Sue Barker

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Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her semi-final match against Britain’s Johanna Konta at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

No rain, no flowers, no regrets – that was the story of Johanna Konta’s exit from the French Open on Saturday, one step from the final and a slice of (...)

Geraint Thomas poses after winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas rode a wave of public support to become the BBC’s sports personality of the year and continue cycling’s rec(...)

Boris Becker arrives on day one of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday. Photograph:  Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Boris Becker was told to curb his language by presenter Sue Barker after swearing on air during the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage. The German, who won the(...)

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston during the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Kevin Na. On television, his methodical approach to the game of golf shakes Butch Harmon to his very core. Harmon, confidante to the stars as a swing(...)

Irish fans celebrate during  EURO 2016 at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Metropole, France, 22 June 2016. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Dubrule

The Irish are often said to be the best sports fans in the world. We get open letters from host nations at tournaments, double-page spreads in French(...)

Enthalling: a haenyeo diver on the South Korean island of Jeju, in Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

In an already dire month for television (unless you’re a sports fan) I sit down to watch Bypassed (RTÉ One, Tuesday) and think with creeping despair, (...)

Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

‘It’s inconceivable to think that Maria Sharapova could lose to anybody 16 times in a row, it’s impossible,” the BBC’s John Lloyd told Sue Barker befo(...)

The commentary gold provided by Boris “he’s playing on all cylinders” Becker was not the only odd thing about the BBC’s presentation of the Wimbled(...)