The 18th hole green and clubhouse ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki country club in Kawagoe. File photograph: Getty

It seems clear that the Olympic Games loves golf. But does golf pretend to even like the Olympic Games? For everyone, including professionals, the no(...)

Tennis champion and equality campaigner Billie Jean King: ‘You’ve got to have visibility.’ Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP

Women around the world will have to wait another two centuries for the global gender gap to fully close. That’s what the World Economic Forum predict(...)

Andy Murray and Serena Williams during the mixed doubles competition at Wimbledon last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer’s call to merge the men’s and women’s tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step(...)

 Serena Williams during her win over Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the French Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Waiting for sport to catch up with modern life can be like watching paint dry. You know it’s going to happen eventually but the rate of progress is pa(...)

 Serena Williams poses with the winner’s trophy at  the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams, who is rebuilding her career the hard way at 36 after the difficult birth of her first child last September, will almost certainly b(...)

 Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova won the Wimbledon singles’ title in 2011 and 2014. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova faces around six months out of the sport while her playing hand, wounded in a knife attack, recovers its str(...)

Britain’s Heather Watson vents her frustration by bouncing her racquet off the court after she lost a game against Germany’s Annika Beck during their women’s singles first-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Court one claimed its highest seed when French Open winner Garbine Muguruza plunged to Jana Cepelova 6-3, 6-2. She is the biggest name to tumble but H(...)

 US tennis player Serena Williams (L) stands with Raymond Moore, Indian Wells CEO. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Martina Navratilova says she would not be surprised if women players boycotted Indian Wells following the sexism row which has engulfed the tournament(...)

 Maria Sharapova:  normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks and not the 10 years   she used it.   Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Over the coming weeks and months an interesting observation may be made on divergent sporting cultures and Maria Sharapova will be central to the dram(...)

 Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on March 7th, 2016 that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Hours after the announcement, one of her biggest sponsors, Nike Inc., said it had suspended its relationship with her while the investigation continues. (Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

Nike, the world’s largest sporting- goods maker, has suspended ties with Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. One of (...)

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