Snooker Without Balls

Affinity between aficionadoes of baize and board

Down But Not Out

Peter Oborne recounts cricket's progress in Pakistan with the meticulousness and dedication such a rich and unlikely story deserves

In Walton’s Footsteps

The second-most frequently reprinted book in the English language is a 350-year-old fishing manual set in a bucolic Tottenham. Haringey never looked so good

Jocks Away

Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy's Jewish Jocks features some real life He-Menschen, but also a host of anti-jocks: tennis's first transexual player and the world record hot dog competition eater

Olympian Angst

'Germans longed for Olympic medals as validation, but were surprised at how London rose to the occasion'

The Silencing of South Africa’s Greatest Cricket Side

Most of the world-beating cricket team of the 1970s were anti-apartheid. Now they are shut out from the national game

Going Mainstream

Television networks have long since abandoned chess but a multi-millionaire promoter plans to catapult it back into the limelight

Online Only: The Great Olympic Sham

Politicians and bureaucrats at the IOC have made a mockery of the Olympic ideal. The Games-as-state-propaganda machine makes Soviets of us all

Bowled Over

From Havana to Kigali, cricket's good-news stories can be found in the least likely places

Real Men Don’t Use Brylcreem

Public displays of emotion, sequins, ear studs and nancy boy's clothes: where have all the men's men gone?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"