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  • David Squires on … a tale of two Jordans and rough justice on Merseyside 20 October 2020
    Our cartoonist looks back on a wild derby, unwanted workplace interactions and 57-year-old men dancing in empty stadiumsBuy a Squires cartoon in the Guardian print shopAnd take a look through David’s archive treasure trove Continue reading...
    David Squires
  • Talking Horses: Nicholls title hopes raised by Henderson Kempton doubts 20 October 2020
    Uncertainty over Champ and Santini in King George VI Chase has reduced the odds on another Nicholls championship winSixteen winners and a 39% strike-rate in October have pushed Paul Nicholls to the top of the market for the 2020-21 National Hunt trainers’ championship and his prospects of claiming the King George VI Chase at Kempton […]
    Greg Wood
  • The Spin | Cannonball Cricket: the indoor revolution that failed to take off 20 October 2020
    Once hailed as the future and huge in Australia, for some reason the idea was not a hit. But it could be back in 2021It was in this week in 1985 that the Guardian first reported on a new form of indoor cricket, apparently set to take the nation by storm. A centre had opened […]
    Simon Burnton
  • World Series 2020: will the Rays spring a surprise over the Dodgers? 20 October 2020
    Will Clayton Kershaw and Co end a losing streak in the October classic? Or will Tampa band of upstarts bring a title home to Florida? Our writers have their say Not to be crude, but if Los Angeles’ rally from a 3-1 NLCS deficit taught us anything about these Dodgers, it’s that their players have […]
    David Lengel, Bryan Armen Graham, Alan Evans, Tom Lutz and Hunter Felt
  • The absurdity of Mesut Özil’s exile, yet another top talent cut adrift | Jonathan Liew 20 October 2020
    Arsène Wenger must despair at the inefficiency in the game, embodied by the German midfielder’s omissionThere’s been something strangely disconcerting about seeing Arsène Wenger back on our screens, promoting his new book. Almost every interviewer he has faced has tried to lure him into some sort of indelicacy. Come on Arsène, settle some scores. Shit-talk […]
    Jonathan Liew
  • Manchester United's improvement buys breathing room for Solskjær | David Hytner 20 October 2020
    The performance in victory at Newcastle was reminiscent of their summer form and brings hope before the visit to PSGTo fully appreciate the highs, it is necessary to first plumb the depths and Manchester United appeared determined to test the theory on Saturday in the must-win Premier League game at Newcastle. On the back of […]
    David Hytner
  • Russia planned cyber-attack on Tokyo Olympics, says UK 20 October 2020
    Foreign secretary condemns ‘cynical and reckless’ bid to disrupt Games, before they were postponedRussian military intelligence services were planning a cyber-attack on the Japanese-hosted Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo this summer in an attempt to disrupt the world’s premier sporting event, the UK National Cyber Security Centre has revealed, disclosing a joint operation with the […]
    Patrick Wintour in London, Julian Borger in Washington, and Justin McCurry in Tokyo