Tommy Hanson, who pitched five seasons in the major leagues for the Braves and the Angels, has died aged 29.
Michael Phelps, the American swimmer whose 22 Olympic medals make him the most decorated Olympian of all time, has revealed that he was “in a really dark place” after he was arrested last year for drunk-driving – and admitted to feelings of “not wanting to be alive anymore.”
While the World Anti-Doping Agency has said it found widespread doping and corruption by Russian athletes, Russian officials have said their country is being held to a double standard and called the watchdog’s report a “political hit job”.
The World Anti-Doping Agency independent report has recommended that Russia be banned from international athletics following details of systematic doping and a state-sanctioned cover-up.
There have been quicker strikes in Liverpool but even Ian Rush would have done well to score as rapidly as did Callum Smith here on Saturday night, as he felled his fellow Scouser Rocky Fielding in just 165 seconds to win the vacant British super-middleweight belt and move within some quality haggling of a world title shot.
Amir Khan is reported to have signed an agreement to fight Manny Pacquiao next year, which sets pulses and alarm bells ringing simultaneously.
The bibulous lunches and fearless gambles which gave Sir Peter O’Sullevan so much pleasure have been recalled at a memorial service for the much-admired horse racing commentator, who died in July.
Just days ago, the Lone Star State stood to become the exclusive home of the American League Championship Series.
A day after his team opened the Stanley Cup Final by beating the San Jose Sharks at home, first-year Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan scheduled an optional skate, and all but six players opted to take the day off. And why not? In less than seven weeks, the Penguins had played 19 grinding playoff games, five in overtime.
The five-time world snooker champion is willing Leicester on... but fancies Tottenham.
Tony Bellew recovered from a first-round knockdown to win the WBC world cruiserweight title with a third-round stoppage of Ilunga Makabu.
The cart took on a mind of its own during a match at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Texas.
A spokesman for Muhammad Ali said the former heavyweight champion is being treated in hospital for a respiratory problem.
Aaron Mooy is making a name for himself in Australia and elsewhere.
Tyson Kidd posts a graphic picture of his neck post surgery.
Winning both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the course of a cycling career is one mark of a great of the sport.
In one respect, it was heartening to hear Conor Benn talk about his professional debut in London this Saturday night – 20 years after his father retired – as if it were no more than a prologue to greatness, because boxing is not a business for the timid of heart.
Shane Warne, who in truth never really went away, is back.
‘The Tour is finished,” wrote its founder Henri Desgrange in 1904 after the second edition of the race was wrecked by cheating and crowds intervening violently to manipulate the race in favour of their local heroes.
Mont Ventoux is often described as a mountain with a personality and a particularly malevolent one at that, so the bizarre Bastille Day finish at Chalet Reynard seemed somehow in character for a mountain which has ended dreams, careers and lives when the Tour de France has scaled its heights.
Parramatta Eels player Corey Norman has pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession following an investigation into a night out at Sydney’s Star Casino in May.