Ronda Rousey wanted to knockout Bethe Correia. So she did.
With Rory McIlroy ruled out, there is a chance for some pleasing golf symmetry as the top spot in the game is up for grabs.
Sir Peter O’Sullevan, known to many as simply the ‘Voice of Racing’, has died at the age of 97.
The reason Boston’s residents didn’t want to be Athens is the same reason the residents of Oslo or Krakow or Stockholm don’t want to be Athens. Hosting an Olympics is a corporate sinkhole sucking billions of dollars and a city’s future into a bottomless abyss of excess.
There was little room for doubt about the identity of Glorious Goodwood’s new sponsor as racegoers arrived for the first day of the meeting on Tuesday, and Qatar was able to celebrate a success on the track as early as the second race of its 10-year, multimillion-pound deal.
Boston’s Olympic bid is looking likely to fail before it even gets to the starting blocks. On Monday, the Boston mayor, Marty Walsh, said he would not sign a host city contract with the US Olympic Committee (Usoc) until he knew the financial implications of the agreement.
No athlete in history has earned as much per second as Usain Bolt but the long line of punters queueing out of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for last-minute tickets on a grotty, sodden Friday night suggested he was worth his fee, whatever it was (the whispers on the athletics circuit, where everyone is paid in dollars, start at $100,000 and rise steeply thereafter).
Chris Froome has successfully negotiated the formality of a procession from Sèvres into Paris to win his second Tour de France in three years.
Greg Rutherford expects Russia’s track and field stars to be back in time for the Olympics because “political arms will be twisted and palms greased” to allow them to compete in Rio.
Rougned Odor has been banned for eight games and fined $5,000 after his brawl with José Bautista on Sunday, MLB confirmed on Tuesday. Bautista has been suspended for one game.