England cricket coach Peter Moores’s  unfortunate blurted promise “to look at the data” for reasons behind losing to Bangladesh in the World Cup has cued up much soul-searching about what the correct approach to the game should be. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The phrase “analysis paralysis” is hardly new and its use hardly neutral. But the debate about whether sport should be parsed through as many analytic(...)

A dejected Michael Clarke, Australian captain, walks out for the presentation after day five of the first Ashes Test match between England and Australia. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Tattoos! Why? An expression of individuality? Hardly. It’s impossible to go anywhere without being ubiquitously treated to acres of flabby pseudo-Kanj(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke: ‘What can I say? Our performance in the first innings was unacceptable’.  Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Michael Clarke has admitted his Australia team have become a laughing stock and cannot have any complaints about it after an “unacceptable” batting pe(...)