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Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review her Rio ban

Russian 800 metres runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games.

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Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time

Chris Froome refused to set limits on his Tour de France ambitions on Monday as he reflected on a surreal victory and the moment he ran up Mont Ventoux and left his team-mates laughing all the way to Paris.

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Kyle Edmund defeated in Rogers Cup opener

Davis Cup hero Kyle Edmund came crashing down to earth with defeat in the first round of the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen makes Stoke switch

Stoke have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool.

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FINA bans three Russian swimmers as it makes stance in doping scandal

Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee.

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Injury blow for West Ham as Aaron Cresswell faces up to four months on sidelines

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell will miss the start of the season after being ruled out for up to four months with a knee injury.

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Niko Kranjcar can cope with physicality of Scottish game says Mark Warburton

Rangers boss Mark Warburton insists Niko Kranjcar will be able to handle the rough and tumble of Scottish football after seeing the Croatian escape serious injury.

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Jose Mourinho will be key to Wayne Rooney's England future, says Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has offered Wayne Rooney no assurances over his role in the new England set-up, admitting Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could hold the key to his future.

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Rugby Football Union agree eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

England's aim of becoming the dominant force in the global game has been strengthened by a new agreement signed by the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby Limited.

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Alastair Cook hails England character after Pakistan defeat levels Test series

England may have to get by without Ben Stokes next week for the fourth time this Test match summer - but before then, they have a series-levelling win to celebrate.

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Greg Rutherford blasts 'spineless' IOC over refusal to ban Russia from Olympics

Britain's world and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has labelled the International Olympic Committee's decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian competitors at the Rio Games as "spineless".

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Formula One title fight will go the distance - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

Lewis Hamilton's championship battle with Nico Rosberg will go to the wire, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has predicted, despite the British driver taking charge of the title race for the first time this season following his win in Hungary.

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Hard work pays off for Johanna Konta with title win

Johanna Konta felt all her hard work paid off after she claimed her first career WTA Tour title with victory over Venus Williams at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.

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Paula Radcliffe: IOC decision is a sad day for clean sport

Paula Radcliffe has declared the International Olympic Committee's refusal to implement a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio Games as a "sad day for clean sport".

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Australian Olympic Committee says athletes' village in Rio 'not safe or ready'

Australia's team bosses have refused to move staff or athletes into the Olympic Village in Rio after claiming the buildings are dangerous and uninhabitable.

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Chris Froome joins elite with third Tour de France win

Chris Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Team Sky team-mates as he joined the elite club of three-time Tour de France winners on Sunday.

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Anti-doping bodies oppose IOC decision not to ban Russia from Rio

The world's anti-doping bodies are united in their opposition to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games.

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Johanna Konta to face Venus Williams in first WTA final of her career

Johanna Konta advanced to the first WTA final of her career with a straight-sets victory over Dominika Cibulkova at the Bank of the West Classic.

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Mo Farah prepared for strong challenge from Kenya rivals at Rio Olympics

Mo Farah is ready to repel an onslaught from an "army" of Kenyan rivals at the Rio Olympics as Great Britain's leading medal hopes ensured they would go into the Games on a high.

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Chris Froome set to become three-time Tour de France winner

Britain's Chris Froome is set to become a three-time Tour de France winner when the "roller-coaster" of a race ends in Paris on Sunday.

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