They say 60 million people play snooker in China.
The complex and multifaceted sides of Tyson Fury were again on display in London on Wednesday.
A Portuguese mixed martial arts fighter has died following a Total Extreme Fighting event in Dublin at the weekend.
What an incredible week for Trevor Story. On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies rookie slammed his seventh home run in six games, a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth that helped the Rockies to a 6-3 victory over the Padres.
Everyone wants a piece of Anthony Joshua. Ideally, they’d like a bit of Tyson Fury at the same time but while we still don’t know who is the best heavyweight in the world – and whether or not the best of British beef will collide this year or next – we do know who is the most marketable, and he is not from Manchester.
There has not been a heavyweight since Joe Louis more than 70 years ago so unmoved by success as Anthony Joshua, the calm new prince moving serenely into a jungle of fevered speculation.
Mark Cavendish will compete in the 2016 Tour of Britain in September in his first appearance since winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
Frankie Dettori is no longer Godolphin's principal jockey.
A punch of the air, a flying dismount and a blown kiss to the owners.
Wladimir Klitschko says he has been forced to take Tyson Fury to court following a disagreement over negotiations about their world heavyweight championship rematch.
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.
Sir Bradley Wiggins's chances of winning the Giro d'Italia or finishing on the podium may be compromised by ill-health, as the Tour de France winner explained after the conclusion of stage 11 in north-east Italy.
Mo Farah, fighting for his reputation after his coach, Alberto Salazar, became embroiled in doping allegations, has insisted he is “100% clean” and challenged his doubters to prove otherwise.
Mo Farah shadowboxed on the start line in tribute to his hero Muhammad Ali – and then produced a knockout performance to break another British record.
For the third time in four days, the breakaway group had the final word. However, whereas in Kendal and Knutsford there was no doubt that an escapee would win, here nails were bitten until the very last metre, with Jack Bauer of New Zealand snatching victory even as Caleb Ewan of Australia led the peloton on to the heels of the third rider across the line, Erick Rowsell of the British team Madison-Genesis.
Gennady Golovkin did not waste his energy on anything other than banalities and formalities when he addressed the world’s media for a final time before Saturday night’s intriguing clash of weights and styles against Kell Brook. There was no need. Why use words to sell a fight when his fists have long performed that job with such distinction?
Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.