Author

 
Donald McRae

Donald McRae

    History stalks the torturers who drove Neil Aggett to suicide
    History stalks the torturers who drove Neil Aggett to suicide
    Darkness falls early on a cold afternoon in London, as Jill Burger remembers how detention and death in Johannesburg changed her life forever.
    Too close to call, says McGrath
    Too close to call, says McGrath
    'I've dug a hole for myself," Glenn McGrath admits with a quiet laugh as, a week before the Ashes begin, he wonders whether he can...
    How the Klopp keeps on ticking
    How the Klopp keeps on ticking
    An hour after the first of Jürgen Klopp's many jokes, interspersed with his worldly insights into football and life, he returns to a more...
    Usain Bolt is ready to strike again
    Usain Bolt is ready to strike again
    'This will be the moment and this will be the year when I set myself apart from other athletes in the world," Usain Bolt said in a quiet but...
    Cycling legend left bruised by years in saddle
    Cycling legend left bruised by years in saddle
    'If someone described the scenario to me now I'd be out of there," Stephen Roche says as he takes off his shirt. Naked from the waist up, Roche...
    Kvitova's crying game
    Kvitova's crying game
    ‘After I won Wimbledon last year you saw how my father was crying,” Petra Kvitova said, her eyes widening at the memory of a deeply...
    Money talks in the ring of hard knocks
    Money talks in the ring of hard knocks
    The man they once called Pretty Boy sinks his bruised hands into a steel bucket filled with ice. In a stifling gym behind a grimy side street in...
    Battle for top spot begins
    Battle for top spot begins
    Andy Flower leans forward animatedly and appears ready to punch the air. His knees smack against the table and his cup of tea totters amid such...
    'Blade Runner' aims for Olympics
    'Blade Runner' aims for Olympics
    A lean and sculpted Oscar Pistorius politely pushes aside a breakfast basket piled high with croissants and pastries. He stretches out his legs and...
    A Serge to the finish for 'Le Secateur'
    A Serge to the finish for 'Le Secateur'
    "You're going to make me cry now," Serge Betsen says with a crumpled smile as his battered rugby player's face creases in the bare white-walled...
    Ben Johnson's tell-all track to recovery
    Ben Johnson's tell-all track to recovery
    Twenty-nine years ago, in late September 1981, the most infamous story of corruption in world sport began.
    'I live in Europe but I sleep in Africa'
    'I live in Europe but I sleep in Africa'
    'It's incredible," Samuel Eto'o says as a dazzling smile lights up his usually serious face and he bangs a table in exultation. "I've always had...