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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games set to award more medals to women than men

There will be 136 medal events for women and 134 for men.

UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

The Government and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) say Russian military intelligence has targeted Games officials and organisers.

Kidambi Srikanth Knocked Out After Losing To 2nd Seed Chou Tien Chen In Quater-Finals

Kidambi Srikanth was knocked out of the Denmark Open

England netball side reap benefits of sharing Wallabies’ hotel

The hotel’s facilities were already set up for the Australian rugby team by the time the Roses arrived.

Under-fire British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen set to retire

Allen described the recent developments as “extremely difficult”.British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen set to retire, Ellie Downie and Amy Tinkler, who described incidents of weight-shaming,

IOC President Thomas Bach hopes overseas fans will be able to attend Tokyo Games

The Games were postponed by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

British Gymnastics: Weight-shaming allegations ‘completely unacceptable’

Ellie Downie has also made fat-shaming allegations.

‘Sadistic’ Alex Thomson is looking forward to going a step further at sea

The 46-year-old finished second in the previous edition of the around-the-world race.

Amy Tinkler: I felt sick after national coach compared me to ‘fat dwarf’

British Gymnastics Tinkler has launched an immediate investigation.

UK Sport launches independent investigation into allegations against BBSA

The governing body was stripped of £5million bobsleigh funding after a poor performance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Amy Tinkler claims she was ‘lied to’ and ‘let down’ by British Gymnastics

The Olympic bronze medallist Tinkler is unimpressed by how the governing body handled a complaint.

Tyler Herro inspires Miami Heat to game-four victory over Boston Celtics

The 20-year-old broke Dwayne Wade’s post-season Heat rookie record of 27 points.

Jamal Murray leads the Denver Nuggets to win over the LA Lakers

LA now leads the seven-game series 2-1, with game four on Thursday.

Return of fans to English sporting venues on hold, Boris Johnson confirms

Spectators had been set to return on a limited basis from next month.

On this day in 1927 – Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey meet in Chicago rematch

Tunney had won the title in Philadelphia a year earlier.

Tom Brady earns first win with Tampa Bay as Bucs tame Panthers

The 43-year-old quarterback was playing in his first home game since leaving the New England Patriots for the Buccaneers in March.

James Teagle hails Diego Mentrida after act of sportsmanship in triathlon finale

James Teagle hails Diego Mentrida after act of sportsmanship in triathlon finale

Anthony Davis lifts Lakers to 2-0 lead with buzzer-beating three

A shot on the hooter from Davis gave LA a 105-103 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Jaylen Brown leads the Boston Celtics to victory over the Miami Heat

The triumph was the side’s first in the Eastern Conference finals.

Hull refused permission to host EFL crowd pilot event on public health grounds

Seven EFL matches are now set to welcome spectators this weekend.

Amy Tinkler criticises British Gymnastics over ‘abrupt’ dismissal of complaint

The Rio 2016 bronze medallist Tinkler said she is yet to receive a summary of the judgement despite repeated requests.

Racing world mourning death of Pat Smullen at age of 43

Nine-times Irish champion jockey and multiple Classic-winning rider Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43. Smullen, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in...

Eddie Dennis glad he swapped chalkboard for chokeslams before coronavirus crisis

Swansea-born Dennis, 34, worked as a maths teacher before becoming a headmaster as he wrestled in his spare time. NXT:UK – the British arm of WWE.

Cam Newton puts together vintage performance to lead New England over Miami

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

NFL season Dissent shown as players come together on opening night at Kansas City

The start of the NFL season was overshadowed by some fans booing during a moment Kansas City took on Houston.

St Leger pilot cancellation casts doubt on other sport crowd return test events

A rise in cases has prompted the government to ban gatherings of more than six people in England from Monday.

Boston Celtics close on conference finals with trouncing of Toronto Raptors

The Los Angeles Clippers also restored their series lead with victory over the Denver Nuggets in the night’s other game.

Raptors’ fightback continues as they win to level Celtics series

Toronto, who were half a second from going down 3-0 in the series, have drawn level at 2-2.

Miami Heat produce an impressive finish to move closer to Eastern Conference finals

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of being sent home.

Thunder take Rockets to game seven

Elsewhere, the Heat upset the Bucks.

No longer on thin ice, Elise Christie looks forward after some dark days

The speed skater endured years of vile abuse and death threats via social media.

Helen Scott on track to finding a stoker following Sophie Thornhill’s retirement

With s year to go until the rearranged Paralympic Games are due to get under way, the clock is ticking.

5 unmissable moments from Tottenham documentary series All or Nothing

Mauricio Pochettino’s departure came as a shock to skipper Harry Kane.

Amanda Reddin to step aside from British Gymnastics role during investigation

An independent external expert will investigate claims about the head national coach’s conduct.

On this day 2014: Liverpool sign Mario Balotelli as Luis Suarez replacement

Brendan Rodgers turned to the Italian after Suarez left for Barcelona.

Tokyo Paralympics start date ‘won’t feel any different’ for Dame Sarah Storey

Storey needs three gold medals to overhaul the British Paralympic record set by swimmer Mike Kenny

IPC boss hoping Tokyo Games ‘can be symbol that we have left this crisis behind’

The Paralympics are set to get under way on August 24, 2021.

Jaco van Gass has his sights set on next year’s Paralympic Games

The 34-year-old wants to play a part in Tokyo

Clippers gather momentum with win as Mavericks sweat on Luka Doncic injury

Paul George had another poor shooting game for Los Angeles while Kawhi Leonard finished with 36 points and nine rebounds

On this day in 2009: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt smashes 200m world record in Berlin

Bolt stormed to gold in the Olympic Stadium in 19.19 seconds

British Gymnastics has ‘fallen short’ in duty to protect athletes

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has recommended the appointment of an ombudsman.

‘Painful but necessary’ rethink required before fans can return to events

Events are happening behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On this day in 1999 – Steffi Graf announces retirement at age of 30

The German stunned the tennis world by quitting the game two months after winning her 22nd major title

Birmingham 2022 scraps plan for single-site athletes’ village at Perry Barr

The NEC hotel, the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham will all instead be used to accommodate athletes at the Commonwealth Games.