Master of the hardest job in broadcasting

Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s horseracing commentary personified BBC sport

Dominant England edge closer to Ashes

Early nerves on day three are overcome as hosts go 2-1 up

England seek KO in thrilling cricket brawl

Anderson injury hits home side but Finn’s return pays off

Johnson takes hard-won Open in play-off

Victory for older guys in a sport of late dominated by young guns

Cricket fans get chance to watch a five-day game — golf

England’s biggest Ashes defeat since days of Bradman

England play Australia in the 2009 Ashes Test match
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After first Test, it’s back to normality

England’s ambitions now extend only to hope of an orderly retreat

Djokovic keeps grip on Wimbledon title

The Serb has become the undisputed master of winning the crucial point, writes Matthew Engel

Murray felled by faultless Federer

The Swiss swept through, leaving UK sport hopes focused on Ashes

Root digs England out of a hole in Cardiff

Yorkshire batsman answers national emergency in first Ashes Test

English cricket may call Aussie for help

ECB is tipped to ask Jason Gillespie to be its next coach, while KP stays out in the cold

Pietersen in the cold despite fireworks

Controversial cricketer told there is no place for him in England’s Ashes squad, even as he hits 355

Victory over two Eds better than one

Everyone who had ever irritated Cameron found themselves vaporised

Voters flummox pollsters and pundits

Coup de theatre came with exit poll, writes Matthew Engel

Hi-vis jackets for a lo-vis election

Party leaders have been doing their utmost to avoid voters

Earth, wind and fire fail to damp Clegg

Perhaps Lib Dem leader really believes results will not be that bad

Miliband delivers after TV sticky wicket

Cricket ground speech focuses on benefits

Of course, they had it tough

Yorkshire gives party leaders the northern grit treatment

London proves hard for Tories to navigate

Capital is returning to Labour less grudgingly than anywhere else

Sketch: Osborne at hustings

Testing times for incumbent in debate for the post of member of parliament for Tatton constituency

Watford sees outbreak of very civil war

Matthew Engel at the hustings in three-way marginal


Matthew Engel Matthew Engel has had a journalistic career of unusual variety, covering everything from terrorism to tiddlywinks. He has reported from 50 countries and seven continents, clocking up No. 7 in January 2012 when the FT sent him to the Antarctic.

For 12 years, he was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. His latest book, 'Engel's England', came out in October 2014.

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