Spectator sport

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…

Cricket needs the West Indies

18 February 2016 3:00 pm

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

John Terry’s ‘farewell’ is a load of hypocritical old tosh

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Just when you were thinking that the Premier League had become a much nicer place without José Mourinho in it,…

Don’t cry for John Terry

4 February 2016 3:00 pm

Just when you were thinking that the Premier League had become a much nicer place without José Mourinho in it,…

There are three sides to success at Oxford United

23 January 2016 9:00 am

In the middle of Oxford is a socking great cinema: once the Ritz, it’s now an Odeon multiplex. Back in…

Three sides to our success

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

In the middle of Oxford is a socking great cinema: once the Ritz, it’s now an Odeon multiplex. Back in…

Every Test match should have a Ben Stokes (or even a Chris Gayle)

9 January 2016 9:00 am

On Sunday morning a friend texted: ‘You watching the big bash, or the domestic stuff down in Australia?’ On one…

Add Ben Stokes to the world’s greatest batsmen

7 January 2016 3:00 pm

On Sunday morning a friend texted: ‘You watching the big bash, or the domestic stuff down in Australia?’ On one…

From the dismal to the delightful: the year in sport

12 December 2015 9:00 am

So long, then, to another thrilling year of sport in which the full range of human possibility — from the…

From the dismal to the delightful: the year in sport

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

So long, then, to another thrilling year of sport in which the full range of human possibility — from the…