The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.
Wrigley Field is not your standard modern American sports facility, even though little could be more American than having your stadium named after a manufacturer of chewing gum.
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach has said the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion has chosen the right time to retire after a glittering career that also saw her crowned world champion twice.
Former four-division title-holder Adrien Broner shared a series of alarming posts on social media on Wednesday that suggested he was planning to take his own life, though a longtime adviser to the boxer reached by the Guardian insists “he’s OK”.
Tyson Fury has voluntarily vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles with immediate effect to focus on his medical treatment and recovery.
The future of the Toronto Maple Leafs has arrived ahead of schedule.
At a party late one night, years ago, I remember being bear-hugged by a Rip Curl executive. “You want a story mate? Remember this name: Tyler Wright.”
Louis Smith could face disciplinary action after British Gymnastics said it would investigate footage published by the Sun over the weekend which appeared to show Smith and his friend mocking Islam.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather posted a mock-up poster on Instagram on Monday teasing a fight between himself and Conor McGregor on pay-per-view.
Chris Froome has admitted missing a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year, in what the 2013 Tour de France winner described as “a hugely frustrating situation”.
Sebastian Coe’s closest aide Nick Davies has stepped aside from his position at athletics’ governing body and submitting himself to an investigation by the IAAF’s ethics commission.
The fears that boxing’s joker-in-chief Tyson Fury was skating close to self-destruction were given stark and embarrassing substance when the world heavyweight champion was reunited with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on Wednesday.
Four years ago Tom Daley stood on the 10m board here with the country waiting expectantly. Much has changed for the 21-year-old since then and, after claiming an emphatic European gold to blow his rivals out of the water, there was a moment to reflect.
Greg Rutherford expects Russia’s track and field stars to be back in time for the Olympics because “political arms will be twisted and palms greased” to allow them to compete in Rio.
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.
Darren Young reveals CM Punk's support towards him after coming out as gay.
Somehow, against the odds, defying all fears, Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte, sworn enemies from either side of the Thames, produced a memorable heavyweight contest of considerable nobility to wipe away the rancour that had poisoned not only their relationship but the sport.
Not since Muhammad Ali entertained his battalion of media admirers with unprecedented wit and charm in the 60s and 70s has a world heavyweight champion seemed so disarmingly comfortable in his skin as Anthony Joshua on the eve of battle.
Even when he’s not the story, David Haye makes himself the story.