Viewers of the hugely popular BBC TV police series Line of Duty recently saw one of the key cast members, Superintendent Ted Hastings, being given his marching orders by the Deputy Chief Constable.
Boycotts have been the talk of sport this week for different reasons.
A friend of mine recently sent me a tweet of my first memory of professional wrestling - a swinging Jeff Hardy speared 20 feet above the ring at WrestleMania X-Seven, a moment that hooked me into the predetermined, theatrical entertainment.
Today is Play True Day, an opportunity for the world to come together to promote the values of respect and integrity in sport and the protection of clean sporting competition.
Just over a week ago, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach took part in a socially distanced ceremony to inaugurate the new lights at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.
David Owen: Sports bodies must be transparent to a fault when they lend to - and borrow from - one another
Families around the world understand the meaning of the phrase "the bank of mum and dad".
Publishers will tell you that more books are written about boxing than any other sport. Probably because the basic brutality of the fight game is laced with a beauty and nobility which attracts the great wordsmiths from George Bernard Shaw to George Plimpton.
Ripples of appreciation and delight are spreading through the sporting world at the news of Rikako Ikee's qualification to swim at her home Olympics this summer, two years after she announced that she had leukaemia.
April sees a batch of Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 test events take place, along with a host of Olympic qualifiers and a UK based rollout of pilot projects aimed at helping return sporting events back to normality. No pressure then.
It is 17 years, give a take a few months, since a shy, fresh-faced 17-year-old boy from Bolton stood on the rostrum at the Athens Olympic Games to have a silver medal draped around his neck as GB Boxing’s sole representative.
The distinctive bright pink pages have become familiar across the world and since it first appeared in news kiosks 125 years ago this week, Gazzetta dello Sport has become an institution.
Liam Morgan: Shock Germany defeat does not answer questions over presence of "minnows" in UEFA qualifying
German voices have been among the loudest in the cyclical debate over whether the so-called smaller European nations should have to pre-qualify for FIFA World Cup qualification.
The Olympic Games ticketing system has been much in the news in recent days, in the wake of Tokyo 2020’s decision not to permit international spectators to attend the Games.
The fifth edition of Redtorch’s #SportOnSocial League Table compares 2020 data against that from the previous four years. This enables us to provide insights for Olympic International Federations (IFs) on the impact of the pandemic on sport and the challenges faced by social media teams.
One of the loveliest experiences right now is watching our two dogs race around the garden. Our older dog - whose former playmate died in November 2019 - used to be the faster one. But, although he still motors, the newbie one-year-old floats away from him.