Farah wins Diamond League 5,000m with fastest time of the year

Four time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah ran the fastest time of the year to win the 5,000m in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon. The 34-year-old Briton led at the bell and kicked clear to win in 12 minutes 00.70 seconds. Ethiopian teenager Yomif Kejelcha was second in 13:01.21, with Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor…

Mark Selby: World champion named Player of the Year at snooker awards

Media playback is not supported on this device World Champion Mark Selby claimed three accolades at the annual snooker awards, including Player of the Year. The Leicester man, 33, also collected the journalists’ and fans’ Player of the Year honours in London. Selby beat John Higgins on Monday to claim back-to-back World Championship titles and…

Russian GP: Boring? Predictable? Maybe not this year

Well here we go again. Back to Russia for a race that has generally been a bit of a procession and ended with the predictable outcome of Mercedes win. Yawwwnnnn. Fear not! Because this year it could be different. Mercedes boast a 100% record in Russia but Ferrari have won two of the three races…

Vicente wins Scottish Grand National for second year in a row

The 9-1 joint-favourite Vicente, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, won the Scottish Grand National for the second year in a row in a thrilling finish at Ayr. The Paul Nicholls-trained eight-year-old closed down Cogry late in the race to win by a nose in glorious sunshine. Vicente had fallen at the first hurdle at the Grand…

Wisden: Ben Duckett, Chris Woakes and Toby Roland-Jones among Cricketers of the Year

English trio Ben Duckett, Chris Woakes and Toby Roland-Jones have been named among Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year. Pakistan’s 42-year-old Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and 40-year-old batsman Younis Khan complete the list. India captain Virat Kohli, 28, was named leading cricketer in the world, while Australia’s Ellyse Perry, 26, was the world’s leading women’s cricketer. The…