England’s Root pleased after leading by example in Pallekele

England captain Joe Root was particularly pleased that he practised what he preached after his sublime century set up the team's series-clinching victory in the second test against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Root's 124 in the second innings came at a crucial juncture for England who had conceded a first-innings lead

UK Sport chief executive Nicholl to step down in mid-2019

(Reuters) - UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl will leave her role in the summer of 2019 after 20 years in a leadership position at the organisation, the British governing body said on Tuesday announces-intention-to-step-down-after-incredible-20-years-at-uk-sport. Nicholl joined UK sport in 1999 and has played a pivotal role in the growth of

Hamilton on pole in Brazil, Vettel alongside

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave Mercedes their 100th pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, fined and reprimanded for a weighbridge incident, starting alongside. The pole, in a rain-affected session at Interlagos, was a record-extending 82nd of Hamilton's career and

Gymnastics – Biles sets record for world championship gold medals

(Reuters) - Olympic champion Simone Biles became the all-time leading world gymnastics championship gold medal winner when the American claimed her third gold at the Doha championships on Friday. Biles's victory in the individual vault gave her 13 career gold medals, surpassing the record of Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo. Although suffering from kidney

Haas F1 team lose appeal against Grosjean exclusion

The Haas Formula One team lost on Friday a bid to overturn a stewards' decision that excluded French driver Romain Grosjean from sixth place at the Italian Grand Prix in September. The governing FIA's International Court of Appeal upheld the original decision and confirmed the exclusion a day after a hearing