Jessica Ennis-Hill wasn’t going to die wondering. As she lined up for the 800m, the final event of the women’s heptathlon, she knew she needed to overturn a 142-point deficit to surpass Nafissatou Thiam, the brilliant young Belgian – nine years her junior – if she was to retain her Olympic title. That equated to 9.47 seconds: the exact difference between their two personal bests.
Gold medals never come easy, but Mo Farah’s third was harder than most. First Farah fell, and then he found himself in a fierce final sprint with Kenya’s Paul Tanui.
In the same way the statue of Christ the Redeemer dominates the Rio skyline so Michael Phelps now transcends his sport. It did not require one final gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay – his 23rd gold and 28th Olympic medal – to reinforce his status as the most decorated Olympian of all time but he delivered it anyway. The outstretched arms of Phelps will encourage swimmers to aim higher for as long as there is water on the surface of the earth.
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign suffered a setback on Thursday after an unexpected Court of Appeal victory for the party’s ruling body that will bar thousands of the leader’s supporters from voting.
The chancellor has been told to go further after promising to invest billions of pounds in projects currently funded by the EU after the UK leaves the union.
Ukip’s leadership contest has been thrown into fresh controversy as a leaked email reveals that the party was threatened with legal action by two of the candidates if frontrunner Steven Woolfe were allowed to stand.
What is your reaction to the news that the high court decision to allow new party members to vote in the leadership election has been overturned (Corbyn was informed of the decision minutes before the interview was due to start)?
A Liam Boyce hat-trick settled a thrilling Highland derby in Ross County’s favour as they beat Inverness 3-2 in the Scottish Premiership.
The money is so astronomical these days, the rich are getting so much richer and the numbers are getting higher all the time, perhaps this is an appropriate point to ask how long it will be before football ushers in its first £1m-a-week player.
Ibrox boss Mark Warburton hails Lee Wallace's performance for Glasgow Rangers.
Mizuho Financial Group is hiring for bond underwriting on Wall Street, emboldened by winning a bigger slice in managing deals since adding bankers from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2015.
Deutsche Bank’s John Cryan will try to convince investors this week that his efforts to turn around Europe’s biggest securities firm will succeed. It’s a narrative that’s becoming harder to sell.
JPMorgan and a U.S. Bancorp unit failed to stop executives at now-defunct Peregrine Financial Group from stealing their funds on deposit, according to former customers who lost money in a $200m swindle.