Mark Sampson: I'd like to see a female coach, says Kelly Smith

The England women's new coach should be female, says the national team's record goalscorer Kelly Smith.Mark Sampson, 34, was sacked on Wednesday after evidence emerged of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour in a previous role."I think they'll take their time on getting the right person, they can't be hasty," said Smith,

Jon Lewis: Sussex head coach Mark Davis tips his assistant for England role

Sussex head coach Mark Davis has backed his assistant Jon Lewis to succeed Otis Gibson as England's bowling coach.Lewis, 42, helped prepare England's bowlers for the first two one-day internationals with West Indies."Good people are important to any environment and he's certainly one of those," Davis told BBC Sussex."Anybody who

Mark Selby: World number one loses to Lee Walker at Yushan World Open

World champion Mark Selby suffered a shock first-round exit to world number 69 Lee Walker at the Yushan World Open.Walker won 5-2 against world number one Selby, who missed the start of the season with a broken toe.Selby won his third World Championship in May but has not gone beyond

Cyclist Mark Beaumont breaks around the world record

Mark Beaumont has broken the world record for cycling around the world - by 44 days.The 34-year-old, from Perthshire, arrived in Paris one day ahead of schedule having cycled the 18,000-mile route in 79 days.He set a new world record of 194 days in 2008. Since then it has been