Mo Farah, the double gold medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games, is braced for the release of confidential medical data as one of the 53 Team GB athletes to compete in Rio who previously held a therapeutic use exemption for a banned substance.
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.
Kell Brook could not hide his frustration and regret following his defeat to Gennady Golovkin here on Saturday night , questioning the decision of his trainer, Dominic Ingle, to throw in the towel midway through the fifth round at a stage where he felt he was “settling into the contest”.
Mo Farah insists he is not fazed by personal criticism after an online question and answer session descended into farce in the run-up to his Great North Run title defence.
For the third time in four days, the breakaway group had the final word. However, whereas in Kendal and Knutsford there was no doubt that an escapee would win, here nails were bitten until the very last metre, with Jack Bauer of New Zealand snatching victory even as Caleb Ewan of Australia led the peloton on to the heels of the third rider across the line, Erick Rowsell of the British team Madison-Genesis.
Gennady Golovkin did not waste his energy on anything other than banalities and formalities when he addressed the world’s media for a final time before Saturday night’s intriguing clash of weights and styles against Kell Brook. There was no need. Why use words to sell a fight when his fists have long performed that job with such distinction?
Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.
The Leeds stars were delighted for the rugby side.
Despite heading into their world title unification clash as the underdog, Scott Quigg has several things in his favour over Carl Frampton.
James DeGale is no stranger to winning in an opponent’s backyard. Now the southpaw known as Chunky is looking to play the road warrior once more with his eyes on a triumphant homecoming this year.
Turkish windsurfer to work with former vice-president
Mark Selby, whose only success this season had been to win the minor Gdynia Open event in Poland, won a second trophy here evening – the Betfred World Championship 2016.
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He has a great beard and a good accent, she is knocking people's lights out in 34 seconds.
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.
Conor McGregor has spoken at length about his “publicized civil war” with UFC in a lengthy interview with ESPN.
Bill Goldberg made an incredible return to the ring at the Legends of Wrestling Event.
Twenty days ago, on the eve of a world championship match that would prove more gruelling and arduous than many observers had expected, Magnus Carlsen described his forthcoming title defence against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin in pugilistic terms.
The ugliest word in boxing is “quit”.
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.