McIlroy’s most recent competitive outing came at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai last monthRory McIlroy has ruled out competing in next month’s European Tour event in Saudi Arabia, despite being offered a large appearance fee.World number one Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson are among big names who will be in action…

The Khalifa International Stadium hosted this year’s World Athletics ChampionshipsFifa has been forced to switch the venue for the final of the Club World Cup in Qatar because the stadium where it was scheduled to be held has not been signed off.The Education City Stadium in Doha was due to host Liverpool’s semi-final on 18…

Gary Woodland won his first major at the US Open in JuneHero World Challenge third-round leaderboard-13 G Woodland; -12 H Stenson (Swe); -11 T Woods, J Thomas, J Rahm (Spa); -10 P Reed; -6 R Fowler, C Reavie, J Rose (Eng)Selected others: -4 W Simpson; -2 J Spieth; E B Watson, T FinauFull leaderboardTiger Woods…

At the Under-17 World Cup in Brazil this November, the US, Mexico and Canada took to the international stage – with thoughts already turning to the 2026 World Cup that will be hosted by the three nations. Here, BBC Sport profiles three players – one from each country – who are already being described as…

Leader Reed posted seven birdies in his six-under roundHero World Challenge first-round leaderboard-6 G Woodland, P Reed; -4 C Reavie; -3 J Rose (Eng), J Thomas, R Fowler, H Stenson (Swe); -2 J Rahm (Spa)Selected others: E B Watson, T WoodsGary Woodland and fellow American Patrick Reed share the lead after the first round of…

Gavin Drysdale and Rafi Solaiman also completed a one-two at the 2018 World Para-athletics European ChampionshipsBritain’s Gavin Drysdale and Kayleigh Haggo were crowned the first ever race running world 100m champions as the event made its debut at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai.Haggo, 20, crossed the line in 18.32 seconds with team-mate Ellie Simpson…

Scotland lost to Japan in a match that had been under threat due to extreme weatherWorld Rugby says the Scottish Rugby Union has “expressed its regret” over conduct at the World Cup and will not contest a £70,000 fine.The penalty came after criticism of the threatened cancellation of Scotland’s final pool game against Japan.The match…

Hannah Cockroft also won the T34 800m title in London (2017) and Doha (2015)Hannah Cockroft retained her T34 800m title at the World Para-Athletics Championships as Kare Adenegan took silver in a British one-two.A dominant Cockroft, 27, set a new championship record of one minute 57.27 seconds in Dubai.And 18-year-old Adenegan – who led in…