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Kevin Pietersen apologises for Dan Evans snub

Kevin Pietersen has apologised to Great Britain's Australian Open giant-killer Dan Evans after he failed to recognise him in a Melbourne casino earlier this week.

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England boss Eddie Jones questions where sport's true leaders have gone

Eddie Jones insists the shortage of contenders for the England captaincy beyond Dylan Hartley is a symptom of the leadership deficit that exists throughout sport.

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World number one Andy Murray plays down decline of rival Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray believes the decline of Novak Djokovic has been exaggerated and insists the Serb is just a victim of his own success.

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Britain's Alex Thomson finishes second in the Vendee Globe yacht race

British sailor Alex Thomson has finished runner-up in the Vendee Globe round-the-world yacht race after a colossal battle with Armel Le Cleac'h.

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Roger Federer happy with his form after dismantling Tomas Berdych

Roger Federer played the sort of tennis to suggest he could yet win an 18th grand slam title as he annihilated Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello sets clubhouse target in Abu Dhabi

Ryder Cup star Rafa Cabrera Bello produced a brilliant finish to set the clubhouse target on day two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Dan Keatings retires from gymnastics

Great Britain gymnast Dan Keatings has announced his retirement from the sport.

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Djokovic: I played with intensity

Novak Djokovic had to defend himself against accusations of lacking motivation after the 12-time grand slam champion crashed out of the Australian Open.

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Nicole Cooke to assist MPs with doping inquiry

Nicole Cooke is the latest big name from British cycling to be asked to give evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's investigation into doping in sport.

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Johanna Konta impresses opponent Naomi Osaka during Australian Open victory

Johanna Konta uses big words, according to Naomi Osaka, but the British number one had bigger shots too in her straight-sets win over the Japanese at the Australian Open.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan stays in the hunt for record seventh Masters title

Ronnie O'Sullivan shook off illness to defeat Neil Robertson and book his place in the semi-finals of the Dafabet Masters.

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Kyle Edmund loses to Pablo Carreno Busta at Australian Open

Kyle Edmund's Australian Open campaign came to a tame end as he was outclassed 6-2 6-4 6-2 by Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round.

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Claude Puel admits Southampton have received enquiries for captain Jose Fonte

Claude Puel says Jose Fonte is fielding several "opportunities" to leave Southampton in the January transfer window.

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Johanna Konta shows her class in win over Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

Johanna Konta underlined her status as a genuine contender for the Australian Open title by thrashing Japan's Naomi Osaka to reach the third round.

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Novak Djokovic dumped out of Australian Open by Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin

Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open after falling victim to a stunning five-set defeat at the hands of wild card Denis Istomin.

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New dad Joe Root in no hurry to be England captain

Joe Root is in no rush to assume another new position of responsibility as England's Test captain having just become a father for the first time.

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Liverpool could lose Joel Matip for a month as Cameroon dispute rumbles on

Liverpool could be without Joel Matip for the next month as the row over the defender's availability rumbles on.

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Nervy Federer finds return to action at Australian Open tougher than expected

Roger Federer admits his Australian Open comeback was harder than he expected after the 17-time grand slam champion battled past Jurgen Melzer to reach the second round.

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Antonio Conte to check on Diego Costa's fitness on Tuesday

Diego Costa's fitness will be evaluated by Antonio Conte and his staff when Chelsea's first-team squad return to training on Tuesday.

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Fourth seed Halep suffers shock first round defeat in Melbourne

Simona Halep fell victim to the first shock of the Australian Open after the number four seed was dumped out by American Shelby Rogers.

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