The staging of the pre-fight press conference in a cinema is probably as box office as this bout will get. Taking his first steps down an uncertain path he hopes will lead to him regaining the world heavyweight crown, David Haye looked in good shape but mildly embarrassed on Wednesday while sitting in front of Screen 5 of Cineworld as he talked up his comeback at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.
Sebastian Coe, the president of world athletics’ embattled governing body, will be under further pressure on Thursday as fresh allegations are outlined of widespread corruption at the heart of the sport.
Former Butler star Andrew Smith, a key player on Brad Stevens’ team that went to the national title game in successive years, died on Tuesday from cancer. He was 25.
Chris Froome said it was an easy decision to extend his contract with Team Sky to the end of 2018 because “their values are my values”.
Every day at Royal Ascot this summer will be a £1m day following a decision at the Queen’s racecourse to ramp up prize money for the famous week of action in June. An extra £1m in prize money is to be added to purses, taking the total for the five race-days to more than £6.5m and ensuring that at least £1m will be, as it were, redistributed each afternoon.
Mo Farah rarely smiles after a loss. Usually it is too painful.
There was a breezy confidence to Mo Farah on Friday as he insisted 2016 would mark a fresh start for him and his troubled sport. A few minutes earlier he had flicked through a newspaper story about senior figures at the IAAF being banned for life, and his coach, Alberto Salazar, is still under investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Paul Struthers, the chief executive of the Professional Jockeys’ Association, said on Friday that the PJA is “bitterly disappointed” by the decision of the British Horseracing Authority’s appeal board to dismiss an appeal by Michael Stainton against a two-year ban for a corruption offence.
Alex Rodriguez will call time on a hugely successful and often controversial baseball career in 2017 when his contract with the Yankees expires.
Many sports are offered scholarship programs in the US, but this is the first time an eSports League of Legends scholarship has been made available.
The boxer has been speaking about the Leeds United chairman on Soccer AM.
The image of Chris Froome on foot running up Mont Ventoux will define this race but tactically the sight that sums it up is of a knot of cyclists in black clustered around the yellow jersey.
You cannot help but feel for Christian Prudhomme. In his 10 years at the head of the Tour de France the amiable Frenchman has set himself the mission of livening up the event, making it less predictable and processional, and, as far as possible, ensuring suspense is maintained to the end.
Robert Critchley explains why Rugby League's newly adjusted third tier is worthy of attention.
Pat Eddery carved out one of the great careers in race-riding through the use of one of the most unusual styles in the saddle that has been seen in modern times.
Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France during the rest day on Tuesday, returning to the UK in order to save his strength for his next challenge, the omnium and possibly the team pursuit at the Rio Olympic Games.
Champions of the baseball world, all eyes are on the San Francisco Giants and how they prepare for the 2013 MLB season.
Gennady Golovkin did not waste his energy on anything other than banalities and formalities when he addressed the world’s media for a final time before Saturday night’s intriguing clash of weights and styles against Kell Brook. There was no need. Why use words to sell a fight when his fists have long performed that job with such distinction?
Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.
Three years ago Steve Bate set himself a target. But instead of obsessing about the colour of the medal he was aiming for in Rio de Janeiro, an athlete who had only recently taken up cycling had a more realistic goal. He just wanted to make it to the Paralympic Games in the first place and then, well, who knows what comes next? “Life will go on if I win medals or if I don’t,” Bate says.