Rio 2016 Olympics: Alistair Brownlee wins Olympic triathlon as brother Jonny takes silver

Alistair Brownlee has become the first athlete to retain an Olympic triathlon title in a gruelling triumph along a tough Fort Copacabana course on Thursday (18 August). The remarkably durable Yorkshireman became Team GBs 20th gold medal winner of the Rio Games, while younger brother Jonny improved on his bronze medal showing at London 2012 to claim silver. Aug 18, 2016

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz throw objects at one another ahead of UFC clash

The pre-fight conference for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in Las Vegas, USA, had to be abandoned when violence broke out. The police had to intervene to separate the two groups when the pair started hurling objects at each other from across the room. UFC featherweight champion McGregor will face welterweight Diaz after losing to him in an earlier bout in March 2016. Aug 18, 2016