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Johanna Konta gracious in defeat as Petra Kvitova proves too strong in China

British number one Johanna Konta paid tribute to Petra Kvitova after the Czech knocked her out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at the quarter-final stage.

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Flanker headache for England coach Eddie Jones ahead of unveiling autumn squad

Eddie Jones will provide an insight into his plan to combat England's injury crisis at openside when he names a preliminary squad for his maiden autumn campaign as head coach.

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Central contracts brings renewed emphasis on limited-overs cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board has overhauled its central contract system, bringing renewed emphasis on leading limited-overs players.

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Captain Darren Clarke drops Ryder Cup hint with Europe practice pairings

European captain Darren Clarke dropped a massive hint about his pairings for the opening session of the Ryder Cup on the final day of practice.

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Low-key start for Danny Willett despite brother's comments

Fears Danny Willett would be exposed to an uncomfortable time at Hazeltine National Golf Club following his brother's controversial attack on Americans proved unfounded as the Yorkshireman enjoyed a low-key start to his practice round.

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England injury double blow as James Anderson and Mark Wood miss Bangladesh tour

England have suffered a double blow to their seam bowling ranks as James Anderson and Mark Wood were ruled out of the Bangladesh tour due to a recurrence of recent injuries.

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Danny Willett apologises for insulting article written by his brother

Masters champion Danny Willett has apologised following the publication of an article written by his brother which describes American Ryder Cup fans as a "braying mob of imbeciles."

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United States captain Davis Love confident over choice to play morning foursomes

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love is confident he has not put his team at a disadvantage by opting to play morning foursomes at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Chris Froome speaks out about the use of TUEs in cycling

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport's anti-doping rules as "open to abuse" and in need of urgent reform.

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Jordan Spieth hopes United States paint a pretty Ryder Cup picture at Hazeltine

Jordan Spieth is reminded of his first Ryder Cup by a painting of himself on the first tee at Gleneagles - but one thing he does not want to commemorate is the United States' poor record.

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Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke happy to accept the tag of underdogs

Captain Darren Clarke is happy to accept the tag of underdogs as Europe go in search of an unprecedented fourth successive Ryder Cup victory.

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England boss should be 'whiter than white', insists former FA chairman Greg Dyke

Former Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says the England manager has to be "whiter than white" - and questioned why Sam Allardyce was apparently negotiating a £ 400,000 payday when he was being paid £3million a year.

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Former England captains say Sam Allardyce has made Three Lions a laughing stock

Sam Allardyce's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, former Three Lions skippers Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand claimed.

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USA captain Davis Love insists his comments about his team were misconstrued

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love insists his comments about selecting "the best golf team, maybe ever" were misconstrued - but he will still send his players out into battle on Friday with exactly the same message.

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Islam Slimani hands Leicester victory over favourite prey Porto

Islam Slimani lived up to his nickname as gritty Leicester took control of Group G with a deserved 1-0 win over Porto.

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Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can 'clear his name'

Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can "clear his name" after he was part of secretly-filmed conversations which show the recently-appointed England manager making a variety of controversial comments to undercover reporters.

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Players and fans to pay respects to Arnold Palmer at Ryder Cup

Players and fans will pay their respects to Arnold Palmer when the 41st Ryder Cup gets under way at Hazeltine on Friday.

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Now we have 12 players plus Bubba Watson we have the perfect team - Davis Love

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love believes he has the "perfect team" after appointing Bubba Watson as his fifth vice-captain - despite having overlooked him for a wild card.

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Sir Dave Brailsford defends Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of banned drug

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford has defended the decision to get special permission for Sir Bradley Wiggins to receive injections of a banned drug before three major races - insisting the team had done nothing wrong.

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English football and third party ownership

England manager Sam Allardyce is in hot water after being caught making unguarded comments in a sting by a national newspaper.

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