At a party late one night, years ago, I remember being bear-hugged by a Rip Curl executive. “You want a story mate? Remember this name: Tyler Wright.”
Louis Smith could face disciplinary action after British Gymnastics said it would investigate footage published by the Sun over the weekend which appeared to show Smith and his friend mocking Islam.
Nothing says baseball lifer like getting married at home plate on the morning before a game.
UFC middleweight Josh Samman has died at the age of 28 after spending nearly a week in a coma at a Florida hospital, officials have confirmed.
All Blacks star Aaron Smith has been sent home from South Africa after “breaching team standards regarding behaviour” after he was seen walking into a disabled toilet cubicle with a “female friend” at Christchurch Airport.
Having first announced he was retiring from boxing on Monday, Tyson Fury then claimed he was “here to stay” just hours later after an apparent change of heart.
Paul Hanagan, the champion jockey in 2010 and 2011, said on Friday it had been “a privilege” to ride as the retained jockey for Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum following the announcement that his five-year association with the owner has come to an end.
At the time it felt like an existential disaster, a blow to the credibility of the Grand National from which it might never recover.
Samoa Joe has signed a permanent WWE contract just weeks after making his debut.
Cricket is a uniquely English thing, in my view. To those of you who are not from England (or formely English-dominated colonies), cricket can only be an acquired taste.
There are several reasons Carl Froch would come out of retirement to fight the most dangerous opponent he could imagine, Gennady Golovkin.
Bill Goldberg say he could have been as good a heel as Brock Lesnar but felt uncomfortable letting the kids down.
At Oxford Circus, on the corner of Argyll Street, there is a little bureau de change.
A knockout machine in the ring, Anthony Joshua has developed a reputation as one of boxing’s more genial figures out of it. So it came as a surprise to hear the heavyweight express his desire to make the Mexican American Eric Molina “look like shit” when the pair square up next month.
Jemima Sumgong survived a dramatic tumble – and the attentions of a harebrained spectator who jumped over the barriers and nearly caused another collision – to win an incident-packed women’s race in the London Marathon. Her Kenyan compatriot Eliud Kipchoge could not have looked more serene in the men’s race, however, gliding home in the second fastest marathon time in history.
Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed.
David Haye will fight Tony Bellew in the heavyweight division on 4 March at the O2 Arena, it has been announced.
Conor McGregor is brilliant at promotion, better able to crawl under the skin or in the head of almost any fighter around. But ever since he won the UFC’s lightweight title two weeks ago at UFC 205, refusing to relinquish his featherweight belt as well, he’s been pursued by an unexpected equal at drawing attention – and perhaps a threat to his newly won championship: Khabib Nurmagomedov.