United States’ Carli Lloyd celebrates her second goal against Japan during the Fifa Women’s World Cup final. The  United States’ 5-2 victory over Japan was seen by 25.4 million viewers. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

With all the fuss about the English FA lashing out inappropriate tweets about their women footballers, then deleting them quicker than you can say “ma(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Henry Browne/Reuters

Caroline Wozniacki has sparked a Wimbledon sexism row by claiming women do not receive as many chances as men to feature on SW19’s show courts. Danish(...)

Caroline Wozniacki has matched her best Wimbledon performance  after she beat Camila Giorgi in straight sets to reach the fourth round. Photograph: Epa

It seems a long time since Caroline Wozniacki sat atop the world rankings for 67 consecutive weeks in 2010 and 2011. But there have been resurgent sig(...)

 Caroline Wozniacki celebrates a point against  Denisa Allertova  during their second round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

On one side of court 12 where Caroline Wozniacki faced Denisa Allertova there was just a ribbon of seats two deep separating the players from the p(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray in action during his French Open second-round match against  Joao Sousa of Portugal on day five of the  French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

If this French Open was the football World Cup (providing such a concept is not rendered beyond parody after recent events), Andy Murray, Novak Djokov(...)

Germany’s Julia Görges serves against Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during the women’s second round match at the French  Open at  Roland Garros in Paris. Photo:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the name of top s(...)

Rory McIlroy returns to Wentworth this week for the PGA Championship, a tournament which kickstarted a magic year for the world number one in 2014. Photograph: Reuters

World number one Rory McIlroy admitted success is now measured in terms of major titles as he looks to defend the BMW PGA Championship title which kic(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald pose with the trophy after his win  at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

In his prime, there was an intimidating presence about Tiger Woods. The same thing is happening now with Rory McIlroy. On Sunday, after his second wi(...)

Rory McIlroy could become only the sixth person to complete a clean sweep of major championships at the Masters. Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

In the coming days, Rory McIlroy could be the only person not contemplating the significance should he take his career to a level that even some of th(...)

Rory McIlroy has cited his collapse in the 2011 US Masters as tye most important day of his career. Photograph: Inpho

Rory McIlroy believes it is “unthinkable” that he will not win the Masters at some point to complete the career grand slam.And the world number one ha(...)