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    England group tougher than people think – Southgate

    Two engagements, one birth and four birthdays so far in England 'family'Fifa World Cup: Tunisia v EnglandDate: Monday, 18 June (19:00 BST) Venue: Volgograd Arena, VolgogradCoverage: Watch the game live on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and app. Listen live on 5 live, with live text commentary onlineEngland are ... Read More

    Swiss hold favourites Brazil after Coutinho stunner – highlights & report

    World Cup 2018: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland highlightsPre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don.The five-time champions, so often lauded for their flair, failed to sparkle after Philippe Coutinho's superbly curled opener ... Read More

    ‘How I’ve recovered from lowest point’ – Murray on his Queen’s return after almost a year out

    2018 Fever-Tree Championships on the BBCVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 18-24 JuneCoverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app.Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is set to make his competitive return to action at Queen's Club this week after ... Read More

    Record-equalling Fleetwood beaten by Koepka at US Open

    American Brooks Koepka followed up his four-shot win at Erin Hills last year with victory in New York stateUS Open, fourth round+1 B Koepka (US); +2 T Fleetwood (Eng); +3 D Johnson (US); +4 P Reed (US); +5 T Finau (US)Selected others:+6 T Hatton (Eng), H Stenson (Swe); +7 J ... Read More

    Missed penalty in Argentina draw with Iceland ‘obviously hurts’, says Messi

    World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi misses penalty against IcelandLionel Messi says it "hurts" after his penalty was saved during Argentina's draw with Iceland.The 30-year-old Barcelona star's second-half spot-kick was easily stopped by opposition keeper Hannes Halldorsson with the score at 1-1.Messi was looking to match the impact his old rival ... Read More

    England players argue with fans after loss to South Africa

    England have lost the Test series 2-0 to South Africa with one match to playEngland's defeat by South Africa was marred by a post-match confrontation between players Mike Brown and Joe Marler and fans.The Harlequins duo exchanged angry words with supporters after England lost their fifth straight Test, beaten 23-12 ... Read More

    Roy century sets up England win over Australia – highlights & report

    England v Australia ODI: Roy's 120 helps England to second victory over AustraliaSecond one-day international, Sophia Gardens, CardiffEngland 342-8 (50 overs): Roy 120, Buttler 91*, K Richardson 2-56Australia 304 (47.1 overs): Marsh 131, Plunkett 4-53, Rashid 3-70England won by 38 runsScorecardJason Roy scored 120 to set up a 38-run win ... Read More

    Modric seals Croatia win after own goal – highlights & report

    Highlights: Croatia 2-0 NigeriaCroatia made a winning World Cup start against Nigeria, as Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty decided a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad.Etebo, who joined Stoke City from Portuguese club Feirense for £6.35m on Monday, turned Modric's first-half corner into his own net ... Read More

    Rose one back as four share US Open lead amid Mickelson penalty controversy

    Justin Rose won the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf ClubUS Open, third round+3 D Berger (US), T Finau (US), B Koepka (US), D Johnson (US); +4 J Rose (Eng); +5 H Stenson (Swe)Selected others: +7 I Poulter (Eng), T Hatton (Eng); +8 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); +9 P Casey (Eng); ... Read More

    England beat South Africa to claim 2-1 ODI series win – highlights & report

    Beaumont and Knight guide England to victoryThird Women's ODI, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, CanterburySouth Africa 228 (49.5 overs): Van Niekerk 95, Brunt 3-52England 232-3 (44.1 overs): Beaumont 105, Knight 80*; Khaka 2-63England won by seven wicketsScorecardEngland's women secured a 2-1 series win over South Africa with a seven-wicket victory ... Read More

    Who beat Ronaldo to man of the match award in our player rater?

    It was a classic World Cup game with - you would think - an obvious man of the match.But even a hat-trick and an 88th-minute equaliser was not enough for Cristiano Ronaldo to top your ratings, as you judged Spain's Isco to be the star performer in their 3-3 draw ... Read More

    Ronaldo scores sensational hat-trick as Portugal & Spain draw six-goal thriller

    World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain highlightsCristiano Ronaldo produced one of the great World Cup performances as his dramatic late free-kick earned Portugal a draw with Spain in a classic encounter in Sochi.The Real Madrid forward's 88th-minute swerving set-piece soared into the top corner to deny the Spanish a much-needed ... Read More

    Johnson leads US Open by four after ‘stupid’ Poulter falters

    Dustin Johnson won his only major championship at the 2016 US Open at OakmontUS Open, second round-4 D Johnson (US); level S Piercy (US), C Hoffman (US); +1 T Fleetwood (Eng), H Stenson (Swe), J Rose (Eng), B Koepka (US), I Poulter (Eng)Selected others: +3 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); +4 R ... Read More

    ‘The pressure is now on Messi’ – relentless Ronaldo lights up World Cup

    World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain - watch all six goals in under a minute"The night was about Cristiano. He is relentless in his pursuit of greatness. What he is doing on the world stage is ridiculous."Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said he "couldn't breathe" as former Manchester ... Read More

    Salah ‘almost certain’ to play in Egypt’s World Cup opener

    Mohamed Salah (third left) scored 44 goals for Liverpool in all competitions in 2017-18BBC coverageHow to follow:Watch live on BBC One at 12:30 BST; listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteTEAM NEWSEgypt forward Mohamed Salah is "almost 100%" certain to ... Read More

    Poulter and Johnson in four-way US Open lead, but McIlroy and Woods struggle

    Ian Poulter's tie for second place at the 2008 Open is his best performance at a major champoinshipUS Open, first round-1 S Piercy (US), I Poulter (Eng), R Henley (US), D Johnson (US); level J DufnerSelected others:+1 J Rose (Eng), H Stenson (Swe); +2 A Noren (Swe); +3 P Casey ... Read More

    Impressive Russia win World Cup opener – highlights & report

    World Cup 2018 highlights: Russia 5-0 Saudi ArabiaThe 2018 World Cup opened in spectacular fashion as Russia defied their recent poor form to score five past Saudi Arabia and record the biggest win by the host nation in the opening game of a World Cup since 1934.Stanislav Cherchesov's team had ... Read More

    Golovkin v Alvarez rematch set for 15 September

    The first fight between Golovkin, left, and Alvarez ended in a drawSaul 'Canelo' Alvarez will fight WBA and WBC world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on 15 September, says the Mexican's promoter.The first bout in September 2017 ended in a controversial draw.Canelo withdrew from May's rematch after failing ... Read More

    Sexton among eight Ireland changes for second Test

    Johnny Sexton came on as a second-half substitute in the first TestSecond Test: Australia v IrelandDate: Saturday, 16 June Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-off: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Text commentary and match report on BBC Sport websiteThe return of Johnny Sexton at fly-half is one of eight personnel changes to the Ireland ... Read More

    Para-sport could take ‘step back’ in ’empty stadiums’ in Dubai – world champion Davies

    Aled Sion Davies celebrated double gold at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in LondonThe decision to hold next year's World Para-athletics Championships in Dubai could be a "step back" for Para-sport, says British two-time Paralympic champion Aled Sion Davies.The Welshman, 27, fears lessons have not been learned from empty stadiums ... Read More

    Anthony Martial: Manchester United forward wants to leave, says agent

    Anthony Martial joined Manchester United in 2015 for an initial £36mManchester United forward Anthony Martial wants to leave the club this summer, according to his agent, who said the "time has come" to move on.Philippe Lamboley claims United want to extend Martial's deal and do not want the Frenchman to ... Read More

    Morgan & Root lead England to win over Australia in first ODI – highlights & report

    Morgan and Root inspire England to victoryFirst one-day international, The Oval:Australia 214 (47 overs): Maxwell 62, Plunkett 3-42, Moeen 3-43England 218-7 (44 overs): Morgan 69, Root 50, Willey 35*England won by three wicketsScorecardEngland made heavy work of a run-chase before eventually completing a three-wicket win over Australia in the first ... Read More

    32 teams, 64 games, 12 stadiums & 11 cities – Russia ready for World Cup kick-off

    Watch the BBC World Cup titles2018 Fifa World CupVenue: Russia Dates: 14 June-15 JulyCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button and iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online.The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way on Thursday, when hosts Russia face ... Read More

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Hadlee diagnosed with bowel cancer

    Sir Richard Hadlee (right) is New Zealand's leading Test wicket-takerFormer New Zealand fast bowler Sir Richard Hadlee has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.A statement released by New Zealand Cricket on behalf of Hadlee's wife Lady Dianne said the 66-year-old has had surgery to remove a tumour."As a safeguard, further treatment ... Read More

    Spain manager Lopetegui named Real Madrid head coach

    Julen Lopetegui has managed the Spanish national side since 2016Real Madrid have appointed Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach on a three-year deal.Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs "a different voice".Lopetegui previously managed ... Read More

    England arrive in Russia for the World Cup

    World Cup 2018: England squad arrive in RussiaEngland have arrived in Russia before the World Cup, with manager Gareth Southgate saying he wants his team to play with flair and entertain the nation.They landed at St Petersburg airport and will be based in the nearby village of Repino, in north ... Read More

    Britain’s 2012 long jump gold medal winner Rutherford to retire

    Rutherford secures golden grand slamGreg Rutherford, who won long jump gold at the London 2012 Olympics, will retire at the end of the season.Rutherford, 31, went on to claim bronze at the Rio Games in 2016, but he has struggled with injury in recent years.He hopes to compete at the ... Read More

    ‘Everyone will have to compete with British races’: Barnes praises Women’s Tour equal pay

    The 2018 Women's Tour will have its own dedicated television coverageBritain's Hannah Barnes believes other cycling events can learn from how the Women's Tour champions equality with its men's version, the Tour of Britain.This year the Women's Tour has more than doubled its prize fund to match the sums awarded ... Read More

    Djokovic to play Queen’s for first time in eight years

    Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the French Open by world number 72 Marco Cecchinato2018 Fever-Tree Championships on the BBCVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 18-24 JuneCoverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app.Novak Djokovic will play at the Queen's ... Read More