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Martin Smith

Martin Smith: Ken’s in the wrong camp with stance on sex and football

Poor old Ken Tomlinson.

News 4
It's 3-0 as Australia win the third Test at the   WACA. Photo   Jason O'Brien/PA Wire

Martin Smith: Whitewash on the way as ex-Ashes winner Michael Vaughan puts his finger on the problem

It’s going to be 5-0, we all know that don’t we? When Australia gets on top in a sporting battle they go for the jugular and don’t let go. Especially if it’s the Ashes. The series is won but 3-0 won’t be enough. They’ll want to rub it in and if they do this will be Australia’s fourth 5-0 win in the 130-plus year history of the competition, all in Australia.

Cricket
It's agony for Carlos Carvalhal at Derby. Photo: Steve Ellis

Sheffield Wednesday: What might have been for Carlos Carvalhal’s men

It was one of those Sliding Doors moments.

Sheffield Wednesday
Famous clash - in the 1993 FA Cup semi-final

Steel yourselves - Owls and Blades gear up for next nail-biting clash

It’s the tightest big-city derby in the world.

Sheffield Wednesday
Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Martin Smith Column: How long can city keep David Brooks, George Hirst and Co?

His name sounds like a high-powered firm of solicitors and Dominic Calvert-Lewin was certainly laying down the law on Sunday.

Sheffield Wednesday
Come on Blades, give them a cheer!

Why Blades fans should cheer Owls in the play-offs

Blades fans, steel yourselves. You won’t like this but it needs to be said - Sheffield United fans should cheer on Wednesday in the play-offs.

Sheffield Wednesday
Glowing BBC tribute puts Sheffield, Crucible and snooker on world stage

Glowing BBC tribute puts Sheffield, Crucible and snooker on world stage

It’s one of the greatest love letters in the city’s history.

Snooker

Video: They think it’s all over again but Germans take glory this time in Sheffield and at world’s oldest club

The scoreline looks familiar… It was only a glorified football stag-do, a lads birthday weekend away with beer, belly laughs and arms-in-the-air singing. But there were 400 of them.

Football
Jocky Wilson: raised in a Scottish orphanage

Jocky Wilson’s tragic tale is perfect game for Sheffield Crucible

‘Jocky Wilson Said’ - surely a play made for The Crucible. The home of the world championships would be a perfect setting for the tale of one of the most charismatic characters ever to play snooker’s sister sport, darts.

Darts
Chris Wilder, manager of Sheffield Utd.

Martin Smith column: Sheffield United boss will need financial clout soon

“Listen, we’re not in the market for £1m and £2m players any more.”

Sheffield United
Billy Sharp  does a flip to celebrate the first goal against Oldham.  Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Martin Smith Column: Sheffield United in title groove and have a tenner on Wednesday for the play-offs - Happy New Year, indeed

It’s that time of year when, tragic celebrity deaths permitting, we can allow our optimism and the fizz to get the better of us. Caught between old year and new, these few days of ease and excess can lead to some pretty dodgy decisions.

Sheffield United
Andy Murray with the trophy after winning the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year Award at The Conrad Miami Hotel, Miami. Photo: Alberto Tamargo/BBC/PA Wire.

BBC’s lavish sporting rally humbled by Andy’s pranged pool-side prize

It must have been agony for him. Worse than any debilitating injury or draining and dismal defeat. More than a full minute with a smile on his face holding a pranged Sports Personality Of The Year trophy will have been torture for Andy Murray - as indeed it was for the millions watching on TV.

Sport
Greg Dyke

Martin Smith column: Revolution needed at ‘old boys’ FA

The FA. Get rid of the lot of them.

News
Andy Murray celebrates winning the championship during day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2, London.

Martin Smith column: Why Wayne Rooney and Andy Murray are worlds apart

There’s only 18 months between them, they’ve been the most talented sportsmen of their generation who have carried the burden of a capricious public’s overblown expectations since they were teenagers.

Football
Bob Jackson broadcaster and journalist at home in Totley .

Martin Smith Column: Thirty years of hurt has not stopped us praising and grumbling just yet

It’s three decades this month since the irrepressible Bob Jackson invented the football phone-in.

Sheffield United
The Premier League feels such a long way away for Sheffield's clubs.

Martin Smith column: will Sheffield become a second rate sporting city?

Steel City unplugged - is Sheffield missing out on top music names?

News
Familiar face ande Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock

Martin Smith column: Warnock’s weaving again as Jackett steps in

Time and distance only add wonder to the legend.

Football
Liam Cartledge  - goal machnie

Martin Smith column: goals, gold and good sense as Liam heads for 1,000 mark

I don’t know Liam Cartledge and I’ve never seen him play, but he’s become a bit of a hero of mine.

Non League
England's Wayne Rooney (centre), Jamie Vardy (2nd right) at the final whistle following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Wembley Stadium. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Martin Smith column: Rooney again? Give us a break, whinging England fans

International break?

Football
Great Britain's Will Bayley celebrates winning gold at the Rio Paralympic Games

Column: The glory and thrill of the Paralympics is a triumph for everyone

It has to be one of the most powerful and heart-warming transformations in human history.

Athletics
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