Top Picks

 Brazil captain Thiago Silva (left) fouls Netherlands’ Arjen
Robben in the penalty area during the third place play-off.

Brazil’s Silva apologises for defeat to Dutch

Selecao captain admits squad is down after disastrous end to home tournament

Ahmed Raza

Raza reaps rich from two matches in a row

"I used the Sharjah wicket to my advantage," says UAE’s left arm spinner

Sri Lankan bowler Sachithra Senanayake delivers a ball against South Africa during their first one-day international cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka want to rectify Sennayake’s action

Board to abide by International Cricket Council's decision on off-spinner

Mirko Vucinic

Mirko Vucinic eyes glory with Al Jazira

Montenegrin striker promises to bring success back to Abu Dhabi club

The pack with Spain’s Alberto Contador (left) and Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, climb during
the eighth stage of the Tour de France over 161 kilometres (100 miles) with start in Tomblaine and finish in Gerardmer.

Contador, Nibali rivalry lights up the Tour

Tinkoff-Saxo team turns the heat on in eighth stage of Tour de France in Vosges region

World Cup TV

In video

Top ten goals in history of World Cup


Cricket blog: The Fourth Umpires

Stumps, seams, bats, balls...we have it covered

  • Lomo Saltado
    Peruvian street-style recipes

    Angelica Espinosa, chef at Story Rooftop Lounge in Dubai, which has just launched a Peruvian menu, shares some of her favourite recipes

  • Watch Dogs
    Game review: Watch Dogs

    Clean up the mean streets of Chicago with Watch Dogs

  • Stylish travel holdalls
    Baggage excess

    Don’t ruin your look with a dodgy duffle; pick up one of these and travel in style

  • The Harenna Forest in Ethiopia
    In pictures: The village that could save coffee

    The Harenna Forest in Ethiopia could play a huge part in the future of coffee production

  • The remote Harenna Forest in the highlands of Ethiopia
    Coffee’s last stand

    The remote Harenna Forest in the highlands of Ethiopia is home to a variety of wild arabica coffee beans and their existence could mean you won’t have to start your day with a cup of chamomile tea instead of a double espresso in the year 2054

More from alpha

More from friday

More from Wheels

More from aquarius

More from insideout