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,

Price of golf must be reduced, says 1999 Open champion Lawrie

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie says the expense of playing golf is driving away the next generation of talent.A recent study showed Scotland lost more registered golfers in 2015-2016 than any other country in Europe.And, while Scotsman Lawrie identifies a number of reasons for the drop in numbers, he sees

Ben Stokes: Eoin Morgan says England right to rest all-rounder for T20

England v West Indies: Twenty20Venue: Emirates Riverside Date: Saturday 16 September Time: 18:30 BSTCoverage: Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Live text commentary on BBC Sport website on desktop, tablet and appCaptain Eoin Morgan says England are right to rest Ben Stokes for

Pat McQuaid lobbying against me, says UCI president Brian Cookson

The head of cycling's world governing body has expressed "grave concern" that his predecessor is "actively lobbying" against him. The sport's most powerful figure - Briton Brian Cookson - is being challenged by Frenchman David Lappartient in next week's UCI presidential election. Cookson says he has been shown "proof" the

Sharapova says critics 'don't have the facts'

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTennis star Maria Sharapova, who served a 15 month suspension for doping, has hit back at her critics, saying they "don't have the facts".The former world number one was suspended last year after she admitted taking the banned substance meldonium.She has been widely criticised.

Cano says umpire's decision to eject him was 'stupid'

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is as cool a customer on the baseball field as you'll find, so it was a surprise to many when home plate umpire Vic Carapazza tossed him for questioning a check swing in the the top of the seventh inning during Wednesday's 8-1 win