Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.
‘Amateur boxing clubs will close without government help’
In a special programme, BBC Radio 5 Live looks at the impact that the pandemic is having on amateur boxing clubs.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has written an open letter calling for help after the sport was excluded from a £300m rescue package.
5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake talks to boxers Natasha Jonas and Ellie O’Brien, promoter Eddie Hearn and coach Damian Ridpath about the challenges the sport faces.
The 2020 Masters – A new era?
On the eve of Round one, we look at what the 2020 Masters will bring over the next four days.
All eyes are on Bryson DeChambeau after his US Open win, but will he out muscle the famous Augusta National?
Rory McIlroy tells us how he’s enjoying flying under the radar going into the tournament and what chance does defending champion Tiger Woods give himself as he continues to struggle with form?
Will the move from April to August and the obvious weather changes have a big impact on the play? Plus given the impact of COVID-19 and weeks of intense political activity in the USA, is this Masters more important than any other for the fans?
Mark Chapman is joined by golf correspondent Iain Carter, European Ryder Cup winner Jamie Donaldson and four time PGA Tour winner Andrew Magee.
Sir Nick Faldo previews the 2020 Masters
30 years on since the defence of his first green jacket, Sir Nick Faldo joins BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter to discuss what it will be like holding the tournament in November, seven months later than it was supposed to be. With Bryson DeChambeau coming in hot favourite after overpowering Winged Foot at the US Open, find out what Sir Nick makes of the golfing maverick, plus he gives his thoughts on the elusive major for Rory McIlroy.
The Inside Track: Testing Times
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell are joined by Sonja McLaughlan and Steve Parry to discuss the issues facing UK Sport around drug testing athletes during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
5000m British champion Jess Judd, Professor Ross Tucker - Sport Scientist from World Rugby and double Olympic Silver medallist James Guy all have their say.
We also here from Hamish Coffey the UK Anti Doping’s Director of Testing who discusses how they've operated during lockdown and whistleblowing.
Plus Travis Tygart from the United States Anti-Doping Agency joins the pod to talk about how things have been done in the US via virtual testing.
Black History Month: Heroes
In a special programme for Black History Month, hear stories of inspiration, affirmation and joy in celebration of our Black sporting heroes. You’ll hear Anthony Yarde on being a “real model” – not a “role model”, Ebony Rainford-Brent on coming to terms with her hero status and Ugo Monye on the influence of “Uncle” Ian Wright. GB Swimmer Alice Dearing, Paralympian Kadeena Cox and Marcus Rashford celebrate their heroes including Muhammad Ali, Allyson Felix and Serena Williams. And Darren and Jeanette get to speak to their own idols – Viv Anderson and Denise Lewis.
The Inside Track: "I'll never forget Denise Lewis calling me a disgrace."
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell try and get in the mind-set of young sports people on tour after England footballers Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home after inviting two girls to their team hotel in Iceland. Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care also joins Elly and Darren to give his experiences of being a young rugby player travelling around the world, the pitfalls of success at a young age, and how to go about rebuilding trust after making mistakes.
The New York Times tennis correspondent, Chris Clarey, joins the pod to discuss how to move from being a champion on the court, to one off it, as World No 1 Novak Djokovic continues to face criticism after being disqualified from the US Open.
Plus the team are also joined by Lucy Bronze to talk her return to Manchester City, BBC Sport’s Nesta McGregor and Osi Umenyiora dial in to look ahead to the start of the new NFL season, and Australian bowler Adam Zampa ahead of England’s ODI against Australia