Pacific Rugby campaigners have called for a review into Bill Beaumont’s re-election as World Rugby chairman in May. File photograph: PA

Pacific Rugby campaigners have called for a review into Bill Beaumont’s re-election as World Rugby chairman in May. Pacific Rugby Players Welfare all(...)

World Rugby chairman  Bill Beaumont has announced an investigation is underway into allegations of homophobia by Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has confirmed an investigation is underway into allegations of homophobia by Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean(...)

 England women’s head coach Phil Neville will leave his role in July 2021. Photograph: PA

England women’s head coach Phil Neville will leave the job in July 2021 at the end of his contract, the English Football Association (FA) said in a st(...)

Standing ovation: Tessa Jowell after speaking about her fight with cancer in the House of Lords in January this year. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty

Theresa May and Tony Blair have led the tributes to Tessa Jowell and her achievements, ranging from her time in the British government through to her (...)

Image of the week:  A performer in the Russian World Cup host city of Saransk uses traditional bast shoes to show photographers how football would once have been played. Photograph: Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty

In numbers: Vanilla spike 500 Percentage rise in the price of vanilla pods since 2016, with the result that the sweet ingredient now costs more per (...)

The Marina da Gloria which will host sailing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty Images

British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive Bill Sweeney has reported no illness among the teams using the water facilities at Rio 2016. There (...)

Former England coach Clive Woodward could be in line for the France job. Photo: Lee Besford/Reuters

Clive Woodward wants to replace Philippe Saint-Andre as head coach of France, according to reports in the French press.French newspaper L’Equipe has r(...)

 British 2008 Olympic sailing gold medalist Andrew Simpson was killed when Sweden’s America’s Cup entry, the catamaran Artemis, capsized  on a training run  in San Francisco Bay. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images.

America’s Cup bosses have promised a full investigation into the accident in which British Olympic gold medal winner Andrew Simpson died. Simps(...)