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New city-based Twenty20 tournament takes giant stride closer

English cricket's new city-based Twenty20 tournament is a giant stride closer after counties supplied the mandate necessary to "trigger" a postal vote for constitutional change.

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Gareth Southgate unaware of timescale on Wilfried Zaha's international future

Gareth Southgate had not appreciated Wilfried Zaha's international future was on a "disappearing egg timer", but the England manager is only interested in players desperate to represent the country.

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India retain ICC's Test mace after series win over Australia

India's thrilling series win over Australia has ensured Virat Kohli's team retain the International Cricket Council's Test mace.

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UK Sport 'concerns' over Jess Varnish affair add to British Cycling's troubles

Elite funding agency UK Sport has told British Cycling's board it has "serious concerns" about its handling of allegations against ex-technical director Shane Sutton and has still not received key information about the case.

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Martin O'Neill says Gareth Bale lucky not to be sent off for John O'Shea tackle

Martin O'Neill remains convinced Gareth Bale was fortunate not to see red as the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier showdown with Wales turned ugly.

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Joe Root wants new Twenty20 tournament to be shown on terrestrial television

England Test captain Joe Root believes the exposure of English cricket's new city-based Twenty20 tournament on free-to-air television is vital for its success.

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Dele Alli determined to keep edge to his game

England playmaker Dele Alli has no intention of abandoning his aggressive edge as he deals with the challenge of being a marked man.

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Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas approved by NFL's owners

Las Vegas will be home to an NFL franchise after the league's 32 owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders.

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Roger Federer's hot streak continues as he beats Juan Martin del Potro in Miami

Roger Federer's brilliant start to 2017 continued with an impressive win over Juan Martin del Potro in Miami.

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Johanna Konta remaining grounded as she eyes up Miami Open semi-finals

Johanna Konta knows she has a tough task in front of her as she aims to make the Miami Open semi-finals.

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Robbie Fowler: Merseyside derby will be perfect send-off for Ronnie Moran

Robbie Fowler believes next week's Merseyside derby will provide a fitting Anfield send-off for former Liverpool captain and assistant manager Ronnie Moran.

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Wiggins calls Brailsford's marginal gains mantra 'a load of rubbish'

Sir Bradley Wiggins has dismissed the marginal gains process at the centre of British Cycling's success under Sir Dave Brailsford as "a load of rubbish".

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Jermain Defoe hoping vegan diet can keep him on course for World Cup

Evergreen England striker Jermain Defoe has turned to veganism in a bid to stay on top of his game at 34.

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City fined over penalty protests during Liverpool clash

Manchester City have been fined £35,000 for the misconduct of players during their recent Premier League clash against Liverpool, the Football Association has announced.

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Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman looking to future after breaking leg

Seamus Coleman is already looking to the future as he sets out on the long road to recovery from his horrific double leg fracture.

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Ban halved for Dinamo Zagreb player who failed drug test after Arsenal win

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has cut Arijan Ademi's doping ban from four years to two after the Dinamo Zagreb and Macedonia midfielder persuaded an appeal panel he had not intentionally cheated.

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Lewis Hamilton says his hunger to be world champion has doubled

A determined Lewis Hamilton has said he wants to win the world title more than ever before, and claimed his hunger has doubled this season as he prepares for a battle royale with Sebastian Vettel.

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Boro defender Gibson: It was a 'dream' to link up with England squad

Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson has spoken of his pride after earning his first senior England call-up for Sunday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania.

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Andy Murray set to miss GB Davis Cup tie against France due to elbow 'tear'

Andy Murray's elbow injury is set to keep him out of the Davis Cup quarter-final tie with France next week, according to brother Jamie.

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Gloucester deny reports that flanker Carl Fearns will no longer join this summer

Gloucester have hit out at "unfounded and unwelcome" claims that Carl Fearns had performed a U-turn on his decision to join the Cherry and Whites for next season.

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