Ollie Robinson’s eventful year with England takes another upturn | England v India 2021

The narrative arc of Ollie Robinson’s summer would startle the chiselled hero of a summer beach bonk-buster. From hero to villain and back again, from county pro on the south coast to man of the match here, from being hauled up and suspended over past racist tweets to contemplating a long future as an England … Read more

A Relaxed Ash Barty Is Still No. 1

In a year when mental health has often been a headline in sports, it is fitting that Ash Barty of Australia is the No. 1 women’s player in the world. Barty had the self-awareness to walk away from tennis for more than a year in 2014 to seek a more normal existence (though she also … Read more

Gary Neville thinks Manchester United STILL won’t win the title after signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Gary Neville thinks Manchester United STILL won’t win the title after signing Cristiano Ronaldo and that the club ‘had to step in’ after speculation he would join rivals Man City Manchester United agreed a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus United have also signed Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer  Gary Neville feels … Read more

Stubborn India fight back against England before Ollie Robinson removes Rohit Sharma

Joe Root signalled frantically to the dressing room where Jimmy Anderson was resting his weary body after tea. Virat Kohli had just walked out to bat and the England captain wanted his main man out there to greet him. If Anderson had continued his stranglehold over the India captain then, England would have taken a … Read more

Andy Murray knocked out of Winston-Salem Open following straight sets defeat by Frances Tiafoe

Andy Murray knocked out of Winston-Salem Open following straight-sets defeat by Frances Tiafoe… with world No 114 admitting he has ‘no real consistency’ after blowing THREE break points in first set Andy Murray was knocked out in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open  He failed to convert three break points in the first set … Read more

Georgia Hall well poised to join greats by doubling-up at the Open as she relishes tough conditions

Georgia Hallwell poised to join the English greats by doubling-up at the Open as she relishes ‘true test’ of tough conditions to come Sir Henry Cotton and Sir Nick Faldo are only English stars with two Open wins Georgia Hall could join them, sitting in prime position to take her second title  The 25-year-old sets … Read more

Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford: Spoils are shared as Emi Buendia’s strike cancels out Ivan Toney’s opener

Seventy-four years on since their last top-flight campaign, Brentford were having their crossroads moment among the 19 other big boys. The man who had spent three seasons between 2015 and 2018 trying to get the Bees into the Premier League and drafted in Thomas Frank as an assistant was in the opposition dugout: Dean Smith. … Read more

Cheteshwar Pujara punishes wayward England. as seamers lose control

The banner attached to a plane that buzzed over Headingley on Friday was unequivocal: ‘Sack the ECB & save Test cricket’. But if those behind the stunt had really cared about the fortunes of Joe Root’s team, they might have chosen a message with more immediate relevance. As India’s top order battled to hold up … Read more

MIKE DICKSON: Greek is no gift for Andy Murray in US Open draw

Greek is no gift for Andy Murray in US Open after draw serves up unenviable showdown with Stefanos Tsitsipas Andy Murray might have been hoping for a break in the US Open first round  Instead the draw served him up an encounter with third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas Tsitsipas made a tame first-round exit at Wimbledon but … Read more