It is not often that Rafael Nadal explodes – off the court, anyway.
Frankie Dettori will be back in action at Epsom on Friday, having finally extricated himself from the restraining grip of French bureaucracy, 12 days after the end of his six-month ban for a cocaine positive.
Over the years, Floyd Mayweather Jr has won and lost millions gambling.
Carl Froch threw nearly a thousand punches to beat Mikkel Kessler on points – one score a ludicrously lop-sided 118-110, alongside more reasonable verdicts of 115-113 and 116-112 – but he surely knows he shared the honours if not the decision with the beaten Dane.
Golf is a sport full of landscapes deliberately designed to catch its top players unawares. Sneaky sand traps, water hazards and stands of trees are all put in place with the aim of forcing an error.
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Carl Froch stares at the goose bumps that have risen on his muscular left arm and a shiver runs through him.
Darren Barker will get the world title shot he desperately craves after Matchroom Boxing announced he will fight Australian Darren Geale for the IBF Middleweight Belt on August 17th.
One day after Victoria Pendleton’s anticlimactic exit from the saddle at Fakenham, opinion among racing professionals was sharply divided on the key question of whether she should now be tried in the furnace of the Cheltenham Festival.
Mo Farah was bloodied by a rogue spike, but this time he left Scotland unbowed.
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.