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Jonathan Liew is a sports writer at the Guardian
After initially refusing to condemn the booing of players, this government appears to have realised that this is a team you cross at your peril.
The wildly lucrative boxing career of YouTuber Jake Paul proves the real world power of likes and views.
This is how power operates in its most unaccountable form: a hand grenade tossed into the heart of European football by a group of unelected billionaires.
Bidding to host international sporting events is a wheeze beloved of new governments: a source of patriotism and public excitement, a ready-made project and an illusion of vision.
A subtle sense of "otherness" has always followed the international career of a multi-talented cricketer who remains strangely under-appreciated.
TV ratings for the Olympics have steadily fallen, especially among the young – as a crisis of relevance and the issues around hosting become too big to ignore.
The success of players such as Ajinkya Rahane and Thangarasu Natarajan, shows the transformative power of the IPL.
With 20 wins from 22 games, Gerrard has swept away the team's culture of mediocrity.
During lockdown, virtual darts matches and classic rugby league games on YouTube became an antidote to daily news bulletins. And I even started running.
At this moment, the country’s sporting success feels more relevant to its politics than at any point in recent history.