Tommy Hanson, who pitched five seasons in the major leagues for the Braves and the Angels, has died aged 29.
Michael Phelps, the American swimmer whose 22 Olympic medals make him the most decorated Olympian of all time, has revealed that he was “in a really dark place” after he was arrested last year for drunk-driving – and admitted to feelings of “not wanting to be alive anymore.”
While the World Anti-Doping Agency has said it found widespread doping and corruption by Russian athletes, Russian officials have said their country is being held to a double standard and called the watchdog’s report a “political hit job”.
The World Anti-Doping Agency independent report has recommended that Russia be banned from international athletics following details of systematic doping and a state-sanctioned cover-up.
There have been quicker strikes in Liverpool but even Ian Rush would have done well to score as rapidly as did Callum Smith here on Saturday night, as he felled his fellow Scouser Rocky Fielding in just 165 seconds to win the vacant British super-middleweight belt and move within some quality haggling of a world title shot.
Amir Khan is reported to have signed an agreement to fight Manny Pacquiao next year, which sets pulses and alarm bells ringing simultaneously.
The bibulous lunches and fearless gambles which gave Sir Peter O’Sullevan so much pleasure have been recalled at a memorial service for the much-admired horse racing commentator, who died in July.
Just days ago, the Lone Star State stood to become the exclusive home of the American League Championship Series.
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Amir Khan suffered a knockout every bit as brutal as the first one of his career here on Saturday night when Saul “Canelo” Álvarez threaded a chilling right hand on to his briefly exposed jaw in the sixth round to leave the Briton senseless on the canvas for a couple of worrying minutes.
Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard has acquired the veteran eSports organiser Major League Gaming (MLG) in a deal worth $46m.
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There was an amusing but telling exchange at the press launch of the world snooker championship a little over a fortnight ago.
Magnus Carlsen’s bold decision to play in an open tournament, the first reigning world champion to do so since Boris Spassky in 1971, paid off handsomely this week at Qatar when the 25-year-old Norwegian won first prize unbeaten on 7/9 with one of his best performances. He tied with Yu Yangyi, then crushed his Chinese rival 2-0 in the speed tie-break.
HITC sub-editor Alan Dawson caught up with a West Ham United fan favourite whilst ringside at a Frank Buglioni boxing event.
Andy Flower has dropped the strongest hint yet that Kevin Pietersen will not be offered a new central contract by England next month.
At the time it felt like an existential disaster, a blow to the credibility of the Grand National from which it might never recover.
The Queen’s hopes of seeing her colours carried to victory at Royal Ascot in the week of her 90th birthday celebrations suffered a miserable reverse here on Thursday as Guy Fawkes, her runner in the King George V Handicap, sustained a serious injury in the early stages of the race and was subsequently put down.
Ichiro Suzuki made baseball history on Wednesday – but the man whose record he broke doesn’t think the new mark should count.
Michael Bisping is the UFC middleweight champion.