Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Japanese Kei Nishikori at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Conde de Godo Trophy final match in Barcelona, northeastern Spain. Photograph:  EPA

Rafael Nadal is suing a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanis(...)

Andy Murray has questioned some of his opponents: ‘Have I ever been suspicious of someone? Yeah.’ Photograph: EPA

Novak Djokovic’s coach Boris Becker has criticised Andy Murray for airing his suspicions that some of his opponents may have used performance-enhancin(...)

Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test at the Australian Open Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova’s lawyer has slammed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s handling of the meldonium ban. Wada has given a potential lifeline to athletes (...)

Maria Sharapova: Admitted failing a drugs test. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

In August 2007 the world’s then number four tennis player, Russian Nikolay Davydenko, faced the journeyman Argentinian Martin Arguello (then ranked 87(...)

Giant Cosmic Egg: Artisan luxuries such as these have always surfaced at roughly this time of year. The difference, now, is that consumers don’t have to hunt them down in specialist enclaves

In the age of extreme food, chocolate has lost the run of itself. Take the Giant Cosmic Egg, made for Marks & Spencer by Earth’s own Lir Chocolat(...)

Matthias Müller, chief executive of Volkswagen: he dropped a bombshell at January’s Detroit motor show by claiming Volkswagen did not lie. Photograph: Getty Images

You get the feeling Volkswagen Group wishes the rest of the world just left it alone while it soul-searched its way out of its self-made emissions cri(...)

Head of the Russian Athletics Federation Dmitry Shlyakhtin has confirmed four athletes have tested positive for meldonium. Photograph: Getty

Four Russian track-and-field athletes have tested positive for the banned drug meldonium, Russia’s athletics chief said on Monday, a disclosure that (...)

Maria Sharapova has been the world’s highest-earning sportswoman for the last 11 years, with her endorsements dwarfing her on-court earnings. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Maria Sharapova has been suspended from her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador following her failed drug test. The 28-year-old tested posit(...)

 Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on in his match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg during day seven of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal has said he will sue the former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot after she alleged that the Spaniard’s lengthy absence from t(...)

Ireland’s William Porterfield tried to explain that sometimes sporting things aren’t explainable. Photograph: Ashwini Bhatia/AP Photo

Toast marmaladed, tea brewed, all set. And it was bucketing down in Dharamsala. As starts to Sundays go, it wasn’t the best. Sky apologised, even if(...)