• Published on 18 Jan 2018 Sections

    If you think of pre-match boxing hype, you think of bragging and bad mouthing opponents. And if you think of champs of old, they will have had mean-sounding nicknames – like Hit Man Hearns and Iron Mike Tyson. But while Watford world champ Anthony Joshua might be built like them and punch like them he…

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Troy Townsend, from Kick It Out, which campaigns against racism and discrimination in football, discusses Cyrille Regis.  

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Tributes have been paid to the former England footballer Cyrille Regis,  who’s died aged 59 after a cardiac arrest. Regis, who won five caps for England, was a pioneer for black players in the late 1970s. The Professional Footballers’ Association called him a “true gentleman and a legend”, who would be deeply missed.

  • Published on 14 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Will football coaching at the top of the English professional game become the next focus of a Me Too campaign surrounding racism allegations? Later this month former England star Peter Beardsley will hear if he has has lost his job as a Newcastle coach. He strongly denies charges of racism and bullying made against him.…

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Four amateur British rowers have smashed an endurance race record by rowing across the Atlantic in just over 29 days – five days quicker than the previous record. The London-based team was among 25 teams racing the three thousand miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. The four friends were expecting to…

  • Published on 5 Dec 2017 Sections Russia

    Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. But its athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to take part in the Games as neutrals. The International Olympic Committee decision, made in the last hour, followed claims that Russian officials ran a covert doping operation for…

  • Published on 5 Dec 2017 Sections Russia

    Jim Walden, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer, responds to accusations from the Russian state that the doping scandal was in fact all Dr Rodchenkov’s doing.

  • Published on 5 Nov 2017 Sections UK

    Britain might have built a worldwide reputation for its athletics success – but the coaches behind the athletes are far less well known. A film and photography exhibition is honouring some of the black and Asian coaches who’ve helped to train the country’s most successful sports stars. But as our sports reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan reports,…

  • Published on 24 Sep 2017 Sections United States

    President Trump has come under more fire at home after he repeated criticism of sports stars who kneeled in protest during the US national anthem. But today more than 20 players from two NFL clubs defied their President by kneeling at a match held at Wembley Stadium.

  • Published on 20 Sep 2017 Sections

    England women’s football manager Mark Sampson has been sacked by the FA. He was cleared of recent allegations of racism, but now the Football Association says there was “inappropriate behaviour” in his previous job at Bristol Academy.

  • Published on 25 Aug 2017 Sections

    Attitudes towards disability haven’t improved since the 2012 Paralympics, according to new research, which says more than one in four disabled people say the Games failed to leave a positive legacy. The charity Scope said its findings were “incredibly disappointing”, five years after the Paralympics pulled off such a huge success.

  • Published on 24 Aug 2017 Sections

    Conor McGregor will face Floyd Mayweather this weekend in a showdown which has been surrounded by massive hype. “We are more than ready” – he declared – although he’s up against one of the greatest boxers of all time – Mayweather boasts an unprecedented unbeaten record.

  • Published on 20 Aug 2017 Sections

    Lewes Football Club have taken the historic step of becoming the first club to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s team. With the spotlight on the England women’s team, who made it to the semi finals of the European Championships, Lewes are hoping that other clubs will follow their lead.

  • Published on 4 Aug 2017 Sections

    He will earn a cool half a million pounds a week. But the Brazilian forward Neymar says it’s sad that people think his record breaking £198 million transfer deal to join Paris Saint Germain was motivated by money. The 25-year-old player put on his new club colours for the first time in front of cheering…

  • Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Joining me from Manchester is the former England and Everton Ladies defender Fern Whelan.