Norway’s Karsten Warholm poses with the scoreboard displaying his new world record after winning the men’s 400m hurdles  in Tokyo. Photograph:   Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day. The short walk from inside the Olympic stadium to the exit lighted up at the Main South Gate takes me (...)

  Sifan Hassan of Team Netherlands reacts as she wins the gold medal in the Women’s 5000 metres final. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

By early afternoon here those of us assigned morning and evening athletics sessions start to feel weak and irritable and in desperate need of a lie-do(...)

Chelsea manager  Maurizio Sarri kicks his hat away in  frustration during his side’s final training session ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manager Maurizio Sarri stormed away from Chelsea’s training session at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on the eve of the Europa League final against Arsen(...)

 Justin Gatlin pips  Christian Coleman and third placed  Usain Bolt  to win the men’s 100m at the World Championships in London.  Photograph:  Kirill Kudryavtse/Getty

Not since the Royal Albert Hall booed Bob Dylan for going electric has the London crowd sounded so mixed up in their confusion. History best judges t(...)

Supporters walk to the London Stadium ahead of West Ham United’s home match against Watford, which they lost 4-2. As Billy Bonds said this week, whatever the London Stadium is, “it isn’t a football ground”. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ten o’clock, Wednesday night, and those who got away quickly are already in the Bow Bells pub on Bow Road, east London. The TV screen is relaying the (...)

Ireland’s Mark English has built up considerable experience, winning the bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

It’s a pity that the Christ the Redeemer statue doesn’t loom into view from anywhere inside the Olympic Stadium. Still, for Mark English, the image ha(...)

Twickenham will host 10 games, including the final, at the   Rugby World Cup  next year. Photograph: PA Wire.

Demand for next year’s Rugby World Cup has been so high that ballots will take place for some seats for every match to determine who gets tickets. At(...)