There is a lightheartedness about Carl Frampton, an easy predilection for the craic, that disguises the ruthless streak common to most driven boxers, and he knows Scott Quigg will be similarly cold-hearted when they fight in Manchester on Saturday night.
Trainer Peter Fury speaks on Andrey Fedosov and Alexander Ustinov as he continues to try to secure an opponent for Hughie Fury.
Anthony Joshua says that he has no fear ahead of his London showdown with IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin.
Ladbrokes will be shut out of sponsoring at next month’s Cheltenham Festival after 10 years as backers of the World Hurdle, it was announced on Thursday.
Promoter Tom Loeffler says that there is a written agreement in place for the winner of Saul Alvarez and Amir Khan to meet Gennady Golovkin later in 2016.
Nike has severed its long-time sponsorship deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after the athlete sparked outrage with anti-gay comments.
Trainer Peter Fury says that only the United Kingdom and UAE remain in the running to stage the rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko.
The continual willingness of snooker to indulge Ronnie O’Sullivan is no great surprise. It is, nonetheless, a recurring disappointment.
Keiron Cunningham has called on the Rugby Football League to outlaw a well-publicised style of tackling after revealing the St Helens centre Mark Percival will be out for at least three months with a serious knee injury.
Mark Cavendish is expected to be in the Great Britain squad for the world track championships after a seven-year absence from the competition when the team for the event, to be held in London from 2-6 March, is announced on Tuesday following a final selection meeting.
Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France during the rest day on Tuesday, returning to the UK in order to save his strength for his next challenge, the omnium and possibly the team pursuit at the Rio Olympic Games.
Champions of the baseball world, all eyes are on the San Francisco Giants and how they prepare for the 2013 MLB season.
Data released on the double Tour de France winner Chris Froome in answer to insinuations of doping during this year’s race showed that his success can be put down to a massive loss in weight, helping to explain his improvement from also-ran to Tour de France winner.
The IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, is facing a fresh crisis after an email was leaked showing that his right-hand man knew about a number of Russian doping cases in 2013, and discussed a secret plan to delay naming those involved before the World Championships in Moscow that year.
‘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.
The Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova, who blew the whistle on corruption between senior figures in the IAAF and Russian athletics after being banned for doping offences, has been ordered to pay back £377,961.62 plus costs to the London Marathon.
The International Olympic Committee received an urgent letter from more than a dozen national anti-doping organisations on Wednesday night urging it to immediately suspend the Russian Olympic Committee and provisionally ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics.
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.
No amount of sentiment could carry the wholehearted Liverpool veteran Derry Mathews to a fairytale high point of a long, hard career here on Saturday night but, in front of his own fans, he gave the world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan all the trouble he could handle over 12 absorbing rounds.
From his palatial suite on the 60th floor of the Mandalay Bay, Amir Khan can see his own face half a mile away, blown up to Hollywood proportions at the other great boxing casino in this town, the MGM Grand. He likes the view. Who wouldn’t?
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.
Jon Jones’s suspension from the octagon has been extended after officials revealed on Monday that the UFC star tested positive for two banned estrogen blockers, clomiphene and letrozole.
The mother of the cyclist Chris Boardman has been killed in a cycling accident, her son has announced.