Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing ahead of Philippines presidency bid

Twelve-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from the sport. The 42-year-old called time on a decorated career and has turned his attention to a presidential run in his native Philippines. Known as PacMan, he won his first major title at 19 when he took the WBC

George Skivington feels Mark Atkinson’s consistency earned England recognition

Gloucester boss George Skivington believes that centre Mark Atkinson’s consistency of performance helped underpin his England training squad selection. Atkinson features among eight uncapped players selected by England head coach Eddie Jones in a 45-man group. The squad will gather on Sunday for a three-day camp in south west London.

Boccia champion David Smith named flagbearer for closing ceremony

Boccia champion David Smith has been selected as ParalympicsGB’s flagbearer for Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Tokyo Games. Smith retained his BC1 individual title on Wednesday to claim his fifth Paralympic medal after beating Malaysia’s Chew Wei Lun 4-2 in the final. In the process, the 32-year-old, who has cerebral

Mel Reid and Leona Maguire get the better of the Korda sisters as Europe start strongly

Mel Reid and Leona Maguire overcame the previously unbeaten star American pairing of Nelly and Jessica Korda as Europe claimed a three-point lead after the opening session of their Solheim Cup defence in Toledo. Reid and Maguire defeated world number one and Olympic champion Nelly Korda and her sister by

Josh Warrington still has his sights set on United States world title fight

Josh Warrington maintains his long-held dream of landing a lucrative world title bout in the United States will be back on track if he gains revenge over Mauricio Lara in their non-title featherweight rematch at Headingley on Saturday night. The 30-year-old was sent crashing to his first career defeat by

Tommy Fleetwood in contention as Min Woo Lee takes Italian Open lead

Australia’s Min Woo Lee claimed the halfway lead in the DS Automobiles Italian Open as Tommy Fleetwood enjoyed a timely improvement in form. Lee, who won his second European Tour title at the Scottish Open in July, added a 68 to his opening 64 at Marco Simone Golf Club, which

Warren Gatland proud of Lions squad despite series defeat

Warren Gatland spoke of his pride for his British and Irish Lions despite acknowledging they had allowed a series victory against South Africa to slip from their grasp. Morne Steyn stepped off the bench to land a 79th-minute penalty as the Springboks clinched a 19-16 victory in the decisive final

Jason Kenny into men’s sprint quarter-finals as Great Britain’s team pursuit defence ends

Great Britain salvaged some pride with a new national record in the Olympic men’s team pursuit, even though they knew they could hope for no better than seventh place after Tuesday’s dramas. Charlie Tanfield was able to stay upright this time, helping Ethan Hayter, Ethan Vernon and Ollie Wood stop

Tokyo Olympics: Two athletes become first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village

The unnamed pair are understood to represent the same country and sport Two athletes have become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in the Olympic Village, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed. The pair, who are understood to represent the same country and sport, are among 10 new Games-related