Andrew Binner

Andrew Binner is a freelance sports journalist.

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Australian rugby's fall from grace

Without a coach and significant results in the recent past, the team's graph is all downhill.


South Africa's rugby mercenaries

The last Heineken Cup has finished and the nation that contributed perhaps most to the final will receive no plaudits.


European rugby future looking bright

Following years of bickering, the world's most powerful club competition adopts a Champions League-style format.


The rise of Mixed Martial Arts

Banned in most of the US states to global athletic phenomenon boasting sell-out events, the sport has taken giant leaps.


European Ryder Cup dark horses

Rory McIlroy may be world number one but there are a number of unsung heroes in the team, writes Andrew Binner.


Revving up for the Singapore GP

Al Jazeera previews the Singapore Grand Prix - which will be a tough race for F1's drivers for a number of reasons.


Our know-all guide to 'Murderball'

Al Jazeera takes a closer look at wheelchair rugby - one of the most ferocious sports played at the London Paralympics.


Our Rugby Championship preview

It is round three of the Rugby Championship and Andrew Binner highlights what to expect from this stage of the event.


The demise of One-Day cricket?

With the rise in popularity of Twenty20 and the enduring nature of Test cricket, is One- Day cricket suffering?

Human Rights

Opinion: A victim of his own success

Andrew Binner asks whether Oscar Pistorius' anger at his Paralympic loss is just a case of sour grapes?


Argentina join rugby's Tri-Nations elite

South America's most successful rugby nation prepares for a long-awaited debut in the new Rugby Championship.


London's top five heroes

As the last firework pops and the competitors return home, Andrew Binner picks his inspirational athletes of the Games.