Suddenly, Sri Lanka could be slight favourites in the cricket world cup

In the end, yesterday’s much-touted cricket world cup semi-final between India and Pakistan proved to be an engrossing encounter rather than a classic match....

Probably the biggest sporting event in the world – ever

Most Scots will probably not even know it is taking place, but today one single event in Mohali is likely to end up being...

No clear favourite as the cricket world cup reaches its knockout stage

Technically, it’s at the six-sevenths stage – 42 matches down, seven to go – but this feels like the pivotal point in proceedings. The...

O’Brien’s blast and other great Irish cricket days

Wednesday’s Irish victory at the cricket world cup was remarkable in various ways, not least in how it was achieved. England might not be...

Weir’s Week: Diving diary, the Logie Baird Memorial Club and premature ejaculation

By Stewart Weir Saturday And the FA Cup takes centre stage south of the border with a mixture of ties and replays to decide who would...

Stodgy nurdlers and medium-pace wobblers: cricket’s world cup begins

For some people it’s the FIFA world cup or the rugby equivalent. For others, poor souls, it’s the grand final of Strictly. But for...

Weir’s Week: 99 flakes, the estate agent and phone voting

By Stewart Weir Saturday A phrase seldom heard in a football context these days is about anyone being able to name a team, one to 11....

Weir’s Week: Wii nips, Ashes stramashes and iffy Honours

By Stewart Weir Saturday Christmas Day. Always brilliant to see the look of the faces of children and adults alike. Anticipation on the part of the...

Weir’s Week: King Kenny, awful Aussies and Fergie’s long shadow

By Stewart Weir Saturday Paul Whitehouse’s Fast Show character Archie was an old geezer who had matched anything anyone else had done as a profession. Whether...

Six things that set The Ashes on fire

The Ashes have started, amid impressive waves of hype and with, thankfully, an interesting first day’s play. England won the toss and chose to...