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American teen Amanda Anisimova out of US Open after father’s sudden death

Anisimova, 17, out of US Open after abrupt death of fatherFrench Open semi-finalist would have been seeded playerAmerican teenager Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the US Open on Tuesday because of the recent death of her father and coach, Konstantin.A s…

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Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose

• Assombalonga sinks Wigan; Derby slip against Bristol City• Sheffield Wednesday go top with win against LutonJonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued. Britt Assombalon…

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Derby County 1-2 Bristol City: Andreas Weimann & Josh Brownill give Robins win

Bristol City continued their good early season Championship form with an impressive victory at Derby County.The Robins, who are now unbeaten in three matches, went ahead wh…

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Lean Mako Vunipola hungry to return for England against Ireland

• Prop has been out since May with hamstring injury• Vunipola at lowest weight since 2016 Australia tourNo England player is keener to run around a rugby field this bank holiday weekend than Mako Vunipola, who is set to make his long-awaited comeback f…

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Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Luton Town: Harris goal sends Owls to top of the Championship

Kadeem Harris’s goal was enough to send Sheffield Wednesday top of the Championship with victory against Luton Town.The winger pounced onto Steven Fletcher’s knock-down hea…

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Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Luton Town: Harris goal sends Owls to top of the Championship

Kadeem Harris’s goal was enough to send Sheffield Wednesday top of the Championship with victory against Luton Town.The winger pounced onto Steven Fletcher’s knock-down hea…

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Bury on the brink of expulsion after fifth League One match is suspended

• Club have until Friday to meet EFL’s financial deadline• Tranmere match off, Sheffield Wednesday awarded cup tieBury have now had five of their League One matches suspended this season after the English Football League postponed Saturday’s game at Tr…

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David Beckham’s MLS stadium site contaminated by arsenic, says report

Soil samples found barium and lead levels above legal limitsFindings could hike cleanup costs to $50m at proposed siteAn environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show …

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England’s Jimmy Anderson takes two wickets in Ashes comeback bid

• Seamer bowls two spells for Lancashire second XI• Anderson returns to Old Trafford for recovery sessionJimmy Anderson bowled nine overs and took two wickets for Lancashire’s second team when he began his Ashes comeback attempt on Tuesday.The England …

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Players’ union urges action on mental health after Kearnan Myall speaks out

• RPA says 10% of Premiership players phone helpline every year• Majority have mental health problems after retiring – surveyRugby’s players’ union has called for urgent action to be taken to protect players’ mental wellbeing following stark warnings f…

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Fast bowlers have not hit a new peak – they’ve just reached a plateau | Andy Bull

There is a school of thought that bowlers such as England’s Jofra Archer are bound to be faster now, simply because of the advances in sport science – reality suggests something differentAt 96mph the ball travels from the bowler to the batsman in the b…

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Jason Roy’s future lies in batting down the order, says Trevor Bayliss

• Surrey man has struggled as opener in Ashes series• ‘He’s doing a job for the team at the moment’Trevor Bayliss is not known to be an Eric Morecambe fan but when asked about England’s lineup for the third Ashes Test, the coach essentially claimed the…

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Kevin MacDonald leaves Aston Villa after bullying investigation

Aston Villa’s head of football development Kevin MacDonald has left the club following an investigation into allegations of bullying.He had been reassigned to non-player-fa…

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Tiger Woods needs alchemy to keep rust-inducing schedule at bay | Ewan Murray

The 15-times major winner is missing at East Lake raising questions over his ability to compete next seasonIt was the best of times to precede the best of times. That Tiger Woods had lived through the worst of times merely added to the cacophony of emo…

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable.Neville’s comments come after …

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable.Neville’s comments come after …

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Mark Robinson steps down as coach of England Women after Ashes rout

• Former Sussex coach guided team to 2017 World Cup victory• Assistant coach Alastair Maiden takes temporary chargeMark Robinson is to step down as the England Women’s coach after “a wonderful four years” ended with defeat in the Ashes.The 52-year-old …

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Kevin MacDonald leaves Aston Villa following bullying investigation

• Coach’s behaviour probed after complaint from Gareth Farrelly• Villa issue statement apologising to all former players affectedThe Aston Villa youth coach Kevin MacDonald has left the club “with immediate effect” following an investigation into alleg…

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‘Blows my mind’: Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield drags Giants for Daniel Jones pick

Outspoken quarterback trashes Giants’ lofty selection of JonesJones expected to begin season on bench behind Eli ManningBaker Mayfield offered his usual no-holds barred opinion when discussing the Giants drafting of Daniel Jones, telling GQ he “can’t b…

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Bolton facing points deduction after postponing Doncaster match

• League One club set to be referred to independent commission• Bolton facing another points deduction if guilty of misconductBolton face another points deduction from the EFL after unilaterally postponing Tuesday’s League One home game with Doncaster….