F1 farewells abound as Abu Dhabi wraps up 2018 season

LONDON (Reuters) - Champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will be saying farewell under the Abu Dhabi floodlights this weekend - the Spaniard to Formula One and the Finn to Ferrari. With both titles won by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, each celebrating their fifth, the focus of the season-ending race has

Athletics – Farah to run 2019 London Marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - European record holder Mo Farah is to run next year's London Marathon for the third time, organisers said on Tuesday. The multi-Olympic, world and European champion over 10,000 and 5,000 metres retired from the track after the 2017 season to concentrate full-time on the marathon, having dipped his

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