Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed the Rio Olympics will almost certainly be his final event in top-level cycling, while predicting the British team could win fewer than half the number of velodrome gold medals secured at the London Games four years ago.
A new sponsor with no previous involvement in racing and a long-term deal are the latest signs that the Grand National’s status has achieved a kind of stability that seemed most unlikely less than four years ago.
Maria Sharapova and her team were “reckless beyond description” in failing a drug test at the Australian Open, according to the World Anti Doping Agency’s first president, Dick Pound.
Peyton Manning officially announced his retirement on Monday at a press conference at the Denver Broncos practice facility in Englewood, Colorado.
It could hardly be more ideal for the game and the competition if Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the two best players in the world, duel over the Davis Cup quarter-final outdoors at high summer in Belgrade, even though that would present the Scot with the toughest possible impediment to leading Great Britain to a successful defence of the title they won in 2015 for the first time in 79 years.
Mark Cavendish’s chances of going to Rio in search of an Olympic medal in the omnium look increasingly slender after the Manxman finished sixth in the world championships, failing to make an impact on the lengthy points race that decided the six-discipline event, where the gold medal went to the defending champion, Fernando Gaviria.
When it comes to sports, there are a great athletes and famous athletes and then there is Muhammad Ali, the greatest and most famous of them all.
Eighteen holes sit between Rory McIlroy and another mark in history.
Kyle Edmund had his moments against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the US Open, but they were too few and and too short. The world No1, not exactly at his best and still favouring his right elbow, gathered his resources efficiently enough to win 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in just under two hours and move through to the quarter-finals on Tuesday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who earlier on day seven beat the American Jack Sock with some to spare.
Bernie Ecclestone’s control of Formula One, which has endured for 40 years, appears to be at an end, with speculation mounting that the sport is close to a takeover by Liberty Media.
Lewis Hamilton saw his world championship lead over Nico Rosberg cut to two points when he gifted victory to his Mercedes team-mate at the Italian Grand Prix.