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IOC president Thomas Bach wants lifetime bans for any Russian dopers

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach wants lifetime bans for any Russian athlete or official proven to be part of a state-sponsored doping system.

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Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte bout to go ahead despite fracas

Dereck Chisora has been fined £25,000 and given a suspended two-year ban following his part in a press conference brawl with Dillian Whyte Manchester on Wednesday.

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Anthony Joshua: Chisora v Whyte is right to go ahead

Anthony Joshua has backed the British Boxing Board of Control's decision to allow Dereck Chisora's heavyweight bout against Dillian Whyte to go ahead in Manchester on Saturday night.

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Leeds owner Massimo Cellino set to appeal ban and fine for breaking FA rules

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been suspended for 18 months and fined £250,000 for breaking the Football Association's agent regulations.

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Claude Puel targets repeat European adventure amid talk of losing stars

Claude Puel insists his misfiring Southampton side must fight for a return to Europe rather than fret about the futures of several high-profile stars.

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Former coach Stuart Lancaster saw England's winning run coming

Stuart Lancaster has hailed England's "fantastic" unbeaten run under his successor Eddie Jones - but says he is not surprised by their imperious form this year.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan praised by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the ever-improving Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Manchester United's summer signing opened his account with a fine goal that helped secure progress to the Europa League knockout stages.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill pleased athletes denied by doping cheats are getting rewards

Jessica Ennis-Hill is delighted that justice is being served to athletes who missed out on medals due to their competitors taking drugs.

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Southampton crash out of Europe after sluggish home display

Toothless Southampton bungled the chance for their best continental run since 1977 after Israeli minnows Hapoel Be'er Sheva forced a 1-1 Europa League draw at St Mary's.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens his account in style as Manchester United progress

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's fine solo goal helped Manchester United through to the Europa League knock-out stages, opening his account in style as Zorya Luhansk were overcome on a testing night in Ukraine.

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Andy Murray and Johanna Konta head list of six British stars at Australian Open

Great Britain have a guaranteed six players in the main draw of the Australian Open next month.

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Tracey Crouch says public money will fill any holes ahead of Tokyo 2020

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has written to Parliament to confirm that public money will fill any holes in the funding for Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic teams as they prepare for Tokyo 2020.

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Manchester United game in Ukraine set to go ahead despite pitch concerns

Manchester United's Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk is expected to go ahead despite concerns over the icy pitch.

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Women's sports participation at all-time high but poorer families lag behind

More women are playing sport in England than ever before as the keep-fit boom combines with a Rio 2016 effect to close the gender participation gap, according to the latest figures from Sport England.

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Met Police launches investigation into sex abuse claims involving London clubs

Britain's largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving clubs in London.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello continues fine 2016 by taking one-shot lead in Hong Kong Open

Rafa Cabrera Bello continued his impressive 2016 form as he opened up a one-shot lead after the first round of the UBS Hong Kong Open.

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Tributes flood in for caddie Max Zechmann

Tributes have flooded in for caddie Max Zechmann after he collapsed and died at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

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Former track cyclist Jess Varnish 'shocked and upset' after Shane Sutton ruling

Jess Varnish has said she is "shocked and upset" after learning only one of her nine complaints against former British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton was upheld by the national governing body.

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Alastair Cook on the same page as Trevor Bayliss as England try to save series

England captain Alastair Cook is determined to present a united front with coach Trevor Bayliss as they try to battle back from 2-0 down against India.

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Nigel Wood expresses concern to RFU over Denny Solomona contract row

The row between Castleford and Sale over record-breaking winger Denny Solomona has transcended to governing body level.

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