A spider in the road is not usually an issue at the Tour de France but, when it is the “kilometre-to-go spider” – as the red inflatable arch is nicknamed – that is a rather different matter.
Lumiere, unraced since finishing last of 16 when second-favourite for the 1,000 Guineas in early May, returned to form in striking style here on Thursday with a six-length success in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes.
Sometimes an athlete’s body language speaks far louder than words.
Tyson Fury has announced his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been rescheduled for 29 October in Manchester.
Mark Cavendish has his sights on Eddy Merckx’s all-time record of 34 career stage wins in the Tour de France after landing his third stage win in six days here, lifting his victory tally to 29 stages, one clear of the five-times overall winner Bernard Hinault.
Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from the saddle at the age of 51 as a consequence of struggles with his mental health. The six-times champion jockey, who has taken no rides over the past week, asked the Irish Turf Club’s chief medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick, to break the news on his behalf.
Twelve months ago to the day Leeds Rhinos produced one of the outstanding displays of the season in beating St Helens 46-18 to suggest that their destination was the Super League Grand Final. The contrast in their fortunes between then and now could not be starker as they face up to the prospect of a battle to avoid relegation in the qualifiers.
It is an old cycling saw that the rainbow jersey of world road race champion carries a curse which condemns its wearers to mediocrity or misfortune in the season after they win the gold medal.
Between the Tour de France and the Rio Olympics, Mark Cavendish faces a packed summer, but he has got off to the perfect start.
Jose Reyes, the shortstop turned aspiring major-league third baseman, found himself in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, at a minor-league ballpark officially called Peoples Natural Gas Field, about to suit up for the Binghamton Mets, the New York Mets’ Class AA farm team.
Tyson Fury has voluntarily vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles with immediate effect to focus on his medical treatment and recovery.
Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Ding Junhui 9-3 in the Welsh Open final on Sunday, wrapping the title up in style.
UFC middleweight Josh Samman has died at the age of 28 after spending nearly a week in a coma at a Florida hospital, officials have confirmed.
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was named the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday by his fellow players, one month after he was killed in a boat crash.
The Leeds stars were delighted for the rugby side.
Google has marked the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with its latest sporting doodle.
Wrigley Field is not your standard modern American sports facility, even though little could be more American than having your stadium named after a manufacturer of chewing gum.
Darren Young reveals CM Punk's support towards him after coming out as gay.