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Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome smiles prior to riding the first stage of the Ruta del Sol tour. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome finished safely in the pack and his Team Sky team-mate Wout Poels retained the leader’s red jersey after a relatively uneventful third st(...)

Daniel Martin racing in the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. He took fourth in the second stage. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to taking his first victory of the season on Thursday, netting fourth on the second stage of the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. T(...)

Barry Bonds: In the pantheon of chemical cheats, the former San Francisco Giants player is regarded as up there with the greatest in any sport. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

With much fanfare, the San Francisco Giants have announced their intention to retire the number 25 shirt once worn by Barry Bonds. The ultimate accol(...)

 Chris Froome talks to the media prior to the first stage of the “Ruta del Sol”. Photograph: Getty Images

Chris Froome insists he has “done nothing wrong” and has defended his decision to return to racing at the Ruta del Sol. The four-time Tour de France (...)

Liam Ryan’s incredible journey is captured in his memoir Cancer 4, Me 5, (After Extra-Time)

By his own admission, and indeed the admission of the many consultants, surgeons and medical experts that crossed his path, Liam Ryan should not be si(...)

 Danish rider Lasse Norman Hansen of  Aqua Blue Sports celebrates taking stage one of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Victoria, Australia. Photograph:  Con Chronis/Getty Images

Facing a demoralising start to the season after a number of race organisers overlooked the team for wildcard slots, the Irish Aqua Blue Sport squad ha(...)

A grid girl smiles prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Russia in April 2017. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Walk-on “grid girls” will no longer be used before Formula One races, the sport’s organisers have announced. In a move which mirrors the Professional(...)

Chris Froome has denied a report that he is looking to negotiate a short ban rather than fight to prove his innocence. Photo: Getty Images

British cyclist Chris Froome has denied he is ready to accept a six-month ban from cycling by admitting negligence following his failed drug test last(...)

Floyd Landis believes Team Sky will not survive if Chris Froome is banned for an anti-doping violation. Photograph:   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Floyd Landis has launched a stinging attack on Team Sky, claiming the idea of marginal gains and a zero tolerance policy is a “facade.” The former Ame(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova holds the Women’s singles trophy during the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Mari(...)

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