Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health
Bashar al-Assad
Podcast

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health

Will Syrian criminals be allowed home? How did an American prison fall into the hands of inmates? And why are sports stars struggling with their menta…
15 Oct 2021
The Ashes: a tough task for England down under
Ben Stokes: England’s missing talisman
In Focus

The Ashes: a tough task for England down under

Unfortunately, England’s line-up is not likely to strike fear into Australia
15 Oct 2021
‘Poisoned chalice’: a tough job for Raducanu’s next coach
Emma Raducanu was beaten by Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells
In Focus

‘Poisoned chalice’: a tough job for Raducanu’s next coach

US Open champion had a disappointing return at Indian Wells 
14 Oct 2021
Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
In Focus

Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?

Amnesty calls for meeting with the Premier League over owners’ and directors’ test
14 Oct 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: how football’s two superstars compare
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Profile

Messi vs. Ronaldo: how football’s two superstars compare

Record-breaker Ronaldo scored the 58th hat-trick of his career 
13 Oct 2021
‘We are not robots’: Uefa and Fifa under fire
Thibaut Courtois in action for Belgium against Italy in the Uefa Nations League third-placed match
View from the terraces

‘We are not robots’: Uefa and Fifa under fire

Football’s governing bodies are accused of prioritising money over player welfare
12 Oct 2021
Where does Fury rank among the best heavyweights of all time?
Tyson Fury celebrates his victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas
Today’s big question

Where does Fury rank among the best heavyweights of all time?

Gypsy King retained his WBC crown with a stunning KO of Deontay Wilder
11 Oct 2021

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Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?
Newcastle United Football Club
View from the terraces

Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?

The ‘dismal days of Mike Ashley are over’ as new owners spell out club’s ambitions
8 Oct 2021
Torquator Tasso: an outstanding German with an Italian name
Arc winner Torquator Tasso and jockey Rene Piechulek
In Focus

Torquator Tasso: an outstanding German with an Italian name

The 80-1 shot upset the bookies with a stunning run at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
8 Oct 2021
Fury vs. Wilder III: fight guide and predictions
Fury vs. Wilder
In Depth

Fury vs. Wilder III: fight guide and predictions

The heavyweight trilogy clash takes place in Vegas this weekend
7 Oct 2021
London Marathon: two exceptional success stories
Junior doctor Phil Sesemann finished seventh on his marathon debut
In Focus

London Marathon: two exceptional success stories

The standout Britons were a junior doctor and a runner overlooked for the Olympic squad
7 Oct 2021
Ashes series set for go ahead as Root commits to tour
England captain Joe Root and Australia skipper Tim Paine hold the urn ahead of the Ashes
The latest on . . .

Ashes series set for go ahead as Root commits to tour

England and Australia hold talks over entry requirements and quarantine concerns
6 Oct 2021
Mo Salah: is Liverpool’s ‘genius’ now the best player in Europe?
Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah
View from the terraces

Mo Salah: is Liverpool’s ‘genius’ now the best player in Europe?

Pundits praise the ‘Egyptian king’ after his wonder goal against Man City
4 Oct 2021
Manny Pacquiao: from king of the ring to the presidency?
Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas in the final fight of his career
Profile

Manny Pacquiao: from king of the ring to the presidency?

After retiring from boxing the Filipino legend is facing his biggest battle yet
29 Sep 2021
‘Rory McIlroy showed what the Ryder Cup really means’
Rory McIlroy walks with his caddie during the 43rd Ryder Cup
In Focus

‘Rory McIlroy showed what the Ryder Cup really means’

It was an emotional week for the Northern Irishman as Europe lost heavily to the USA
27 Sep 2021
2021 Ryder Cup: players, tee times and TV coverage
The opening ceremony for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits
In Depth

2021 Ryder Cup: players, tee times and TV coverage

Golf’s match-play event takes place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin
24 Sep 2021
Saracens’ triumphant return to Premiership Rugby
Alex Lozowski’s kicking performance was ‘sensational’
In Focus

Saracens’ triumphant return to Premiership Rugby

On evidence they deserve to be the bookies’ favourites for this year’s title
23 Sep 2021
‘Netflix of sport’ DAZN in advanced talks to buy BT Sport 
DAZN cameraman
In Focus

‘Netflix of sport’ DAZN in advanced talks to buy BT Sport 

Deal would see the streaming company acquire Premier League rights
22 Sep 2021
Peloton checks in to hotels and health clubs for future growth 
Peloton exercise bikes
In Focus

Peloton checks in to hotels and health clubs for future growth 

Exercise equipment company going ‘beyond the home’ following Precor acquisition
22 Sep 2021
Jimmy Greaves: the greatest striker England has ever seen 
Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81
View from the terraces

Jimmy Greaves: the greatest striker England has ever seen 

World of football pays tribute to the legendary goalscorer and broadcaster 
20 Sep 2021
Doping in sport: should cannabis be on the list of banned substances?
US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis
In Focus

Doping in sport: should cannabis be on the list of banned substances?

World Anti-Doping Agency will launch a scientific review next year
15 Sep 2021
A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?
Football’s Fifa World Cup and rugby union’s Webb Ellis Cup trophies
Pros and cons

A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?

Governing bodies of both sports are discussing the option of biennial tournaments 
14 Sep 2021
Raducanu’s meteoric rise: unknown wildcard to grand slam champion 
Emma Raducanu celebrates her victory at the US Open
Profile

Raducanu’s meteoric rise: unknown wildcard to grand slam champion 

Just three months ago, the British 18-year-old was a ‘schoolgirl waiting for her A-level results’ 
13 Sep 2021
Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer: grand slam wins and career big titles
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the ‘big three’ of men’s tennis
Profile

Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer: grand slam wins and career big titles

Novak Djokovic remains level with his big three rivals on 20 slams after losing the US Open final
13 Sep 2021
The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the finances of major football clubs
Pin badges showing face of Cristiano Ronaldo
Expert’s view

The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the finances of major football clubs

Manchester United hoping to cash in big after securing the Portuguese star’s signature on two-year contract
13 Sep 2021
Britain’s greatest Paralympian: cyclist Sarah Storey
Sarah Storey with her gold medal
Profile

Britain’s greatest Paralympian: cyclist Sarah Storey

Her achievements are ‘off-the-scale extraordinary’
10 Sep 2021
The best cycling tops for lightweight, long-distance comfort
Cycling tops
The wish list

The best cycling tops for lightweight, long-distance comfort

With prices ranging from £40 to £290
7 Sep 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming
Ronaldo
In Brief

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming

Last week, Manchester United re-signed the forward on a two-year deal thought to be worth more than £400,000 a week
2 Sep 2021
Golfing in the Algarve
Four Seasons Fairways, Quinta do Lago
The big trip

Golfing in the Algarve

Pack your clubs – and hit the fairways and greens in Portugal this off-season
1 Sep 2021
The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing
Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes confronts Southampton’s Jack Stephens
Why we’re talking about . . .

The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing

New refereeing protocol is intended to make football more free-flowing
27 Aug 2021
‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’
Harry Kane
Instant Opinion

‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Aug 2021
The thrills of The Hundred finale
Southern Brave men’s team and Oval Invincibles women’s team celebrate at Lord’s
In Focus

The thrills of The Hundred finale

A landmark moment and a feast of hitting in the double bill at Lord’s 
26 Aug 2021
A Women’s Open that ‘had it all’
Anna Nordqvist: one of Europe’s greats
In Focus

A Women’s Open that ‘had it all’

Anna Nordqvist won her third major after a dramatic final round at Carnoustie
26 Aug 2021
Kane will stay at Spurs - is Ronaldo next on Man City’s wish list? 
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane 
View from the terraces

Kane will stay at Spurs - is Ronaldo next on Man City’s wish list? 

Football’s transfer rumour mill has gone into overdrive
25 Aug 2021
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