Mark Selby and Ding Junhui were involved in a titanic tussle on the first day of the world championship final and the good news for snooker fans is that a deal is about to be announced that will keep the event at the Crucible Theatre, the game’s spiritual home since 1977.
Frankie Dettori knows how to ride a wave, and the surge of big-race success that carried him through 2015 rolled on into the new season here on Saturday, as he steered Galileo Gold to a 14-1 victory in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas.
Despite a spell of unprecedented success, should we compromise on no-compromise?
On the eve of one of the biggest races of the year, the Tour de Yorkshire, the crisis in British cycling deepened on Thursday night as the former world points race champion Simon Yates was confirmed as having an adverse analytical finding in a drugs test in March through what appeared to be an error in procedure when using a drug for a medical condition on prescription.
Tyson Fury’s serial burlesque continued in Cologne on Thursday but the world heavyweight champion did not sound as if he was joking when he said he would probably quit boxing if he lost his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on 9 July.
One hundred days from Rio, Britain’s national cycling team has been thrown into chaos following the sudden resignation of its head, technical director Shane Sutton, as allegations of bullying and discrimination against women and Paralympians accumulated on Wednesday.
The fears that boxing’s joker-in-chief Tyson Fury was skating close to self-destruction were given stark and embarrassing substance when the world heavyweight champion was reunited with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on Wednesday.
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.
Almost 40,000 people ran in the 2016 London marathon, , setting off from Greenwich Park in south-east London after a countdown from Major Tim Peake in space.
Chris Froome believes that the reason his yellow jersey has yet to come under threat is due to the toughness of this year’s route but also to a lack of structure in the racing.
Bill Goldberg say he could have been as good a heel as Brock Lesnar but felt uncomfortable letting the kids down.
Bill Goldberg feels WWE are dismissing his impact on the professional wrestling industry and talks possible return.
On a day of familiarly cloying British summer drizzle victories for Laura Robson and Andy Murray on a covered Centre Court provided a hometown centrepiece to an afternoon at Wimbledon that was distinctly and even rather jarringly Brit-flavoured.
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s hopes of returning to the heptathlon next week – in what would be her first multi-event competition since winning gold at London 2012 – are in the balance after the latest stage of her comeback offered more questions than answers.
The contingencies have been worked through, the infrastructure and facilities laid down.
There’s something about TD Garden that brings out the best in Gracie Gold.
'U-sain! U-sain! U-sain!" chanted the crowd, which seemed packed with a comical number of pasty Brits wearing Jamaican flags and facepaint.
Former Rugby League player Martin Offiah says football can learn from his former sport in how to deal with racism. Does he have a point?
Kell Brook’s audacious bid to climb two weight divisions and dethrone the most fearsome puncher in boxing came to a brave but bloody end when his trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the towel after five brutal rounds against the undisputed middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin.
Kell Brook could not hide his frustration and regret following his defeat to Gennady Golovkin here on Saturday night , questioning the decision of his trainer, Dominic Ingle, to throw in the towel midway through the fifth round at a stage where he felt he was “settling into the contest”.
Mo Farah insists he is not fazed by personal criticism after an online question and answer session descended into farce in the run-up to his Great North Run title defence.