Serena Williams’ historic pursuit of the calendar grand slam was transformed into an emotionally supercharged family affair the world No1 could certainly have done without on Sunday.
The New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has responded to widespread criticism that he would not pitch for his team, should they make the playoffs.
The Leeds centre-back responded on Twitter as the 24-year-old defended his Commonwealth title in style.
Neil Black has high hopes for the Rio Olympics after a host of younger British athletes proved they were “going global” and have genuine medal potential next summer.
'When I travel I don't pack clothes. I only pack Benjamins,' boxing champ Floyd "Money" Mayweather said on Monday.
He has a great beard and a good accent, she is knocking people's lights out in 34 seconds.
Neil Black has defended British Athletics in the wake of the fallout from the relay row that threatened to leave a sour taste despite a successful championships that ended with the team fourth in the medal table.
Justin Gatlin has moved to head off the wave of criticism directed at him during the World Athletics Championships by releasing letters that reveal the extent to which he cooperated with US anti-doping investigators and apologised for his own offences.
In Beijing and beyond, there is no doubt who the stars of the last few days of these championships were for the hosts. And it was not Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, Dafne Schippers or Mo Farah.
Sebastian Coe has defiantly defended his links with Nike, refusing to give up his role as a special adviser to the sportswear giant as he takes over as the most powerful man in athletics.
Mark Cavendish has his sights on Eddy Merckx’s all-time record of 34 career stage wins in the Tour de France after landing his third stage win in six days here, lifting his victory tally to 29 stages, one clear of the five-times overall winner Bernard Hinault.
Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from the saddle at the age of 51 as a consequence of struggles with his mental health. The six-times champion jockey, who has taken no rides over the past week, asked the Irish Turf Club’s chief medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick, to break the news on his behalf.
It is an old cycling saw that the rainbow jersey of world road race champion carries a curse which condemns its wearers to mediocrity or misfortune in the season after they win the gold medal.