Tonight's spectacular opening ceremony of the London Olympics will be performed in front of a full house in the Olympic Stadium. Here is our guide to the flag-bearers.
Manchester United are the most valuable team in sports at $2.23 billion (£1.43 billion), according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.
Barcelona launched a new Facebook application today designed to help the Spanish, European and world champions engage more effectively with their 28 million global fans on the social networking site.
The NBA has gone Lin-sane.
Former champion benefits from having a settled support team as she puts her troubles behind her
Dirk Nowitzki, a white European tagged as a 'bottler', has just led Dallas to title in sport dominated by blacks
The most successful coach in American major league sport has just retired. Rupert Cornwell reflects on an amazingly colourful career
Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have overtaken baseball team New York Yankees as the best paid team in sport.
The NBA will stage two regular season games at London's O2 Arena next year, the first to be held in Europe, in an attempt to bolster the sport's – and the NBA's – popularity in the UK ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
View From the Sunlounger: The idea that Capello was ever going to allow players to pick apart his selections is just utter nonsense
As gold and purple confetti fell like snow from the rafters, the Los Angeles Lakers basked in the glory of beating their greatest rivals to the NBA title.
Survey shows baseball team lead Real Madrid in international pay league
Grumpy Lakers superstar thrills the celebrities as their team closes in on first NBA title since 2002. Guy Adams joins the stars courtside
Two of rap’s biggest stars are branching out into high-end headphones – the better to enjoy those monster beats. Paul McKenzie plugs in
On Wednesday night the marathon 2008-2009 NBA regular season came to a close.
Wily marketers have found that the tent now known as The O2 is providing the perfect schmoozing environment. Ian Burrell reports