Battle of the titans launches Rugby World Cup
Whisper it quietly, but is rugby a better game than football? The World Cup kicks off in Tokyo this morning and all the world’s a stage as the giants of the game prepare for an epic battle.
Cameroon ‘disgraces’ football in day of drama
Was it great entertainment or just terrible football? England’s 3-0 win over the West African side was overshadowed by chaos, as Cameroon’s players twice threatened to walk off the pitch.
Normal life cancelled as nation holds breath
Does society need more events that bring us all together? England face Sweden in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday, and half the country is set to tune in for the crunch match.
The sting: England manager’s firing ‘unfair’
Sam Allardyce waited years to manage England’s football team. Last night he was sacked after one game. An undercover operation cost him the role. A fair cop, or a sinister intrusion?
Ashes contest draws on years of tradition
One of cricket’s fiercest rivalries will recommence in Cardiff today in front of a sell-out crowd. But can a traditional five-day game survive in the fast-paced modern world?
Brazil’s football success is driven by demons
Brazil has produced some of the world’s most exciting players and hopes this summer to add an incredible sixth World Cup trophy to its cabinet. How did it become football’s superpower?
England fans’ fury over £90 football shirt
Following the game of football has become increasingly expensive, but fans say that Nike’s price tag for its 2014 World Cup shirt goes too far. Is it really fair game or just foul play?
World Cup draw sets stage for thrilling contest
The draw to determine which teams will face each other in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup has taken place. England face a tough fight – but the tournament should be spectacular.
Footballer in fresh row over ‘Englishness’
Pundits are fighting over who should be allowed to join the national football team. No foreign players should play for England, says midfielder Jack Wilshere – but who counts as foreign?
England celebrates dragon-slaying patron saint
Today is the feast day of St George, patron saint of England. Parties will be held around the country to mark the occasion – but a quarter of all Britons associate St George with racism, or...
English football headless after manager’s exit
In a day of shocks for England’s football team, the manager resigned while his probable successor was cleared of tax fraud. But what kind of manager do England really want?
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?
Women’s World Cup alive and kicking
Germany is currently hosting the sixth Women's World Cup. It's attracting the crowds, but will it ever catch up with the men's game in global appeal?