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  • Tom Brady miracle shot can't prevent defeat to Tiger Woods in $10m charity golf match 25 May 2020
    Match was played to raise money for Covid-19 reliefPhil Mickelson and Peyton Manning also took part in matchWoods and Manning v Mickelson and Brady – as it happenedTom Brady, an athlete acquainted with magnificent comebacks, pulled off a highlight-reel shot during a made-for-TV charity golf match featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Peyton Manning on […]
  • NRL targets 1 July for crowds to return to stadiums 25 May 2020
    ‘Last puzzle’ to solve, says ARLC boss Peter V’landysSeason resumes behind closed doors on Thursday this weekRugby league boss Peter V’landys has set another ambitious target for the game ahead of the NRL’s resumption, saying he wants crowds in stadiums from 1 July. With his goal of getting the NRL back underway by 28 May […]
  • Elite athletes must be able to miss contact training, says report 24 May 2020
    Government’s latest guidelines pave way to ‘opt out’Seven-page document contains eight points of guidanceElite athletes must be given the ability to opt out of a return to contact training, according to new advice from the government that paves the way for the return of the Premier League.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has […]
  • Joe Hart: 'All I want is to be a big part of a club ... hope burns through me' 24 May 2020
    Former England goalkeeper has started three games this season but he is still only 33 and feels he will have to move abroad to get back into the big timeMore than 500 days have passed since Joe Hart last played in a Premier League game and so, on Zoom, he leans forward when I say […]
  • Mary Pierce: three passports, two grand slams, one overbearing father | Tumaini Carayol 24 May 2020
    The French-American-Canadian who won at Roland Garros 20 years ago could turn opponents into spectators, but despite her talent it was a pushy parent that often stole the showTwenty years ago, Mary Pierce was being dragged across the court. As she chased Monica Seles’s blows from side-to-side during their 2000 French Open quarter-final match, one […]
  • Daniel Abt guilty of using a ringer to drive for him in Formula E esport race 24 May 2020
    German fined €10,000 and stripped of points for third placeRivals Vandoorne and Vergne raised suspicions immediatelyThe Audi Formula E driver Daniel Abt has been found guilty of using a ringer to drive for him in the Formula E esport championship. Abt has been disqualified from the race, fined €10,000 and as stripped of all his […]
  • Bundesliga roundup: Werner treble fires Leipzig back to third, Schalke crash 24 May 2020
    RB striker makes it 24 league goals this seasonAugsburg shock Schalke with 3-0 away winTimo Werner scored a hat-trick as RB Leipzig demolished hosts Mainz 5-0 on Sunday to reclaim third place in the Bundesliga after their disappointing draw with Freiburg last week.The Germany international Werner, a target for several clubs including Liverpool this summer, […]
  • Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili arrested on domestic violence charge 24 May 2020
    World No 27 alleged to have assaulted his former wifeOffence carries maximum sentence of three years’ jailNikoloz Basilashvili, the Georgian tennis player, has been arrested on a domestic violence charge in the capital, Tbilisi.Basilashvili, No 27 in the ATP rankings, is alleged to have assaulted his former wife, Neka Dorokashvili, in front of a minor […]
  • Senior BHA official 'incredibly confident' of racing return on 1 June 24 May 2020
    Brant Dunshea expects resumption a week on MondayFinal decision rests with the governmentA senior racing official has said he is “incredibly confident” that the sport will be allowed to resume a week on Monday, even though a final decision rests with the government and will apparently be made at a very late stage.Brant Dunshea, chief […]
  • Knocking down barriers through boxing – photo essay 24 May 2020
    A gym in Bristol has become a vital mental health service for young people with a combination of boxing, psychological support and personal development. Before the lockdown, Alexander Turner spoke to and photographed the coaches and mentors behind the project – and the young people whose lives have been transformedFounded by Martin Bisp and Jamie […]