My friend Stan Hodgson, who has died aged 86, played his entire rugby union career for Durham City, appeared 11 times for England, and toured with the British Lions in South Africa.
Tony McCoy will have one more chance to win a Grand National when he lines up in the Scottish version on Saturday at Ayr but punters keen to back him in one of the year’s biggest betting races will have to wait to find out which horse he will ride.
“I regret it every day,” Ben Flower says simply of the terrible violence he unleashed at the start of rugby league’s Grand Final last October.
Kell Brook has the swagger of a champion about him – but he always did, even when he was in serious danger of letting his exceptional talent blow away like a used hamburger wrapper.
One of Britain’s most successful poker players, who was influential in helping the game to cross into mainstream culture, has died after a battle with bowel and colon cancer.
No sooner had Eddie Hearn offered Carl Frampton £1.5m to defend his IBF world super-bantamweight title against Carl Quigg in Manchester on 18 July, than the Belfast boxer had rejected it.
Andy Murray beat Tomas Berdych in straight sets, 6-4 6-4, to reach the fourth Miami Open final of his career.
Floyd Mayweather’s meeting with Manny Pacquiao next month is set to become the most expensive pay-per-view broadcast in history, with customers in America expected to have to pay $89.95 (£60.50) to watch the fight.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has secured his first victory of the season after winning the stage 3b time trial at the Three Days of De Panne.
By the time you read this Eddie Hearn’s 48-hour deadline for Amir Khan to accept a fight with his IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook at Wembley Stadium in June will probably have dwindled out of sight, with no winners.