Michelle Payne: Melbourne Cup-winning jockey 'embarrassed' after failed test

Trailblazing rider Michelle Payne is “disappointed and embarrassed” after testing positive for a banned substance, says a jockeys’ chief. Payne, the only female rider to win the Melbourne Cup, faces a ban for taking appetite suppressant Phentermine. Australia Jockeys’ Association chairman Des O’Keeffe said she took the drug on her doctor’s advice, but failed to…

Evans loses sportswear sponsorship after failed drugs test

Sportswear firm Ellesse have withdrawn their sponsorship of British number three Dan Evans after he tested positive for cocaine in April. The 27-year-old learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. Ellesse said they “cannot condone the lifestyle choices he has made”. The Briton signed…

Bolt 'may carry on after World Championships'

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he may carry on running after the 2017 World Championships – but this will definitely be his final season. The 30-year-old Jamaican had previously said he would run his final race at the London Stadium in August. Speaking on Monday, Bolt revealed he had spoken to coach Glen Mills…

Australia dominate opener after confusion at toss – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women’s World Cup, Taunton West Indies 204 (47.5 overs): Matthews 46, Perry 3-47 Australia 205-2 (38.1 overs): Bolton 107 not out, Mooney 70, Taylor 2-33 Australia won by eight wickets Scorecard; Group table Nicole Bolton scored an unbeaten century as Australia beat West Indies by eight…

Hamilton calls Vettel a 'disgrace' after collision

Lewis Hamilton called title rival Sebastian Vettel “a disgrace” after the Ferrari driver drove into his car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. The two clashed before one of three restarts in a chaotic race, Vettel hitting the back of Hamilton’s Mercedes and then swerving sideways into him. Vettel said Hamilton had deliberately slowed…