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George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Andy Lee: the former WBO middleweight champion. ‘I asked him how retirement was going but for some reason I was too awkward to tell him how much I loved his book.’ Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Even when it comes to training we need that competitive edge. I’ve been tipping away on my own but Conor Murray has a Wattbike as well, as does Rory S(...)

Björn Borg sinks to his knees after winning the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final against John McEnroe.  Photograph: Getty Images

An allegiance to Björn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final came about in circuitous fashion. He wasn’t the primary object of my childhood a(...)

 Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley believes it will be hard to restart the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph:   Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has said. The tenni(...)

If, as British PM Boris Johnson says, it takes at least three months for coronavirus to fade, the odds on Wimbledon going ahead in June are surely ‘slim to zero’. File photograph: Getty

The All England Club will decide at an emergency meeting next week if it is advisable or even viable to hold this year’s Wimbledon tournament, due to (...)

Everything finds its level. Sport got put in its place last week, snuffed out across the globe like an altar boy’s candle after mass. The pandemic is (...)

Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a knee problem. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer has announced he will miss this year’s French Open after undergoing knee surgery. The 20-time grand slam champion went under the knife (...)

Google’s new chatbot Meena converses with a  human

Chatbots have been around for a long time but more than a few minutes of interaction proves they’re not really up to scratch unless used for one narro(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his Australian Open win. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty

Few players in tennis want to love and be loved as much as Novak Djokovic and, while he lost a few friends in one of the most curious meltdowns of his(...)

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