Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho and Christian Benteke in the stands during their side’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Newcastle United. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

On Saturday morning, the news broke that Liverpool had suspended their central defender Mamadou Sakho after Uefa informed them that he was under inves(...)

The new directors join as Twitter seeks new routes to growth. Photograph: Reuters

Twitter has appointed UK internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and Pepsi’s chief financial officer Hugh Johnston as directors, as the messaging platfo(...)

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim waves to the crowd after cutting down the net after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers in the championship game of the midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at the United Center. Photograph: Dennis Wierzbicki/Usa Today Sports

When the USA basketball team made its publicity appearance at the London Olympics in 2012, members of the media jostled to get within ear-shot – and s(...)

Tall tales: England coach Eddie Jones would never think about putting massive pressure on Ireland’s lineout, because if he did, it might ruin Ireland’s platform to go forward. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Every word that follows is a sarcastic lie . . . Gee, I am enjoying all the Six Nations games this year. The ball movement, the creative thinking, the(...)

Sam Warburton of Wales: no suprise to see him at the top of the Six Nations stats list. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Rugby’s not an easy game for a stats-friendly parish. Difficult to code at speed, harder still to do so accurately. So when we got a whiff of individ(...)

As the Six Nations championship takes its mid-term break, rugby enthusiasts may wish to reflect on how concerns about the effects of concussion are co(...)

Dave Mirra riding in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The circumstances of his death did not become him. Dave Mirra made his name carving through air on a BMX bicycle that often appeared to be a two-wheel(...)

Super Bowl 50: The game will feature two generational talents on offence in Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton and Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Photograph: Getty Images

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are primed to provide a grand finish worthy of a landmark Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and cap a season of celebra(...)

Wales winger Liam Williams receives treatment after sustaining a head injuring during the World Cup match against England. He sat out the next match against Fiji before returning for the final pool game against Australia. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

This past week the concussion conversation zeroed in around the acronym HIA. Two medical experts – Dr Barry O’Driscoll and Dr Willie Stewart – believ(...)

Spike Lee, in a post on Instagram, said he “cannot support” the “lily white” Academy Awards this year. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinke(...)