Kick the racism out of football, don't kick out the discussion of racism
By Musa Okwonga - 01 May 9:24

Reginald D Hunter's set at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner, and the response to it, shines a light on one of the great linguistic arm-wrestles of our time.

Jason Collins: “I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."
By Paolo Bandini - 30 April 8:32

The media storm surrounding NBA centre Jason Collins coming out shows the sporting world is ready to hear what he has to say.

New Statesman
A century of football
By Hunter Davies - 24 April 17:40

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

The latest Suarez scandal is unlikely to spell the end for troublesome striker
By Cameron Sharpe - 22 April 9:27

The Liverpool board will chew over selling their prized asset - but not for long, says Cameron Sharpe.

David Miliband steps down from Sunderland over Paolo Di Canio appointment
By Helen Lewis - 31 March 22:39

Former foreign secretary cites "past political statements" of the new manager, who in 2005 declared himself to be a fascist.

New Statesman
Reasons to be cheerful
By Hunter Davies - 27 March 17:22

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

New Statesman
Personally, I blame Fergie
By Hunter Davies - 21 March 9:27

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

The 22-year-old chess prodigy, Magnus Carlsen. Portrait by Fred Jonny
Magnus Carlsen: grandmaster flash
By Daniel Johnson - 21 March 8:07

This chess prodigy is a young man in a hurry.

The curious case of Bernard Hopkins
By Cameron Sharpe - 17 March 10:20

The 48-year-old boxer’s world title win is a triumph for longevity but a death knell for the last link to sport’s last golden age.

Young women hiking on the Chiltern Hills
You don't have to wear tweed and cry "tally-ho" to enjoy the outdoors
By Aisha Gani - 14 March 18:51

Young women from BME backgrounds are discovering that there's more to hiking than the white middle class stereotype.

New Statesman
Becks would have been better in Argo
By Hunter Davies - 14 March 8:20

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

New Statesman
Squeezed Middle: Playing hardball in the house-hunt
By Alice O'Keeffe - 07 March 12:00

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

Talent north of the border
By Hunter Davies - 28 February 12:45

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

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?