Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham chat ahead of England v West Indies test match at Lord’s  in September 2017. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

My God, I wish Geoff Boycott had approached playing cricket like he approaches no-deal Brexit. The long-time cricketer turned long-time commentator wa(...)

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Manchester United. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Of the many telling facts, stats and scalding hot takes to emerge from Wednesday night’s Manchester derby – a game that felt as if two clubs were pas(...)

Brexit battle: like English players at Wimbledon, Theresa May has been hyped up far beyond her merits and promoted to Centre Court. Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty

The British prime minister doesn’t cut it as a tragic figure. Instead, stuck in Brexit chaos partly of her own making, she has had the overweening (...)

Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh of Australia celebrate after Australia regained the Ashes. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

It did not just go wrong on a pavement in Bristol in the early hours of September 25th. The first and most obvious reason why Australia have regained (...)

Sonny Bill Williams of the Blues offloads the ball to Ihaia West to set up the match winning try at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

When Ian McGeechan coached the Lions in New Zealand in 1993 his policy with the media was simple: say nothing in a polite way. He knew, even at a time(...)

Feng shui consultant Dervilla Griffin: “I have a lovely mix of home and business clients who would generally contact me having received a recommendation from a previous client.”

We’re in the middle of the Chinese new year celebrations. The glorious son et lumière celebrations, which are rooted in centuries-old traditions and (...)

South African batsman David Wiese  congratulates AB de VIlliers  on reaching his century against England in Cape Town.  Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa, inspired by captain AB de Villiers and aided by a wanton England batting lineup, won the final one-day international of a captivating q(...)

England’s Ian Bell and Joe Root celebrate after winning the third Test match. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Ian Bell hailed the “amazing game” of Test cricket after the Ashes swung England’s way once more. Hammered at Lord’s after an impressive opening win a(...)

England’s Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell look dejected during the post match presentations following their series draw with the West Indies. Photo: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

Alastair Cook believes he is “untouchable” as England captain, according to Geoffrey Boycott who has launched an astonishing attack on the left-hander(...)

  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(...)

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