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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