Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck. He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England.
The most successful sports stars are seldom the ones who practise the most hours.
The rugby referee, unavoidably, now adjudicates as much as he officiates.
Theresa May is just the latest victim of a virulent political malady that has already destroyed David Cameron and destabilised Britain.
It's about training smarter, not just harder.
Michael Oakeshott A Guide to the Classics: or How to Pick the Derby Winner displays a sense of judgement just as relevant today.
The running legend shouldn't sweat plans to reset athletics world records from before 2005.
If players are hooking up on Tinder rather than in bars, that might have an advantage - they'll drink less and get more sleep.
The success of late developers proves that our obsession with early achievement is wrong.
Sports that rely overwhelmingly on physical virtuosity are in crisis, as the trouble at Team Sky shows.
The Arsenal manager faces a frustrating legacy.