Spectator sport

I know who’s going to win the Rugby World Cup. I think

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

England did have some clear winners in their otherwise beached Rugby World Cup campaign in the unlikely form of Lawrence…

England captain Chris Robshaw (Photo: Getty)

Give Robshaw a break

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Pity poor Chris Robshaw. England’s sturdy captain might have a knockout girlfriend and exceptional skills on the cappuccino machine, but…

England captain Chris Robshaw (Photo: Getty)

Give Robshaw a break

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

Pity poor Chris Robshaw. England’s sturdy captain might have a knockout girlfriend and exceptional skills on the cappuccino machine, but…

Another Federer-Djokovic classic – let's pray it wasn't the last

19 September 2015 8:00 am

A thumping physical confrontation testing mind, muscle and sinew to the ultimate degree, and from which there could only be…

Clashes of the titans

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

A thumping physical confrontation testing mind, muscle and sinew to the ultimate degree, and from which there could only be…

A World Championships that puts Sebastian Coe on the right track

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Sebastian Coe’s new job as head of world athletics will be a heck of a lot easier thanks to the…

The right track

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

Sebastian Coe’s new job as head of world athletics will be a heck of a lot easier thanks to the…

Alastair Cook's victory for character, calm – and cunning

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The roar of the Premier League is beginning to drown out everything else in sport (there’s even Friday night football…

Captain Cook proves good guys can triumph

20 August 2015 1:00 pm

The roar of the Premier League is beginning to drown out everything else in sport (there’s even Friday night football…

The edge of the Gobi desert, some 100km northwest of Beijing (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty)

The madness of the Beijing Winter Olympics

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Jumping the shark isn’t yet an Olympic sport, but if it were the International Olympic Committee would be a shoo-in…

The edge of the Gobi desert, some 100km northwest of Beijing (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty)

Champions of absurdity

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

Jumping the shark isn’t yet an Olympic sport, but if it were the International Olympic Committee would be a shoo-in…

Australia’s amazing, exhausting sporting comebacks

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I have never met an Aussie I didn’t like, but, crikey, their sporting indefatigability is exhausting. Don’t they ever give…

Australia’s comeback kids

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

I have never met an Aussie I didn’t like, but, crikey, their sporting indefatigability is exhausting. Don’t they ever give…

Nick Kyrgios is exactly the bad boy tennis needs

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Well thank heaven for Nick Kyrgios. The lavishly inked, blinged and barbered Aussie is quite one of the most thrilling…

Kyrgios is surely just what tennis needs

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

Well thank heaven for Nick Kyrgios. The lavishly inked, blinged and barbered Aussie is quite one of the most thrilling…

The twilight of Tiger Woods

27 June 2015 9:00 am

A car crash is a terrible thing, but hordes of people still slow down to cop an eyeful on the…

Tiger, Tiger, burning out

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

A car crash is a terrible thing, but hordes of people still slow down to cop an eyeful on the…

The Kiwi tourists are a lesson in sportsmanship

13 June 2015 9:00 am

A rather desultory Test series is taking place in the Caribbean where Australia are marmalising the West Indies, with a…

The Kiwi tourists are a living lesson

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

A rather desultory Test series is taking place in the Caribbean where Australia are marmalising the West Indies, with a…

Thrills and chivalry at Lord’s

30 May 2015 9:00 am

If heaven is a place on earth, as Belinda Carlisle so wisely observed, then surely that place has to be…

Thrills and chivalry at the most civilised place on earth

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

If heaven is a place on earth, as Belinda Carlisle so wisely observed, then surely that place has to be…

Ten steps to save English cricket

16 May 2015 9:00 am

If you watched England’s three-day Test defeat by the West Indies in Barbados the other day to the bitter end…

A few tips for Straussie

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

If you watched England’s three-day Test defeat by the West Indies in Barbados the other day to the bitter end…

Next time, David Cameron should pretend to support Bournemouth

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Here’s an election-winning idea for Dave: forget about Aston Villa (or West Ham) and become a full-on Bournemouth fan. They…

Come on you blues. Or, er, reds

30 April 2015 1:00 pm

Here’s an election-winning idea for Dave: forget about Aston Villa (or West Ham) and become a full-on Bournemouth fan. They…