Roberta Vinci declares she will play on into 2017

The 2015 US Open finalist had, as recently as this month, spoken of her uncertainty over whether she would bring the curtain down on her career. However, Vinci published a lengthy statement via Twitter on Monday to confirm that she will be sticking around, for one more season at least. “I am aware that the




Usain Bolt wins IAAF male Athlete of the Year award for a record sixth time

Usain Bolt became the first sprinter to win gold in the 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m at a third straight Olympic Games in Brazil, cementing his place among the greatest athletes of all time. The Jamaican, who is set to retire following the World Championships in London next year, has now received the accolade a


Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa denies reports he is set to retire from MotoGP

The 31-year-old fractured his collarbone during FP2 in Japan and was replaced by former champion Nicky Hayden for the following race in Australia. With Hiroshi Aoyama taking his place in Sepang, the Spaniard denied claims he was considering retirement. “Recently, some journalists wrote that they heard rumours about me retiring,” Pedrosa wrote on Twitter. “These



New world champion Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement from Formula 1

Nico Rosberg, 31, who had only signed a two-year deal in July, took the crown in Abu Dhabi after tussling with his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton over the course of the 2016 campaign. The pair have had a fractious relationship during their three years with the Brackley-based manufacturers, and this campaign came down to the


Australia destroys New Zealand 34-8 to win Four Nations title

New Zealand came into the match as favourites having recorded a third victory in a row over Australia during the group stage. Yet while their meeting in Coventry proved tight, the Kiwis running out 14-8 winners, Sunday’s tournament showpiece at Anfield saw Mal Meninga’s men produce a ruthless demonstration of their attacking prowess. Australia had

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