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Author Archive for Sean Ingle

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Dina Asher-Smith full of confidence before toughest test of the year

• Briton faces best in the world in Diamond League 200m• ‘You can’t be daunted by anybody’ – Asher-SmithWhen the question came, Dina Asher-Smith did not even blink. “What is it like being the hunted, not the hunter, now that you are one of the best spr…

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ECB’s transgender review could result in more medical-driven policy

• Testosterone levels may have to match IOC guidelines• Policy could mirror that of Cricket AustraliaThe England and Wales Cricket Board is reviewing its transgender policy before its £20m semi-professional women’s competition starts next year.Under EC…

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Nigel Adams says Derby giving Wayne Rooney No 32 shirt is ‘very crafty’

• Sports minister urges club to consider impact of gambling• Derby using Rooney’s shirt to promote online casino sponsorDerby County have been urged by Britain’s new sports minister to reconsider their “very crafty” decision to give Wayne Rooney the No…

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Nigel Adams says Derby giving Wayne Rooney No 32 shirt is ‘very crafty’

• Sports minister urges club to consider impact of gambling• Derby using Rooney’s shirt to promote online casino sponsorDerby County have been urged by Britain’s new sports minister to reconsider their “very crafty” decision to give Wayne Rooney the No…

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Government steps in to try to avoid India Commonwealth Games boycott

• Sports minister Nigel Adams suggests separate shooting event• India unhappy after shooting not chosen as one of the 19 sportsThe government has intervened in an attempt to stop India boycotting the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in protest aft…

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Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia

• Promoter says negative publicity could help viewing figures • Amnesty International has criticised choice of venueAnthony Joshua is “very comfortable” with staging his heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, despite growing cr…

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The true effect of sledging on performance is nothing to shout about | Sean Ingle

When England and Australia meet in the Ashes there will be plenty of talk on the field but there’s no evidence that it worksTick.”“Tock.” Continue reading…

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The true effect of sledging on performance is nothing to shout about | Sean Ingle

When England and Australia meet in the Ashes there will be plenty of talk on the field but there’s no evidence that it worksTick.”“Tock.” Continue reading…

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How can we end the current impasse over transgender athletes? | Sean Ingle

One side of the argument believes that women’s sport must be protected, the other that gender identification trumps everything. Debate is needed to find a fair solutionI can’t stop thinking about Feagaiga Stowers. Or rather a picture of the 18-year-old…

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Kyle Langford’s £1,000 fine for run-in with official ‘lenient’ and ‘derisory’

• British 800m runner appeared to grab 74-year-old by throat• Toni Minichiello among coaches to criticise UKA’s punishmentUK Athletics’ decision to fine Kyle Langford, the Commonwealth 800m silver medallist, £1,000 for an incident in which he appeared …

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AI flushed by poker success but athletes can reap benefits of virtual reality | Sean Ingle

After a machine beat poker players hands down, athletes can take comfort from the fact that computer technology could help them significantly improve their performanceAnd still the machines rise. First chess was conquered. Then Go. Now, as revealed in …

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Cricket fans warned over World Cup final tickets as prices reach £16,000

• Tickets from unofficial sites may not be valid, say organisers• 41% of tickets for Lord’s final were sold to India fansEngland fans have been told not to risk purchasing exorbitantly priced Cricket World Cup final tickets from unofficial resale sites…

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Lionesses inspire us all but heroes alone cannot make a nation more sporty | Sean Ingle

Women’s World Cup has given us fantastic role models but elite success is not enough to get more people playing sportThe most seductive theory in sport has had one hell of a hearing during the past month. As the Women’s World Cup captured more hearts a…

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IOC investigates allegations of bribery over Rio’s 2016 Olympic bid

• Former state governor accuses nine members of corruption• Sergei Bubka among those named by Sérgio CabralThe International Olympic Committee has promised to investigate startling new allegations that nine of its members – including pole vault legend …

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Geraint Thomas insists he is going to enjoy his Tour de France defence

Champion concedes the absence of Chris Froome leaves a big hole in this year’s Tour de France but describes his Team Ineos co-leader Egan Barnel as a ‘massive talent’‘“I’ve got nothing to prove to anyone,” says Geraint Thomas, his baritone lilt failing…

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Geraint Thomas dusts himself down and prepares Tour de France defence

The Welshman insists his recent fall in the Tour de Suisse will not affect his pursuit of a second yellow jerseyThe video footage of Geraint Thomas sitting forlornly on the road, his face splattered with blood and his mind apparently dazed after a cras…

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World Cup prompts unprecedented global explosion for women’s football

• Viewing-figures records shattered across continents• England face Norway in quarter-final on ThursdayAs the Women’s World Cup enters the quarter-final stages, the sound heard across the globe is of records – and prejudices – being joyously shattered….

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Lamine Diack to stand trial for money laundering and corruption

• Former IAAF president, 86, charged by French authorities• His son Papa Massata Diack and four others also face trialLamine Diack, the disgraced former IAAF president, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and money laundering. It f…

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Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’

• IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her …

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Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’

• IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her …