Burnley midfielder Joey Barton is banned from football for 18 months after admitting a Football Association charge in relation to betting.
A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament is given the go-ahead to start in 2020 by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Four-time champion John Higgins wraps up a 13-6 win over world number 14 Kyren Wilson to reach the World Championship semi-finals.
Wales defender Neil Taylor has been suspended for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle on Ireland’s Seamus Coleman.
The probe should have completed its first plunge in between the planet’s rings and cloudtops.
Former world number one Maria Sharapova will find out on 16 May if she has been given a wildcard for the French Open.
From turkeys to pandas … when animals need transporting they catch a flight just like us.
Surrey and England all-rounder Zafar Ansari retires from cricket at the age of 25, saying he has “other ambitions to fulfil”.