Eight more Russians cleared to compete as neutrals

Eight more Russian athletes have been cleared to compete as neutrals by world athletics’ governing body. A total of 61 cases were reviewed by the IAAF’s doping review board in the latest round of applications, with 53 declined. The IAAF said the successful applicants met exceptional criteria. Russia’s athletics federation remains banned from international competition,…

Tour de France 2017: Lilian Calmejane wins stage eight, Froome in yellow jersey

Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Britain’s Chris Froome retained the race leader’s yellow jersey as Frenchman Lilian Calmejane won stage eight of the Tour de France. Direct…

French Open 2017: Andy Murray into last eight with win over Karen Khachanov

French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May- 11 June Coverage: Listen to live radio commentary and follow text coverage of selected matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Britain’s Andy Murray produced a clinical performance to see off Russian Karen Khachanov and reach a seventh French Open quarter-final. The world…

City-based Twenty20 tournament featuring eight teams gets approval for 2020

A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament has been given the go-ahead to start in 2020. The proposals were approved by 38 of the 41 England and Wales Cricket Board members, with 15 first-class counties in support of the competition. Essex and Middlesex were the only two counties to vote against the proposals, while Kent abstained…

World Championship 2017: Mark Selby beats Xiao Guodong to reach last eight

World Championship 2017 Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 15 April – 1 May Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, online and app. Defending champion Mark Selby beat Xiao Guodong 13-6 to reach the World Championship quarter-finals. The world number one, who led 10-6 overnight, rattled off breaks of 101,…

IPL 2017: Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan among eight England players at competition

Eight England players are set to appear at the Indian Premier League when the 10th edition of the competition begins on Wednesday. Ben Stokes became the IPL’s most expensive foreign player when Rising Pune Supergiants bought him for £1.7m. Bowler Tymal Mills, bought for £1.4m by Royal Challengers Bangalore, could face former international team-mate Chris…