Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck. He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England.
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.
Silicon Valley has us hooked on digital dope. A “dumb phone” is one way to break that addiction.
China’s attempt to disrupt the global football market lacks one crucial element: love for the game.
From the boardroom to the sports ground, managers need to step back for creativity to thrive.
The central irrationality inside sport is the dread of looking conspicuously wrong, which is even more powerful than wanting to be proved right.
If we want to resist the Trumpification of politics, what we need is restraint, duty and incorruptibility.
The US election was a contest between obvious vulgarity and devious vulgarity.
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