Evander Holyfield sends new message to fans ahead of potential Mike Tyson fight

Evander Holyfield says ‘it feels great to be back’ after releasing another training video ahead of a potential fight with Mike Tyson. The 57-year-old looked in incredible shape in the extended video he released earlier this week as he carried out pull-ups and weighted dips with ease. Holyfield has also enlisted the help of Wladimir Klitschko and Antonio Tarver to help with his training as he prepares for a surprise

Sky Sports Rugby Special: State of Sevens

Ben Ryan, Danielle Waterman and former Head of Commercial for World Rugby and F1, Murray Barnett, join Rupert Cox to share their views on Sevens rugby. In the current Covid climate, the return of any live sport is still very much up in the air, with the World Sevens Series also being postponed. Our expert panel looks at the challenges facing Sevens as sporting bodies face financial meltdown and may

Mark Jennings: How my life was saved after depression

Former Sale Shark Mark Jennings shares his story of addiction, depression, heartache, overdosing, arrests, rehab and now, fundraising. At 16, a fresh-faced schoolboy from Cheshire became the youngest professional in the history of Sale Sharks. His name was Mark Jennings. Pacey, strong, robust and a player who thrived on physical contact, the centre would represent England at U16, U18 and U20 level. Nobody knew then his quite unbelievable story, however,

Pieter-Steph du Toit to stay with Stormers after U-turn

World Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit has confirmed he will stay at South African Super Rugby side the Stormers after initially giving notice he would terminate his contract. Players in South Africa had a 21-day window to opt out of their current contracts and become free agents in light of pay cuts forced on them by South African Rugby in a bid to save R1.2bn (£54.63m) in

Coronavirus: New Zealand Super Rugby teams to resume training

New Zealand’s Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a “second pre-season” on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions. Southern hemisphere rugby’s governing body SANZAAR postponed the Super Rugby season in March after just seven weeks of the competition as governments responded to the spreading coronavirus pandemic with border closures and travel shutdowns. New Zealand’s government also introduced

Graeme Souness slams the new 'nonsense' plans for tackling

‘Whoever’s come out with that TOSH isn’t worth thinking about’: Graeme Souness slams the new ‘nonsense’ plans for footballers to ‘face away after tackles’ to prevent the spread of coronavirus Various avenues are being explored to keep players safe during Project Restart  One suggestion has been for players to turn their face away when tackled  Graeme Souness has called the idea ‘daft’ and does not think it would work  Here’s

Tom James: Former Wales international retires from rugby at age of 33

Former Wales international Tom James has announced his retirement at the age of 33. The winger won 12 international caps and remains Cardiff’s record try scorer, with 60 to his name. James also played for Exeter and spent his final season with Scarlets. He took a break from rugby in January 2018, while in his second spell with Cardiff, in a bid to deal with a long battle against depression.

Super Rugby Aotearoa: New Zealand's Super Rugby teams launch domestic competition

New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams will launch a domestic competition next month after the government eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders will play each other over 10 weeks from June 13 in a tournament called Super Rugby Aotearoa. The New Zealand government announced earlier on Monday it would take its coronavirus alert level down from ‘Level 3’ to ‘Level 2’. “The thought of five world-class

Clash of the Codes: A modern-day rugby union XIII to play league

With Sky Sports re-running the ‘Clash of the Codes’ matches between Wigan and Bath on Friday, we try to imagine what the teams would look like if a similar match were to take place today. First up, we have put together a XIII of rugby union players who we think would be more than a match for their league counterparts. We have trawled the globe to bring together this all-star

Leicester Tigers announce eight further departures, including Adam Thompstone

Adam Thompstone and Australia international Tatafu Polota-Nau are among eight further players who will depart Leicester Tigers at the end of the season. EW Viljoen and Joe Thomas are the other two backs moving on, while Will Spencer, Gaston Cortes, Sione Kalamafoni and Owen Hills will also leave Welford Road when the season ends. ‘No plans to change 2021 Lions dates’ Nations Championship back on the agenda? Greenwood hopes for