As Sir Bradley Wiggins discovered in June when he took the world hour record, you can be pedalling around an indoor velodrome in dry, warm conditions, yet fall foul of the British weather.
As an Irishman with a passable singing voice and an appreciation of the more legitimate musical accomplishments of his compatriot Van Morrison, Barry McGuigan would recognise in Mighty Like A Rose, an early Them classic, the shape that is forming around the career of Carl Frampton.
The Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has said he would have come out earlier if he’d had more time to become comfortable with his sexuality.
Carl Frampton emerged victorious over Scott Quigg last night, but how did Twitter react to the Northern Irishman unifying the super-bantamweight division?
After waiting four years to fight, it was all over in 36 minutes that ranged between dull and dramatic, and, when it was done, Carl Frampton left Manchester with his own IBF super-bantamweight belt and the WBA title of his brave but outclassed rival, Scott Quigg.
Watford striker Troy Deeney posts a photo on his Twitter account after a training session with boxer Anthony Joshua.
Carl Frampton is favourite to beat Scott Quigg this weekend, and here are three things that the Northern Irishman can use to his advantage.
Despite heading into their world title unification clash as the underdog, Scott Quigg has several things in his favour over Carl Frampton.
Basketball star Liz Cambage has come under fire after she called out a team-mate for wearing blackface at an end-of-season fancy dress party.
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.
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.
No matter his talent, Phil Walsh believed it was grit that lifted him from Hamilton, in western Victoria, on to the game’s biggest stage.
A suave British superspy is rescuing a captive from a mountain hideout. Leaping on a snowmobile, the secret agent races down the slopes with daredevil brilliance, dodging bullets, leading his pursuers towards the mountain’s edge. “Don’t worry,” he tells his terrified passenger with a cocky grin, “I’ve done this before” – and off they fly, over the cliff.
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 British men’s 4x100m relay team took their first step to redemption in these European Championships on a night that produced two bronze medals for the home nations.
Five British athletes, include the Tour de France winning cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, are among the latest batch of names alleged by a group of Russian hackersto have taken banned substances for which they had received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).
Jim Crowley rode his 100th winner of the season here on Monday and then added the 101st half an hour later to maintain his push for the Flat jockeys’ championship but he still lost ground to Silvestre de Sousa on the day as the reigning champion completed a treble on the twilight card at Wolverhampton to reduce Crowley’s lead to four.
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.