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Ed Warner hopes inspiring the next generation is as important as winning medals

UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner believes British sport is at crossroads and it is time to stop chasing more "marginal medals" in sports such as track cycling.

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Berahino: Failed drug test down to spiked drink

Saido Berahino has claimed he failed a drugs test earlier this season because his drink was spiked in a nightclub.

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Michel Platini takes swipe at former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter

Michel Platini has accused Sepp Blatter of making him "his last scalp" as FIFA president in the affair which saw both banned from football.

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Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Wasps acts as Lions audition - Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster insists Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final against Wasps will act as an audition for the British and Irish Lions for a host of players on parade in Dublin.

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UEFA set to get 2026 World Cup wish as FIFA reveals allocation plan

FIFA has announced its proposed allocation of places for the 48-team 2026 World Cup and revealed a six-nation play-off could be used to determine the last two spots.

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Cushing hails 'unbelievable achievement' by City Women

Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing hailed the achievement of his side after reaching the Champions League semi-finals at the first time of asking.

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Morgan wants Ashes-style boost from free-to-air T20

Eoin Morgan insists English cricket's answer to the Indian Premier League can restore the 2005 Ashes feel-good factor - but only if screened on free-to-air television.

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Four Russian athletes found guilty of doping at London 2012 Olympics

Four more Russian athletes have been found guilty of doping at the London 2012 Olympic Games following a wave of re-testing by the International Olympic Committee.

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Tiger Woods scheduled for Masters press conference

Tiger Woods has yet to say whether he will return to action in next week's Masters, but the former world number one has been included in the interview schedule at Augusta National.

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Watson and Salford keeping their feet on the ground

Salford coach Ian Watson insists his team will not be getting carried away after climbing up to third in the Betfred Super League with a 22-14 win over St Helens.

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Salford dig deep in defence to see off St Helens

Salford produced a heroic defensive effort to defeat St Helens 22-14 at the AJ Bell Stadium, securing a third straight win to climb to third in the Betfred Super League.

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Judd Trump makes maximum break en route to China Open quarter-finals

Defending champion Judd Trump produced a sensational 147 break on his way to a 5-3 win over Tian Pengfei in the third round of the China Open.

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ICC boss says 'time is right' for cricket to make bid for Olympic status

International Cricket Council boss Dave Richardson believes the "time is right" for cricket to apply for a place at the Olympics.

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City Women into Champions League semi-finals

Lucy Bronze headed the only goal as Manchester City Women eased into the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Fortuna Hjorring.

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Joanna Rowsell-Shand says: "I didn't fear British Cycling"

British Cycling is "not perfect" but "does a lot of good" according to double Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell-Shand.

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Johanna Konta 'stayed in the present' as she books semi-final spot in Miami

Johanna Konta did not let her mind wander to the past as she became the first British woman to make the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

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Rafael Nadal moves closer to first Miami Open success

Rafael Nadal's dreams of winning the Miami Open remain in tact after a straight sets win over Jack Sock sent him to the semi-finals.

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Ageless Venus Williams soars into Miami Open semi-finals

Venus Williams continues to roll back the years as she swatted aside world number one Angelique Kerber to move into the Miami Open semi-finals.

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Mixed emotions for Pavey after upgrade to 2007 world 10,000m bronze

Jo Pavey was thrilled after it was confirmed she would be upgraded to 10,000 metres bronze at the 2007 World Championships - but said the news left a "bittersweet" feeling.

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Russell Westbrook inspires Oklahoma to victory with 57 points

Russell Westbrook's superb individual performance led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win against the Orlando Magic.

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