Laura Kenny: British Olympic cycling champion battles through dramatic five-rider crash to finish competition

British cyclist Laura Kenny has been lauded for an incredible display of stoicism after battling through a dangerous five-bicycle crash to finish 12th in the Track Cycling World Championships. The four-time Olympic champion came off her bike late in the first race and was hit by two riders in a dramatic series of collisions that left

Women’s T20 World Cup: England dismantle West Indies to reach semi-finals

England thrashed West Indies at the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia to reach the semi-finals. Natalie Sciver hit 57 from 56 balls as England posted 143-5, before bowling out West Indies for 97 to win by 46 runs. West Indies were always behind the required run rate and finished on 97

‘Strongest team of novices ever’ for Team Tizzard at Cheltenham

Fiddlerontheroof is Colin Tizzard's best chance of a winner at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, his son and assistant trainer believes. Former top jockey Joe Tizzard nominated the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle hero for top honours as he ran through their team for the meeting at Spurles Farm on Monday. Fiddlerontheroof

Honeysuckle to run in mares’ hurdle at 2020 Cheltenham Festival

Connections have plumped for the mares' hurdle in the 2020 Cheltenham Festival build-up with Honeysuckle. Henry de Bromhead's six-year-old is unbeaten in seven races and could have contested the Unibet Champion Hurdle on March 10 instead. Peter Molony, who purchased the Grade One winner, tweeted: "After much deliberation & discussion

Women’s T20 World Cup: Ellyse Perry ruled out of remainder of Australia’s campaign with injury

Defending champions Australia suffered a major blow ahead of the knockout stage of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup when all-rounder Ellyse Perry was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament on Tuesday. The twice ICC women’s cricketer of the year hobbled off the field in tears after suffering a right

ICC rejects request for back-up World Cup semi-final date

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts says the International Cricket Council has rejected a late inquiry for a back-up day for Thursday’s T20 World Cup semi-finals. Wet weather threatens to spoil Australia’s chances of advancing to Sunday’s final at the MCG. If Australia and South Africa cannot bowl 10 overs

Confirmed: Ellyse Perry ruled out for rest of T20 World Cup

Ellyse Perry has been ruled out for the rest for the Women's T20 World Cup. Australia's worst fears were confirmed on Tuesday with team officials announcing the hamstring injury Perry picked up against New Zealand on Monday would force her out of Thursday's semi-final at the SCG and a potential

Trainer David Pipe eyes Cheltenham triumph for Brinkley

‘Hopefully he is nice horse for the future’: Trainer David Pipe eyes Cheltenham triumph for Brinkley The grey, made his stable debut after being bought out of Elizabeth Doyle’s yard He looked a smart prospect in landing the extended 2m4f event by 15 lengths David Pipe admitted he is still

Irate Kohli slaps down Kiwi journo

Frustrated India captain Virat Kohli criticised his team and sparred with a journalist as New Zealand won the second Test inside three days to sweep the series on Monday. Home skipper Kane Williamson celebrated “an outstanding performance” as New Zealand, who won the first Test by 10 wickets, claimed the

Olympic hopeful improving after doctors feared he would not survive

The family of Australian Olympic hopeful Kai Sakakibara claim doctors are growing in hope the BMX rider will wake from a medically induced coma after initially "not being confident he would survive". Sakakibara's parents Martin and Yuki, as well as younger sister Saya, released an update on the 23-year-old's condition