Even the Premier League has not yet come up with the wheeze of having the name of players’ Twitter accounts on their shirts. The FA Women’s Super League beat them to that one in April this year ahead of the launch of their first summer competition and found a willing “digital ambassador” in Steph Houghton, the personable full-back of Arsenal Ladies.
The BBC is to review the role of its Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen after an official report into the broadcaster’s coverage of the Arab Spring suggested he was spending too much time in the region and not enough helping with major strategic decisions on how the BBC covers the sensitive story.
The cutting-edge equipment used by TeamGB's Olympic contenders is given a work-out by Tom Peck
When all the arguments over selection end, the sport's funding will become the real issue
Arsenal prospect's versatility is in stark contrast to more stubborn home nations in run-up to Olympics
It's a fact unwisely overlooked by all those people gearing up to run Sunday's marathon that as Phidippides, the first marathon runner, hit the final ribbon in Athens he promptly dropped dead. It doesn't stop thousands doing the marathon of course, or indeed banging on about it afterwards, so it's a relief to discover that there is actually an interesting subject to talk about in the world of running. As explored in The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon: Sport's Holy Grail, it's the race to beat the current record of two hours, three minutes and 59 seconds.
Chelsea manager fails to convince as a disciplinarian but refutes claims that players are out of control
Police said yesterday that they would be looking into allegations that the England footballer Ashley Cole shot a work-placement student with an air gun at Chelsea's training ground. The defender reportedly fired at Tom Cowan, 21, by accident from just five feet away with a .22 rifle, which he believed was not loaded, at the club's training facility in Cobham, Surrey.
Ricky Ponting yesterday issued what is usually described as a warning about the poverty of England's prospects in the first Test. It would have been more of a surprise had Australia's captain derided his own team's chances of success in Brisbane, where the series finally starts on 25 November, but then that is not the purpose of the phoney war.
Manchester United winger Nani believes team-mate Anderson can follow his lead by finally flourishing at Old Trafford.
Whether its loud builders, partying students or blaring televisions, noise from next door continues to destroy our domestic bliss. To find peace we need to become far less territorial, says Rhodri Marsden.
Anthony Allen was capped aged 20 only to be cast aside. Now, he tells Chris Hewett, he is back and ready to solve the No 12 issue
When Britain's greatest Paralympic athlete enters the House of Lords, she knows she will face some of her biggest challenges yet. Alan Hubbard speaks to Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
Another day; another title for Jessica Ennis. Two weeks ago the world heptathlon champion was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Sheffield.
Fulham manager says Old Trafford-bound defender has 'something special'
Students hunting for internships face two big questions. One: how do I navigate the endless sea of Google results? And two: how do I know if the placements advertised are any good?