• Hugo Lloris lifts the Fifa World Cup (left), while Wimbledon singles champions Angelique Kerber (top right) and Novak Djokovic (bottom right) pose with their trophies.
    FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon conclude: Talking points from a big sporting weekend

    It was an action-packed weekend in sport. The FIFA Men’s World Cup and Wimbledon championships both came to an end, while the Tour de France has reached its first rest day. And in women’s cycling, the Giro Rosa finished in Italy. Here are some talking points… and things you might have missed. Mbappe fires France

  • Top take-aways from the world U20 athletics championships

    The World U20 championships have proved over the years to be the perfect launching pad for the up-and-coming talent of athletics. The 2018 championships in Tampere produced new stars from India to Indonesia. Here are seven of that golden generation who are now looking ahead to a bright future. BRIANA’S STAR IS BORN Brilliant Briana!

  • Djokovic glides to fourth Wimbledon title

    Novak Djokovic destroyed Kevin Anderson in the men’s final to claim his fourth Wimbledon crown. After two truly epic Wimbledon men’s semi-finals, the showpiece event turned out to be a short story. Playing in his first major final since the 2016 US Open, the former world number one took the opening two sets 6-2, and later

  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Hugo Lloris of France lifts the World Cup trophy to celebrate with his teammates after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
    France are world champions after beating Croatia 4-2: Re-live the World Cup final

    It’s all passed by so quickly, hasn’t it? The World Cup final has been and gone. It feels like just yesterday that we were getting started. After just over a month of football, the last two teams: France and, perhaps surprisingly, Croatia, played out a six-goal thriller. The French triumphed 4–2, sealing their second world

  • Hima Das celebrates winning a gold medal in the 400m at the Junior Athletics World Championships in Tampere, Finland
    How India’s sprint ‘golden girl’ Hima Das wowed an entire country

    Hima Das, remember the name. India’s ‘Golden Girl‘ made history on Thursday by claiming the country’s first ever gold medal at a world track event. Das raced to victory in the 400m at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland clocking 51.46 seconds. An exhilarating moment for the 18-year-old sensation. And this is how Him Das

  • Find out why South Africa was barred from the Olympics for 32 years

    While still a British colony, South Africa became the first African nation to appear at the Olympics in the St Louis Games of 1904. South Africa appeared at every Summer Games until Rome 1960, winning 51 medals in the process. But before the 1964 Tokyo Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to bar South

  • World Cup and Wimbledon finals headline packed weekend

    Get ready The World Cup final, Wimbledon finals, the Tour de France, the Athletics World Cup, the Thailand Open badminton, rowing, shooting, surfing, beach volleyball, triathlon and more… Sports fans, rejoice! This is going to be a weekend to remember. The World Cup Final: France vs Croatia 62 matches played, 161 goals scored, 2 teams

  • The lowdown on Croatia ahead of the World Cup final
    All you need to know about World Cup finalists Croatia

    Croatia will contest their first World Cup final on Sunday night. Their 2-1 extra-time victory over England in Moscow was the biggest win in the nation’s short history. The Croats have had to dig deep in Russia, prevailing on penalties in both their previous games in the knockout stages. Now only France stand between them

  • Serena Williams Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon 2018
    Serena Williams to face Angelique Kerber for Wimbledon 2018 title

    Redemption time Serena Williams will go up against Angelique Kerber in pursuit of her eighth Wimbledon singles title. The American former world number one outgunned Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 in the semis, while Rio silver medallist Kerber defeated Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia 6-3, 6-3. Williams, who gave birth last September, will be going for

  • Tokyo 2020 torch relay to start in Fukushima

    Hope lights our way The torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will start in Fukushima Prefecture, which was ravaged by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami in 2011. The route was signed off on Thursday by the Organising Committee at a meeting with the central and Tokyo governments. The relay will start on March