Spectator sport

Our (nearly) golden summer

18 August 2016 1:00 pm

It seems like a long time ago, but back in the day, when Sir John Major launched the National Lottery,…

A gold standard of cheating

6 August 2016 9:00 am

With the Olympics almost upon us our thoughts turn inexorably to the art of cheating. And while we should deplore…

A gold standard of cheating

4 August 2016 1:00 pm

With the Olympics almost upon us our thoughts turn inexorably to the art of cheating. And while we should deplore…

Way off track

23 July 2016 9:00 am

What’s going on with athletics? Do you know anything that’s happened in the sport this year? Has a sport ever…

Way off track

21 July 2016 1:00 pm

What’s going on with athletics? Do you know anything that’s happened in the sport this year? Has a sport ever…

Wimbledon’s ultimate one-up man

9 July 2016 9:00 am

What a well-behaved Wimbledon. Apart from a bit of racket-smashing (most of the ladies), low-level swearing (Nick Kyrgios), tantrums (Kyrgios),…

Wimbledon’s ultimate one-up man

7 July 2016 1:00 pm

What a well-behaved Wimbledon. Apart from a bit of racket-smashing (most of the ladies), low-level swearing (Nick Kyrgios), tantrums (Kyrgios),…

Blessed are the goalscorers

25 June 2016 3:00 am

‘I am grateful to the gaffer for the opportunity and to God for letting me score,’ said Daniel Sturridge after…

Blessed are the goalscorers

23 June 2016 1:00 pm

‘I am grateful to the gaffer for the opportunity and to God for letting me score,’ said Daniel Sturridge after…

The pain of being second-best

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

The boys at Radio 5, bless ’em, are now including the EU referendum as part of their sports trailers. As…

Cricket needs a top-to-bottom overhaul: here’s how I’d do it

28 May 2016 9:00 am

No place for the faint of heart, Headingley, and certainly not for some sketchy Sri Lankan batsmen at the back…

A blueprint for English cricket

26 May 2016 1:00 pm

No place for the faint of heart, Headingley, and certainly not for some sketchy Sri Lankan batsmen at the back…

Revealed: the true and unrepeatable secret of Leicester City’s success

14 May 2016 9:00 am

A few years ago a motivational speaker brought out a smart little book called Legacy: What The All Blacks Can…

The Foxes have little to teach us

12 May 2016 1:00 pm

A few years ago a motivational speaker brought out a smart little book called Legacy: What The All Blacks Can…

Leicester City are the most brutally efficient winners since 1970s Leeds

30 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s always good to see a great con trick in action. Take Boris Johnson: not really the lovable quick-witted scamp…

A triumph for brutality

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

It’s always good to see a great con trick in action. Take Boris Johnson: not really the lovable quick-witted scamp…

Well done Danny, but Jordan will come back

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Well here’s a thing: we’ve just had the first English bloke to win the Masters. Sure, an Englishman has won…

Well done Danny, but Jordan will come back

14 April 2016 1:00 pm

Well here’s a thing: we’ve just had the first English bloke to win the Masters. Sure, an Englishman has won…

Reasons to be cheerful about cricket, football and the Grand National

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Well the sun is out, the sky is blue, and poor Boris Johnson is taking such a pounding from Matthew…

Reasons to be cheerful, parts one, two, three…

31 March 2016 2:00 pm

Well the sun is out, the sky is blue, and poor Boris Johnson is taking such a pounding from Matthew…

The noble suffering of Maria Sharapova

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The return heavyweight bout between England and Wales lived up to its billing as the most thumping rugby match of…

Jones the dragon-slayer

17 March 2016 3:00 pm

The return heavyweight bout between England and Wales lived up to its billing as the most thumping rugby match of…

Two big hitters leave the crease: Brendon McCullum and Hugh McIlvanney

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Two great men have just bowed out from their chosen trades and it is bloody sad. The New Zealand cricket…

Two big hitters leave the crease

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

Two great men have just bowed out from their chosen trades and it is bloody sad. The New Zealand cricket…

The angry young bowler who could take the West Indies back to the top

20 February 2016 9:00 am

In the north of Antigua, just by the medical school, is a neat little cricket ground. It was a bit…