The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.
Wrigley Field is not your standard modern American sports facility, even though little could be more American than having your stadium named after a manufacturer of chewing gum.
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach has said the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion has chosen the right time to retire after a glittering career that also saw her crowned world champion twice.
Former four-division title-holder Adrien Broner shared a series of alarming posts on social media on Wednesday that suggested he was planning to take his own life, though a longtime adviser to the boxer reached by the Guardian insists “he’s OK”.
Tyson Fury has voluntarily vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles with immediate effect to focus on his medical treatment and recovery.
The future of the Toronto Maple Leafs has arrived ahead of schedule.
At a party late one night, years ago, I remember being bear-hugged by a Rip Curl executive. “You want a story mate? Remember this name: Tyler Wright.”
Louis Smith could face disciplinary action after British Gymnastics said it would investigate footage published by the Sun over the weekend which appeared to show Smith and his friend mocking Islam.
The IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, is facing a fresh crisis after an email was leaked showing that his right-hand man knew about a number of Russian doping cases in 2013, and discussed a secret plan to delay naming those involved before the World Championships in Moscow that year.
The continual willingness of snooker to indulge Ronnie O’Sullivan is no great surprise. It is, nonetheless, a recurring disappointment.
As Sir Bradley Wiggins discovered in June when he took the world hour record, you can be pedalling around an indoor velodrome in dry, warm conditions, yet fall foul of the British weather.
The complex and multifaceted sides of Tyson Fury were again on display in London on Wednesday.
Roger Federer, who has just overtaken Andy Murray as world No2 despite injury worries that have restricted him to three matches since the Australian Open in January, could pull out of his third tournament of the season here in Rome on Wednesday.
Jo Pavey’s ambition to become the first British female athlete to run in five Olympics faces a make-or-break test on Saturday night at the Parliament Hill athletics track, London when she competes at the UK 10,000m trials.
Anthony Joshua’s march to the top of the heavyweight mountain will not be stopped – not by challengers such as the American Dominic Breazeale, who brought a 17-0 record to London and left with his reputation in pieces after absorbing 19 minutes of sustained punishment.
Three-time Champion Jockey, rider of over 500 winners and an ex-Question of Sport captain, here are a few more facts about the irrepressible Frankie Dettori
It is fair to say that Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather have rarely seen eye to eye.
Tyson Fury’s serial burlesque continued in Cologne on Thursday but the world heavyweight champion did not sound as if he was joking when he said he would probably quit boxing if he lost his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on 9 July.
Somehow, against the odds, defying all fears, Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte, sworn enemies from either side of the Thames, produced a memorable heavyweight contest of considerable nobility to wipe away the rancour that had poisoned not only their relationship but the sport.
Not since Muhammad Ali entertained his battalion of media admirers with unprecedented wit and charm in the 60s and 70s has a world heavyweight champion seemed so disarmingly comfortable in his skin as Anthony Joshua on the eve of battle.
Even when he’s not the story, David Haye makes himself the story.