For almost a year Paula Radcliffe has known that her name was on a leaked list of athletes with “suspicious blood values”.
Ferrari say they would be happy to provide engines to rivals Red Bull, whose partnership with Renault appears to be coming to an acrimonious end.
Venus v Serena: it sounds like some intergalactic showdown to save the planet rather than a tennis match between the two members of the Williams family who over nearly two decades have simultaneously dominated their sport like no one else.
Jen Welter broke barriers when she joined the Arizona Cardinals staff earlier this year for pre-season, becoming the first woman to coach in the NFL.
Going into the fourth round of the US Open, Andy Murray and Roger Federer still look likely semi-final opponents, but their journeys have been vastly different and the Swiss, who has not dropped a set, would start a slight favourite.
Serena Williams’ historic pursuit of the calendar grand slam was transformed into an emotionally supercharged family affair the world No1 could certainly have done without on Sunday.
The New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has responded to widespread criticism that he would not pitch for his team, should they make the playoffs.
When the fans started streaming out of Arthur Ashe stadium on the fifth night of the US Open, they made the reasonable gamble that Rafael Nadal could not blow a two-set lead against Fabio Fognini. When they did the same on Saturday night, the chances of Andy Murray letting Thomaz Bellucci back into the match from two sets down were about the same as might be laid for the new roof to fall in.
The Leeds centre-back responded on Twitter as the 24-year-old defended his Commonwealth title in style.
The US men’s basketball team caused a stir when they announced they’d be staying on a luxury cruise ship rather than roughing it in the Olympic village. But Jimmy Butler, the Chicago Bulls star, might have wished his team were with the other athletes in the spartan Rio dorms – he’s not a fan of the water.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed 271 Russian athletes will compete in the Rio Olympics, a figure that will provoke outrage from those who argued for a blanket ban in the wake of state-sponsored doping revelations.