Manny Pacquiao has said he is up for it, and Amir Khan has sensationally suggested he would compete for Pakistan, but voices in British boxing from the grassroots to the top-flight have ridiculed plans to allow professionals to compete against amateurs in the Rio Olympics this summer.
Andy Murray stands on the verge of tennis history yet again. He knows a win over Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals of the French Open on Friday will put him in his first final here – completing the list for all four majors and becoming the first British player to get to the concluding day in Paris since Bunny Austin in 1937.
Greg Rutherford believes he is in the best shape of his career and the Olympic long jump champion is thriving under the pressure of being the bookmakers’ favourite for the Rio Games.
The Scottish parliament has voted narrowly in favour of a ban on fracking, after Scottish National party MSPs abstained following a debate that gave a strong indication of the changed nature of the new Holyrood chamber.
The Magpies are preparing for a season in the Championship.
Jeremy Corbyn must be “bolder and braver” in making the case for immigration in the UK if he is to win over Labour voters to the cause of remaining in the EU, according to the boss of one of Britain’s biggest unions.
George Osborne and the former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling have challenged the leaders of Vote Leave over what they call their “uncounted and unworkable” proposals for taking Britain out of the European Union.
The 25-year-old was in sensational form for the Scottish Premiership side this past campaign.