- Brazilian police uncover emails sent by OCI’s Pat Hickey to head of THG
- Steve Bate set his sights on cycling gold despite being visually impaired
- England’s Eoin Morgan wary Pakistan’s Test boost will rub off on ODI side
- Sam Curran’s swing keeps Surrey on upward curve against Lancashire
- Adam Brickell’s departure from BHA may not be the last after Jim Best case
- US Open: Andy Murray seeded second, Johanna Konta career-high 13th
- Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome stays third, as Calmejane wins stage four
- Rio 2016: How Team GB went from one gold medal in 1996 to 27 in 2016
- Bangladesh v England: No players forced to tour, says Eoin Morgan
- England v Pakistan: Important we start well - Eoin Morgan
Laura Trott says criticism of Team GB’s Olympic cycling success is ‘annoying and frustrating’, as rival teams publicly question the medal haul. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Trott says the British team cycling programme is geared towards the Olympics rather than the World Championships
- Laura Trott ‘annoyed’ that Team GB Olympic cycling success was questioned
- Team GB cycling head coach hits back at rivals questioning Olympic success
In pressing their case on hyperandrogenic athletes the IAAF have ensured hostile scrutiny will always fall on women who defy norms imposed by the powerful
The image that will stay with me long after the last competitor leaves Rio this week is a decidedly un-Olympic one. Caster Semenya, the women’s 800m gold medallist, extends her arms to fellow competitors Melissa Bishop of Canada and Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain. Sharp, who came in sixth, holds a tearful Bishop, who took fourth, in a tight embrace. Rather than respond to Semenya they remain in their embrace ignoring her. The photo was a sad endnote to one of the most vitriolic media and social media uproars I can recall, one in which the athletes were the casualties. And the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) did nothing to quell it.
In the month leading up the to the race, a cacophonous and spurious alarm sounded unfairly on Semenya’s right to compete. She endured relentless hostility and a deluge of cruel harassment from both the traditional and online media, something she has been withstanding for the seven years since the IAAF confirmed it was investigating her. It was reported she was even provided with a security team in Rio due to concerns the hostility might turn violent.Continue reading...
Brazilians were sceptical before the Olympics. Have they changed their minds?
The Games have been really successful. Brazilians have been in the spotlight, and culturally we like that. We are so passionate about everything we do that some of our actions may have impressed and shocked people from other countries.Continue reading...
• Stoke’s Mark Bowen: ‘Fingers crossed, something may happen’
Phil Jones is content to stay at Manchester United, with José Mourinho also having no wish for him to leave, despite Stoke City being the latest club to express an interest.
United have rejected several inquiries this summer for Jones as Mourinho’s position remains that the central defender is a key part of his defence.Continue reading...
A look at how the 20 clubs have done in this transfer window – and the two previous summer ones. Light blue indicates a player signed and dark blue a player sold. Hover over the circles for the name of each player.Continue reading...
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Sponsor, who returned athletes from Rio in special plane, is showered with endorsements from UK Olympians
Team GB may have brought back dozens of medals from Rio, but as they touched down at Heathrow airport it was team sponsor British Airways that seemed to have struck gold – thanks to a string of endorsements from the UK’s Olympians.
The airline, longstanding sponsor of Team GB, got plenty of social media mentions as it returned the Olympians to the UK in a Boeing 747 repainted with a golden nose and renamed “victoRIOus”.Continue reading...
Warning by Israeli police follows flag waving at first leg of Champions League qualifier against Hapoel Be’er Sheva
Israeli police have warned against provocation at a football match on Wednesday night between Celtic and the Israeli team Hapoel Be’er Sheva after Scottish fans waved Palestinian flags and chanted support for Palestine at last week’s first-leg qualifier in Glasgow.
Any attempt to wave Palestinian flags at Hapoel’s stadium in Be’er Sheva, a city in the Negev desert, will not be tolerated, a police spokesman said.
• Willis never played again after suffering two head injuries against Saracens
A former Sale Sharks player who was forced to retire at 28 due to concussion is suing the Premiership side for ‘clinical negligence’.Continue reading...
British Olympians landed at Heathrow airport after returning from their most successful away Games. Team GB flew home on a BA plane which had its nose painted gold in honour of the medallistsContinue reading...
Members of Great Britain’s Olympic team arrive back at London Heathrow on Tuesday their most successful overseas Games. Team GB were greeted by hundreds of supporters at the airport after winning 67 medals in Rio and finishing second in the medal table behind only the United StatesContinue reading...
So you’re at the races, waiting for the start of a Group race for two-year-olds. You expect the favourite will probably win but you don’t have a strong view. You’re more of a handicap kind of guy.Continue reading...
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says the media is ‘obsessed’ with the transfer window, and doesn’t seem to believe in improvement on the training pitch. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Klopp says there is no pressure on Liverpool despite their 2-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday where he says the team didn’t show enough desire in the final third
Australia failed to live up to expectations, Canada have a bright future, Denmark have reasons for pride, Team GB spent their money wisely and USA ‘crushed it’
Our performance was below expectations overall. We made the mistake of peaking for the Olympic trials and the world championship in an Olympic year which meant many performance in Rio seemed flat. We seemed unable to deal with the added pressure, and we seemed to lack the depth required when coming up against some really impressive competitors. My highlight was definitely the Australia women’s rugby sevens gold medal.Continue reading...