Clubs scramble on football’s longest day

Net spending of Premiership clubs reaches record £460m

Tokyo scraps logo for 2020 Olympics

Move comes after Belgian designer files lawsuit against IOC

League cries foul at new US Soccer rules

NASL alleges attempts to move to Division I are being blocked

Women keep smashing new glass ceilings

Is everything rosy in the garden of female sport?

The greatest women’s tennis players ever

Which players defined the most competitive eras in women’s tennis?

The greatest men’s tennis players of modern history

Which players defined the most competitive eras in men’s tennis?

Dalian Wanda buys Ironman triathlon group

China’s richest man bets $650m on country’s emerging middle class

Cricket Notebook: Hungover England gift Australia one for the road

Losing Ashes team faces rebuilding despite consolation win

BT takes rights to broadcast the Ashes

Group wins battle in war with rival over leading TV content

Baseball’s Hall of Fame is a good run out

Controversy over Junior Seau induction at Canton

Interactive: the fastest men in the world

Explore the modern greats of men’s sprinting

Showjumping gets down to hard business

Heavyweight investor looks to develop sport’s commercial side

London river boats join transport strike

City Cruises’ Greenwich-Westminster route hit next Thursday

Transport groups fear local services cuts

Campaigners say vital community links bring greatest benefits

Sebastian Coe elected president of IAAF

Briton beats Sergei Bubka to head governing body for athletics

Rugby World Cup tackles new technology

Hawk-Eye ball-tracking cameras used for first time in the sport

Smart moves for parents of sporting kids

Forget football, tennis or boxing — chess is the children’s choice

McIlroy twice as deadly when in the mix

Consistent competitiveness rounded off by killer instinct

Carson Yeung to be freed from HK jail

Birmingham City FC part-owner to appeal laundering conviction

Australia’s UK cricket rights up for sale

Governing body aims to capitalise on enthusiasm for the game

Swing and roundabouts of the fate of the Ashes

Australia go from 5-0 whitewash to 14-day drubbing in 18 months

Cut the Olympics down to size

Referees can stay, but we should abolish all judges

Outrage over doping in sport is misplaced

The playing field is already unfair as wealthy athletes can access science others cannot, writes Clive Cookson

England beat Australia to reclaim Ashes

Australian captain, Michael Clarke offers himself as the sacrificial victim and announces retirement

Paradise postponed as Australia cling on

England only three wickets away from reclaiming Ashes

William Hill: longer odds

UK market leader will have to work hard to stay on top

Broad sword cuts Australia down to size

Tourists out for 60 before lunch on first day

Coe lashes out at doping allegations

IAAF vice-president says athletics has worked hard to stop cheats

IAAF dismisses drugs claims as ‘pure guesswork’

Allegations over suspicious blood tests rejected

Where the Tour de France was won and lost

Seconds and minutes changing hands on stages show heaviest blows

Brazil: Engine trouble

Once a motor of the global economy the country is now the sick man of emerging markets

Top English football clubs lose lustre

At least five Premier League soccer teams held sale talks but not one has closed a deal

Master of the hardest job in broadcasting

Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s horseracing commentary personified BBC sport

Trade in the beach for an adventure

The thrill of the sea or mountains provides an enriching challenge

Probe called into elite athletics doping

Reports link up to a third of medals to suspicious blood tests

Dominant England edge closer to Ashes

Early nerves on day three are overcome as hosts go 2-1 up

Rome hopes to host Olympics despite chaos

City faces being embarrassed into fixing problems, says bid leader

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan, despite lack of snow

S Korean billionaire eyes Fifa presidency

Chung says football body must look beyond Europe for leadership

Five sporting clashes over race in Australia

Athletes draw ire by waving aboriginal flag or doing war dance