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County cricket: Essex beat Kent, Northants draw with Yorkshire – as it happened

Kent were invited to follow on, but found the pitch more tricksy and the bowlers more sparky. Simon Harmer, after a tepid start to the summer by his lofty standards, wheeled away for 23 overs for four for 32, and…

England’s Buttler set to miss third Pakistan T20 with Moeen ready to lead

Jos Buttler is likely to miss England’s third T20 against Pakistan at Sophia Gardens on Tuesday after returning home to be with his wife before the imminent birth of their third child. Moeen Ali will lead a much-changed side should…

Major League Cricket’s expansion plan poses a threat to English competitions

Major League Cricket has announced ambitious new expansion plans for the sport in the US. In a move that will have significant implications for the landscape of the professional sport in England, MLC, which began with a 19-game season, has…

Monaco GP under pressure to change after Leclerc’s processional victory

The Monaco Grand Prix is under pressure to find ways to adapt after a ­strikingly uneventful procession on the streets of Monte Carlo was won by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on Sunday. The MonĂ©gasque’s first victory at his home race was…

Pogacar’s Giro d’Italia domination seals place among cycling’s greats

Since Tadej Pogacar’s stage win on day two at the Oropa sanctuary three weeks ago, the only suspense in this year’s Giro d’Italia centred on the Slovenian’s eventual winning margin, and which stage-winning records he would match along the way….

Sergio PĂ©rez accuses Magnussen of ‘dangerous driving’ after Monaco crash

Sergio PĂ©rez has condemned Kevin Magnussen for “dangerous driving” after the pair were involved in a huge accident at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Red Bull driver accused the Dane of being wilfully foolhardy when racing, after the Mexican…

Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Sunrisers Hyderabad to claim third IPL title

Kolkata Knight Riders lifted their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title with an eight-wicket thrashing of Sunrisers Hyderabad in a lop-sided final in Chennai on Sunday. Kolkata, who topped the group stage of the 10-team league, had beaten Hyderabad in…

Lorena Wiebes completes hat-trick of sprint wins at RideLondon Classique

The unerring Lorena Wiebes, of the all-conquering SD Worx Protime team, dominated the 2024 Ford RideLondon Classique, winning stage three on the Mall to complete a hat-trick of sprint successes and win the World Tour race overall for the second…

Tadej Pogacar completes emphatic debut victory at the Giro d’Italia

Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar emphatically won the Giro d’Italia on his debut when he retained his unassailable overall lead after the 21st and final stage in Rome on Sunday, winning by the biggest overall margin since 1965. The 25-year-old UAE Team…

Borthwick selects seven uncapped players in England training squad

England’s head coach, Steve Borthwick, has named seven uncapped players in a 19-man preliminary training squad before the tour of Japan and New Zealand this summer. Exeter’s Greg Fisilau and Rus Tuima and the Bath-bound flanker Guy Pepper are among…