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Billy Joe Saunders overcomes slow start to beat Artur Akavov and defend title

Billy Joe Saunders took his time before coming to life in the first defence of his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley.

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Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologise to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Chelsea have apologised "profusely" to former striker Gary Johnson over his treatment as a youth team player as the number of clubs embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal reportedly climbed to 55.

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Mark Selby has Ronnie O'Sullivan blocking his path to UK Championship glory

World number one Mark Selby will have the imposing figure of Ronnie O'Sullivan blocking his path to Betway UK Championship glory on Sunday as both men chase landmark victories.

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Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

Calls have been made for an investigation into Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's financial affairs after claims millions of pounds were moved offshore to avoid tax.

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Eddie Jones has eyes set on World Cup glory for England

England head coach Eddie Jones' sole focus is winning the 2019 World Cup as he played down the importance of a record-equalling run.

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Ligue 1 clash at Metz abandoned after firecrackers hit Lyon's Anthony Lopes

The Ligue 1 game between Metz and Lyon at Stade Saint-Symphorien was abandoned after firecrackers exploded in the first half near visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, who fell to the ground and was later taken to hospital.

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Gareth Southgate's postman delivers a pleasing style report to new England boss

Gareth Southgate wants to add more trophies to his CV and knows he has started his England tenure in style - because his postman told him so.

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Anthony Joshua challenger Eric Molina: My heart lies working with disabled kids

Anthony Joshua's next challenger Eric Molina is already preparing to return to his career as a special needs teacher, regardless of whether he wins the IBF heavyweight title.

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Tiger Woods shows flashes of brilliance in Bahamas but remains out of contention

Tiger Woods failed to turn a brilliant start into a round which would have put him in contention at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, but there were more positives signs as he continued his competitive comeback.

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Gareth Southgate hoping to talk to Wilfried Zaha about international future

New England boss Gareth Southgate wants Wilfried Zaha to remain an option for the Three Lions rather than see him switch his national allegiance to the Ivory Coast.

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Firm representing Jose Mourinho denies designing ways to help clients evade tax

A firm representing Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and former player Cristiano Ronaldo has denied designing ways to help clients evade millions in taxes.

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Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologise to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Chelsea Football Club has apologised "profusely" to former striker Gary Johnson over his treatment as a youth team player as the number of clubs embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal reportedly climbed to 55.

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Mark Hughes praises Stoke's collective strength after victory over Burnley

Mark Hughes saw his decision to stick with a winning Stoke team vindicated as they moved into the Premier League's top half with a 2-0 home win over Burnley.

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England's prospective opening pair for fourth Test prepare to join forces

England's prospective opening pair for the fourth Test in India will join forces with a glowing endorsement for the challenges ahead from one of world cricket's most respected judges.

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New plans to tackle corruption and doping in athletics given green light

President Sebastian Coe's plan for reform for the International Association of Athletics Federation has received overwhelming backing from member countries.

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Nico Rosberg jokes he could help Lewis Hamilton learn German now he has retired

Nico Rosberg joked he could help Lewis Hamilton learn to speak German now he has retired, while Hamilton said he hoped to remain a Formula One driver for the next decade as the duo addressed Mercedes fans at the constructor's end of season event in Stuttgart.

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Football's abuse allegations - a timeline of events so far

The football world has been rocked in recent weeks by allegations of historic abuse.

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Eddie Jones: England "ready to go" against Australia

Eddie Jones will send England out against Australia with orders to "break them mentally and physically" in Saturday's climax to the autumn at Twickenham.

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Trevor Bayliss calls for lighter touch from ICC over on-field confrontations

England coach Trevor Bayliss fears the International Cricket Council may end up constraining his sport's most charismatic stars by taking too firm a hand with "by-play" on the pitch.

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Tiger Woods impresses with brilliant 65 on day two at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods was in impressive form on the second day of his comeback as he posted a seven-under-par 65 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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