Spectator sport


Is it time to consign VAR to Room 101?

February 27, 2020 9:22 am

The offside rule was introduced to stop goal-hanging, not to measure the amount some nostril hair was the wrong side of the line


How will The Athletic’s expansion change British sports journalism?

June 27, 2019 1:13 pm

Sports journalism in Britain is being attacked by an American predator

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The fans make British soccer what it is – stop fleecing them

May 16, 2019 11:54 am

The English game would not have the same money-spinning appeal without them

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The Kentucky Derby through English eyes

May 4, 2019 2:41 pm

When it comes to racing, whatever country you’re in, it’s all about the horses

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What gives the trans lobby the right to chastise Martina Navratilova?

December 23, 2018 11:27 am

Never has any so-called social justice movement in the past commanded such authority and instilled such fear

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What Putin and Trump understand about UFC

October 9, 2018 8:48 am

There is no political correctness in cage fighting. But that’s not to say it’s not political

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Teamwork? It’s not the American way, even in the Ryder Cup

October 4, 2018 7:15 am

Why are the Americans so damn cocky, despite a poor away record?

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Why the Ryder Cup is great

September 28, 2018 5:44 am

The bi-annual clash between Europe and the US is the greatest show in golf

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Who will take the noise out of sport?

September 7, 2018 7:56 am

I can’t hear myself watch

Baseball is wonderful. Don’t diminish it by making it about race

August 7, 2018 8:46 am

The national pastime is under fire for ‘being too white.’

A friendly purr from a fallible Tiger Woods

July 26, 2018 10:11 am

Everybody knows Tiger and now they love the old philanderer even more. Who said there were no second chances?