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?

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.