Oliver Brown, The Telegraph

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Past articles by Oliver:

Lionel Messi's magical mask slips in leading team of snarling warriors

Argentine has reinvented himself as purveyor of the dark arts but may meet his match against Croatia → Read More

Eddie Hearn: 'I'd come to Saudi Arabia even if I felt it was immoral'

With the staging of the second Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight the Kingdom shows no sign of slowing down in its sporting takeover → Read More

Laura Muir bounces back to win 1,500m on golden summer’s night at Commonwealth Games

Scot makes up for heartaches of the past with victory in the 1,500 metres as compatriot Eilidh McColgan bags 5,000m silver → Read More

Lewis Hamilton risks backlash after defending British Grand Prix protesters who invaded track

Asked to clarify his position, Hamilton doubled down on his support for the Stop the Oil zealots' campaign, saying: 'Big up those guys' → Read More

Sebastian Vettel hits out: 'A slogan is more popular than the truth

In an exclusive interview, the four-time world champion explains his journey from the racing paddock to the frontline of social debate → Read More

Christian Horner demands answers over Mercedes' Canadian GP upgrade

Red Bull chief questions how rivals were able to fit a second floor stay so quickly after FIA's intervention over porpoising → Read More

Exclusive: Christian Horner blasts FIA's 'very unfair' porpoising ban

Red Bull team principal says the governing body should black-flag cars instead of imposing a blanket regulation change → Read More

Inside the tortured world of 'reckless gambler' Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson will benefit hugely financially from Saudi ties but moral vacuum behind the bonhomie has been exposed → Read More

Dustin Johnson defecting to Saudi rebel series will send shiver down spine of the PGA Tour

Johnson is not in need of titles or riches so if he can be tempted by Saudi millions the game's authorities should be worried → Read More

Wimbledon has been tarnished by player ban

Organisers believed that they were acting in good faith in banning Russian and Belarusian players - but it has backfired spectacularly → Read More

If this is the final curtain for Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King did it his way

The champion’s brutal destruction was initially ponderous in the making but devastating in delivery → Read More

Australia's fond farewell to Shane Warne, the 'dead-set bogan' who became a cricket rock star

Even at this monumental citadel of sport, it was the fainter flourishes that caught the eye. Across the plinth of Shane Warne’s statue at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, his disciples had scattered not flowers but store-cupboard staples: a few tins of baked beans, the odd bottle of Victoria Bitter, a token jar of Vegemite. In life, his meal choices were even less complicated, limited mainly to… → Read More

RFU's failure to plan for life after Eddie Jones is unacceptable

Jones has created an anxiety at the RFU that if he was to be sacked midstream it would fatally derail England's progress towards France 2023 → Read More

Shane Warne's charisma, sorcery and hedonism transcended cricket and landed him in the gossip pages

The achievements, charm and vibrant personality of 'Warnie' meant he could turn all of his many indiscretions into advantages → Read More

Goodbye and good riddance to the most miserable Olympics of all

China, Uyghurs, Kamila Valieva and Putin; what should have been a glorious tapestry of winter sport has just been a succession of scandals → Read More

Pictured: Space-age ski jumps and bizarre venues where Winter Olympics need the sport to succeed

Barriers both physical and metaphorical mean the Olympic ideal faces a huge challenge at Beijing 2022 → Read More

Max Verstappen's daredevil spirit may cost him in title tussle with measured Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen is facing a rival who makes precious few mistakes and that could prove decisive in Abu Dhabi → Read More

Anthony Joshua’s trash-talking feels like a desperate bid to stay relevant

Joshua is fooling no one with his sudden shift in rhetoric. He is better off fixing the glaring deficiencies in his skill-set → Read More

The Ryder Cup has a problem but Tiger Woods can fix it

Woods is a revered figure to the star-studded US team and the opportunity to enhance his standing in 2023 as captain can't be passed up → Read More

Brooks Koepka in furious foul-mouthed row with Ryder Cup officials

'If I break my wrist, this is on f------ both of you', four-time major champion told two referees for making him play approach to 15th → Read More