Get moving with Team Personal Best – sign up or promote your own event

As London prepares to host both the World Athletics and World Para Athletics Championships this summer, the organisers are encouraging the wider public to get active in support of the events. A grassroots initiative – entitled Team Personal Best – aims to attract people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness to take part…

Notts sign Pujara as cover for Pattinson

Nottinghamshire have signed India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to provide short-term cover when James Pattinson joins up with Australia this month. Pujara, who averages 51.32 in 48 Test matches, will join Notts in mid-May. The 29-year-old will be available for four County Championship matches – two against Gloucestershire, as well as games against Glamorgan and Derbyshire….

James Pattinson: Nottinghamshire set to sign paceman as Peter Siddle replacement

Nottinghamshire have targeted Australia paceman James Pattinson to replace injured Peter Siddle as their overseas player, BBC Radio Nottingham reports. Siddle joined Notts on a two-year deal ahead of last season, but did not play last summer because of a back injury. And the 32-year-old has now withdrawn from playing in the 2017 county season….

Toto Wolff & Niki Lauda sign new Mercedes deals until 2020

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have signed new deals to stay with the team until the end of 2020. Their new contracts coincide with the duration of Mercedes’ own current commitment to F1. In common with the rest of the teams, Mercedes will begin negotiations for beyond 2020 with…

Joleon Lescott: Sunderland sign former Aston Villa defender

Sunderland have signed former Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott on a short-term contract. The 34-year-old, who played under Black Cats boss David Moyes at Everton between 2006 and 2009, has joined until the end of the season. Lescott left Aston Villa last summer after one season at the club. He then joined AEK Athens, making…

George Russell: World champions Mercedes sign teenager from King's Lynn

Briton George Russell has been signed to world champions Mercedes’ young driver development programme. The 18-year-old joins Formula 1 drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon as the third member of the scheme. Russell, who finished third in the European Formula 3 championship last season, will race in the GP3 feeder series with the leading ART…