Modern sport: 'a freak show with accidents'
A footballer retires after battling with injury. New figures show the dangers of playing rugby. And London gears up for the Olympics. How healthy are top athletes really?
Spate of accidents adds to Olympic headache
Builders working at the 2012 Olympic site have been suffering high rates of injury, and that's just the latest bad news. Is the Olympics really worth it?
Sumo combat seeks to wrestle back its honour
It's Japan's national sport with religious roots. But match-fixing scandals have left Sumo stunned. Can the sport pick itself up off the mat?
Records smashed as football clubs spend big
As the football transfer window ends, some clubs have spent millions on new players. Money might buy success, but is it fair?
'Sexist' Football pundits caught offside
A female official at a top football match is mocked by the TV presenters. They're now suspended. But is football the only sexist institution?
We are still cave men, claims top scientist
A top behavioural scientist has made waves in the diet business, saying that we should eat and live more like our genetic ancestors.
Gloom, doom and cuts v barmy men hugging
A crushing cricket victory in Australia is good news for England fans. But does sport really have the power to change the national mood?
Is England’s World Cup collapse the media’s fault?
After England’s dismal start to the World Cup, reports of mutiny in the camp are rife. But does this tell us more about journalism than it does about football?
Jabulani: The last-minute swerve… towards boredom
When goalkeepers criticised Adidas’s new World Cup ball, we expected goals galore. Is the Jabulani to blame, or just the answer to a question that no-one was asking?
Army chief gets the boot, as Afghan war heats up
A change at the top signals a new approach to the war in Afghanistan. But can this battle really be won? And should we be fighting at all?
The World Cup — can it be worth all the fuss?
Should the eye-watering sums spent on the planet’s biggest event – not to mention the time and effort that goes into it – be diverted to more worthwhile causes?