Kenenisa Bekele's confidence comes with some justification - he has many titles and is No 2 on the all-time marathon list. it is the Kenyan at No 1, Eliud Kipchoge, who has kept Bekele in the sha...
Mark Selby recorded the milestone moment in the opening frame of the last-16 match of the Cazoo British Open in Milton Keynes, potting a marvellous treble in the process.
Allen's incredible transformation from 19 stone at the World Snooker Championship in April to 14 stone 10 pounds was evident at the British Open in Milton Keynes this week.
Norder (nee Layton), who played 46 times for Australia and skippered the team in 2017, called on the governing body to 'do better' despite their precarious financial position.
Salimatou Kourouma (pictured) punched Kamite Elisabeth Dabou in the head after Mali's loss to Serbia on Monday in scenes that sent shockwaves through the sport.
Farah has been non-committal on his future ahead of Sunday's race, with sources close to the four-time Olympic champion indicating he could call it quits if his performance falls short.
Two players on the Mali women's basketball team have been filmed physically fighting one another following their World Cup loss to Serbia in Sydney.
The world record holder, who won in the capital in 2019 and 2020 before taking Olympic silver last year, has pulled out with a damaged hamstring. Sir Mo Farah, meanwhile, will contest the men's r...
The limits of athletic endurance continue to be redefined by Eliud Kipchoge. His 26.2-mile run of two hours, one minute and nine seconds in Berlin was nothing short of extraordinary.
Dutch cycling legend Annemiek van Vleuten has stunned the cycling world and herself by coming from behind and winning a world road race in dramatic circumstances with a fractured elbow.
The burgeoning rivalry between snooker's top two resumes this weekend. Only the circumstances could not be more different to the last time they shared a table.
Zdeno Chara, the tallest player in NHL history, the oldest player in the league, and a 2011 Stanley Cup champion, has officially announced his retirement from playing.
The Frenchman Quartararo was performing well in the race in seventh and felt afterwards he was well positioned to challenge as high as third.
Cyclists are used to facing dangers on the road, but the best competitors on the planet are currently bracing themselves for aerial attacks from swooping magpies in Wollongong, NSW.
As Roger Federer prepares for his final ever event at the Laver Cup next weekend, tennis is on standby - and soon the entire sporting world will follow, with several stars on the cusp of retireme...
NHL forward Evander Kane and the San Jose Sharks reached a settlement Friday on the grievance he filed over the termination of his contract last season.
Former Aussie Olympic swimming coach Dick Caine has been hit with more charges as police continue investigating the alleged historical sexual abuse of his former students.
An Australian running from Perth to Sydney to raise funds for a homeless charity was left in tears after receiving a heartfelt message of support from UFC champion Israel Adesanya.
An emotional day on Tyneside saw 60,000 runners celebrate the Queen's life and the achievements of elite athletes and fun runners alike.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY ADAM SHERGOLD: SailGP has established a reputation as Formula One on the water and for Sir Ben Ainslie it certainly keeps the competitive juices flowing.
Gilmore put any debate about who is the queen of the surf to bed as she took the crown with victory at Lower Trestles in southern California on Thursday. The 34-year-old won her first title in 20...
A rabbit made a Bugs Bunny-style escape at a greyhound race in Ballarat on Wednesday night; with the oblivious dogs skating right past the lucky fluffer.
The daughter of Aussie Olympic legend Cathy Freeman has shown off her impressive sporting genes after the youngster, 11, blitzed her rivals on a suburban athletics track in Victoria.
Basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal is seriously contemplating investing in the NBL, with the sport thriving on Australian shores. The 2022/23 season starts in early October.
The new health and wellbeing centre at the $832million Allianz Stadium has to be seen to be believed. But you better have deep pockets and good hookups to gain access to the top features.
Australia's most decorated female Paralympian, Ellie Cole, retired from swimming last weekend - and with a heartwarming ode to an iconic children's movie.
It took just one knock on the door of a hotel room to save legendary Aussie Olympian Leisel Jones' life - and the gold medallist will never forget the 'lowest point of her life'.
The 36-year-old was tipped to reach the summit of her sport from a young age and delivered in Athens, taking gold in the women's 4x100 metre medley relay, and won gold again in Beijing
There's set to be a reunion of the so-called pool love triangle between Emma McKeon, Cody Simpson and Kyle Chalmers, with the trio to rub shoulders again at the Australia short course championshi...
A Western Australian hockey team has purposely conceded goals in a move to get a better finals draw. The move has disgusted officials - and backfired in spectacular fashion.
A Spanish triathlete has proposed to his partner in very unusual circumstances after completing a nine-and-a-half hour Ironman event. The athlete's partner said 'yes', but his legs said 'no'.
After Maradona's match-worn shirt, the second most expensive football memorabilia is Sheffield Football Club's rules of the sport - sold for £1.2million to generate funds for new football facili...
While there was never any doubt that it would eventually come, her relief was demonstrated in a joyful little dance across the track after she landed her first major outdoor 800m title.
Emma McKeon and Mollie O'Callaghan sent the parochial crowd of 3355 into raptures as they swam down the USA in the third and fourth legs of the mixed 4x100 medley relay race.
With this gold medal, Muir added further shine to a summer in which she also added world bronze to the silver she claimed at the Tokyo Olympics.
Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson could end up alongside 'love triangle' rival Kyle Chalmers in the same relay team at the Paris Olympics come 2024. The 25-year-old is 'open to all options.'
On the 'Huskers Football Show' this week, head coach Scott Frost gave insight into the drills their offensive line has been running that have been intense that players have been vomiting.
Yesterday, the Big 10 announced they signed a deal with NBC, Fox, and CBS worth $7 billion and going into effect next season creating an NFL-esque TV schedule on Saturdays.
The deal was for a reported seven years, with a salary and cap hit not immediately available, but rumored to be a $49 million deal with a $7 million annual cap hit.
The 27-year-old began his run-up to the pit, but after landing off-balance in one of his steps, proceeded to launch himself head first towards the sand - before turning and lying flat on his back...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY NEIL GOULDING: Snooker star Shaun Murphy has revealed he's had gastric sleeve surgery to get his faltering career back on track.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: With bronze and silver medals already in his pocket, there was only one more step for Matt Hudson-Smith to take this breakthrough summer.
Glamorous German track star Alica Schmidt, 23, has been a head-turner for some time - and now it is for her prowess as a world class athlete after qualifying for the European Championships.
After suffering a cramp so severe she felt like retiring in the blocks, Daryll Neita stormed through the pain barrier to a fine 100m bronze medal at the European Championships in Munich on Tuesda...
Aussie basketball legend Lauren Jackson just wanted to be able to go to the gym and pick up her kids again, but thanks to medicinal cannabis she's preparing to play in the World Cup.
While this late-career flourish has been a delight for the 31-year-old, there was also a slight sense of surprise and regret that she was beaten to gold by Turkey's Yasemin Can.
The 17-year-old was below her best in the vault in the early afternoon, finishing fifth with 13.433, but she bounced back brilliantly a few hours later to retain her European floor title in style...
At the European Championships, the queen of European sprinting will learn if the hamstring strain she suffered at the World Championships is now nothing but a distant memory.
Over 60,000 runners took to the streets of Sydney for the annual City2Surf fun run, with Sydneysiders clearly putting as much attention to their running wear as their fitness preparation.
In a statement on social media, the team said a hip injury that requires surgery was the cause of the absence.
Without medical cannabis, Aussie basketball legend Lauren Jackson wouldn't have been able to make the remarkable comeback that culminated in her World Cup selection.
"I have received news that has shaken my family and me," Salming said in a statement. "In an instant, everything changed."
The chart-topping pop star's incredible rise through the ranks of Australian swimming has received another huge boost as he's named to represent the green and gold for a second time.
Watch the moment Aussie basketball legend Lauren Jackson learned her astonishing comeback nine years after last representing the country would be rewarded with World Cup selection.
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Birmingham 2036. An Olympic Games for the Second City. That's where euphoria gets you. Pipe dreams, castles in the sky.
Trouba becomes the first captain of the Rangers since February 2018, when the Rangers traded away then-captain Ryan McDonagh to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Alabama finished last season with a loss to Georgia in the CFP National Championship game in Indianapolis.
Captain Patrice Bergeron and former center David Krejci have been signed to one-year contracts carrying a combined cap hit of $3.5 million.
Queenslander Tia-Clair Toomey has been named the most decorated athlete in CrossFit history after claiming a record sixth straight Fittest on Earth competition. Here is how she got there...
A number of professional riders were injured following a mass crash caused by a speed bump just 700 metres from the finish line of the Tour of Burgos second stage in Spain on Thursday.
Adam Gemili has parted company with Rana Reider amid growing scrutiny on the American coach due to sexual misconduct allegations.
Kyle Chalmers might not like it, but Magnussen says his ex McKeon moving on with Simpson has been a godsend for the sport in Australia ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
More details have emerged around Liz Cambage's 'contract divorce' from the LA Sparks, with reports she chucked a tantrum before later storming out of the dressing room.
In the wake of Aussie superstar Liz Cambage's sensational axing from WNBA club, footage has emerged of her Nigerian-American teammate appearing VERY unimpressed with the star.
Aussie basketball star Liz Cambage just can't seem to keep herself out of the headlines, with her WNBA club LA Sparks recently annoucning they had agreed to a 'contract divorce'.
Frain was thrown through the air and slid across the road for several metres but it was worse news for Cavalli, who was forced out of the race altogether following the incident.
Alpecin-Deceuninck's Philipsen took his second stage success of this Tour as he came around Dylan Groenewegen in the final few metres to win, with Alexander Kristoff third.
The quartet of Jona Efoloko, Zharnel Hughes, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Reece Prescod clocked 37.83sec to finish behind winners Canada and second-placed USA.
CATHAL DENNEHY: Only in the afterglow of his achievement, bronze medal draped around his neck, did he feel the need to open up about the three years of 'absolute hell' he had gone through to get ...
Former pop star Cody Simpson and 11-time Olympic medallist Emma McKeon are the golden couple of the Aussie swim team. Now, they confront the love triangle rumours involving Kyle Chalmers
Australia's Kelsey-Lee Barber has entered the record books alongside names like Cathy Freeman and Sally Pearson with her historic gold medal javelin throw at the world championships
Forget Duran Duran at the opening ceremony, the local hero worth watching next week is gymnast Joe Fraser. The 2019 world champion was born just a 30-minute walk from where he will compete.
Shortly after London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics, Sportsmail selected seven young British athletes to follow over seven years.
CATHAL DENNEHY: Dina Asher-Smith paid tribute to her grandmother, Sislyn, who died in May, after claiming World Championship bronze in the 200m event in Eugene, Oregon.
Christophe Laporte delivered an overdue French win on the 109th Tour de France as Fred Wright was again the nearly man.
World Athletics Championships boss Niels de Vos has introduced 'instant medals' for all podium finishers - and the feedback from competing athletes in the US has been positive.
Defending champion Dina Asher-Smith clinched bronze in the 200m at the World Championships. The 26-year-old lost the title she won three years ago to Shericka Jackson, 28.
The great Dane dropped his rival Tadej Pogacar on the final climb to finish one minute and four seconds ahead of him and extend his overall race lead to 3min 26sec.
The European champion ran 44.38 seconds in the first semi-final at Hayward Field on Wednesday evening. He finished behind the USA's Michael Norman.
When Swimming Australia announced teenage sensation Isaac Cooper had been sent home ahead of the Commonwealth Games, it raised question marks about the team's culture.
Just a week out from the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, teenage sensation Isaac Cooper has been sent home for a disciplinary breach, which includes his 'use of medication.'
"Whatever happens the rest of my career," he said, "I'm a world champion." His father, Geoff, was just down the way, explaining to journalists how it felt to commentate on his son
Stage 17 came down to a slow-motion battle with the pair exchanging blows before Pogacar's landed decisively. Yet, there was almost nothing to separate the top two in the general classification.
"You're always that bit more emotionally taxed," said Cram of his race call on the BBC. "It's my event, it's a Brit winning, and that gave me a thrill. When an unexpected homegrown wins, it's mor...
Peaty broke his foot while lunging at a training camp in Tenerife in May, ruling him out of last month's World Championships and casting doubt on his participation at Birmingham 2022.
Jackson's time of 21.68 seconds and Fraser-Pryce's run of 21.82 seconds set the tone. Asher-Smith ran a season's best to finish behind Tamara Clark in her semi-final.
The NBL is entering new sporting territory, boldly scheduling a fixture on Christmas Day this year. On December 25, the Sydney Kings will host Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena.
A grandma from Geelong, Victoria known only as Jules has showed off an incredible move in a TikTok video that has caught fire online and left basketball fans open-mouthed in amazement.
The Scottish athlete was forced to run through a brutal pain barrier to take bronze in the 1500 metres. She clocked 3min 55.28sec, behind gold medal winner Faith Kipyegon of Kenya.
For Adam Gemili this had been a difficult year and when the British sprinter settled into his blocks at the World Championships in Oregon he was clearly carrying the weight of what he called 'bad...
Laura Muir clinched Great Britain's first medal of the World Championships with an impressive bronze in the 1500m. Kenya's Faith Kipyegon took gold with Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia second.
It's one of the cruel truths of sport that sometimes your best just isn't enough. Dina Asher-Smith found that out in agonising fashion at the World Championships.
Geraint Thomas believes he can still win this year's Tour de France despite trailing formidable duo Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar. The Welshman heads into the final stages in third place.
England's Jazmin Sawyers is no stranger to performing on the world's biggest stage and this summer will be no different as she prepares to take part in another home Commonwealth Games.
Muir has finished fifth, fourth and fifth in the past three 1,500m world finals, but the Olympic silver medallist goes into this showdown with renewed confidence after coasting through her semi-f...
INTERVIEW BY JAMES SHARPE: Tom Pidcock's Tokyyo triumph, four days before turning 22 last July, was Britain's third on Magic Monday after wins of Adam Peaty, Tom Daley and Matty Lee.
Hughes clocked 9.97 seconds at Hayward Field to finish second in his heat, behind favourite Fred Kerley. He is now targeting the final, although team-mate Reece Prescod crashed out.
Queenslander Ethan Ewing edged out fellow Aussie Jack Robinson at the J-Bay Corona Open to win his maiden WSL title - marking the two as genuine world title contenders
Asher-Smith clocked a wind-assisted 10.87 behind Neita's 10.80 at the British Championships last month, but the reigning world 200m champion says that isn't a reflection of her ability.
Former world champion Mads Pedersen took his first Grand Tour stage win on stage 13 of the Tour de France as Fred Wright suffered more breakaway heartache.
It's a moment that will bring a tear to the eye of any lover of Motorsport. Austrian driver Lukas Halusa slammed a rare, one-off Ferrari into a barrier at the Le Mans Classic.
The concern for the Brits is whether any of their athletes will stand atop the podium. Asher-Smith and Johnson-Thompson arrive as champions but it will come as a huge shock if either strikes gold...
Milkins ended up in an Antalya hospital with a cut face after a fall celebrating his birthday. He reportedly had to have his stomach pumped, and ended up literally paying the penalty for his acti...
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is confident of competing for a World Championships medal next week after splitting from her coach last month.
Jonas Vingegaard won stage 11 of the Tour de France to take the yellow jersey as Tadej Pogacar cracked on the Col du Granon in a stunning finale.
It's been almost one year since promising triathlete Alexa Leary was left fighting for life after a horror crash, but she has one big goal in mind: gold at the Paralympics.
Mark Cavendish is set to leave Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl at the end of the season and will seek to break Eddy Merckx's Tour de France record next year with a new team.
Race finishes don't get much more dramatic than the conclusion of race two at the Townsville 500 V8 Supercars event at the weekend - and the eventual winner was not happy with his main rival
Aussie swimming legend Michael Klim has been left unable to walk unaided after spending the last two years battling an incurable disorder that's left him with no feeling in his feet.
Close to where Tadej Pogacar sealed his first Tour de France victory two years ago, he moved a step nearer to a third with a stage win on La Planche des Belles Filles on Friday.
Australian cycling veteran Simon Clarke has earned a magnificent, last-ditch Tour de France triumph to crown his long career after a brutal, crash-strewn cobbled stage, before breaking down in te...
Star Aussie Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski has announced his engagement to long-term partner Chris Thistlethwaite, and a who's who of sport rushed to congratulate them.
A day after Fabio Jakobsen, it was the turn of Dylan Groenewegen to complete his own comeback from their horror crash in 2020, as he won stage three of the Tour de France.
Lampaert was a somewhat surprising winner of the opening time trial on Friday, earning himself the treasured maillot jaune. However, stage two did not go according to plan for the Belgian.
The Brooklyn Nets have been rocked by the news that Kevin Durant has asked for a trade away from the NBA franchise after three years.
With Geraint Thomas chasing history, and Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar looking to make it three wins in a row - it promises to be an exciting few weeks.
Maguire, who left his role as the sprints and relays lead at UKA in 2020 after Malcolm was surprisingly picked ahead of him for head coach, will return in September in a new technical director ro...
Former Olympic swimmer James Magnussen has made the stunning admission he is 'appreciative' he didn't win gold in the 100m freestyle at the London Games back in 2012.
Former Olympian Michelle Jenneke - who shot to international fame with her pre-race dance - has confirmed her place in Australia's team heading to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games.
Former netball star Sharni Norder fears a tragedy may have to befall the sport before the game's authorities take players' welfare seriously as the sport continue to wrestle with the issue.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: First, he sprinkled some stardust on the track and then he sprinkled some lunch. Max Burgin won't be the only runner feeling queasy on the basis of his astonishing performance.
Bra Boy big wave surfer turned famed global key note speaker Mark Mathews has opened up about the horrifying wipeout a few years ago that almost saw his leg amputated.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN MANCHESTER: Dina Asher-Smith's reign as British champion ended in a thrilling showdown on Saturday.. Daryll Neita was exceptional in taking her first national title.
While the success stories of the Richmond Tigers and Ash Barty have been well documented in recent years, there was a man behind their success. Meet the mindset and life coach that turned them ar...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Adam Peaty puffs out his cheeks and contemplates how he, the most irresistible force in British sport, became quite such a slow-moving object.
As he begins his mission to make up for lost prizes, Zharnel Hughes says he has forgiven the doper who cost him his Olympic silver medal.
The Orlando Magic took Banchero first overall in the NBA Draft at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday, with Sochan - who grew up in Milton Keynes - selected by San Antonio Spurs.
The 26-year-old has been an infuriating enigma within British athletics, having so far failed to capitalise on his immense potential through a series of injuries and self-inflicted issues.
Chalmers stirred outrage after backflipping on his original decision not to travel to Hungary, thereby preventing his countryman Cody Simpson from competing at the world championships.
Transgender mountain biker Kate Weatherly, 20, said a proposed open competition for transgender athletes would 'limit their abilities' while hitting back at claims she is 'ruining' the sport.
Dina Asher-Smith will lead a strong England athletics team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer. Katarina Johnson-Thompson will also feature in the team of 72.
The Queenslander has maintained her innocence of performance-enhancing doping, admitting she didn't know how she tested positive to the banned substance Ligandrol.
Shayna Jack slipped over and broke her hand in a freak accident moments before competing at the World Championships in Budapest - all but ruling her out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Australian swimming great Kieren Perkins is fearful of potential 'human carnage' at community sport level after FINA banned transgender participants from women's sport this week.
She's arguably Australia's greatest ever female basketballer player, and sensationally Lauren Jackson is set to pull on the green and gold once again, 25 years after making her debut.
Curry and his team-mates enjoyed their fourth title parade in eight years yesterday, having beaten the Celtics 4-2 in this year's NBA Finals.
Jack Miller stole the show at the German Grand Prix on Sunday, making a fan's dream come true with a lovely gesture as he handed over a special memento to the incredulous spectator.
Olympic gold medal winners Cate Campbell and Kaylee McKeown have backed the move, but former national champ Maddie Groves has labelled it 'deeply shameful'.
Swimming star Shayna Jack might have had to wait five years to jump in a pool at the World Championships, but the wait was worth it as Jack led the 4 x 100m freestyle team to a gold medal.
The pair were so far ahead of the pack in the fourth stage of the race that they were able to let their hands off their bikes and indulge in a game of chance to decide who would cross the line fi...
Tom Dean is confident Britain's swimmers will prove their Olympic success was no fluke when the World Aquatics Championships begin in Hungary on Saturday.
Christian Malcolm has been sacked as head coach of UK Athletics. The former sprinter will remain in his post through the congested summer of three major championships and then leave.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: On his feet or on his wheels, Redmond has always been pretty quick. But he knows he will never outrun that tearful guy with the shredded hamstring.
As the clock ran down on the final seconds of the match, Curry was openly sobbing and collapsed onto the floor as his team-mates came towards him to celebrate the enormity of their achievement.
The hope had been that, while the royal silks held each-way chances, the John and Thady Gosden-trained Reach For The Moon was the one that would provide Her Majesty with a 25th winner.
Stephen Curry scored 43 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, sending the series back to San Francisco level at 2-2.
Special Olympics GB are a non-profit organisation provide training and competition in sports for children and adults of all abilities with intellectual disabilities.
Two unruly basketball fans that charged the court and allegedly hurled abuse and threats at a female referee in the Big V Basketball Championship in Victoria have been identified and banned.
The 32-year-old racer was in second place when he sat upright and began waving to fans in the crowd leaving the commentators and his Aprilia team in the pits in disbelief.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim has been spotted using a walking stick on a trip out with his mother in Melbourne. It comes two years after he broke his leg on a family holiday.