Sport

Lusty, roistering Suranne Jones as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack. Image: BBC / Lookout Point / Jay Brooks

Sunday night on the Beeb was an orgy of virtue-signalling

25 May 2019 9:00 am

After its new costume drama You Go, Girl! (Sundays) about how amazing, empowered and better-than-men women are, especially if they…

Lance encounters: a plate from The Book of Tournaments, Maximilian’s remarkable encyclopedia of jousting

The joy of jousting

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Chivalric spectacle, martial display, marriage market, medieval G8. Laura Freeman on why the Late Middle Ages were mad for jousting

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, master of the seas and model Englishman

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Something very odd happened on the Today programme the other morning. Amid the mountains of bombast that usually fill the…

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund’s star player (Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Imag-es)

I watched Jadon Sancho grow up. That’s why I know he’s Britain’s next footballing megastar

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Even at eight, it was clear that Jadon Sancho would be special

Meet Chris Gayle, the coolest man in sport

9 March 2019 9:00 am

It can’t be a coincidence that two of the coolest sportsmen on the planet are from the same place, Jamaica.…

Pounds of flesh: Takayasu throws Takakeisho to the ground to win the 2018 Kyushu tournament in Fukuoka

The balletic, bum-baring rituals of sumo

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Dance critic Louise Levene investigates the balletic, bum-baring rituals of sumo

Charles J. Tebbutt at Littleport, January 1893, unknown photographer

A short history of ice skating

15 December 2018 9:00 am

In landscape terms, the Fens don’t have much going for them. What you can say for them, though, is that…

Famous cricketers of the 1880s include James Lilywhite (far left) and W.G. Grace (centre). Credit: Getty Images

Farewell to cricket as the archetypal English game

10 November 2018 9:00 am

At the beginning of August this year, the England test team played what is supposed to have been the 1,000th…

The great thing about the World Cup is you don’t even have to watch it to enjoy it

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Even though I don’t watch much football I love the World Cup because it’s my passport to total freedom. I…

Twenty20 is making cricket great again

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Twenty20 is making the game great again

Two perfect kicks from Johnny Sexton destroyed England’s rugby’s dream

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Which would you least like to see coming towards you? An Uber driverless car, Ant McPartlin in his black Mini…

Toby Young: I’ve been unmanned by a tennis brute in bright pink

27 January 2018 9:00 am

As regular readers will know, Caroline has developed a fanatical interest in tennis and is currently captain of the ladies…

Ángel Hernández: I no longer dope athletes, but pretty much everyone else does

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Ángel Hernández on why he’s no longer juicing athletes – but everyone else is

Sport in our state schools is in a sorry state of play

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Sport in state schools is not up to par, writes William Cook

I’m a Bake Off judge, but it’s not cake making Britain fat

9 September 2017 9:00 am

The UK’s obesity crisis is worsening. Drastic action is needed

Letters: Boris is the only candidate who has what it takes to be the next Tory leader

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Yes to Boris Sir: Get Boris (15 July)! Get Boris to be prime minister, in fact. He is the only…

Is Johanna Konta British?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

‘Plastic Brits’ challenge our notions about nationality

‘Tennis’, 1930, by Eric Ravilious

How artists from Ravilious to Rauschenberg fell for tennis

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Tennis is best played with a wooden racket on a shady lawn somewhere close to Dorking. There is no need…

Tennis’s golden generation is showing the first signs of metal fatigue

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Not a bad week for Roger Federer then: first pootling along being cool and rich in a morning suit at…

Just 3.7 per cent of top company directors are part of an ethnic minority

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Veggie skills Forest Green Rovers, described as the world’s first vegan football club, was promoted to the Football League. Some…

The MMA master destined (just maybe) to defeat Floyd Mayweather

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Could the mixed martial artist Conor McGregor really defeat one of the greatest boxers in history? I can’t wait to find out

Why it’s wrong to let Liverpool FC ban the Sun

1 April 2017 9:00 am

The comedian Jimmy Carr is not necessarily a guy you would trust on much, but he was spot on the…

The footballing giant killers of 1914

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Big league Lincoln City became the first non-league club since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 to win a place in…

How to cure depression

28 January 2017 9:00 am

‘If life is a race, I feel that I’m not even at the starting line,’ I said to the doctor…

Why does sport work so well on radio?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The purest form of radio is probably sports commentating, creating pictures in the mind purely through language so that by…