Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.
In 2019 the Open Championship returned to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, the first time it had been back to those shores since 1951.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry came away as Champion and en route played some of the most spectacular golf ever seen.
This is the story of that Championship told by those who played in it, including Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry himself.
UFC 264: Conor McGregor's Last Dance?
The final chapter in the trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will be written in the early hours of Sunday morning as the lightweight superstars settle the score in the main event of UFC 264.
UFC commentator John Gooden and MMA journalist Nick Peet are joined by undefeated bantamweight star Jack Shore to discuss the most highly anticipated rubber match in UFC history.
In this preview show, you’ll hear from Welterweight superstar and one half of the co-main event at UFC 264, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson as he looks ahead to his fight with Gilbert Burns.
The panel also discuss the permutations of the main event and whether a loss for Conor McGregor would signal the end of his historic mixed martial arts career.
6-love-6 with John McEnroe
John McEnroe, Tim Henman and Marion Bartoli take your calls and questions during the first week of Wimbledon 2021. Plus Boris Becker drops by.
All About Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has been the number one tennis player for 322 weeks….and counting. That’s more than any other male player. Ever. Nine Australian Opens, five Wimbledons, three US Opens and one French Open have put him two Grand Slams behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who are both on 20.
Against a backdrop of Serbian and Balkan identity, we hear from Djokovic’s coaches through the ages. From Nikola Pilic whose academy he arrived at aged 12 having witnessed the NATO bombing of Belgrade, to Boris Becker under whom he won 6 of his 18 Grand Slams, to Goran Ivanisevic – who will be sat in his box this summer as Novak continues on his mission to be the greatest of all time.
There will be commentary each day and night across 5 live, Sports Extra and the BBC Sport website from the French Open starting on Sunday.
All about Bryson DeChambeau
Mark Chapman is joined by the BBC’s Golf Correspondent Iain Carter to speak to the man known as ‘The Scientist. Determined to defy convention, the US Open Champion discusses everything from his extreme training sessions, a similarity to the inventor of the lightbulb and whether he regrets the comments he made in the build up to last year’s Masters. Dechambeau also explains what triggered his inquisitive nature and what he hopes to achieve in 2021.
The 85th Masters starts at The Augusta National Golf Club on April 8th. There will be live coverage of the first men’s major of the year across all four days on the BBC.
You can listen to our coverage across 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra. There’ll be plenty of content across the golf pages on the BBC Sport website, and BBC 2 will have highlights of all four rounds.
02:40 - Pushed by his father and older brother as a child.
07:08 - Talks about neurological stress he puts on himself during training sessions and almost passing out. Compares his dedication to pushing the boundaries to breaking the 4 minute mile.
10:50 - Quote about Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb and Vince Lombardi on perfection.
12:20 - Never any intention to hurt anyone’s feelings with his comments about Augusta before the Masters back in November.
Reliving THAT goal by Sergio Aguero
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Naga Munchetty relives THAT goal by Sergio Aguero after the striker announced he would leave Manchester City at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Helping Naga reminisce are Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray, lifelong City fan Rachel Herson, Former QPR and Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen, ex-QPR midfielder Jamie Mackie and ex-QPR Chief Executive Philip Beard
Guest List been good, work to do still
These have been great in recent weeks. The Guest Lineup has been really good with some fantastic interviews. Some really insightful and honest interviews. Now that the guests don’t have to talk about their sport or competition they’re genuinely honest!
The loss of Sportsweek and no more Garry Richardson remains a huge black hole at 5 live. With such good access to sports people currently as their schedules are free, will be interesting to see how 5 live try to continue this when live sport eventually returns.
Used to love it
All I hear now is social justice and politics. Just a massive victim hood fest. Everyone is repressed accompanied by the soft piano music. I tune in for interesting sport stories not for the never ending made up evil of the straight white man holding everyone down even though there’s hardly any straight white men left on the BBC. I’ve tuned out anything BBC for a while now and my life has not got worse because of it.
If you want to switch off from the real world and enjoy listening to pure sports chat, this Podcast isn’t for you. If you like your sport mixed with social justice then this certainly will be up your street.