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Centre Stage: an exclusive interview with England boss Roy Hodgson | Serena Slam: we examine Serena Williams' rise to glory | Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace's tricky forward is rebuilding his career at Selhurst Park | | The seven wonders of the Rugby World Cup | Hull KR's Kieran Dixon looks forward to the Rugby League Challenge Cup| MotoGP comes to Silverstone this weekend, so chat to high-flying Brit Bradley Smith | Plus: Sport vs... skateboarding legend Tony Hawk
The Bolt Ultimatum: how will athletics survive once its biggest star crosses his final finish line? | Dina Asher-Smith: Britain’s fastest woman on breaking the 11-second barrier | Aaron Cresswell has high hopes for the Irons’ final season at Upton Park | Jonny Wilkinson talks finding peace and autographing pets | England hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh looks forward to the EuroHockey Championships | England all-rounder Natalie Sciver reflects on her Ashes campaign | Plus: ultra-runner Robbie Britton sees the funny side of dogging and mugging
Aaron Ramsey on why the Gunners are finally capable of winning the league again this season | Fast bowler Steven Finn looks back on his defining innings at Trent Bridge | Norwich winger Nathan Redmond talks crucial goals and life lessons on his side’s return to the Premier League | Lotus F1 test driver Carmen Jorda on fighting for progress in a male-dominated sport | Michael Calvin reveals Brendan Rodgers’ motivational secrets | Plus: Kelly Maloney picks out the highs and lows of being a boxing promotor and tells us why she couldn’t quit
Jose Mourinho talks exclusively about past gripes, future hopes and why he’s a one club man | Mind games and meltdowns. The sack race and fourth place. It’s our team-by-team guide to the new Premier League season | England wicket-keeper-come-batsman Sarah Taylor on maximising her talent and ignoring her phone ahead of the Women’s Ashes Test next week | Denise Lewis tells us about funny turns, frisky moments at the Beeb and fish fingers
Teenage golf star Charley Hull talks exclusively about her love for the game and why she’s doing things her way | Gary Neville takes aim at Premier League defending, media mania and London restaurant prices | Derby striker Darren Bent looks ahead to the new Championship season | England fast bowler Mark Wood talks taking on the Aussies | We meet Chelsea captain Katie Chapman ahead of an historic Women’s FA Cup final | Plus: Jimmy Bullard on his favourite fishing pole
Greg Rutherford – the long jumper assesses his chances of holding Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World Championships gold | England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler on wigs, skipping school and gawping at Frank Lampard | Richard Moore gives us a taste of his investigation into Jamaica’s sprint supremacy | We meet Wiggle-Honda manager Rochelle Gilmore, one of the most influential figures in women’s cycling | Plus – the story of Fantasy League, and the beginnings of the original football management game
MMA superstar Ronda Rousey on playing the Joker and being the baddest woman in sport | As the Ashes continue, England captain Alastair Cook tells us why batting is like a bar of soap | Five time Open champion Tom Watson bids farewell to St Andrews, while Georgie Bingham gets acquainted with the course | Team Sky's Sam Rowe on riding himself into the ground for Chris Froome in the Tour de France | Plus: Andy Roddick on why his friends call him 'dumbass'
England vice-captain Joe Root talks Ashes memories and keeping things simple ahead of this summer’s series | Meet the Aussies: the 11 men who could turn this summer’s Ashes into a damp squib for England | Harry Redknapp on wasted talents, facing Pele and why he wouldn’t want to be stuck in a lift with Paolo Di Canio | Women’s World Cup: what we’ve learned from the tournament | Plus: Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw tell us what to expect from this year’s Tour de France
Roger Federer talks exclusively about why he believes his 18th Grand Slam could come at Wimbledon | Jimmy Anderson looks ahead to an Ashes series against an unfriendly Australian team | Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart on facing Lionel Messi and dishing out free shampoo | Defending SW19 women’s champ Petra Kvitova reflects on a topsy-turvy 2015 so far | Women’s World Cup: a closer look at England’s next opponents, Canada | Plus: 10 best summer adventures to be had on British shores
Britain’s sprint king Mark Cavendish talks high expectations, big reputations and returning to the Tour de France | Tennis legend Boris Becker reflects on his history-making triumph at Wimbledon | The Ashes in quotes - author Rob Smyth on the delivery that altered the course of the Urn’s history | Swimmer Jazz Carlin on the sessions that make her stomach ache | Plus: Mata, Brazil’s record goalscorer, on meeting Sir Alex Ferguson and her singing habit
Freddie Flintoff talks exclusively about that Ashes series 10 years on, old teammates and playing for laughs | Paul Gascoigne gives us a glimpse into a new documentary on his life | Milos Raonic reveals the secrets behind his serve | England winger Karen Carney on her side’s World Cup hopes and the importance of crazy | Danny Welbeck explains why England are getting better | Plus: Ricky Hatton on following Celine Dion, beating Floyd Mayweather in a jet and Johnny Cash
England striker Eni Aluko is a qualified lawyer and her country’s top striker. Can she be a World Cup hero? | Marco van Basten on a legendary Milan team and this weekend's Champions League final | Italian football expert James Horncastle analyses the return of Juventus as they prepare to take on Barcelona for European football’s biggest prize | European Games: what are they, and how have they ended up being hosted by Azerbaijan? | Plus Ronnie O’Sullivan talks hockey, shepherd’s pie and his love for Big Brother
Board up your windows, because cricket’s ultimate six-machine Chris Gayle is coming to England, and we’ve got an exclusive interview | Bath fly-half George Ford on the Aviva Premiership final | Lee Dixon and Ray Houghton preview the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa | Unbeatable – we chat to Helen Glover, the rowing queen with her eyes on Rio | Plus: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua on pounding yams
life after Sky, launching his own team and the Hour Record – an exclusive interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins | Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov on his French Open ambitions and beating Andy Murray | Sepp Blatter – ahead of FIFA’s presidential election, we ask if the most powerful man in football is a hero or a villain | The rise of Bath Rugby – the secrets of the West Country side’s success | Plus: former England striker Michael Owen reveals his jealous side
Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea’s assister in chief talks Mourinho, Messi and making his mark in a first ever title-winning season | Mahela Jayawardene looks forward to his belated bow in English cricket | Commonwealth triathlon champion Jodie Stimpson tells us about her Olympic targets and draws us a cartoon | We preview the potential relegation-deciding Premier League fixtures | Plus: Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds on not liking water and being silenced by Taylor Swift
A question of race – is football failing ethnic minorities? Sport investigates an ugly side to the supposedly beautiful game | Heptathlon superstar in the making Morgan Lake on competing against her role models | Britain’s number-one squash player Nick Matthew reveals his plan to take on Wolverine | Downhill mountain bike world champ Gee Atherton on the injury he fears most | Plus: James Haskell talks being a workaholic and boasting two tickets to the gun show
Jessica Ennis-Hill – Britain’s golden girl on her return to action | Mayweather v Pacquiao - our verdict on what each fighter has to do to beat the other | Champion flat jockey Richard Hughes talks exclusively about his farewell season | Paula Radcliffe gives us the wisdom of her grandmother | Plus: we preview what could be Chelsea’s title clincher
Floyd Mayweather – the man behind the money: Tris Dixon, author and former editor of Boxing News, on the world’s highest-paid athlete | Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie hails the Alan Pardew effect | Olympic champion Nicola Adams talks about her return to boxing in England | Halfway through its inaugural season, Sport asks if Formula E is here to stay | Olympic diver Tom Daley gives us a peek into his WhatsApp world | Former athlete Jade Johnson in Sport Uncovered
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil talks exclusively about his critics, consistency and being a contender | Saracens wing Chris Ashton looks ahead to a third straight European semi final | The UFC, 10 years on: how the billion-dollar sport fought its way back from the brink | BMX rider Tre Whyte talks false starts and new hopes for 2015 | Plus: Stan Wawrinka on Roger Federer and scoffing Toblerone
The greatest moments in Masters history | Nasser Hussain on how England captain Alastair Cook will handle 17 Tests in the nine months ahead | Olympic rower Annie Vernon speaks to one of the women making history in the Boat Race | Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas on Sir Bradley Wiggins’ final ride and why he’s ready for The Hell of the North | Trainer Jonjo O’Neill on AP McCoy and the Grand National – plus our guide to all 40 runners | Former Olympic hurdler Andy Turner reveals all in Sport Uncovered
Maria Sharapova on the grit and the glory at the top of women’s tennis | Sam Burgess, rugby’s latest cross-code star, on his early life in union | World welterweight champ Kell Brook talks surviving a grisly attack and defending his title | Welsh rugby star Jamie Roberts talks Taylor Swift, Will Smith and not being married with kids | Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes on her journey through football | Hull keeper Allan McGregor is ready for his side’s survival fight
Manchester City stopper Joe Hart on the mind games involved in being a Premier League goalkeeper | Just six months away from a home World Cup, Jonny Wilkinson recalls what it was like to be at the centre of English rugby’s greatest achievement | RBS Six Nations – the championship’s decisive games previewed | Plus: Saracens and England hooker Victoria Fleetwood in Sport Uncovered
Bernie Ecclestone: what does the future hold for F1 and its great ruler? | Formula 1 2015: David Coulthard’s team by team guide to this season | England fly half George Ford looks ahead to Saturday’s Six Nations battle with the Auld enemy | The runners and riders in – and our prediction for – the Cheltenham Gold Cup | Jenny Tinmouth, British Superbikes’ only female rider, on battling for a life in the fast lane | Plus: Alan Shearer talks stupid questions and not autographing breasts
In this week’s Sport: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce opens up about star signings, dealing with the boo boys and managing in the Premier League | Samir Nasri on chasing down Chelsea, mood at Manchester City and why he was right to leave Arsenal | Dina Asher-Smith talks about being a teenager, history student and world-class British sprinter | Bradford’s Billy Clarke on his side’s dream FA Cup run as they set their sights on a place at Wembley | Plus: England football ace Eni Aluko in Sport Uncovered
In this week's Sport: Tottenham’s Harry Kane talks exclusively about his remarkable rise ahead of the League Cup final clash with Chelsea | Carl Frampton on his fight with Chris Avalos and the big guns he wants to face in the ring in 2015 | Dame Sarah Storey looks forward to her race against time as she takes on the track cycling hour record | Plus: a look ahead to the weekend’s crucial Premier League and Six Nations clashes
Susie Wolff on trying to make it as a woman in the big, bad world of Formula 1 | Santi Cazorla talks Alexis Sanchez’s annoying habits, Arsenal’s Champions League chances and why his team envy no one | Ireland rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll discusses cricket, chocolate and being invited to christenings | Saido Berahino on his bad boy image, Tony Pulis and his reported £20m price tag | Sport Uncovered: our series of spectacular portraits continues with gymnast Kristian Thomas | Plus: Samir Nasri assesses Manchester City’s chances against Barcelona in Europe
Controversial Chelsea striker Diego Costa tells us how he’s settling into the Premier League, and why he wants to be a champion with the Blues | Rob Smyth explores the impact Eoin Morgan is having on England’s cricket team | And we preview England’s Cricket World Cup hopes | Plus all-conquering junior sprinter Jodie Williams tells us how hard it was to miss a home Olympics, and how she’s ready to more than make up for it
Wales and Toulon superstar Leigh Halfpenny talks success, pressure and practice and looks forward to taking on England in Cardiff | New England captain Tamara Taylor on being World Champions | We preview every team ahead of the big Six Nations kick-off | Plus Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Alexis Sanchez, the Champions League and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ahead of the north London derby
Gareth Bale on life under the microscope at Real Madrid | Gloucester winger Jonny May looks ahead to England’s Six Nations opener | Man of Steel Daryl Clark talks about being the new boy at Warrington and the new Super League season | Open water swimming champ Keri-Anne Payne on hidden talents and strange rumours | British snowboarder Aimee Fuller is living the dream
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson discusses her big year ahead and competing against Britain’s golden girl | Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand on Saints’ success and where his future lies | Sailor Alex Thomson shares his heartbreak at abandoning the Barcelona World Race | Sir Ian Botham talks namby-pamby footballers and expensive plonk | Plus: we preview every one of this weekend’s FA Cup games
Andy Murray on what he has learned from his new coach, playing more aggressively and how he rates his chances at the Australian Open | England batsman Joe Root talks about lessons from the Ashes and playing the ukelele | Sprint king Marcel Kittel opens up about doping in cycling, teamwork and loyalty | Lucy Garner on starting her pro pedalling career | Plus: Sport Uncovered - a new feature celebrating athletes’ physiques starts with former Olympic heptathlete Louise Hazel
a look back at the year in Sport: the moments – and people – who mattered in 2014, including Wayne Rooney on England’s World Cup campaign, Lewis Hamilton’s fight for the Formula 1 title with Nico Rosberg and Rory McIlroy on his two Major wins | Andy Carroll talks exclusively about how he has given West Ham a head for heights and how his side will fare in their run of festive fixtures | Plus – a look ahead to the best of the seasonal action, including Boxing Day’s King George VI Chase and BDO World Championship darts
Rory McIlroy and Lewis Hamilton lead the way, again, as we pick out our athletes of the year | Peter Schmeichel explains why Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the business | Stuart Broad lets us know what it’s like to face up to Mitchell Johnson’s fast ball | Michael van Gerwen talks tough opponents, losing badly and why he talks to Vincent van der Voort every day | Plus our Christmas gift guide continues, with enough watches, gadgets and games for all
Angel Di Maria on the challenges of being the Premier League’s most expensive player | Lance Armstrong – extracts from Rouleur magazine’s interview with the most reviled sportsman on earth | Retired rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll reminisces on his extraordinary career | Ahead of the Track Cycling World Cup in London, Jess Varnish recalls her Olympic hell | Plus Nicola Adams talks jabs, weight restrictions and meeting Sugar Ray Leonard
Lewis Hamilton - the story behind the new Formula 1 world champion’s second title, according to the experts who witnessed it | Olivier Giroud: the Arsenal striker on watching from the stands and how his comeback features in Arsene Wenger’s plans | Will Greenwood and Stuart Barnes pick over the best and worst of England’s Autumn Internationals | Jimmy White remembers potting with Mick Hucknall and Ronnie Wood | Plus: the frankly insane world of BASE jumping and some of the world’s most enjoyable sporting road trips
How to run your football club – an exclusive look inside Southampton FC | Wales captain Sam Warburton insists Welsh rugby is heading in the right direction as his side face the All Blacks | We run the rule over the William Hill Sports Book of the Year contenders | Unsung Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta explains his club’s unbeaten start to the season | The greatest final-race Formula 1 title deciders | Plus, Olympic long jump hero Greg Rutherford on ginger-themed nicknames
We speak exclusively to motor-mouthed boxer Tyson Fury about why he is ready to face Dereck Chisora after a year of frustration | Roger Federer: the 17-time Grand Slam winner on his most talented foe and why he loves Titanic | Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana talks facing Slovenia with England and his club’s sticky start | 10,000m European champ Jo Pavey on being a 41-year-old mother of two and winning | Plus our Snow winter special picks the top 10 resorts for the new season and the best kit to take with you
England captain Chris Robshaw talks about facing the All Blacks | ATP World Tour Finals: Marin Cilic on making his debut at the season finale | Burnley manager Sean Dyche discusses the reality of searching for a first win | Manny Pacquiao talks exclusively about his incredible career | Felipe Massa on being mates with Eric Clapton and Original Ronaldo | World Rally driver Elfyn Evans is optimistic for his sport’s future | Plus West Ham’s Mark Noble gives us the inside track on Big Sam and his side’s strong start
Concussion - footballers, rugby players, wrestlers and NFL stars risk their futures by playing through it, but what are the consequences? | From Liverpool to La Paz: we count down the 20 most passionate football derbies | England rugby league captain James Graham profiled | Laura Trott on riding cobbles, EastEnders and pizza | Jonathan Albon: the world’s best obstacle course racer on smashing through American bravado | Phil Taylor on his continuing appetite for glory | Team Rwanda: from the ashes of genocide, a cycling phoenix has risen
Forty years on from the Rumble in the Jungle, a study into why Muhammad Ali’s story continues to resonate | The Invincibles: the inside story of Arsenal’s 2003/2004 season from Amy Lawrence’s new book on Arsene Wenger’s immortal side | Emma Pooley on why 2014 could be a tipping point for equality in cycling | Plus: ahead of the first El Clasico of the season, Guillem Balague talks about whether Real Madrid and Barcelona’s dominance has had a negative effect on Spanish football
In this week’s Sport: Mario Balotelli on finding the net for Liverpool, tabloid rumours and the best footballers he’s played with | Bath scrum half Peter Stringer looks ahead to the first European Rugby Champions Cup | Extracts from Roy of the Rovers’ autobiography | Master trainerSir Michael Stoute has high hopes for his charges at British Champions Day | Plus road cyclist David Millar on not having to shave his legs any more, and reaching the retirement finishing line
In this week’s Sport: our exclusive chat with Kevin Pietersen on his ego and insecurities, his critics and bullying in the England dressing room | Man City striker Toni Duggan looks ahead to a cup final against Arsenal |We ask Paul Wellens if he can inspire his team to victory over Wigan in the Super League Grand Final | Olympic hero Anthony Joshua on his heavyweight champ ambitions | Plus: sports betting - the rise of gambling on sport, and its associated dangers
Rio Ferdinand gives us the straight talk on defending, racism and Sir Alex Ferguson’s switch | Welsh Centre Jamie Roberts on playing in Paris, Racing Metro’s European campaign and the future of Welsh rugby | Unbeaten Scottish UFC fighter Joanne Calderwood talks sparring with housemates and a world title bid in Las Vegas | We ask 16-year-old Brit Claudia Fragapane if she can build on four Commonwealth golds at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Our exclusive interview with world number one Rory McIlroy ahead of the Ryder Cup | The 24 men and two captains set to do battle at Gleneagles - we bring you a player-by-player guide | After playing the course, we reveal the five holes that could decide the Ryder Cup | Touchdown in England? With the NFL in London this weekend, we ask how long until the UK gets a franchise | Plus goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel, the first and only person to play football professionally on six continents, talks about his incredible career
we look at some of the toughest adventure races on the planet, starting with the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc | We continue the adventure theme by chatting to rugby player turned explorer Richard Parks | Basketball star Luol Deng talks about his move to the Miami Heat | Bobby Moore - why following in his footsteps isn’t getting any easier | We delve into the rich history of the Ryder Cup | Plus, with Chelsea facing Manchester City on Sunday, we speak to Blues captain John Terry
The A-Z of the Champions League: from Mikel Arteta on Arsenal’s campaign ahead to why Zlatan Ibrahimovic will do the business for PSG | Saracens and England fly half Owen Farrell on nicknames, career advice, and superpowers | Formula E – why the new electric racing series might be the way of the future | Plus, with Arsenal v Manchester City on Saturday, we pick out eight transfers that have left behind a sour taste
Raheem Sterling - the flying Liverpool forward on his hopes for a successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign | James Anderson, England’s top fast bowler, on his skipper’s questionable dress sense and why he admires Roger Federer | Mike Brown - ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, we speak to England’s form man with half an eye on the World Cup | Sky Sports pundit Neil Reynolds maps out the road to Super Bowl XLIX | GB wheelchair rugby captain Charlie Walker on getting “banged up” in the name of pride and Paralympic sport at the Invictus Games
Rory McIlroy’s heroic return to the top of the world, analysed by the experts | Our favourite books about 15 different sports, from Touching the Void to A Good Walk Spoiled | We pick out ten players who played for both Spurs and Liverpool ahead of their Premier League clash | We speak to British MotoGP racers Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding as they prepare to race at Silverstone | Plus: Sport vs… Christine Ohuruougu: Britain’s 400m world champion on why she loves the darts
The fastest man in the world Usain Bolt gives us the lowdown on Glasgow, his world records and calling time on his career | We talk to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ahead of the US Open | Michael Owen gives his first impressions on the new Premier League season | We get up close and personal with boxing legend Jimmy Tibbs to talk through his “colourful” career | Plus: Sport vs… The Brownlees – the triathlon siblings reveal all about each other
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud on his World Cup adventure, new strike partner Alexis Sanchez and the Gunners’ title aim | Our team-by-team guide to the new Premier League season | Gary Ballance - the new man at three on playing in a rejuvenated England cricket team | Up high and personal with the Red Bull Air Race – flying over the UK this weekend | Plus: Sport vs... Eden Hazard – the Chelsea midfielder reveals a passion for ping-pong
The Premier League - all the big questions ahead of the new season. How will Liverpool fare without Chewy Luis? Can Louis van Gaal revive Manchester United? | Team GB’s latest world-class heptathlete Morgan Lake talks about her high jump hopes at next week’s European Championships | Four-time Iron Man world champion Chrissie Wellington on her mission to put women’s road cycling on the map | Plus, ‘If I slip, I die.’ Mountain runner Kilian Jornet discusses peak performance
Tom Daley talks exclusively about his demons, dramas and distractions ahead of defending Commonwealth gold in Glasgow | Andy Murray on who should play him in a film of his life | England’s Rachael Burford and Claire Allan discuss their hopes for the Women’s Rugby World Cup | Sports Minister Helen Grant talks funding, women in sport and the legacy of London 2012 | Plus the pick of the action from the days ahead at the Commonwealth Games
Jose Mourinho on Chelsea’s new signings, past outbursts and his relationship with Louis van Gaal | We ask David Gower where it has all gone wrong for Alastair Cook and English cricket | Weightlifter Sonny Webster tells us anything can happen at the Commonwealth Games | Journalist James Nestor takes us deep into the world of free diving | Plus champion flat trainer elect John Gosden talks horses ahead of Glorious Goodwood
Ian Poulter talks exclusively about filling the Major hole in his CV at The Open this weekend | F1 Championship leader Nico Rosberg speaks frankly about his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton and reveals where home really is for him ahead of the German Grand Prix | Plus, as we look forward to the Commonwealth Games, we hear from swimmer Fran Halsall, boxers Nicola Adams and Joe Joyce, squash player Laura Massaro and cyclist David Millar
The World Cup final - the teams we expect to start in the Maracana, and the paths they both took to get there | Dietmar Hamann tells us what it’s like to play in the biggest game in football | World Cup diary - the final entries | Tour de force? As the Tour de France trundles on, we ask some of cycling’s biggest names if their sport has finally become one we can truly believe in | Liam Plunkett - the rise, fall and rise again of the England fast bowler
The Tour de France starts here - we speak exclusively to defending champ Chris Froome and Team Sky's Geraint Thomas | Our preview of every World Cup quarter final | Sport's World Cuo Diary | Damon Hill, Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and more share their favourite Silverstone memories ahead of the 50th Grand Prix at the circuit | Plus - before this weekend's Wimbledon finals, we bring you our top 10 SW19 title deciders
Who, what and where now for England? We look at where it went wrong for England in Brazil and look ahead to Euro 2016 | Sport’s World Cup Diary: including Fellaini the wonder horse and the world’s least-sexy Mina Harker | World Cup Round of 16: we preview the first four games in the knockout stages | The Edge: pressurised pods, clever tennis courts and deep freeze - we look into the science and technology giving today’s elite athletes a sporting advantage
England - we reflect on the good, bad and ugly from the defeat to Italy, and look ahead to a crucial next two games | Sport’s World Cup diary - with musings on Glenn Hoddle’s camel toe and Richard Keys’ influence | Andre Schurrle - after battering Portugal, the Chelsea man has high expectations | Andy Murray - there’s a little-known tennis tournament on this week. We talk to the defending champ | Ian Bell on taking a senior role among England’s crop of youngsters
Wayne Rooney - ahead of England’s opening game in Brazil, the striker talks about his hopes for the summer | World Cup 2014 - all the groups, all the teams, all the managers, all the key men and all the best national anthem lines | Willian - the Chelsea midfielder can’t wait to kick off a tournament on home soil | Glen Johnson - the England right-back on being an experienced head in a young team | World Cup Stories - the Boateng brothers: football’s least functional family
lions in the jungle - a week before England’s World Cup kick-off against Italy, we assess the challenges facing them in Brazil and speak exclusively to key men Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill | Ryan Moore - the two-time Derby winner and one of the world’s great jockeys gives us a rare and fascinating interview | When Ivan met Andy - author Mark Hodgkinson reveals the shared black humour behind Andy Murray’s Wimbledon success | World Cup Stories - Germany 2006, and how a youth academy helped stop a war
World Cup 100 - we count down a ton of the most iconic players ever to grace a summer of football | World Cup Stories - the South Korean star for whom a golden goal proved a terrible career move | Eddie Hearn - the super-slick promoter behind this weekend’s mega-fight gives us his take on Froch v Groves II
Gareth Bale’s exclusive final thoughts as he prepares to face city rivals Atletico for Real Madrid in the Champions League | Writer James Montague reveals his experiences in the tiny nations with no hope of World Cup qualification | World Cup Stories: France ’98: Osama bin Laden plots to blow up David Seaman | Saracens and England fly-half Owen Farrell tells us how he is aiming to get the better of Jonny Wilkinson in the Heineken Cup final
George Groves - with a grudge rematch with Carl Froch just around the corner, the Londoner talks exclusively about the fight | Tom Huddlestone - we speak to the former Tottenham midfielder looking to upset Arsenal for new club Hull in the FA Cup final | Premier League Awards - our annual romp through the best and David Moyesest of the Premier League season | World Cup Stories - Roger Milla, a band of underground footballing pygmies and pay disputes: welcome to Cameroon ’94
Chris Froome – the gentleman of cycling talks about doping accusations, being spat on and defending his Yellow Jersey in this summer’s Tour de France | Where now for T20? As we prepare for the NatWest T20 Blast, what’s the future of cricket’s short form in the UK? | World Cup Stories: the Chileans who tried to cheat Brazil out of the 1990 World Cup | Dani King: the Olympic heroine tells of her split affections for the road and track | Squad selector: who will be England’s boys for Brazil?
Didier Drogba - the Ivorian striker talks on the World Cup, Chelsea memories, and why he still loves London | Amir Khan talks about finally fulfilling his potential | We profile more sporting prodigies whose careers have taken a detour | World Cup Stories: the only Scot to win the World Cup
Ayrton Senna – to mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary racing driver’s untimely death, we speak to those who knew him well | Life after sport: we investigate why, for many sportspeople, retirement from stardom can be so tough to cope with | Cult classics: our guide to the World Cup teams really worth remembering | World Cup Stories: how one special Italian went from zero to hero in 1982
Ronnie O'Sullivan - we speak exclusively to snooker's most complex character ahead of the World Championship | Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard on the Blues' title push | BMX world champion Liam Phillips talks up his World Cup ambitions | The unnerving tale of brutality that underpinned Argentina's 1978 World Cup victory | Plus our preview of every one of this weekend's Premier League games
Ahead of The Masters, we speak exclusively to Sergio Garcia about his mental approach – plus we pick the men to watch at Augusta | Rebecca Curtis, trainer of the Grand National favourite, on why Teaforthree is also a favourite in her yard | World Cup Stories - Haiti’s perilous journey to Germany 1974 | Our guide to which nags to back at the Grand National | Plus we preview every one of this weekend's Premier League games
Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah on his marathon debut in London | Barcelona stylist Cesc Fabregas talks titles, transfers and the World Cup | Six Nations Player of the Tournament Mike Brown looks forward to club glory with Harlequins | Gymnast Max Whitlock on how London 2012 made him hungry for success | Plus our preview of every one of this weekend's Premier League games
England captain Stuart Broad talks exclusively about his side's World Twenty20 campaign and handling the abuse from the Aussie fans during the Ashes | Crystal Palace loanee Tom Ince on his bid to help the Eagles beat the drop | World Cup Stories: how the 1966 World Cup gave a taste of glory to North Korea, too | MotoGP: we speak to new boy Scott Redding ahead of the season opener | Plus our preview of all the weekend's Premier League games
Our guide to the exciting new F1 season starts with an exclusive interview with Lewis Hamilton, and continues with David Coulthard's team-by-team guide | We preview all three games ahead of the climax of the Six Nations | World Cup Stories: The large life of Garrincha, Brazil's troubled angel of the 1962 tournament | Plus our preview of every one of this weekend's Premier League games
Sir Bradley Wiggins talks exclusively about returning to the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong¹s legacy and supporting Chris Froome at Team Sky | We speak to Jonny May ahead of England's crucial Six Nations clash with Wales | Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard opens up about life under Roberto Martinez as his side prepare to face Arsenal in the FA Cup | World Cup Stories: the miner helped France finish third in 1958
Man on fire Luis Suarez talks us through his Liverpool dreams | Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie tells us what the psychologists make of him | World Cup Stories - this week's trip down memory lane revisits the great Puskas and his infamous 1954 injury | Plus a chat to Adam Johnson ahead of the Capital One Cup final
double-Olympic champ Laura Trott on keeping her cool ahead of next week's Track Cycling World Championships | We speak to England scrum-half Danny Care before England clash with Ireland at wickenham | World Cup Stories - our countdown to the summer continues with the tale of the goalkeeper who made Brazil cry | Plus our preview of every Premier League game this weekend and next week's Champions League fixtures
Our exclusive interview with Arsenal's Per Mertesacker ahead of a huge week for his team | British snowboard cross star Zoe Gillings explains why she's a geek in a mega-cool sport | GB curling captain Eve Muirhead reveals why she has the stones to do well in Sochi | Our World Cup Stories continue with the little-known tale of the 11-toed Pole at the 1938 World Cup | Plus we preview the pick of this weekend's FA Cup ties and next week's Champions League action
We preview the Winter Olympics in Sochi by speaking to Great Britain's skeleton medal hope Lizzy Yarnold, slopestyle skiers James Woods and Katie Summerhayes and cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave. We also preview the second round of the Six Nations by speaking to Wales' titan George North, and look at whether Italy fixed a football World Cup qualifier in 1934
Courtney Lawes - England's giant lock looks ahead to the Six Nations | We bring you our team-by-team guide to just how those six nations are shaping up ahead of the first set of fixtures | The first in our new series of World Cup stories, starting with 1930 and the France World Cup captain-turned Nazi collaborator | The Super Bowl - we look at where one of the biggest sporting events in the world will be won and lost as the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks
Who's the b*****d in the black? We go inside the mind of the sporting official | Welcome to the sufferfests - Death Racers, Tough Guys, Spartans and Tough Mudders give us a face full of dirt as we explore the surge in popularity of obstacle course racing | What do hot dogs have to do with the Winter Olympics? We reveal all as we continue to refamiliarise you with the sports you'll see at Sochi
Manchester United - we assess the challenges facing David Moyes at a club that¹s haunted by its previous successes | Sochi 2014 - our first in a series looking ahead to the Winter Olympics features skeleton and snowboard cross | Three-time BMX world champion Shanaze Reade tells us about her move to the USA and her Olympic dream
Sport Deconstructed - David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, answers our physiological, sociological and biological posers | Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs talks about the biggest influences on his career so far | England fast bowler Katherine Blunt says she's aiming to give the Aussies a taste of their own medicine as the Women's Ashes gets underway
a year in Sport magazine ­ the men and women we interviewed, the things we got right ­ and the ones we got absolutely wrong | Sport (not us) dominated Twitter in 2013. Find out which sporting dramas had you tweeting | Eddie Izzard on why football isn't funny and how you can win an actual sack race
Our athletes of the year issue ­ we speak exclusively to Andy Murray about the summer ­ and the final ­ that saw him make British sporting history | Leigh Halfpenny talks us through his stellar 2013 for Wales and the Lions | Mo Farah on his double-double | We review the World Cup draw and pick out the ties already making us salivate with expectation | Tottenham and Brazil midfielder Sandro on the season so far
David Beckham - the England legend talks World Cups, lifelong friendships and why he’s still an east London boy at heart | The World Cup draw – what could happen, what we want to happen and what we definitely don’t want to happen when the balls are drawn in Brazil | Rio Ferdinand – he’s called time on his England career, but still has plenty to say on the Three Lions | The future of Formula 1 – we examine the momentous changes that are set to rock the F1 world next season
Gareth Bale - we speak exclusively to Britain's most expensive footballer about life at a new club and in a new country | Tottenham captain Michael Dawson on life at Spurs after the Welshman's departure | World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams on his chance to repeat the feat in rugby league this weekend | The world according to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has seen almost every corner of it
Froch v Groves - we speak to The Cobra and The Saint as they prepare (and bicker) ahead of this weekend's fight | Sam Burgess talks about England's Rugby League World Cup semi-final hopes | Juan Mata on Jose Mourinho, life in London and the World Cup | James Anderson and Ian Bell guide us through their Ashes highs and lows
England skipper Alastair Cook on Shane Warne, Stuart Broad and the art of captaining your country in an Ashes series | As England meet Germany in a Wembley friendly, we look back at some classic contests between the old rivals | Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic? Only one of them will go to Brazil - we preview Portugal v Sweden | Plus our winter sports special: where to take your skis and snowboard this season, and the brand new gear you should be taking with you
Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard on a blue present and a special future that might just include one more World Cup | Wales captain Sam Warburton on life after the Lions, inevitable injuries and his side's Autumn Internationals | Sports writing - a study: as the William Hill Sports Book of the Year shortlist is announced, we ask the experts what makes for a compelling read | Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek tells us what it takes to run 135 miles through Death Valley
England and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge talks managers, money and, obviously, goals | We count down our top 10 Rugby League World Cup moments with the great Ray French | ATP Tour Finals - how Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are forging a game-changing rivalry | Stuart Lancaster - the England head coach on the Autumn Internationals
Our exclusive interview with England captain Kevin Sinfield ahead of the Rugby League World Cup | Our Rugby League World Cup ones to watch | Sir Bradley Wiggins reflects on a mixed 2013 and gives us the heads up on his plans for next year | Team GB speed skater Elise Christie has one eye on the Sochi Winter Olympics, and one arm covered in bruises
Our exclusive interview and photoshoot with Chelsea stopper Petr Cech reveals he’s not your average footballer | CrossFit crazy - the truth about the exercise revolution that’s sweeping the world | Snooker legend Jimmy White talks Tony Meo and the Rolling Stones | Young jockey James Doyle has one of the hottest jobs in racing - we catch up with him ahead of British Champions Day
Destination Brazil? Two qualifiers in five days could see England make the World Cup. We answer 11 crucial questions | Andrew Strauss on Alastair Cook’s captaincy, the relationship between players and media... and Kevin Pietersen | Jonathan Sexton: from Leinster to Paris via a Lions series in Australia – the Ireland fly half reflects on a busy summer | Poker star Daniel Negreanu already knows what’s in our hand - we ask him anyway | Plus our preview of all the crucial World Cup qualifiers
The Dark Side – we look back at the bitterest feuds in sport, starting with Nigel Benn v Chris Eubank | Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet on his impressive start at Anfield and a new wave of Belgian talent | Wigan Warriors’ Matty Smith looks ahead to his side’s clash with Warrington Wolves in the Super League Grand Final | Chicago Bulls’ star point guard Derrick Rose on his return to the NBA after 18 months out through injury
Liverpool: A Study - it’s 23 years since the Liver Bird last sat atop its league perch. Is the club ready to challenge again, or is there another false dawn on the horizon | Ryder Cup 2014: we pick out the rookies who Paul McGinley and Tom Watson may be studying closely | Chris Robshaw on leading Harlequins back to domestic glory, their Heineken Cup opponents and being England captain | Santi Cazorla: Arsenal's Little Magician on his club’s chances of lifting silverware this season
former world heavyweight champion David Haye tells us he’s back in love with boxing and looking forward to knocking out Tyson Fury | We meet Mark Webber in typically forthright mood as he tells us about his farewell season in Formula 1 | Brazil and PSG captain Thiago Silva on skippering two of the world’s most powerful teams | Lydia Greenway reflects on the innings that helped England regain the Ashes | British downhill mountain biker Rachel Atherton on regaining her World Championship crown and her tilt at the World Cup
Who's Neman? We sit down with Man United captain Nemanja Vidic to talk about Old Trafford's new regime | Christine Ohuruogu: the new 400m world champion looks back on a successful season | Triathlete Jodie Stimpson talks us through her major motivation ahead of the Grand Final | We pick our favourite pound for pound boxers and take a look behind the Floyd Mayweather team
We examine the task facing Roy Hodgson as England prepare for two crucial World Cup qualifiers | Rush hits screens this week, telling the story of Niki Lauda and James Hunt's famous rivalry - we talk to the films' stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl | A full preview of the new Aviva Premiership series, including a team-by-team guide and an interview with Wasps' winger Tom Varndell
Sergio Aguero, the man who led Manchester City to Premier League glory, on his new life under Manuel Pellegrini | By sheer coincidence, we talk exclusively to former Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane about Gareth Bale | MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow looks ahead to Silverstone this weekend | American Football is back – we look at the numbers that count in the run to Super Bowl XLVIII
Serena Williams speaks exclusively about recovering from life-threatening illness, (not) playing until she’s 40 and her chances at the US Open | Defending the US Open – we ask our experts how Andy Murray will fare at Flushing Meadows | Wigan’s Man of Steel Sam Tomkins looks ahead to his side’s Challenge Cup final against Hull at Wembley | Jonathan Trott on winning this Ashes series, the fifth Test and his personal favourite moments for England
the new season is back - and so is Jack Wilshere, fit, firing and ready to put an end to Arsenal's trophy drought | WBO light-heavyweight title holder Nathan Cleverly on his bout with Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev | The top 10 Ashes individual performances of all time
A to Z of the Premier League | Rio Ferdinand talks the post-Ferguson era | Plus your guide to the World Athletics Chanpionship
Usain Bolt talks to sport about running out of competitors, becoming a legend and those Swedish handball girls at London 2012 | Plus 72 reason to watch the Football League
Jessica Ennis-Hill returns with a new name, new goals but the same steely determination that made her Team GB's golden girl | London 2012's Legacy - one year on, we ask what the Games' most repeated buzz word really means | David Weir reflects on 12 months as a Paralympic legend | Our preview of the Anniversary Games | The Ashes - we look ahead to the third Test and ask the unthinkable: is it all too easy for England?
Stuart Broad on how the Ashes have sharpened his competitive edge – and not walking | Ian Bell on that decision – and his first Test ton | Tom Watson on The Open | We take a closer look at the holes where The Open will be won and lost at Muirfield | Keri-Anne Payne on defending her world title | Geraint Thomas on defending the Maillot Jaune, doping and taking on the Tour de France with a fractured pelvis
Game. Set. Match. History. We speak to Andy Murray as he comes to terms with winning Wimbledon | Masters champion Adam Scott tells us exclusively about his unfinished business with the Open Championship | Shane Warne looks forward to a summer of Ashes cricket | Lions winger Tommy Bowe brings his tour diary to a close
We speak exclusively to Matt Prior about a monumental few months of Ashes cricket | Steve Finn runs the rule over his England teammates | Ricky Ponting tells us it's foolish to write off his countrymen just yet | Our preview of the Lions' third Test against Australia | Tommy Bowe's Lions diary | Plus UK Anti-Doping chief executive Andy Parkinson on his fight to eradicate drugs in cycling and the rest of sport
We speak exclusively to Tour de France hopefuls Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish | A look back at some of the zanier tales from the history of the Tour | Our preview of the second Lions Test | Sir Frank Williams on his team's 600th Grand Prix
Lions captain Sam Warburton speaks exclusively about leading his side in Australia and why he believes they can emerge victorious | Judy Murray and Martin Weston from the LTA on the state of British tennis | Laura Robson interview | Our preview of Wimbledon's big hitters | Tommy Bowe's Lions tour diary
Andy Murray speaks exclusively about taking his next step in a Grand Slam-winning career | The state of Australian sport: we ask Aussie sportsmen and journos how bad it really is… if at all | Jonny Wilkinson on the truth behind the Lions speculation | Plus part one of Tommy Bowe's Lions diary
Jenson Button's fight to stay in the racing limelight | ICC Champions Trophy - all the teams; all the potential danger men | England thrasher Jos Buttler gives us the scoop and we catch up with Chris Gayle | British & Irish Lions - our expert panel on the tours of the past and what lies ahead for the class of 2013 | Plus we go behind the scenes at the iconic but notoriously dangerous races at the Isle of Man TT
Wayne Rooney talks exclusively about his 10 years in an England shirt, and the national side’s chances of finally winning a tournament | Paul O'Connell on his return from injury, previous Lions failures and his high hopes for this summer’s tour | Sporting madness! Tyson noshes on Holyfield’s ear, Cantona’s kung-fu kick and Serena’s death threats make our list of stars who have lost the plot | Plus, as England take on Brazil this Sunday, John Barnes recalls samba-ing round the South Americans in 1984
Nadal: The king of clay who still casts a shadow over Roland Garros | Jimmy Anderson: Leader of the pack | Plus our preview to the Champions League Final
Sir Alex Ferguson - we talk to some of the football men who know Fergie best to find out how he will take on his biggestchallenge: not managing Man United | Our Premier League Awards - the highlights, lowlights and shoulder bites from this season | PerriShakes-Drayton talks exclusively about her goals for 2013
Lewis Hamilton talks exclusively about his desire tomake his mark at Mercedes – and we meet his dog Roscoe | Liverpool's GlenJohnson on an up and down season at Anfield and advanced mathematics |Manchester City and Wigan fansite and fanzine writers preview their teams'biggest game of the season | The Matthews Final remembered
Sir Bradley Wiggins on his tilt at being the first Brit to win the Giro d'Italia | Mousa Bembele - the Belgium influence | Adam Jones - Lion heart | Plus Mr Misunderstood what makes Harry Redknapp one of the most in-demand football managers in England
We catch up with flying Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, and, once we've caught our breath, ask him about his first days at Arsenal, and his time as a member of the elusive "underwear bandits" | We also take a very timely look at the story behind the success of German football clubs | Add in some snooker nostalgia, a thorough look at who could be going to the Lions tour, and all the usual previews and kit and you've got yourself a cracking read
Who is the real Ronnie O'Sullivan? We go in search of snooker's greatest natural talent | Mark Selby: the world number one cueman on his chances of bagging the Triple Crown at the World Championships | Amir Khan tells us he's learned from his mistakes ahead of his homecoming bout with Julio Diaz | We pick our favourite fighters from the UFC | Plus our regular look ahead to all the weekend's Premier League action
Life of Brian - O'driscoll wants one last shot at success with the Lions | With his second season as an Arsenal player drawing to a close Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes stock of life at the Emirates | Gary Cahill has great expectations | Plus the top 10 Masters finishes
Justin Rose heads to the Masters ready to break his Major duck | We also review the Masters contenders | Red vs Blue which colour is best | Mako Vunipola on the Heineken Cup | Plus the Grand National
Arsenal – in terminal decline or the Premier League’s best-run club? | The road to Brazil 2014 – our World Cup qualifier previews | Joe Root, England’s bright young thing with the bat, tells us exclusively about his England debut, the Test series in New Zealand and this summer’s Ashes | Major League Baseball – all the hitters, hopers and vital statistics ahead of the new season
British Invasion: As Formula 1 races into action, we profile the four Brits out to make their mark in 2013 | Ryan Jones: The Wales captain on his side's Six Nations campaign | Chris Smalling: Life at Old Trafford and his first meeting with Six Alex | Plus Cheltenham - The Gold Cup: All the runners and how we rate their chances
Follow My Lead: The rise of Chris Robshaw | Premier Stats: Data specialists Opta crunch the numbers from this season's Premier League | Lucas: Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder on his adopted city
Wild at Heart: Gareth Bale tells us why he's loving the freedom to roam | Lewis Moody on England's Grand Slam hopes | Robbie Grabarz: Great Britain's high jump medal hope discusses his chances at this weekend's European Athletics Indoor Championships | The Brownlees: Triathlon's dominant brotherhood on their ambitions for the season ahead
David Haye and the fight that may never happen | Michu reflects on his first season in England and his first appearance at Wembley | Johnny Rea: The World Superbike rider on the new season, and why Valentino Rossi has an easer job then him