Joey Barton: Burnley midfielder banned for 18 months over betting

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton is banned from football for 18 months after admitting a Football Association charge in relation to betting.

City-based Twenty20 tournament featuring eight teams gets approval for 2020

A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament is given the go-ahead to start in 2020 by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

World Championship 2017: John Higgins beats Kyren Wilson

Four-time champion John Higgins wraps up a 13-6 win over world number 14 Kyren Wilson to reach the World Championship semi-finals.

Neil Taylor: Wales defender banned for two games after tackle on Seamus Coleman

Wales defender Neil Taylor has been suspended for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle on Ireland’s Seamus Coleman.

Maria Sharapova: Russian to learn French Open fate on 16 May

Former world number one Maria Sharapova will find out on 16 May if she has been given a wildcard for the French Open.

Zafar Ansari: Surrey all-rounder retires aged 25

Surrey and England all-rounder Zafar Ansari retires from cricket at the age of 25, saying he has “other ambitions to fulfil”.