Serena Williams: John McEnroe believes she would struggle on men's circuit

Serena Williams would struggle to be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit, according to seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe. And the male player ranked 701 in the world – Dmitry Tursunov – believes he could beat her too. Speaking to US radio station NPR, McEnroe said of world…

'A bit of a struggle to find my feet' – Button on F1 return

Jenson Button says it was a “bit of a struggle to find my feet” during his first day back in a Formula 1 car on his one-off appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix. The 2009 world champion is standing in for McLaren’s Fernando Alonso as the Spaniard races in the Indianapolis 500. The 37-year-old Briton,…

David Moyes will struggle to get another Premier League job – Chris Sutton

David Moyes will struggle to get another job in the Premier League and “might end up in China” after resigning as Sunderland boss, says former Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton. Moyes, 54, stepped down on Monday after just one season in charge. The Black Cats’ relegation to the Championship was confirmed in April, with Moyes’…

Essex v Hampshire: Visitors struggle with bat on day two

Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day two): Essex 360: Cook 124, Westley 111; Abbott 5-58 Hampshire 92-7: McManus 30*; Porter 3-17 Essex lead Hampshire by 268 runs Essex 5 pts, Hampshire 1 pt Match scorecard Hampshire lost five wickets with the score on 18 before closing on 92-7 as Essex took…

McLaren struggle as Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen tops day two of Barcelona test

McLaren have suffered a dire start to pre-season testing, with a second consecutive day hit by major problems with Honda’s new engine. Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne completed only 40 laps – just 11 more than team-mate Fernando Alonso on Monday. With a quarter of pre-season testing gone, McLaren have completed 69 slow laps. Mercedes have done…

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Vernon Philander takes three as visitors struggle

First Test, Port Elizabeth (day two): South Africa 286: Duminy 63, Cook 59, Lakmal 5-63, Herath 2-48 Sri Lanka 181-7: De Silva 43 not out, Philander 3-35 Scorecard Sri Lanka’s batsmen struggled to 181-7 as South Africa’s pace bowlers took charge of the second day of the first Test in Port Elizabeth. The home side…