Andy Murray maintained his hardline stance on Maria Sharapova’s conviction for taking a banned substance – on the day she announced her appeal against the two-year ban handed down a week ago.
Lewis Hamilton believes his season will only improve after his win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, having narrowed the gap in the title battle with his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, from 43 points to nine in the space of just two races.
Monaco could not have been much worse for Max Verstappen, he finished in the wall three times in Monte Carlo, the third, in the race, ending his afternoon.
Lewis Hamilton dedicating his win to Muhammad Ali was certainly a heartfelt tribute after he took his fifth victory at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. But there was greater resonance for the season as a whole as his performance here has brought to the Formula One world championship all the hallmarks of the champ climbing into the ring and positively demanding his opponent step up to the fight.
Eddie Jones has accused several leading Australian rugby pundits of disrespecting his squad and England’s head coach is predicting more dirty tricks in the lead-up to the second Test against the Wallabies, 1-0 down in the best-of-three series, in Melbourne on Saturday.
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve may not demand quite the inch-perfect precision of Monaco but it remains a formidable challenge. The track, sandwiched into the Île Notre-Dame between the 1976 Olympic Games rowing lake and the St Lawrence river, puts a premium on accuracy, with walls an ever-present threat and little run‑off. It is among the best venues on the current calendar and Lewis Hamilton has, to an extent, made it his own.
Chris Woakes says he can hold no grudge with Jonny Bairstow for a third missed chance off his bowling in the past six months given the amount of work the England wicketkeeper puts into improving his game behind the stumps.
Cricket is a game that generates lists and records beyond any other.
In any list of reasons for the present popularity and high financial standing of golf, the name, and the game, of Arnold Palmer are irresistibly linked.
The closing in of Dustin Johnson on the summit of golf’s world ranking may be the least of Jason Day’s worries.
LSU fired their coach Les Miles on Sunday in a move that many had seen coming, despite the fact that he led the school to a national championship in 2007.