US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood backed to win at Erin Hills

US Open round three leaderboard, Erin Hills -12 B Harman (US); -11 J Thomas (US), B Koepka (US), T Fleetwood (Eng); -10 R Fowler (US); -9 K Si-woo (Kor) Selected: -8 P Reed (US); -6 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -4 E Pepperell (Eng), S Garcia (Spa) C Champ* ((US), P Casey (Eng); -3 M Fitzpatrick (Eng);…

Nitro Athletics: Usain Bolt team event backed by Lord Sebastian Coe

A new athletics team event, headlined by Usain Bolt, could “revolutionise” the sport, according to World Athletics chief Lord Sebastian Coe. The inaugural Nitro Athletics events take place in Melbourne next month, with six teams of 24 athletes taking part in non-traditional events such as middle-distance and hurdles relays. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt, 30, will…

Lord Coe's IAAF reforms to tackle corruption and doping backed

IAAF president Lord Coe’s planned reforms of athletics’ world governing body have received overwhelming backing from member countries. Coe’s Time for Change package, designed to tackle corruption and doping scandals, won a 95% majority from the 192 who voted in Monaco. “Our sport, our family, is under threat,” said the Briton, 60. “Sitting out the…

Wayne Rooney: Booed by fans, backed by boss – is England captain's time up?

England started another new era with victory as manager Gareth Southgate opened his interim succession to Sam Allardyce with an attritional triumph over Malta. The main topics on the post-match agenda were, once again, captain Wayne Rooney’s continuing worth to England and whether this was the sort of display Southgate needed to aid his bid…