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James Haughton

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Andy Murray in 2017

Much has changed in men’s tennis in 2017, but for Andy Murray, a great clay court season could confirm his status as one of British greatest ever athletes

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Where to play Paul Pogba?

Paul Pogba’s performances have been underwhelming so far — something needs to change to get the best out of him

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Political Football

In the wake of the debate over whether international footballers should display a poppy on their kit, maybe it is time to realise that, contrary to the well-worn adage, sport and politics should, and do, mix regularly

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Fan behaviour in sport

The Ryder Cup and the nationwide discussion on Wayne Rooney’s place in the England XI demonstrate that the behaviour of the public, as well as that of the players, needs examining

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Standing up for safe-standing

West Ham’s teething problems at their new ground demonstrate why introducing safe-standing would benefit all supporters

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Premier League 2015-16: Team of the year

With the 2015-16 Premier League season coming to a close, James Haughton picks his best XI for the season, and it comes as no surprise that Leicester and Spurs feature strongly

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Positives for England despite World T20 despair

It might have ended in defeat, but England’s World T20 brought some positives for the men

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United In Crisis

The first-leg Europa League defeat to FC Midtjylland is just the latest of Manchester United’s problems.

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Comeback Kids: FC United of Manchester

James Haughton has a look at FC United of Manchester’s recent heroics

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Sports’ governing bodies are misbehaving

With a different sport’s governing body being in the spotlight each day for a scandal, it’s time to ask for transparency.

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Davis Cup success!

79 years of waiting is over. Great Britain are kings of tennis again with this Davis Cup win!


Red or Pink: Test Cricket faces a dilemma over ball colour

After England’s draw with Pakistan, James Haughton assesses whether it’s time for an introduction of a new ball for Cricket to be played during bad light