Russia escapes blanket Olympic ban

IOC will not expel entire 386-strong team from Rio games

Challenges hound organisers of Rio Games

Hurdles include huge logistics issues and Olympic-size rodents

Political and World Diary

Democratic convention to hear calls for unity

Allardyce appointed England manager

Sunderland boss was unanimous choice of FA selection panel

Dr Steve Peters, psychiatrist

Dr Steve Peters, psychiatrist

He helps Olympians and company chiefs manage their ‘inner chimp’

Santander to sponsor Spanish football league

Spain’s biggest bank adds La Liga to its marketing empire

Sir Ben Ainslie and his team practise on one of their test boats on the Solent, ahead of the Portsmouth races on July 23 and 24
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Sir Ben Ainslie on his new £85m dream

The Olympian with a fearsome reputation wants to be the first Briton to win the America’s Cup

IOC explores banning Russia from Rio games

Governing body delays final decision after doping allegations

Cricket Diary: No ball villain to last-ball victor

Memories of a surreal day for cricket 6 years ago — and the tale of a comeback

Wada urges total Olympics ban for Russia

Probe finds country ‘controlled and oversaw’ doping cover-up

Eddie Jones, rugby coach

The England head rugby coach talks about man-management and wooing Japanese fans

France wanted to party like it’s 1998

A victory would have brought the country some much-needed joy

Hobbled Ronaldo finally lifts the prize

Hosts France fail to convert dominance before Eder wonder strike

Ronaldo-less Portugal limp over final hurdle

Extra-time goal by improbable matchwinner silences French

Murray wins second Wimbledon crown

Scot scores emotional straight sets victory over Milos Raonic

Griezmann threatens to outshine Ronaldo

A flawed team will triumph in the final of Euro 2016

Australian state bans greyhound racing

New South Wales says ‘systematic animal cruelty’ prompted ban

Wanda eyes rival to Uefa Champions League

Chinese pitch breakaway tournament to Europe’s club competition

Griezmann ensures ‘La vie en rose’

Diminutive striker sets up emotional return to Stade de France for final

Germany hands it all away to France

From total dominance, world champions fall against hosts

Brazil’s Olympics ‘51% over budget’

Oxford university study says total cost of games still modest compared with past events

France’s goal is to put friendship aside

Euro 2016: Franco-German clashes changed after Paris attacks

Iceland football boss — part-time dentist

Adding a sporting dimension to your career can be therapeutic

Yannis Pitsiladis, sports physiologist

The anti-doping expert courts controversy outside the laboratory

Euro 2016: Portugal end Welsh fairytale

Both sides have put illustrious neighbours in the shade but it is the Portuguese who progress to the final

Ronaldo rises to put Portugal into final

Superstar eclipses club mate Bale in Euro 2016 semi-final victory

Messi given jail term over tax fraud

Spanish court hands Argentine footballer 21-month sentence

Berlusconi to sell AC Milan to Chinese

Ex-Italian PM says buyers will pay at least €400m over 2 years

Football seeks to tackle Brexit fallout

Weak pound to affect revenues and player recruitment

Euro 2016: France sparkle to crush Iceland

Les Bleus spoil the islanders' dream

Euro 2016 Cheat Sheet: Wales in wonderland

Belgians burned 3-1 as Red Dragons make semis

Harvard makes sense for Sharapova

An academic approach leads to many making poor decisions

The FT’s summer books 2016

From the fightback against robots to Capability Brown, FT writers and guests select their books of the year so far

Men’s tennis faces prize money review

The game is a commercial success — yet many players struggle

FT Masterclass: putting with Richard Thaler

The US economist and co-author of ‘Nudge’ on how behavioural theories apply even on the putting green

Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Portugal reach semi

Ronaldo and Co overturn Poland lead and go on to win penalty shootout

London protesters short-circuit Formula E

Electric car contest scours capital for street venue to pull in crowds

Federer aces Djokovic in the money game

Serb No1 dominates on court but Swiss still has more earning power

Review — ‘Late to the Ball’

A gnarled tennis rookie shows you can still learn afresh at 60

Jones vs Hodgson – only one winner

The England rugby coach can see into a player’s soul

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