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
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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
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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
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
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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
World’s highest-paid football players in 2021
Lionel Messi
In pictures

World’s highest-paid football players in 2021

There’s a familiar face at No.1, but who else is on the football rich list?
24 Aug 2021
A history of the Paralympics
 A competitor at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona
In Focus

A history of the Paralympics

Starting this week in Tokyo, the Paralympic Games has its origins in post-war Britain
23 Aug 2021
Tokyo Paralympics: a guide to the games
Someity is the official mascot for the Tokyo Paralympic Games
In Depth

Tokyo Paralympics: a guide to the games

4,350 athletes will compete across 22 sports in Japan’s capital city
23 Aug 2021
Pensions, elephants and middle-class drugs
An elephant eats some leaves
Podcast

Pensions, elephants and middle-class drugs

Why is the government changing pension rules? How did a herd of elephants cross China? And will well-heeled drug users be named and shamed?
20 Aug 2021
The scandal that could tarnish Team GB
Team GB sprinter CJ Ujah: ‘I am not a cheat’
In Focus

The scandal that could tarnish Team GB

CJ Ujah protested his innocence after testing positive for two banned substances
20 Aug 2021
India’s thrilling win at Lord’s: ‘an extraordinary see-saw’ of a Test
India’s Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli celebrate the wicket of James Anderson
Why we’re talking about . . .

India’s thrilling win at Lord’s: ‘an extraordinary see-saw’ of a Test

The final day of the second Test was a thrilling, if unusually bad-tempered, day of cricket
19 Aug 2021
‘Sad day for tennis’: is this the end of Federer’s glittering career?
Roger Federer waves to the crowd after losing in the Wimbledon quarter-final against Hubert Hurkacz
Today’s big question

‘Sad day for tennis’: is this the end of Federer’s glittering career?

40-year-old Swiss maestro will have a third operation on his right knee  
16 Aug 2021
Mercenaries, climate angst and the right to repair
Podcast

Mercenaries, climate angst and the right to repair

What are Russian soldiers doing in Libya? Are doom-laden climate headlines bad for our mental health? And are DIY gadget fixers about to get a break?
13 Aug 2021
Premier League: pundit predictions
Manchester City are the Premier League defending champions
Expert’s view

Premier League: pundit predictions

A look at the major talking points ahead of the new season
13 Aug 2021
Tokyo’s ‘grand human opera’: a tonic for a weary world
The flag bearers at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
In Depth

Tokyo’s ‘grand human opera’: a tonic for a weary world

Despite widespread ambivalence and fear, the Games managed to bring us together
12 Aug 2021
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