Christian Wade set for shock Wasps exit in a bid to play in the NFL

• Wing is one of the most prolific try-scorers in Premiership• Wade has struggled to make an impact for EnglandChristian Wade appears set for a remarkable career change to American football after it emerged he is leaving Wasps to pursue a future in the NFL on Thursday night/last night. Related: Dai Young calls for overhaul after ‘ridiculous’ ban for Nathan Hughes Continue reading...



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Watch: Extreme wakeboarding in Greenland

Watch as Russian wakeboarder Nikita Martyanov decided to take it to the extreme by riding across icebergs on the west coast of Greenland.



Konta wins final-set tie-break to reach Kremlin Cup semi-final

British number one Johanna Konta reaches just her second semi-final this year by beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the Kremlin Cup.



Serena Williams' coach advocates change in rules after US Open controversy

Patrick Mouratoglou says in-match coaching would help tennisWilliams was given violation for being coached at US OpenSerena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity.Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used hand signals to try to help Williams during her controversial loss in this year’s US Open final, posted a statement to Twitter on Thursday saying that coaching would let “viewers enjoy it as a show” and “ensure that it remains pivotal in the sport.” Mouratoglou also pointed out that other non-team sports such as boxing and golf permit athletes to consult someone during competition. Continue reading...



Man Utd will thrive again, says Shaw after agreeing new deal

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw says the club will return to form after he agreed a new five-year deal.



Watch: Fan costs Houston Astros by blocking 'amazing leap' from Red Sox player

Watch the moment a fan costs the Houston Astros a two-run home run by interfering with play and stopping Boston Red Sox fielder Mookie Betts from catching the ball.



Higgins, Robertson & Trump knocked out of English Open

Former world champions John Higgins and Neil Robertson and world number five Judd Trump are knocked out of the English Open.



European club rugby surprises may offer barometer in World Cup year | The Breakdown

From next week international squad players in Europe will spend more time with their countries than with their clubs and lessons learned at highest level of club rugby could be vitalThe result of a weekend in Europe that kicked convention high into the stand came in Paris, where a Worcester side laced with academy players achieved a bonus-point Challenge Cup victory over Stade Français, who lie second in the Top 14.Europe, in the form of the Champions Cup, is regarded as being close to international standard, exemplified by teams such as Leinster and Saracens. But over the years it has not been that reliable a barometer for Test rugby, although the last three winners of the tournament have represented the countries that took the Six Nations title. Continue reading...



Thierry Henry forgets about translator during first Monaco press conference – video

Thierry Henry says Pep Guardiola will provide the 'reference' for him as he begins his managerial career at Monaco. The France and Arsenal legend starts his 'dream job' with a trip to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Saturday.'This club will always have a big place in my heart,' Henry told reporters on Wednesday. But he did also commit a slight faux pas. He took around four minutes to answer two separate questions in English – forgetting that what he said would need to be translated into French for the mediaThierry Henry checks in at Monaco and aims to emulate Guardiola’s approach Continue reading...



A Peter Brackley tribute, premature celebrations and Ironman triathlon | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a rugby union penalty shootout, Gianfranco Zola magic and a failed marriage proposal1) RIP Peter Brackley. He worked for Sky and ITV but for many, he was the voice of the 1990s as Serie A was beamed into our living rooms with Football Italia – it is a testament to his skill that the programme never felt poorer for a lack of co-commentator and there are few things more musical than Brackley screaming “Ravenelli” into a microphone. He was also the voice of Pro Evolution Soccer 2 – “oh that’s torn it!” – and he did a fantastic Jimmy Greaves impression on Spitting Image – so good that he was invited to appear, alongside Greaves, on ITV before the 1987 FA Cup Final. Related: Golden Goal: John Barnes for Liverpool v QPR (1987) Continue reading...



Black Power salute: 50 years on how much has changed? – video explainer

Fifty years ago, two 200m runners set the Olympics in Mexico City alight by giving Black Power salutes on the podium as they collected their medals. Tommie Smith and John Carlos said their clinched fists showed the solidarity of black America. The pair had no shoes on - to represent those living in poverty - and had human rights logos on their jackets, which Australian silver medalist Peter Norman wore as well. They both say there is still a great deal more to be done to tackle racism. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Smith and Carlos embodied many African Americans' Summer of Love and Reckoning Continue reading...



Boxing faces 'unprecedented risk' of losing Olympic status

England Boxing believes the sport is facing the "grave" threat of omission from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.