They played the theme to Star Wars at the Stadio Olimpico but there was nothing galactic about Usain Bolt's performance as he was surprisingly defeated by Justin Gatlin in the 100m at Rome's Golden Gala meeting.
The 2013 British and Irish Lions opened their tour proper in Australia with a comfortable and clinical victory over an understrength Western Force side at the Subiaco Oval on Wednesday.
The odds on England winning the Champions Trophy on home soil this month, a competition for which they were widely if slightly patriotically rated as favourites this time last week, had been travelling only in one direction since the start of the NatWest series against New Zealand.
HITC Sport writer Rana Malook caught up with West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle at the launch of his academy in London.
South Sydney Rabittohs, one of only two foundation clubs still playing in the National Rugby League have always been a club with a story attached to them.
Despite heading into their world title unification clash as the underdog, Scott Quigg has several things in his favour over Carl Frampton.
Tiger Woods’s agent has rubbished suggestions that the former world No1 has such bad back pain that he has trouble sitting down and climbing stairs.
The R&A has dealt a blow to Donald Trump by confirming the Open Championship will not be held at Turnberry before 2022. The chief executive of that governing body, though, still refuses to provide a public stance on whether Trump’s offensive opinions should exclude his venues from golf.