all things sportive.

It’s time for pundits to put some skin in the prediction game
By Ed Smith - 19 December 9:26

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.

There’s posh: Golden Balls is coming home
By Hunter Davies - 19 December 9:14

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Juan Manuel Marquez lands a blow for the nearly men of sporting history
By Cameron Sharpe - 16 December 16:29

The Mexican boxer’s dogged refusal to accept defeat resulted in the most glorious of pay-offs.

The sound of silence from the Sun
By Hunter Davies - 13 December 7:59

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

French coach Raymond Domenech
Race, bling and les Bleus
By Simon Kuper - 13 December 6:47

A story of modern France and modern football.

New Statesman
The Glory Glory Nights: The Official Story of Tottenham Hotspur in Europe
By Martin Cloake - 12 December 16:47

A new book tells the story of Tottenham Hotspur and their fans, one of "football’s great romances".

Andrew Flintoff fighting Richard Dawson during their International Heavyweight
It’s not fame that Freddie Flint off is addicted to, it’s the rush
By Ed Smith - 06 December 8:09

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.