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Jones: Scotland carrying burden of expectation

Eddie Jones insists Scotland will arrive at Twickenham for their RBS 6 Nations clash with England burdened by expectation.

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Alex Hales to continue rehabilitation from hand injury on tour with England

Record-breaking opener Alex Hales is to join England on their tour of the West Indies after a scan confirmed he has sufficiently recovered from a broken hand.

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England made hard work of win, admits Farbrace after warm-up scare

England could be forgiven for breathing a collective sigh of relief after Chris Woakes spared their blushes on the way to a two-wicket win over the WICB President's XI.

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World Rugby considering review of breakdown laws following England-Italy clash

World Rugby is considering whether to review the laws governing the breakdown in light of the tactics used by Italy against England at Twickenham on Sunday, Press Association Sport understands.

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David Haye: Tony Bellew 'risking his life' in Saturday's heavyweight showdown

David Haye stressed on Monday that Tony Bellew will be "risking his life" when the pair meet in the ring this weekend.

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O'Brien: Ireland would have known how to combat Italy's no-ruck tactics

Sean O'Brien insists Ireland would have known exactly what to do if faced with Italy's no-ruck tactics that bamboozled England on Sunday.

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Roger Federer eases into second round in Dubai

Seven-time Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship winner Roger Federer eased into the second round with a comfortable victory over Benoit Paire.

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Italy tactic that foxed England almost never happened due to recent law tweak

Italy's tactic of refusing to ruck that so unsettled England at Twickenham on Sunday almost bit the dust 24 hours before the RBS 6 Nations encounter.

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England v Italy Q&A: What the ruck is going on?

England secured a 17th successive Test victory by dispatching Italy 36-15 in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday, but the match was overshadowed by the innovative breakdown tactics employed by the visitors that provoked a furious response from Eddie Jones.

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Mo Farah insists he's a clean athlete in wake of fresh allegations about Salazar

Sir Mo Farah insists he has " done nothing wrong" in the wake of fresh allegations about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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European championship medallist Roberto Pavoni retires

Great Britain's Roberto Pavoni has called time on his career as a swimmer and is set for a move into coaching.

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UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight

A venue in the United Arab Emirates for Amir Khan's April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic thrilled with 'special trophy' after United land EFL Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic heralded his move to Manchester United as a "special" moment for the club after his brace saw the Red Devils lift the EFL Cup at the expense of Southampton.

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I'm a clean athlete, says Sir Mo Farah

Sir Mo Farah insists he is "a clean athlete who has never broken the rules" after fresh allegations were published about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

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Home favourite Fichardt lands fifth European Tour crown at Joburg Open

South Africa's Darren Fichardt held his nerve to win a fifth European Tour title and continue home dominance of the Joburg Open, which had been reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather.

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter proud of long-awaited win over Wales

Vern Cotter hailed Scotland's second-half fightback against Wales as his ever-improving line-up kept hopes of a first Triple Crown in 27 years alive.

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Gavin McDonnell misses out on joining twin Jamie as a world champion

Gavin McDonnell was denied the opportunity to create history as he was defeated by Rey Vargas in their WBC World Super-Bantamweight title fight.

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Ben Te'o urged to seize England chance by scrum coach Neal Hatley

Ben Te'o and James Haskell have been challenged to carry the impact they have made as replacements into the starting line-up when England face Italy on Sunday.

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