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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest at Formula One pre-season testing in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team remain the class of the Formula One field after dominating the second morning of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

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England seamer Jake Ball facing scan on injured right knee

England are about to be reunited with one previously absent colleague on their arrival in Antigua - but may yet discover another of their number will soon be flying back home.

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Dan Evans sets up second-round clash with Gael Monfils with win in Dubai

Dan Evans continued his fine form in 2017 with victory over Dustin Brown in the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

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Bath sign hooker Chris Brooker on loan from Bristol and duo extend deals

Bath have signed Bristol hooker Chris Brooker on loan, while Shaun Knight and Michael Van Vuuren have completed contract extensions at The Recreation Ground.

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Rangi Chase dropped for Castleford Tigers' clash with Leeds

Former Man of Steel Rang i Chase has been dropped by Castleford for Thursday's Super League derby with Leeds following an internal investigation.

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Heather Watson advances in straight sets in Acapulco

Heather Watson saw off the challenge of qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco.

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Jack Brooks signs new Yorkshire deal

Yorkshire bowler Jack Brooks has signed a new deal with the county through to the end of 2018.

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David Haye: Tony Bellew 'risking his life' in Saturday's heavyweight showdown

David Haye stressed on Monday that Tony Bellew will be "risking his life" when the pair meet in the ring this weekend.

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Roger Federer eases into second round in Dubai

Seven-time Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship winner Roger Federer eased into the second round with a comfortable victory over Benoit Paire.

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England made hard work of win, admits Farbrace after warm-up scare

England could be forgiven for breathing a collective sigh of relief after Chris Woakes spared their blushes on the way to a two-wicket win over the WICB President's XI.

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Alex Hales to continue rehabilitation from hand injury on tour with England

Record-breaking opener Alex Hales is to join England on their tour of the West Indies after a scan confirmed he has sufficiently recovered from a broken hand.

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Italy tactic that foxed England almost never happened due to recent law tweak

Italy's tactic of refusing to ruck that so unsettled England at Twickenham on Sunday almost bit the dust 24 hours before the RBS 6 Nations encounter.

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England v Italy Q&A: What the ruck is going on?

England secured a 17th successive Test victory by dispatching Italy 36-15 in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday, but the match was overshadowed by the innovative breakdown tactics employed by the visitors that provoked a furious response from Eddie Jones.

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Mo Farah insists he's a clean athlete in wake of fresh allegations about Salazar

Sir Mo Farah insists he has " done nothing wrong" in the wake of fresh allegations about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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European championship medallist Roberto Pavoni retires

Great Britain's Roberto Pavoni has called time on his career as a swimmer and is set for a move into coaching.

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UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight

A venue in the United Arab Emirates for Amir Khan's April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic thrilled with 'special trophy' after United land EFL Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic heralded his move to Manchester United as a "special" moment for the club after his brace saw the Red Devils lift the EFL Cup at the expense of Southampton.

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I'm a clean athlete, says Sir Mo Farah

Sir Mo Farah insists he is "a clean athlete who has never broken the rules" after fresh allegations were published about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

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