Spectator sport

Roy of the autobiographers

20 September 2014 9:00 am

It has become a weary cliché to say that a book’s publication is eagerly awaited, but when an event is…

They don’t make footballers like Roy Race any more

18 September 2014 1:00 pm

It has become a weary cliché to say that a book’s publication is eagerly awaited, but when an event is…

Just what Diego Costa needed: a guide to the traditions of the Premier League

6 September 2014 9:00 am

That excitable but likeable hombre, Everton manager Roberto Martinez, took it upon himself to give a stern lecture to the…

Those ‘traditions of English football’ in full

4 September 2014 1:00 pm

That excitable but likeable hombre, Everton manager Roberto Martinez, took it upon himself to give a stern lecture to the…

What does Duncan Fletcher actually do?

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Some years ago, when the last Conservative government was limping towards defeat, someone published a book called 101 Uses for…

Putting Fletcher in the shades

21 August 2014 1:00 pm

Some years ago, when the last Conservative government was limping towards defeat, someone published a book called 101 Uses for…

Why squash deserves a place in the Olympics

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Thank god for the Commonwealth Games: at least they gave us a brief respite from football transfer stories. Instead of…

Squash hits

7 August 2014 1:00 pm

Thank god for the Commonwealth Games: at least they gave us a brief respite from football transfer stories. Instead of…

Alastair Cook is world class. Steven Gerrard isn’t

26 July 2014 9:00 am

This time last year, England’s cricketers were 2-0 up against Australia, two thirds of the way towards their third consecutive…

Being the best

24 July 2014 1:00 pm

This time last year, England’s cricketers were 2-0 up against Australia, two thirds of the way towards their third consecutive…

The crazy rush to run down Alastair Cook

12 July 2014 9:00 am

A jaw-dropping moment on the front page of Her Majesty’s Daily Telegraph the other day: ‘How to fix England’, read…

Why the crusade against Alastair Cook?

10 July 2014 1:00 pm

A jaw-dropping moment on the front page of Her Majesty’s Daily Telegraph the other day: ‘How to fix England’, read…

Now England are out of the World Cup, we might just have to cheer for Iran

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Iran, eh: who knew? Last time I checked it was the great Satan, locking up its own people, stamping out…

England’s World Cup: the post mortem

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

Iran, eh: who knew? Last time I checked it was the great Satan, locking up its own people, stamping out…

The real England team is playing for Stuart Lancaster

14 June 2014 8:00 am

A revealing handwritten letter emerged at the weekend from the England scrum half Danny Care, who wasn’t playing in the…

A new England

12 June 2014 1:00 pm

A revealing handwritten letter emerged at the weekend from the England scrum half Danny Care, who wasn’t playing in the…

From Lewis Hamilton to Kevin Pietersen – who’s the worst team player?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Ah teamwork! There’s no me in team, as David Brent used to observe sagely, but there are often plenty of…

Team games

29 May 2014 1:00 pm

Ah teamwork! There’s no me in team, as David Brent used to observe sagely, but there are often plenty of…

Sport's greatest winning streaks

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Sport is all about streaks, winning and losing, though whether one of the gloomiest runs in world sport — England’s…

A real winner

15 May 2014 1:00 pm

Sport is all about streaks, winning and losing, though whether one of the gloomiest runs in world sport — England’s…

What’s right with Saracens — and José Mourinho’s Chelsea

3 May 2014 9:00 am

It’s hard to love Saracens rugby club — their centre is called Bosch, a word that also describes their bulldozing…

What’s right with Saracens– and José’s Chelsea

1 May 2014 1:00 pm

It’s hard to love Saracens rugby club — their centre is called Bosch, a word that also describes their bulldozing…

A sporting chance from the brotherhood of cricket

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The brotherhood of cricket, as we know, transcends race, creed, class and nationality. It can also be a big help…

A sporting chance

16 April 2014 1:00 pm

The brotherhood of cricket, as we know, transcends race, creed, class and nationality. It can also be a big help…

In defence of the Boat Race

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It’s Boat Race time again and as soon as the BBC starts its broadcast on Sunday there will be those…