Summer of sport special

Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka interviewed, cricket great Virat Kohli profiled, and a big moment for women’s football previewed ahead of what promises to be a spectacular summer of sport

A threat to the game as we know it — or the ‘silver bullet’ that will secure its future?

The upcoming World Cup will be a showcase for his flawless technique, princely flamboyance and fierce will to win

The 21-year-old athlete talks to the FT about her route to the top of the game

As Major League clubs come to London, a US photographer celebrates the eccentric charm of their home venues

Simon Kuper on how the World Cup host nation is slowly coming around to women playing the sport

With soaring attendances, lucrative sponsorship and a defining World Cup, this promises to be a pivotal year