In ailing northern towns, amateur ice hockey brought violence and validation to a generation of young men.
Dynasties, scandal and “the curse” behind the scenes of the only Olympic sport you can play while eating pizza.
Hurrah for football snappers – spending their lives on their knees in the rain – for brilliantly capturing Man United’s Jones’s reaction to an own goal.
The contrast between shows of bravery at the games in South Korea and inaction against bigger threats highlights the impact of psychic numbing.
We want sports stars to be either desperate druggies or blue-eyed cleanies, with no room for anything in between.
Cricket is becoming two sports, with two cultures and two communities living by different rules and customs.
Perhaps the great debate over his legacy shouldn’t really be a debate at all.
Victims of the USA Gymnastics doctor were shamed into silence, now their voices are being heard.
The game has retained the architectural grandeur of the old structure – but it is rotting away.
In my lifetime, football has greatly improved. But so has TV coverage.
The striker must know his team’s job is to provide opportunities – he should give Spurs another season, test out the new stadium, then leave.