Year in review: sporting highlights of 2012
A sensational Olympics, the greatest comeback in golf history and the crowning of the world’s top national football team: 2012 has been a thrilling year in sport.
Tendulkar makes history with hundredth hundred
Indian cricket’s star batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, set an astonishing world record on Friday after scoring a hundred runs in an international match, for the hundredth time: a century of centuries.
Cricket hero turned cheat gets prison term
Salman Butt, former captain of the Pakistani cricket team, will serve 30 months in prison for his part in a match-fixing scandal. His fall has brought shame to a once respectable sport.
England top in world cricket – at last!
England's cricket team have done what England's footballers haven't managed since 1966 – become the worlds's best. It's great to be the global number one! How did they do it?
Batting for peace – ‘cricket diplomacy’ in India
The biggest match in cricket took place yesterday in the Indian town of Chandigarh as two nations took to the field, divided by politics and religion, but united by their shared love of sport.
Say ‘Gay’ and the beautiful game gets ugly
Steven Davies has become the first professional cricketer to admit he's gay. He waited five years: why has it taken so long?
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?