Summer crowds flock to festivals of sport
The hottest week of the year is coinciding with a great week of sport as crowds flock to Wimbledon. But are summer sports too elitist, and should more be done to make them inclusive?
Young tennis pair slay Wimbledon giants
Two young players have sent two of tennis’s biggest names, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, crashing out of the tournament. Does youthful exuberance have the edge over experience in sport?
Brazil’s home advantage claims first victim
The hosts defeated Croatia, who complained that the referee was swayed by the home supporters. Many think playing at home gives an edge, but does it really have such an influence in sport?
Winning tennis partnership comes to an end
Andy Murray has announced he is parting ways with his revered mentor, Ivan Lendl. Some doubt if Britain’s No.1 can return to winning ways without him, but are coaches really so influential?
Murray ignites hopes for a British ‘golden era’
To some it was only a tennis game. To others the first male British winner at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 represents a wider resurgence of national confidence and success.
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.
Britain tastes tennis glory after 76 year drought
Just when Britain thought that its summer of sporting success was over, Scottish tennis player Andy Murray has finally triumphed at one of the world’s four ‘grand slam’ tournaments.
Invincible Federer leaves Murray broken hearted
Roger Federer put on a tennis masterclass to destroy British hopes of seeing Andy Murray win his first ever grand slam title. Murray played brilliant tennis, but was left in despair.
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?
Murray wins at last – but British players lag
Andy Murray is celebrating after a victory at Queens, a crucial tournament in the run up to Wimbledon. Other British tennis players have less to cheer.
The rise and fall of a tennis genius. What now?
Andy Murray has beaten Federer and Nadal and appeared in three Grand slam finals. Now he's losing to players outside the Top 100. What's gone wrong?
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?