The England cricketer played with the likes of Danny Rose and Fabian Delph until he was 15.
Andy Murray said he would “love to” work with Ivan Lendl again but he wonders if the single-minded, golf-loving coach who guided him to his two grand slam titles can find the time to return to the Tour full-time – or conquer his dislike of flying.
Darren Clarke has revealed Jürgen Klopp will be among those he will approach for advice before the Ryder Cup battle with the United States at Hazeltine later this year.
Rickie Fowler’s surge towards the 2015 Players Championship title offered a scintillating storyline which will prove a regular source of reference. That this year’s version was dull in comparison owed everything to the skill and mental fortitude of one man.
Four years ago Tom Daley stood on the 10m board here with the country waiting expectantly. Much has changed for the 21-year-old since then and, after claiming an emphatic European gold to blow his rivals out of the water, there was a moment to reflect.
The clay that Andy Murray once viewed with suspicion has become his friend and, a week before the French Open, a straight‑sets win against the best player in the world, Novak Djokovic, was sweet indeed.
The Irish golfer Christy O’Connor Sr, who has died aged 91, was sufficiently revered in his home country to be known simply as “Himself’.
Mercedes team bosses were locked together in gloomy inquest just minutes after the start of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed out, leaving the field clear for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to win the race.
Serena Williams returns this week to Paris, her second home, as reigning French Open champion and owner of her fourth Italian Open title, a considerable comfort to her after failing to win two previous finals in an uneven start to the 2016 season.
Tim Finchem, the outgoing head of the PGA Tour, believes golf’s showing at the Olympics will be sufficient to see the sport retained in the Games for the “long term”.
Canelo Álvarez has fractured his right thumb, scrapping plans for a big December fight in New York City.
Nico Rosberg is in the best form of his life, according to Mercedes’ executive director, Toto Wolff, after taking the lead in the Formula One world championship from Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix.