FA bosses set for parliamentary inquiry over Sampson investigations

Sampson said he had a 'clear conscience' after Aluko's claimsFootball Association bosses are set to face a parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday over the investigations into former England women's boss Mark Sampson's alleged racism and bullying of Eniola Aluko.The Chelsea Ladies striker - and her ex-England team-mate Lianne Sanderson - have ... Read More

US Ryder Cup team ‘still has a chip on our shoulder’

Ryder Cup 2016: Catch up with the final dayThe US Ryder Cup team will have a "chip on their shoulder" when they defend the trophy in France next year despite their strength in depth, says captain Jim Furyk.Furyk was speaking after a gathering, also attended by his European counterpart Thomas ... Read More

Guardiola hails ‘perfect’ display as Man City beat Napoli

Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 21 goals in 20 starts in all competitions for City (15 goals, six assists)Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola felt his side's 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli was a "perfect" performance against a side he rates as one of the best he has ... Read More

Klopp ‘enjoys writing piece of history’ as Liverpool win 7-0

Roberto Firmino's fourth-minute goal was his first in six games for Liverpool in all competitionsLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said it was "nice to write a piece of history" as the Reds thrashed Slovenian side Maribor to record the biggest away win by an English team in the history of the ... Read More

Draw at Real shows Spurs ‘can handle’ highest level – Kane

Tottenham scored their first goal against Real Madrid after failing to score in their previous four meetingsTottenham Hotspur showed they "can handle" playing at the highest level, striker Harry Kane said after his team took a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase with a point at Real Madrid.Spurs ... Read More

Joshua ‘in no rush’ to fight in United States

Anthony Joshua says he will need to change his training regime to meet the new challenge of Carlos TakamAnthony Joshua: The Fight of My LifeWatch: Documentary about Joshua's world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April - more info hereWhen: BBC One at 22:45 BST (23:40 in ... Read More

NFL plays of the week: Antonio Brown ends Kansas City’s unbeaten start

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown leads our NFL plays of the week, showing incredible composure to score a 51-yard touchdown that ended the Kansas City Chiefs' unbeaten start to the season.Available to UK users only.Watch the best action from Week 6 on NFL This Week on Tuesday 17 October ... Read More

NFL to seek compromise over ‘taking a knee’ protests

NFL players - including those on Kaepernick's former team San Francisco 49ers - continued to kneel in protest this weekendThe NFL will try to find a compromise over the issue of players protesting during the national anthem when team owners meet this week.Colin Kaepernick first sat down during the US ... Read More

Mahrez equaliser shows kick up backside worked – Leicester boss Shakespeare

Nacer Chadli's goal was his sixth in the Premier League for West Brom since joining in 2016Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare said giving Riyad Mahrez a "kick up the backside" had paid off as the Algerian's first goal of the season rescued a point against West Bromwich Albion.Nacer Chadli's sublime ... Read More

Sympathy, scepticism, Shearer – the end of the Ashley era?

Ashley (right), who also owns retailer Sports Direct, has endured a fractious relationship with the club's supporters since taking over in 2007Former Newcastle United winger Chris Waddle says he "feels some sympathy" for Mike Ashley, who has put the Premier League club up for sale.Ashley has been a divisive figure ... Read More

Joshua in ‘difficult position’ after late change of opponent

Briton Joshua has 19 wins by knockout from his 19 professional fightsAnthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury.The bout is scheduled for 28 October at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, with more than 70,000 tickets already sold.It will be ... Read More

Coach Gatland ‘done’ with Lions after abuse in New Zealand

Lions 2017: Warren Gatland clown nose response to cartoonWarren Gatland says he "won't subject himself" to taking charge of the British and Irish Lions in 2021.The Wales coach led the Lions to victory in Australia in 2013, and to a draw in New Zealand this summer.But the 54-year-old says he ... Read More

Saracens start Champions Cup defence with demolition of Northampton

Centre Brad Barritt scored one of the eight tries as Saracens began their bid to complete a hat-trick of Champions Cup victoriesEuropean Rugby Champions Cup - Pool TwoNorthampton (6) 13Try: Heywood Con: Mallinder Pen: Myler 2 Saracens (29) 57Tries: Williams 2, Barritt, Clark, Koch, Vunipola, Lozowski, Spencer Con: Farrell 7 ... Read More

Saints twice come from behind to deny Newcastle

Southampton had scored just three goals at home this season before this gameManolo Gabbiadini marked his return to the Southampton team by scoring both goals as battling Saints twice came from behind to deny Newcastle United victory in an entertaining game at St Mary's.Isaac Hayden fired the Magpies ahead from ... Read More

‘Like asking Ryan Giggs to fight Mike Tyson’ – it’s Garth’s team of the week

Manchester City were magnificent in their 7-2 thrashing of Stoke, which meant they opened a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League.Earlier on Saturday, their city rivals United drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Liverpool, before champions Chelsea suffered a surprise loss at Crystal Palace, who recorded their first league ... Read More

MOTD2 analysis: ‘Why Koeman must hope to hang on until January’

There is a lot of negativity towards Ronald Koeman from Everton fans at the moment, and I can understand why he is under so much pressure.Koeman's side fought back for a point at Brighton on Sunday but they put in another very poor performance, and they have not played well ... Read More

Bairstow on coping with his dad’s suicide and what it’s like to spend Christmas with Boycott

Jonny Bairstow on coping with dad's suicideEven for an international sportsman, Jonny Bairstow's story is extraordinary.That the Yorkshireman has had his share of setbacks on the way to becoming one of the leading wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world, or that the young Bairstow was an extremely talented footballer and rugby player ... Read More

Kaepernick files lawsuit against NFL team owners

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL this seasonColin Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against NFL team owners he believes are conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice.Kaepernick, 29, has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco ... Read More

Inter Milan v AC Milan: The decline of two of European football’s superpowers

The San Siro's formal title is the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. It was opened in 1926"It was one of those games you never really forget. The day Cameroon introduced a different way to play football."Barry Davies recalls instantly the night Milan's revamped and futuristic San Siro stadium opened its doors and ... Read More

Exeter grind out win over Glasgow in Champions Cup opener

Jonny Hill joined Exeter from Gloucester in 2015European Rugby Champions Cup - Pool ThreeExeter (14) 24Tries: Williams, Hill, Simmonds Cons: Steenson 3 Pens: Steenson Glasgow (10) 15Tries: Seymour, Jones Con: Russell Pen: RussellPremiership champions Exeter ground out a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign and inflict a first defeat ... Read More

‘You could not do this at Liverpool’ – were Man Utd too defensive?

Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd: Reds unlucky not to win - Jurgen KloppLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Anfield club would not be allowed to play like Manchester United after their goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday.Liverpool dominated for long spells but could not break United down, and Klopp said: "I'm ... Read More

‘Scandalous’ decision annoys Wenger, Deeney responds with scathing Arsenal assessment

Per Mertesacker scored on his first Arsenal Premier League start since April 2016Arsene Wenger bemoaned a "scandalous decision" to award Watford a penalty as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose 2-1 in injury time at Vicarage Road.The Gunners led through Per Mertesacker's header but the Hornets equalised when Troy Deeney ... Read More

Football Association: MPs call for unsold England tickets to go to schools

Large sections of Wembley were empty for England's final World Cup qualifier against SloveniaMore than 100 politicians have signed a letter to the Football Association urging it to donate unsold tickets for England matches to schools. Written by Shadow Sports Minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and backed by 128 MPs from ... Read More

Eubank Jr has no chance against me – Groves

Chris Eubank Jnr and George Groves faced off in the ring after Groves beat Jamie Cox on SaturdayWBA super-middleweight champion George Groves says Chris Eubank Jr "doesn't stand a chance" of beating him when the two meet in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.Groves, 29, set up the bout by ... Read More

Jonas keeps up perfect record as a pro and eyes title shot

Natasha Jonas (right) reached the 2012 Olympic quarter-finals, where she lost to Ireland's Katie Taylor, who won the lightweight goldBritain's Natasha Jonas maintained her perfect record as a professional with a third-round stoppage of Hungary's Marianna Gulyas at York Hall, London.Jonas knocked Gulyas down three times before the contest was ... Read More

Formula 1: Brendon Hartley to race for Toro Rosso at United States Grand Prix

Hartley (centre) won the 2015 World Endurance Championship alongside Mark Webber and Timo BernhardNew Zealander Brendon Hartley is to make his Formula 1 debut for Toro Rosso at next weekend's US Grand Prix.The 27-year-old is replacing Pierre Gasly, who is to take part in the final race of Japan's Super ... Read More

‘Ocean Race skippers more or less forced to have women in their crews’

Bouwe Bekking will contest his eighth race in 2017-18 and has twice finished as runner-upVolvo Ocean Race skippers have been "more or less forced" to have women in their crews after rule changes, says veteran sailor Bouwe Bekking.Organisers of the round-the-world race have brought in new regulations to incentivise crews ... Read More

Sharapova reaches first final since 2015

Former world number one Maria Sharapova reached her first WTA final since returning from a drugs ban as she beat Shuai Peng 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open.Sharapova, 30, came back to the tour in April following a 15-month ban for taking the banned drug meldonium.The Russian took 78 minutes ... Read More

Guardiola ‘disrespectful’ to call Spurs ‘Harry Kane team’ – Pochettino

Harry Kane has scored six hat-tricks in 2017, alongside 11 goals in seven games for SpursTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Pep Guardiola's comments about his side's reliance on Harry Kane were "very disrespectful" and "sad".The Manchester City manager described Spurs as the "Harry Kane team" when discussing his side's title ... Read More

Not many managers could do better than me – Klopp

Klopp & Mourinho on Liverpool v Man UtdLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says there are few managers who could have done a better job at the club than him.Klopp has yet to win major silverware two years after being appointed following Brendan Rodgers' sacking.Defeat by Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday ... Read More

Man City power through in Women’s Champions League

Nikita Parris scored in both legs of Manchester City's Women's Champions League win over St PoltenManchester City joined Chelsea in the last 16 of the Women's Champions League by easing to a 6-0 aggregate win over Austrian side St Polten.Already leading 3-0 from the first leg, City wasted a glorious ... Read More

Families put through years of turmoil, says Paralympic champion’s father

Carson Russell, father of Paralympic gold medallist Hannah, on 'climate of fear'The father of a two-time Paralympic gold medallist says families have been put through "years of turmoil" by the "climate of fear" at British Swimming.An independent inquiry into complaints of bullying made by 13 Para-swimmers found they and their ... Read More

‘You are not living’ – keeper Kirkland on dealing with anxiety

I was like a zombie - Kirkland on depression"I used to think, 'How can you do that to your family? How can you leave them?' After what I have gone through, I can see how it leads to that road and it is scary."Chris Kirkland realised the ambitions of thousands ... Read More

‘Open and unpredictable’ – Guscott’s European Champions Cup guide

Saracens captain Brad Barritt lifted the trophy last season after a 28-17 win over ClermontIn the past five years, the European Champions Cup has been under a duopoly.Saracens have won the past two titles, successfully defending the trophy in May with victory over Clermont.Before that, big-spending French superpowers Toulon won ... Read More

McLeish to return? Moyes the man? Lambert ‘ideal’? Who next for Scotland?

David Moyes and Alex McLeish are both out of work as the Scottish FA begins looking for a new Scotland managerAlex McLeish says it would be "hard" to say no if the Scottish Football Association asked him to manage the national side for a second time.Gordon Strachan left the post ... Read More

Test championship, ODI league & four-day Tests approved by ICC

England won their recent two home Test series against South Africa and West IndiesPlans for a Test championship and one-day international league have been approved by the International Cricket Council.Nine teams will play six series of Test matches over a two-year period - three at home and three away - ... Read More

Chelsea Ladies beat Bayern to reach Champions League last 16

The result saw Chelsea progress to the last 16 for the second time in three seasonsChelsea Ladies survived a late scare as they lost in Germany but held on to knock Bayern Munich out of the Women's Champions League on away goals.Leading 1-0 from the first leg, England striker Fran ... Read More

Liverpool v Manchester United: Pick your combined XI

Romelu Lukaku or Daniel Sturridge? Marcus Rashford or Mohamed Salah? Paul Pogba or Philippe Coutinho?Liverpool play Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday at 12:30 BST.It is not easy but if you could select from both squads based on what you've seen so far this season, who ... Read More

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