Greg Rutherford has told his critics to finally recognise him as a “half-decent athlete” after becoming only the fifth Briton to hold Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth gold medals at the same time.
No sooner had Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrated her world heptathlon triumph with a small beer than she set her mind on what she hopes will be the crowning glory of her career: becoming only the third track and field athlete to retain an Olympic title after giving birth.
When Usain Bolt crossed the line 0.01 seconds ahead of his twice-banned American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title, it wasn’t just yet another victory over the doubters.
Usually the last thing any heptathlete feels like doing at the end of an 800m, when their lungs and limbs are waving a white flag, is muster a smile.
Danny Cipriani is still clinging to his faint dream of World Cup selection as England prepare to finalise their 31-man squad for the tournament this week.
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Finally, James Hird’s relationship with Essendon Football Club is over. The Bombers announced on Tuesday afternoon that the embattled coach had tendered his resignation after weeks of open discussions between the two parties.
Team Sky have confirmed Chris Froome as their leader for the Vuelta a España with the Tour de France champion looking to become the first Brit to win the Spanish race.
Bradley Wiggins’ return to track cycling, being made at the relatively ripe old age of 35 with the object of winning an eighth Olympic gold medal, continued in reassuring style in Derby on Friday night.
“People don’t understand how much I have to kill myself in the gym to get the weight down,” says Tyson Fury, wincing at the fresh reminder of three hard sessions a day, most days, since mid-April.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather posted a mock-up poster on Instagram on Monday teasing a fight between himself and Conor McGregor on pay-per-view.
Tony Bellew recovered from a first-round knockdown to win the WBC world cruiserweight title with a third-round stoppage of Ilunga Makabu.