Joe Root to succeed Alastair Cook reports BBC Sport
Joe Root has been named as England's new Test captain.
The Yorkshire batsman, 26, succeeds Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after more than four years in charge.
"It is a huge honour to be given the Test captaincy," said Root, who will be the 80th man to lead the country in the longest form of the game. "I feel privileged, humbled and very excited."
Root steps up from vice-captain, with Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, 25, filling the role as his deputy.
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- Joe Root bats during day four of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London
Publish Date: 2017-02-13 15:42:57
Scotland edge Ireland in Murrayfield thriller reports BBC Sport
Scotland survived a thrilling Ireland comeback at Murrayfield to win 27-22 and record only their second opening-round victory in Six Nations history
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- Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw and team mates celebrate after victory in the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield
Publish Date: 2017-02-07 10:08:40
Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal turn back clock in Australian Open final reports BBC Sport
Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.
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- Roger Federer returns a forehand to Novak Djokovic on his way to victory the final of the Western & Southern Open
Publish Date: 2017-02-02 14:35:25
Rafael Nadal on course to beat Dimitrov in Australian Open semi finals reports BBC Sport
Nadal just needs to clinch one more set to reach the final of the Australian Open to meet Roger Federer
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- Rafael Nadal plays a forehand in his third round match against Alexander Zverev at the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park
Publish Date: 2017-01-27 12:21:50
Johanna Konta beats Agnieszka Radwanska to win Sydney International reports BBC Sport
British number one Johanna Konta won the Sydney International on Friday with an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in Australia.
World number 10 Konta broke her Polish opponent in the third game and hit 18 winners to five in the first set.
The 25-year-old dominated world number three Radwanska with some stunning returns and powerful hitting, and she convincingly won the second set.
Konta finished the match off with an ace to claim her second WTA tour title.s.
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- Johanna Konta plays a forehand in her fourth round match during the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park
Publish Date: 2017-01-13 15:16:29