Mo Farah, the double gold medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games, is braced for the release of confidential medical data as one of the 53 Team GB athletes to compete in Rio who previously held a therapeutic use exemption for a banned substance.
Five British athletes, include the Tour de France winning cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, are among the latest batch of names alleged by a group of Russian hackersto have taken banned substances for which they had received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).
Jim Crowley rode his 100th winner of the season here on Monday and then added the 101st half an hour later to maintain his push for the Flat jockeys’ championship but he still lost ground to Silvestre de Sousa on the day as the reigning champion completed a treble on the twilight card at Wolverhampton to reduce Crowley’s lead to four.
Kell Brook’s audacious bid to climb two weight divisions and dethrone the most fearsome puncher in boxing came to a brave but bloody end when his trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the towel after five brutal rounds against the undisputed middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin.
Kell Brook could not hide his frustration and regret following his defeat to Gennady Golovkin here on Saturday night , questioning the decision of his trainer, Dominic Ingle, to throw in the towel midway through the fifth round at a stage where he felt he was “settling into the contest”.
Mo Farah insists he is not fazed by personal criticism after an online question and answer session descended into farce in the run-up to his Great North Run title defence.
For the third time in four days, the breakaway group had the final word. However, whereas in Kendal and Knutsford there was no doubt that an escapee would win, here nails were bitten until the very last metre, with Jack Bauer of New Zealand snatching victory even as Caleb Ewan of Australia led the peloton on to the heels of the third rider across the line, Erick Rowsell of the British team Madison-Genesis.
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.
Sometimes sport is at its most tense when it is at its most still – in those micro‑lulls before world title fights as the protagonists coil in their corners, awaiting the bell, and adrenaline and testosterone races through the crowd like white water; between the purse of a referee’s lips and the first step in a shootout; before the starter’s pistol shatters the hush of an Olympic 100m final; and, yes, when the world chess champion is hunched over the board, brain scurrying back and forth through innumerable tunnels of calculation looking for a clear path to victory.
Anthony Joshua can legitimately claim to be the best heavyweight in the world if he beats Wladimir Klitschko in front of 91,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in April, but the quiet man from Watford says he will not be consumed by the temptations that have wrecked so many champions.
'Have you heard the news about Tom Daley today ?', someone asked over dinner.
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.
Andy Murray and Tyson Fury are among the favourites to win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 after being named on the 12-person shortlist Monday and following a weekend of stunning achievements for the pair.
The ban on Russia’s track and field athletes will continue into 2017 after the taskforce responsible for assessing the country’s fight against doping confirmed it would wait until February to outline a road map for a return to international competition.
LeBron James, who supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, will not stay at a Donald Trump-branded hotel when the Cleveland Cavaliers play the New York Knicks this week.
The England Roses lost to Jamaica 57-64 in the final game of their three-match Vitality Netball International Series on Sunday evening in Coventry.
Paul Hanagan, the champion jockey in 2010 and 2011, said on Friday it had been “a privilege” to ride as the retained jockey for Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum following the announcement that his five-year association with the owner has come to an end.
If the bookmakers are to be believed, Eric Molina is a defeated man walking. The Mexican-American faces Anthony Joshua in Manchester on Saturday with the odds well and truly stacked against him becoming the first fighter to defeat the British heavyweight and take his IBF world title.
Twenty days ago, on the eve of a world championship match that would prove more gruelling and arduous than many observers had expected, Magnus Carlsen described his forthcoming title defence against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin in pugilistic terms.
The ugliest word in boxing is “quit”.
Usain Bolt has admitted he struggled to motivate himself to train before the Olympic Games in Rio but says the pressure is off as he approaches his final season on the track.