Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from the saddle at the age of 51 as a consequence of struggles with his mental health. The six-times champion jockey, who has taken no rides over the past week, asked the Irish Turf Club’s chief medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick, to break the news on his behalf.
Twelve months ago to the day Leeds Rhinos produced one of the outstanding displays of the season in beating St Helens 46-18 to suggest that their destination was the Super League Grand Final. The contrast in their fortunes between then and now could not be starker as they face up to the prospect of a battle to avoid relegation in the qualifiers.
It is an old cycling saw that the rainbow jersey of world road race champion carries a curse which condemns its wearers to mediocrity or misfortune in the season after they win the gold medal.
Between the Tour de France and the Rio Olympics, Mark Cavendish faces a packed summer, but he has got off to the perfect start.
Jose Reyes, the shortstop turned aspiring major-league third baseman, found himself in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, at a minor-league ballpark officially called Peoples Natural Gas Field, about to suit up for the Binghamton Mets, the New York Mets’ Class AA farm team.
Anthony Joshua wants it all.
Anthony Joshua’s march to the top of the heavyweight mountain will not be stopped – not by challengers such as the American Dominic Breazeale, who brought a 17-0 record to London and left with his reputation in pieces after absorbing 19 minutes of sustained punishment.
Dominic Breazeale has impressed everyone with his confidence and demeanour since his arrival in London.
Mark Cavendish is set for a momentous 2016 as he makes a three-pronged attack on the Tour de France, the Olympics and the Road World Championship title after being named in the British squad for Rio.
Tyson Fury has pulled out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko next month after spraining an ankle in training but the world heavyweight champion insists the fight will still take place in Manchester later this year.
Carl Frampton emerged victorious over Scott Quigg last night, but how did Twitter react to the Northern Irishman unifying the super-bantamweight division?
Even when judged against the inglorious and grubby scandals of the past 25 years this will go down as a dark day for athletics.
Tyson Fury has voluntarily vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles with immediate effect to focus on his medical treatment and recovery.
Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Ding Junhui 9-3 in the Welsh Open final on Sunday, wrapping the title up in style.
UFC middleweight Josh Samman has died at the age of 28 after spending nearly a week in a coma at a Florida hospital, officials have confirmed.
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.
The Leeds stars were delighted for the rugby side.
Google has marked the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with its latest sporting doodle.