Deontay Wilder's attempt to blame defeat on 40lb costume carries little weight | Marina Hyde

The heavyweight’s comments after his loss to Tyson Fury are best euphemised as misjudged – but he is not the first boxer to be pilloried for offering up a bizarre excuse

Alpine skiing: Women's World Cup event to go ahead in Italy

The women's World Cup alpine skiing races at La Thuile in Italy's Aosta valley are to go ahead as planned, but with a limited number of spectators, because the area has not been affected by ...

Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics

A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organizers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.

It’s not only Chelsea’s players who should learn from Bayern defeat

Manager Frank Lampard spoke of his players needing to indulge in a degree of introspection after Tuesday evening’s humbling defeat but he too has much to learn at this level too

Tokyo Olympics 'going ahead' despite Japan suspending sporting events over coronavirus

President Shinzo Abe has asked for a suspension on all major sporting and cultural events to stem the spread of coronavirus, but government insists Olympic Games remains scheduled as planned

NFL moves closer to labor peace after key hurdle cleared

The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners to the full union membership. A simple maj…

Frank Lampard reveals his biggest Chelsea concern after 'sobering' Bayern Munich defeat

Frank Lampard has criticised his Chelsea players for their performance during the defeat to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie.

Florida HS baseball coach reinstated after being fired for cursing after winning championship

A Florida high school baseball coach who was fired earlier this month after video was released of him cursing during the team's championship celebration last year has been reinstated, the school's principal announced on Tuesday.

Tsitsipas happy to conserve energy after easing through in Dubai

Stefanos Tsitsipas has been mowing down the opposition without dropping a set in recent weeks and the Greek is confident his game will benefit from spending fewer hours on court.

NFL’s pass interference video rule is in jeopardy after one year

The NFL’s video review system for pass interference calls could be scrapped after one season. An offseason survey by the powerful competition committee, which recommends rules adjustments, sh…

Mets have first significant injury scare in J.D. Davis

LAKELAND, Fla. — The first significant injury scare of spring training is upon the Mets. J.D. Davis departed Tuesday’s game after jamming his left shoulder on a diving play at third base that kept …

Joe Douglas’ background shows what Jets makeover could be

INDIANAPOLIS — After nine months on the job, Jets general manager Joe Douglas will finally get to really shape the team’s roster. Yes, he already has made a few trades and signings since he was hir…