News that gymnast Louis Smith has been suspended by his governing body for mocking Islam is so 2016.
And so on Tuesday night the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians again to come within a win of the World Championship.
As the World Series returns to Wrigley Field for the the first time in 71 years, Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber will stick to pinch-hitting after doctors decided he wasn’t ready to play defense.
The World Series returns to Wrigley Field on Friday for the first time in 71 years, but those Cubs fans hoping to see Kyle Schwarber continue his hot streak will have to shell out big money: the median resale ticket price for Game 3 is currently hovering around $3,000.
Jim Harbaugh, who has led his Michigan Wolverines to a 7-0 start, is the highest paid coach in college football, and will make $9m this year.
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was named the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday by his fellow players, one month after he was killed in a boat crash.
“You know, these guys ain’t so fuckin’ bad.”
The Australian cycling champion Anna Meares has announced her retirement after a career including six Olympic medals.
Peter Sagan beat Mark Cavendish to the line to win the men’s road race at the cycling world championships in Doha on Sunday.
Four years ago, Andre Ward was poised to succeed Floyd Mayweather’s spot as the best prizefighter in the world, regardless of weight.
Rafael Nadal’s searing honesty has always sustained him in troubled times and, while the Spaniard is perhaps a couple of defeats short of a crisis, he admits this summer has not been one of his best.
When it comes to sports, there are a great athletes and famous athletes and then there is Muhammad Ali, the greatest and most famous of them all.
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.
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is fast becoming a sporting phenomenon- how far can he take the Denver Broncos?
Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has confirmed we will no longer be seeing his 'curb stomp' finishing manoeuvre.
Samoa Joe has revealed he has come to WWE to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
England omitted Eoin Morgan from their tour of Sri Lanka with the usual encouraging messages that they see this as an interruption, rather than a termination, of his Test career.
Usain Bolt has admitted he struggled to motivate himself to train before the Olympic Games in Rio but says the pressure is off as he approaches his final season on the track.
A film of maverick snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan is in the works, with Hunger Games studio Lionsgate named as possible producers.
Sometimes sport is at its most tense when it is at its most still – in those micro‑lulls before world title fights as the protagonists coil in their corners, awaiting the bell, and adrenaline and testosterone races through the crowd like white water; between the purse of a referee’s lips and the first step in a shootout; before the starter’s pistol shatters the hush of an Olympic 100m final; and, yes, when the world chess champion is hunched over the board, brain scurrying back and forth through innumerable tunnels of calculation looking for a clear path to victory.