“I don’t practice at all”: Gary Anderson on family, Taylor, Van Gerwen and a 3-year-old child prodigy

At 46 years-old and a two-time world champion, Gary Anderson is content with life as his year reaches its pinnacle, with the PDC World Championship descending on London’s Alexandra Palace next week – two months after the birth of his daughter. The Flying Scotsman, as he is known, has appeared in

“I wasn’t being judged on how well I could play”: Jaiyah Saelua on being the first transgender international footballer

Archie Thompson is a name synonymous with the most obscure of sporting trivia. On 11 April 2001, the centre-forward scored thirteen times as Australia set a seemingly unbreakable world record, beating American Samoa 31-0 in an infamous FIFA World Cup qualifier. It is a record that those who inhabit the tiny

“I want to appreciate every last drop of sweat”: Nick Matthew on retirement, Olympic dreams and conquering the world

“I think it’s just a few things here and there. Certainly, you slow up a little bit and your top speed isn’t as high as it was,” Nick Matthew admits as he explains the reasoning behind his upcoming spring retirement. The only Englishman to win the World Championship, Matthew has been

Micky Adams: “When you’re losing games of football, the pressure is enormous”

Football management is a stressful business. Never have the stakes been higher than they are now. With the game’s burgeoning finances causing a seemingly endless swelling of expectation from fans and owners alike, the life of a manager has become one of survival and self-preservation. After 800 games in the spotlight

“Being in Division One is massive” – Joe Clarke on Worcestershire promotion and an Ashes winter with the Lions

There is always a sense of interest surrounding an England Lions squad announcement. Who’s the next kid on the block? Who’s been left out of the main squad? Is there space for the old-stager having the season of his life? So, when the lucky seventeen had their names announced on 2nd

Lizzie Simmonds: “It’s seen as a weakness to talk about mental health”

“Actually, what is the emphasis on here? Should we be developing well-rounded, successful, athletes who give it all for their country and then are functional and happy in later life, or are we purely looking at numbers on a medal table?” As Lizzie Simmonds questions the predicament facing British sport, with

“Takam will be a tougher test than Pulev” – a first-hand view

Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev, Carlos Takam; Michael Sprott has fought them all. Nick Friend spoke to Sprott ahead of Joshua's showdown with Takam to find out what kind of threat the late replacement poses, as well as what it's like to step into the ring with 'AJ'. When Anthony Joshua and

“I think Joshua will go undefeated for ten years”: Barry Hearn on Anthony Joshua and a lifetime in boxing

From stripping tomato plants while trying to make ends meet as a teenager to founding Matchroom Sport, Barry Hearn has done it all. The chairman of World Snooker and the Professional Darts Corporation has dramatically shifted the sporting landscape. Nick Friend went to meet him ahead of Anthony Joshua's fight

“I felt like the unluckiest person in the world”: the extraordinary tale of Ali Jawad

Ahead of the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City - rearranged after an earthquake struck the city in September - Nick Friend speaks to Paralympic silver-medalist Ali Jawad about a life story that few could even begin to imagine. “The doctor said to me the night before the operation that