Interiro designer Dame Kelly Holmes spoke out about her sexuality for the first time after revealing serving in the army in the 90s, when it was illegal for forces members to gay, instilled a fear in her to live openly
Red Bull driver moves 46 points clear in standingsSainz comes close second, Hamilton rounds off podium
Max Verstappen had long promised that given the tools he was more than capable of delivering a world championship. He duly took the title last year but his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix for Red Bull was an object demonstration that he appears in every position to now go on to seal multiple championships.
He had never won at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve before but owned it with a dominant and composed drive redolent of the great champions, including seeing off a late charge from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who was second. The victory has crucially further extended Verstappen’s lead over title-rival Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who is third in the championship, to 49 points.
2nd ODI: England (239-4) beat Netherlands (235-7) by six wicketsEngland 2-0 up in series; captain gets second successive duck
A damp flannel wrapped itself around the legs of England’s six-wicket win in the second one-day international against the Netherlands, when the captain, Eoin Morgan, was out for a duck for the second successive game.
While England’s ODI calendar has been empty for 11 months, in international Twenty20 cricket Morgan has not passed fifty in 24 games – and he was unable to scamper even a run at Amstelveen in a seven-ball innings that was put out of its misery when his eyes lit up at a flighted delivery from Tom Cooper, but he managed only a top edge which dropped nicely to backward point.
Injuries piling up for head coach before tour to AustraliaJones: ‘I’m not pleased with how we performed’
Eddie Jones has insisted he can still reverse England’s fortunes in Australia after enduring a humiliating record defeat by the 14-man Barbarians, which heaps the pressure on the head coach before the series against the Wallabies next month.
Compounding matters, Jones faces a number of injury headaches and a potential crisis at No 8 before naming his touring squad on Monday morning after the heaviest defeat of his tenure. England went down 52-21 against the invitational side and the home team had to endure the embarrassment of watching George Kruis backheel a conversion through the posts.
Athletes must prove they have ‘not experienced male puberty’New policy follows the report of a scientific panel
Swimming’s world governing body, Fina, has voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions in a major decision that has been welcomed by many female athletes but sets it apart from most other sports.
The new policy states that transgender women must establish that they “have not experienced any part of male puberty”. It follows the report of a scientific panel which found that trans women retained a significant advantage over cisgender female swimmers even after reducing their testosterone levels through medication.
The manager discusses the pressure of his job, Neymar’s future and turning down approaches from Real Madrid and PSG
With a few months to the World Cup how are you? How are you managing your anxiety? How am I? I’m expectant but focused. We reached the World Cup; now it’s time to reach the final and be champions. This is the truth. At the last World Cup I was the manager because of other circumstances [Dunga was fired in 2016 and Tite took over]. Now I have had the opportunity to do the full four-year cycle. Expectations are high but the focus is on work.
I have staff with great values and credentials. And an extraordinary family. If I didn’t have my wife [Rosi], I wouldn’t be where I am. I lose my temper, I hit the roof, I don’t sleep at night, just like everyone else. But I have a partner who supports me, a family that supports me. I draw strength from my family, work and spirituality.
The first British rider to conquer the Tour de Suisse banked his first stage race win for four years after an ill-starred 2021 which made him wonder if he had "done something bad" in a previous incarnation
City value England attacker at around £60mChelsea’s Lukaku set to seal Internazionale return on loan
Manchester City expect Raheem Sterling to leave this summer, with Chelsea poised to step up their interest in the England winger once Romelu Lukaku’s loan to Internazionale has been completed.
Thomas Tuchel is keen to strengthen his misfiring attack and Chelsea, who are close to giving Lukaku permission to seal a return to Inter, plan to accelerate their transfer activity soon. Sterling is high on their list of targets and City are unlikely to stand in the 27-year-old’s way.