Max Verstappen defied Red Bull order and showed his character before Lando Norris incident

The Hungarian Grand Prix furore has reminded of another similar instance where Max Verstappen found himself at odds with his Red Bull bosses.

Jessica Ennis-Hill names Team GB star who'll define Paris Olympics as 2012 legacy lives on

The 2012 Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill expects the class of 2024 to fare well in track and field but there is one name in particular that she is excited to watch at Stade de France

Argentina, Morocco and ‘the biggest circus ever seen’

ROLL UP, ROLL UP Football at Big Sports Day; it’s a concept that has always seemed a little off somehow. The world’s most popular game rarely, if ever, enjoys centre stage at the Games, instead taking a back seat to volleyball and sailing for a couple of weeks every four years. Olympic football usually tends to force its way into the headlines only when something goes wrong. Luckily for tea-timely emails scraping through the dog days of July,...

Mark Wood backed to break new ground and 100mph barrier in Test cricket

Ben Stokes has backed Mark Wood to become the first person to be clocked bowling in excess of 100mph in Test cricket, after the Durham paceman’s electrifying performance at Trent Bridge last week saw him hit a top speed of 97.1mph. Wood has also forced West Indies to change their team for the third Test that starts at Edgbaston on Friday, Kevin Sinclair having fractured a forearm in Nottingham trying to fend off a bouncer. Australia’s Mitchell...

Why Max Verstappen’s angry temperament might cost him the Formula 1 title

LIV Golf star Jon Rahm has choice words for golf and Olympics critics

Jon Rahm is set to represent Spain at the Olympic Games in Paris and the former Masters champion has hit back at critics of golf's place at the Games

Lando Norris F1 News: McLaren star delivers ruthless track conduct WARNING after missed wins

The McLaren star missed out on in another win in Hungary

Verstappen set for Belgian GP grid penalty for engine change

Max Verstappen is braced for a third consecutive Spa grid drop for taking a new combustion engine

Olympics swimming schedule: Every event, date and start time at Paris 2024

Olympics swimming schedule: Every event, date and start time at Paris 2024 - Adam Peaty, Katie Ledecky and Lean Marchand are the stars in the pool with a number of big rivalries to look out for in Paris

Bournemouth close in on Huijsen

According to self-proclaimed football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, AFC Bournemouth are now closing in on the signing of Juventus defender Dean Huijsen.

Ornstein confirms that Fulham are 'close to reaching agreement' in the race for Emile Smith-Rowe

Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly nearing a move to Fulham after being left out of our friendly against Bournemouth last night in Los Angeles. Reports were saying that the Cottagers are close to securing the 23-year-old midfielder for £35 million.

Liam Rosenior appointed as new Strasbourg manager

Former Hull City manager COACH_LINK|43075|Liam Rosenior has been appointed as head coach of French club TEAM_LINK|131|Strasbourg.

Rafael Nadal warns of ‘mistake’ ahead of dream Olympic partnership with Carlos Alcaraz

Rafael Nadal cautious ahead of Olympic partnership with Carlos Alcaraz.

Bascombe on Bosman plans for Van Dijk and Salah in final Liverpool year

Liverpool fans won’t need to be reminded that we are entering this summer with three of our best players on the final year of their contracts and that may well prove to be a worry.

Mikel Arteta has signed one of four Arsenal transfer targets as Riccardo Calafiori nears

Arsenal have already welcomed one recruit this summer, and more arrivals are on the horizon as Mikel Arteta looks to build a Premier League-winning squad

Kavem Hodge interview: I scored hundred with Warner’s bat and some help from Vaughan

At long last, a Test hundred in England from the bat of David Warner. The only catch was that the bat was being wielded by West Indian Kavem Hodge rather than the Australian opener. Hodge’s first-innings 120 against England at Trent Bridge last week is described by him as “what dreams are made of” and the sparkling innings appears an extension of h...

Who is Florent Manaudou? France’s flagbearer seeks swimming success at Olympics 2024

Who is Florent Manaudou? France’s flagbearer seeks swimming success at Olympics 2024 - The French flagbearer will look for a fourth successive medal in the 50m freestyle on home soil

German tennis star Kerber to end career after 2024 Olympics

German tennis star and former world number one Angelique Kerber will end her professional career after the 2024 Olympics in Paris, she has said on Instagram. "Before the Olympics begin, I can already say that I will never forget Paris 2024, because it will be my last professional tournament as a tennis player," she wrote. "And whereas this might ac...

Sevu Reece gives honest verdict on new All Blacks coaching group

Sevu Reece has given his views on working with the current All Blacks coaching staff.

The 9 longest matches of Andy Murray’s career as ‘man of steel’ calls time on singles career

Andy Murray was known for his marathon encounters.

Olympics-Shooting-Zhang backs young team to win first gold

By Irene Wang PARIS (Reuters) - Chinese shooters are desperate to win the team's first gold medal in Paris and their first gold in the skeet event in over 30 years, former Olympic champion Zhang Shan said. The 10-metre air rifle mixed team event is among the first gold medal events in Paris scheduled for Saturday morning. "The Chinese team is very competitive in the event and I really hope our

Watch: Neville shares what Van Nistelrooy thinks about Gakpo’s Anfield treatment

Cody Gakpo looked like a different player in the Euros and has been shining on the international stage, something that hasn’t always been possible at Anfield.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in line for mammoth early Olympics clash

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could clash very early into the men's singles tennis at the 2024 Olympics after Thursday's draw.

Report: Bayern defender Mazraoui on the verge of transfer to West Ham

Bayern Munich defender Noussair Mazraoui is on the verge of a transfer to Premier League club West Ham, broadcasters Sky reported on Thursday. West Ham will reportedly pay €15.5 million ($16.8 million) plus €4 million in bonus payments to the German record champions. However, further details are yet to be clarified. According to other media reports...

Charles Leclerc Expects Ferrari 'Bouncing' To Return At Spa

Charles Leclerc is not feeling confident ahead of this weekend’s Belgian GP. The Ferrari driver actually won at Spa-Francorchamps in 2019, and he also saw…

Who needs Lionel Messi?! How Inter Miami survived without inspirational Argentine during Copa America to keep MLS title dreams on track

The Herons deserve credit for coping without their superstar attacker, as well as Luis Suarez, over the past few weeks

Signing experienced players now will help Arsenal’s youngsters develop into future first teamers

Arsenal’s push to sign 28-year-old Mikel Merino may have surprised many, not because he isn’t a qualified option to step in at Arsenal LCM but because of his age.

Lewis Hamilton faces fresh accusations as F1 rival offers verdict on Max Verstappen crash

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen crashed during the Hungarian Grand Prix, creating fallout that divided the F1 paddock.

Hamilton tough on Verstappen: ‘This is not how a World Champion behaves’

There were a lot of talking points in the aftermath of the Hungarian Grand Prix. One of the biggest was Max Verstappen and his team radio meltdown during the race, which included multiple team radio messages filled with anger and swear words. Many drivers have commented on his behaviour over the radio in Budapest, but the latest is Lewis Hamilton, who was very tough on the Dutchman and his conduct.

Olympics-Ganna looking to shine on his own as Evenepoel threat looms in time trial

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Filippo Ganna has been flying under the radar this season but on Saturday the Italian will go all out as he takes on Belgium's prodigy Remco Evenepoel in a much-anticipated individual time trial at the Paris Olympics. While the Tour de France was Evenepoel's main target this season, Ganna has built his year around the Games, where he will look to claim his

Warning over extra £3.99 charge for people watching Paris Olympics on BBC

Anyone watching all of the Olympics will have to stump up an extra £3.99 this year.

Aaron Kernan discusses Stefan Campbell debate

‘I would struggle to get my head around not playing your best players from the start’

England no longer dictate to counties, they just ignore them and back their own judgment

A series whitewash is a rare achievement for England. They have only managed it at home twice in 13 years, but can make it three if they win the third Test against West Indies starting on Friday. By picking the same XI, England signalled their intention to win rather than experiment with their bowling attack with an eye on the Ashes in 16 months’ t...

F1 News Today: Max Verstappen agrees new Red Bull deal as former driver hits out

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Sir Steve Redgrave backs supermum Helen Glover to lead Team GB's rowing redemption in Paris

After a dismal regatta in Tokyo, yielding only one silver and one bronze medal, Brits in boats are back on course for glory at the Paris Olympics - and Steve Redgrave is in buoyant mood

Argentina complain to FIFA over Morocco chaos after seeing last-minute equaliser ruled out by VAR following delay of over an hour

The Argentinian FA have reportedly submitted a complaint to FIFA after seeing their last-minute equaliser against Morocco ruled out by VAR.

Paris 2024 men’s singles draw: 5 key takeaways – ft. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz

Djokovic, Nadal, and Alcaraz feature among our key talking points from an intriguing men's draw.

Who is Cindy Ngamba? UK-based boxer and medal hope of the Refugee Olympic Team

Who is Cindy Ngamba? UK-based boxer and medal hope of the Refugee Olympic Team - Ngamba is hoping to become the first athlete to win a medal for the Refugee Olympic team.

Move over, tennis – padel is the best-dressed sport

At Wimbledon this year Novak Djokovic issued a harrowing warning to tennis fans. The 24-time-winning Grand Slam champ from Serbia said the racket sport to which he has dedicated his life was “endangered” by the rise of another. He was talking about padel. The first thing you ought to know about padel is that it’s pronounced pad-le, not pad-el. They...

Esteban Ocon to join Ollie Bearman at Haas next season

Ocon makes the move from Alpine as a replacement for Kevin Magnussen, whose departure was confirmed earlier this month.

Who is Neeraj Chopra? Javelin champion could herald new era of Indian Olympic success at Paris 2024

Who is Neeraj Chopra? Javelin champion could herald new era of Indian Olympic success at Paris 2024 - India’s Olympic record belies the nation’s huge population, but Chopra is one of a number of established stars bidding for success in Paris

‘Made checks…’ – Liverpool have sounded out European outfit about ‘extraordinary’ goal poacher

Liverpool have reportedly ‘made checks’ on a prolific striker who was one of Europe’s highest scorers last season. Viktor Gyokeres netted 43 times in all competitions as Sporting Lisbon regained the Primeira Liga title, and the ex-Coventry marksman unsurprisingly has a lofty £85m release clause in his contract (HITC).

NINE exit-linked Man Utd stars heading on USA tour but plethora of big names missing

United have named a 29-man squad for their summer pre-season tour of the US, with many players on the trip strongly linked with transfers away from the club

Nelly Korda: Golfer defends Olympic crown at Paris 2024 amid season for the ages

Nelly Korda: Golfer defends Olympic crown at Paris 2024 amid season for the ages - Korda will defend her title at Le Golf National having won a remarkable five LPGA Tour events in a row earlier this year

Arsenal start pre-season with our youngsters performing well in Bournemouth draw (we win 5-4 on pens)

Arsenal kicked off their US tour with a thrilling match against Bournemouth in Los Angeles, culminating in a 5-4 penalty shootout victory after a 1-1 draw in regular time.

Adam Peaty: British swimmer bids for third successive Olympics title after challenging period

Adam Peaty: British swimmer bids for third successive Olympics title after challenging period - The Briton enters Paris 2024 off the back of a period in which he admits he was close to retirement

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson points out major Chelsea problem after friendly draw

Wrexham head coach Phil Parkinson has issued a warning to Chelsea after the Premier League side were held to a 2-2 draw by the League One team on Wednesday night

Olympics-Diving-Chinese divers can be defeated in men's events, says Britain's Daley

By Kane Wu PARIS (Reuters) - China's divers are aiming for a golden sweep in Paris with a star-studded team, but Britain's Tom Daley said it was possible to beat them in the men's events. "The Chinese diving team is the strongest diving nation, unquestionably on paper," said the 30-year-old Daley at a World Aquatics press conference days ahead of his fifth Olympic Games. "The women are

Leeds Rhinos name surprise wing pick as key man returns for Huddersfield Giants clash

Big team news for the Rhinos..

Man Utd: Ten Hag ‘not under pressure to finish in top four’ as huge sack ‘worry’ emerges

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag will not be under pressure to finish in the Premier League's top four this season, according to reports.