Greg Rutherford: Long jump champion withdraws from 2017 World Championships

World Athletics Championships on the BBC Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August Coverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online Reigning long jump champion Greg Rutherford has withdrawn from next month’s World Championships in London because of an ankle injury. Rutherford, who won Olympic…

Greg Rutherford: Long jump world champion withdraws from Anniversary Games with ankle injury

London Anniversary Games Venue: London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Date: 9 July Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two (12:15-13:15) and BBC One, Connected TV and online (13:15-16:30). British long jumper Greg Rutherford has withdrawn from Sunday’s Anniversary Games in London with an ankle injury. The reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion suffered an ankle…

US Open 2017: Danny Willett withdraws before second round

England’s Danny Willett has withdrawn from the US Open before starting his second round due to an ongoing back injury. The 2016 Masters champion shot a nine-over-par opening round of 81 on Thursday, the joint second worst score of the day. The 29-year-old, who has a history of back injuries, was due to tee off…

Aegon Championships 2017: Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club

Former champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club after being advised to rest by his doctor. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who won a record 10th French Open on Sunday, said he had had a “long clay court season”. “My body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to…

Commonwealth Games 2022: London withdraws hosting interest

London has withdrawn interest in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, leaving Birmingham and Liverpool as the UK’s potential candidate cities. Manchester had already said it did not want to host on its own, but the city could still stage some events as part of a successful bid from Liverpool. Australia, Canada and Malaysia are also…

Murray through as Tomic withdraws in Barcelona

Andy Murray is through to the third round of the Barcelona Open after Australia’s Bernard Tomic withdrew before the match with an injured back. Murray, 29, will play the winner between Spanish pair Albert Montanes and Feliciano Lopez in the last 16. The world number one accepted a late wildcard for Barcelona after his third-round…