Up and running : Mayor wants to get Londoners more sports conscious

Inside Lines: Boris Johnson starts race for new supremo of London Sport

London Mayor Boris Johnson is to hire a new supremo tasked with getting the capital back on its feet – literally. He wants a high-profile figure to take charge of London Sport, a body which aims to co-ordinate a post-Olympics sporting strategy designed to make Londoners fitter and more community-sport conscious.

David Haye admits he made mistakes earlier in his heavyweight career

David Haye interview: 'I lied. I've let people down'

The boxer admits to Ian Stafford that he has messed up but he's now reined in the alter ego (and become a vegan) in an effort to make amends and become world heavyweight champion again

Don Zimmer dead: Legendary baseball player, coach and manager dies aged 83

Zimmer, also known as Popeye or the Gerbil, is remembered

Carl Froch will be 37 on 2 July and has still not confirmed his intentions about continuing in the ring

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch should follow the examples of Joe Calzaghe, Lennox Lewis, Barry McGuigan and Henry Cooper – and retire on his own terms, free of desperation

Henry Cooper was younger and possibly lighter than Carl Froch when he uttered the deathless final words of his career in the minutes after losing to Joe Bugner at Wembley in 1971: "That's it. That's me lot."

Carl Froch knocks out George Groves during the IBF & WBA World Super Middleweight Title Fight at Wembley

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch lands a devastating blow for age and dignity against George Groves

‘The best punch I have ever thrown’ confirms the champion’s titles and sets up a Vegas dream

Froch in action

Boxing: Carl Froch hails career highlight after Groves KO

Carl Froch believes his knock-out victory over George Groves at Wembley Stadium proves he is among the best fighters in the world.

Barton was so reviled two years ago after fighting his way off the pitch against Manchester City that he had to leave the country because no employer would touch him

Sport on TV: A questionable invitation leads to ugly confrontation

Inviting Joey Barton on Question Time (BBC1, Thursday) might seem like an act of madness. After all, he can start an argument in an empty room – and anyway, who cares what footballers think? It’s probably best not to know. And yet he was introduced by David Dimbleby as “the man described as football’s philosophy king”, whose pronouncements on Twitter are deemed in some quarters as important as Pascal’s Pensées or the existentialism of an Algiers University goalkeeper called Albert Camus.

Book of the week: Born to Manage: The Autobiography by Terry Venables

Where to begin with Terry Venables? His own choice here is 18 June 1996, when the England team he was managing hammered the fancied Dutch 4-1 at Wembley in the European Championship, an occasion he describes as “my most thrilling experience in football”, though his managerial reign ended in tears after England were knocked out on penalties in the semi-finals.

Gaelic football at Laois’s O’Moore Park

A to Z of the Gaelic Games

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Uk coach Jason Lee

Hockey World Cup: England’s women ready and willing for a good shoot-out

England’s women can spring a surprise and win the Hockey World Cup, according to their head coach, Jason Lee. “There are six countries that think they might have a chance of winning it and we’re in that group for sure,” Lee said.

Froch celebrates his win

Boxing: Carl Froch settles George Groves rivalry with eighth round knock-out at packed Wembley Stadium

Carl Froch settled his rivalry with George Groves in brutal fashion as he knocked his bitter enemy out cold with a crunching right hand in their record-breaking Wembley Stadium rematch.

Donald Sterling's punishment is the most severe ever handed down to a team owner

Donald Sterling suing NBA for $2bn as LA Clippers row continues

The billionaire's lawyers called the recording of him making racist remarks 'illegal'

Carl Froch (left) and George Groves at the weigh-in for tonight’s Wembley fight
Carl Froch (left) and George Groves at the weigh-in for tonight’s Wembley fight

Carl Froch v George Groves II: Glory to the man brave enough to take a walk

Froch and Groves both claim to have learned from their last explosive fight. On Saturday night we will see which one really has

Drifting at the NFL Draft: A truly American spectacle

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Max Verstappen (left), speaking with his father, the former F1 driver Jos Verstappen
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GOLFCOMMENTHe is now such a global superstar he needs no introduction
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Alex Hales has agreed to join Hobart Hurricanes for the 2014-15 Big Bash League
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Duncan Fletcher let slip that he already knows the India side
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Adam Gemili of Great Britain and Northern Ireland crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 4x100 metres relay final
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Joe Keyes (right) celebrates after his match-winning try for London Broncos
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Ashley Young appeared to have a chunk of bird excrement land in his mouth during Manchester United v Swansea
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Luke Wright hit a superb century in defeat to Yorkshire
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