They say 60 million people play snooker in China.
The complex and multifaceted sides of Tyson Fury were again on display in London on Wednesday.
A Portuguese mixed martial arts fighter has died following a Total Extreme Fighting event in Dublin at the weekend.
What an incredible week for Trevor Story. On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies rookie slammed his seventh home run in six games, a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth that helped the Rockies to a 6-3 victory over the Padres.
Everyone wants a piece of Anthony Joshua. Ideally, they’d like a bit of Tyson Fury at the same time but while we still don’t know who is the best heavyweight in the world – and whether or not the best of British beef will collide this year or next – we do know who is the most marketable, and he is not from Manchester.
There has not been a heavyweight since Joe Louis more than 70 years ago so unmoved by success as Anthony Joshua, the calm new prince moving serenely into a jungle of fevered speculation.
The Tottenham midfielder has continued his running joke with team-mate Dele Alli.
Northampton have responded bitterly to Chris Ashton’s 13-match ban for biting their prop Alex Waller, upset the Saracens wing was allowed to remain on the field throughout last Saturday’s match. Saints believe the incident should have been referred immediately to the television match official and say the failure to do so cost them a potential victory.
David Haye is confident he will get his fight with Anthony Joshua.
The Amir Khan story, which properly began in Athens 12 years ago, is coming towards the final few chapters and they could be gloriously uplifting or there may be a few blood-spattered pages at the end.
As Paula Radcliffe prepares to run her final competitive marathon on Sunday in London, she laughs as she remembers a conversation with the then race director, Dave Bedford, in those moments of happy delirium following her world record in 2003.
Boxing regularly throws up stories of courage, persistence, triumph and tragedy, and is a sport that thrives in tough working class areas.
Porsche completed a dominant display in qualifying for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, locking out the front three grid positions, breaking records and putting almost a three-second gap on their nearest rivals, Audi, before the serious business of the race itself begins on Saturday afternoon.
The hype was justified.
Jim Crowley rode his 100th winner of the season here on Monday and then added the 101st half an hour later to maintain his push for the Flat jockeys’ championship but he still lost ground to Silvestre de Sousa on the day as the reigning champion completed a treble on the twilight card at Wolverhampton to reduce Crowley’s lead to four.
Five British athletes, include the Tour de France winning cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, are among the latest batch of names alleged by a group of Russian hackersto have taken banned substances for which they had received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).
Timing is everything in boxing – inside and outside the ring – which is why, after the sad retreat from battle of Tyson Fury at the weekend, Anthony Joshua is being catapulted towards an unexpected multi-title world heavyweight fight with Wladimir Klitschko, possibly in the UK in late November.
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.