England cricketer Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court. Photograph: Getty Images

The England and Wales Cricket Board must have been heartily relieved by the Test team’s emphatic victory over India at Lord’s with their clean-cut all(...)

Rio Ferdinand with boxer Anthony Joshua. The former England captain has confirmed his boxing ambitions are modest. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Rio Ferdinand has revealed his aim in boxing stretches little further than having one fight. The former footballer, who played for Manchester United (...)

Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt. Photograph: PA

When former footballer Paolo Maldini bowed out of his nascent tennis career after a solitary chastening afternoon on clay, he summed up the difficulti(...)

Rio Ferdinand is to try and fight one bout as a professional boxer. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Rio Ferdinand will attempt to become a professional boxer at the age of 38 after taking up the sport to stay fit in retirement from football and to ch(...)

Barclays 100 new hires will be in the bank’s Private Bank & Overseas Services, the arm of the lender’s wealth division which sits inside the Barclays International unit. (Photograph: Reuters)

Barclays will hire 100 new staff in its private bank as it launches its second attempt in the last seven years to win more business from wealthy clien(...)

Elena Tice made her debut for the Irish senior women’s team at 13 years of age and the hockey side at 17. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

At the age of just 13 Elena Tice became the second youngest player in the history of cricket, male or female, to play in an official one-day internati(...)

Chris Gayle is interviewed by Mel McLauughlin after he was dismissed for 41 during the Melbourne Renegade’s Big Bash win over the Hobart Hurricanes. Gayle could be reprimanded for asking McLaughlin out live on air. Photograph: getty

Chris Gayle is likely to be reprimanded after he used a post-match interview to ask out a TV news reporter live on air. Gayle, 36, had just been dism(...)

Eoin Morgan  points to a team mate during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Eoin Morgan made a cameo appearance for Sydney Thunder in his first outing since his appointment as England one-day captain, contributing an unbeaten (...)

Brad Haddin of Australia plays a pull shot as he helped to rescue the Australian innings on day one of the fifth Ashes test. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Back in the early 1960s, when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were in their pomp and hitting back-to back home runs for the New York Yankees, their este(...)