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Nicola Adams endured sleepless nights before deciding to go pro

Nicola Adams has revealed the decision-making process that led to her turning professional gave her numerous sleepless nights.

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Trevor Bayliss warns England bowlers that Champions Trophy places up for grabs

England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned his one-day bowlers there is a queue forming to gatecrash the Champions Trophy squad.

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Johanna Konta sets sights on Serena Williams scalp at Australian Open

Johanna Konta believes she can pull off the biggest victory of her career by beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open.

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Rory McIlroy to miss Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy will not compete at this week's Dubai Desert Classic.

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Keri-anne Payne announces retirement from swimming

Olympic medallist and former world champion Keri-anne Payne has announced her retirement from swimming.

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Marwan Koukash looking to work with the RFL rather than against it

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has called off his feud with the Rugby Football League.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan wins record seventh Masters title

Ronnie O'Sullivan created history as he sealed a record seventh Dafabet Masters title after coming back to defeat Joe Perry in a 10-7 triumph at Alexandra Palace.

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Hull's Ryan Mason in stable condition after suffering fractured skull at Chelsea

Hull have announced Ryan Mason has suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

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Top seed and defending champion Angelique Kerber crashes out in Melbourne

Defending champion Angelique Kerber bowed out in the Australian Open fourth round after being blown away by American Coco Vandeweghe.

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No fairytale ending for Dan Evans at Australian Open

Britain's Dan Evans has made up with Kevin Pietersen but gone down at the Australian Open after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round.

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Andy Murray philosophical after Australian Open upset

Andy Murray offered no excuses after losing to world number 50 Mischa Zverev and crashing out of the Australian Open.

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Alexis Sanchez's stoppage-time penalty wins it for Arsenal in wild finish

Alexis Sanchez kept his cool to dink home a last-gasp penalty as 10-man Arsenal beat Burnley to move up to second in the Premier League.

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Southampton win heaps more misery on champions Leicester

James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic condemned Leicester to their 11th Premier League defeat of the season as Southampton triumphed 3-0 at St Mary's.

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Diego Costa scores on his return as Chelsea beat Hull to go eight points clear

Diego Costa made a goalscoring return as Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points with a 2-0 win over Hull.

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Roger Federer warns rivals he is ready to go the distance at Australian Open

Roger Federer warned his rivals he feels fit and ready to go the distance after beating Kei Nishikori in five sets to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

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Dave Ryding high on emotion after ending long GB wait for World Cup alpine medal

Dave Ryding admitted he was in disbelief after claiming Britain's first World Cup alpine medal since 1981.

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England's Tommy Fleetwood hails Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship comeback win

England's Tommy Fleetwood has a Masters debut in his sights after a brilliant burst of scoring helped secure his second European Tour title in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Coach Wim Fissette believes Johanna Konta can win a grand slam

Johanna Konta's new coach is convinced she can win a grand slam and is happy to shout to make her believe it.

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Joe Perry pulls off comeback against Barry Hawkins to reach Masters final

Joe Perry produced a spirited comeback to beat Barry Hawkins 6-5 and reach the final of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace.

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Clement hopes he can hang on to Llorente for Swansea survival battle

Swansea manger Paul Clement is determined to hang on to striker Fernando Llorente as he believes he is crucial to their survival battle.

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