SEPANG, Malaysia Fernando Alonso was encouraged after trying out an updated Honda engine in his McLaren, even if running it in Friday’s practice sessions means he will be forced to start Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix from the back.
The Spaniard carries a 30-place grid penalty into Saturday’s qualifying session as the new power unit fitted to his car pushes his use of engine-related components further beyond his permitted allocation.
CHASKA, Minnesota England's Justin Rose struck the first shot of the 41st Ryder Cup on a chilly Friday, finding the fairway off the tee at the par-four opening hole to launch the morning's foursomes matches before the U.S. took early control.
Olympic champion Rose partnered British Open winner Henrik Stenson for holders Europe in the alternate-shot format while Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led off for the United States in a mouth-watering matchup for the first of four encounters.
SEPANG, Malaysia Not even the blaze that engulfed his Renault could melt Kevin Magnussenâs Scandinavian reserve in Fridayâs opening practice for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, though he certainly felt the heat.
BERLIN The sport of athletics will witness a 20 percent rise in television viewing figures at the first multi-sports European Championships in 2018, the continent's athletics chief Svein Arne Hansen said on Friday.
The new European Championships will combine the separate continental championships of seven sports into one event, hoping to become the top multi-sports competition in Europe ahead of the struggling European Games.
Birmingham is entering the race to stage the 2026 Commonwealth Games with the British city's council leader saying the event would provide an enormous boost to the region's economy.
The West Midlands city, which hosted two games for last year's Rugby World Cup, staged a Diamond League meeting earlier this year and will also provide the venue for the world indoor athletics championships in 2018.
"We have proven ourselves to be warm, welcoming and friendly hosts to a number of international events in recent years," Birmingham council leader John Clancy told British media.
England squad members received postcards from Sam Allardyce saying their "journey has just begun" on Thursday, two days after his short reign as manager was brought to an abrupt end, according to British media reports.
Allardyce guided England to a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier in his only game in charge this month but lost the job having behaved "inappropriately" when seeking a lucrative sideline role while talking to undercover reporters.