Category Archives: Sport

Cricket World Cup special: highs, lows and an otherworldly final

Roughly, life is a search for joy, and most of us plough through it experiencing nothing remotely comparable to the taking of a World Cup wicket. So when we watch others enjoy the moment, our sense of wonder encompasses not

Gennady Golovkin destroys Steve Rolls in four, then looks toward Canelo

Now that he has taken care of his return to the ring in typical Triple G fashion, Gennady Golovkin can look ahead. Well aware of the lesson Anthony Joshua learned in the same Madison Square Garden ring last weekend, Golovkin

Self-confident and out of step: why English cricket is the Buzz Lightyear of sports

X, as it turns out, are the secretive R&D arm of Google, the shiny, happy Doodle-makers who exist to make the world a better place and definitely aren’t a frighteningly powerful mega-corporation that knows every bad thing you’ve ever done

‘If I don’t compete in singles again, I’m OK with that,’ says Andy Murray

Andy Murray, who returns to tennis in the doubles at Queen’s this month, has said he is relaxed about ever playing singles again. “I thought during the whole injury troubles that tennis was the most important thing to me and

Gareth Southgate looks back at past year as he plans England’s future

Gareth Southgate allowed himself a moment to contemplate all that had been achieved over the calendar year. The more rousing occasions tripped off the tongue, from a World Cup semi-final to that eye-catching victory in Spain and progress through a

Van Dijk snatches a point from Germany and a finals ticket for the Netherlands

Virgil van Dijk scored a last-minute equaliser with a fierce volley against already relegated Germany in Gelsenkirchen on Monday night to secure the Netherlands a week in Portugal next June for the finals of the Nations League.Germany 2-2 Netherlands, Denmark

More than 500 footballers may have lost up to £1bn due to bad advice

A major motivation behind the growing calls for reform of the Professional Footballers’ Association is the large number of recently retired players struggling with severe financial difficulties, despite having had lucrative careers in the game. One accountancy professional with detailed

Solskjær finds FA Cup respite as Manchester United hit Tranmere for six

The prospects of an upset vanished in quick-fire fashion but Micky Mellon’s team made a determined start in their quest for a second Premier League scalp inside four days. Until Maguire opened the scoring with an emphatic strike the home

‘Inspired by KM’: Mbappé takes aim at hitting his most creative target yet

He has exceptional wealth – with an annual income estimated at around £20m – but he does not keep it all for himself. In football terms, the moment Mbappé made the jump from thrilling talent to bona fide great can

Gabriel Jesus double eases Manchester City past Fulham after Ream’s early red

This was Manchester City’s 19th straight win in domestic cup competition, the holders coasting into the fifth round in a tie that neared a soporific state at times. Pep Guardiola and his team will not care, of course. They are