Clermont’s players after the European Champions Cup rugby union match against Begles-Bordeaux over the weekend. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images

One hundred and eight years ago a 19-year-old Wisconsin kid named Fred Merkle stood on first base for the New York Giants. Neck and neck in a National(...)

Chris Froome at the Web Summit in the RDS: “It sounds silly, but we really are on that edge, pushing our bodies to the absolute limit, day in, day out.” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

One of the main complaints about the Web Summit is that at a dinky 20 minutes most of the on-stage interviews are too short. For Chris Froome those 20(...)

 Nicolas Roche of Ireland is on the Team Sky roster for the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche is among the Chris Froome led Sky team selected for the Vuelta a Espana which begins this Saturday. Roche joins the recent Tou(...)

Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali   leads the group ahead of Team Sky rider Chris Froome, wearing the race leader’s yellow jersey, during the 161-km 17th stage of the Tour de France  from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

As the rate of attrition stepped up, Geraint Thomas moved a step closer to a podium position despite losing time on Chris Froome. With Tejay van Gard(...)

Team Sky rider Chris Froome had his performance data revealed for his stage 10 Tour de France victory. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

The Tour de France leader Chris Froome is uncertain if Team Sky disclosing performance data from his much-discussed win at La Pierre-Saint-Martin will(...)

Ruben Plaza won stage 16 of the Tour de France to Gap. Photograph: Getty

After two years of calls for Chris Froome’s physiological data to be made public, Team Sky have said they may be prepared to release a limited amou(...)

 Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal crosses the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb,  Alexander Kristoff  and Peter Sagan  to win stage 15 of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

With extra police around the Team Sky bus at the start of the stage – five officers rather than two the team said – Chris Froome enjoyed a more settl(...)

Team Sky rider Chris Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 167-km 10th stage of the  Tour de France  from Tarbes to La Pierre-Saint-Martin. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

A few hundred metres before the finish here the road swings across the rocky mountainside in a vast, shallow hairpin bend which takes just under a min(...)

 Boss Dave Brailsford is concerned Team Sky have been hacked by critics who believe Chris Froome has been using performance-enhancing drugs. Photograph: Afp

Sir Dave Brailsford is concerned Team Sky has been the victim of computer hacking by critics convinced Tour de France leader Chris Froome is using per(...)

Usada said it had discovered evidence of doping by Rabobank during the course of an investigation in 2012, and worked with its equivalent organisations in Denmark and the Netherlands to bring Leinders (above) to account.

Former Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders has been banned for life for multiple doping violations, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) has announ(...)