One of Britain’s most successful poker players, who was influential in helping the game to cross into mainstream culture, has died after a battle with bowel and colon cancer.
No sooner had Eddie Hearn offered Carl Frampton £1.5m to defend his IBF world super-bantamweight title against Carl Quigg in Manchester on 18 July, than the Belfast boxer had rejected it.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against former NFL player Will Allen and a business partner, accusing them of operating a $31 million Ponzi scheme.
The absence of Arnold Palmer from the Masters par-three event on Wednesday will be seen by many as a sad note in history.
A majority of golf professionals believe Tiger Woods will win another major, according to an ESPN poll.
Perhaps this was continuing a theme of attracting as little attention as possible. Or maybe the idea was simply to hand a thrill to a young amateur golfer.
They say a change of scenery is as good as a rest and Alastair Cook looks to have benefited from both if the performance of England’s Test captain on day one of this opening tour match is anything to go by.
Tiger Woods declared himself ready to end a near seven-year wait for a 15th major victory, and what would surely rank amongst the most sensational of all, after taking to the course for 11 holes at Augusta National on Monday.
England began their post-World Cup rebuilding operation on the idyllic Caribbean island of St Kitts today with the start of a low-key two-day game against local opposition.
Angelique Kerber proved to be the ultimate party-pooper as she ended the run of the five-times champion Venus Williams with a 6-4, 6-4 victory to reach the Wimbledon final for the first time.
Everyone in the players’ area was cheering on Roger Federer when the king of Centre Court mounted his regal comeback from two sets down against Marin Cilic on Wednesday.
Weird scenes, these.