Nice names a street after late F1 driver Bianchi
The late French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi now has a street named after him following a ceremony in his home city of Nice on Monday. Compatriot and former racing rival Jean-Eric Vergne posted.. Read More
Injured McIlroy pulls out of Dubai Desert classic
Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's Dubai Desert Classic with a rib injury, the event's promoter said on Monday. ''Obviously, we are disappointed, but we fully understand the situation. Our.. Read More
England pair miss warm weather training due to injury
Injuries have prevented England's Jack Clifford and James Haskell joining the Six Nations squad for warm weather training in Portugal, the RFU said in a statement on Monday. The Harlequins back-row.. Read More
Ecclestone's exit marks end of an era for F1
Bernie Ecclestone used to joke that retirement would come on the day of his funeral but in the end it was an American businessman in a suit who quietly ushered Formula One's 86-year-old ringmaster towards.. Read More
Bilic predicts bright future for fit-again Carroll
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is poised to enter the best stretch of his career if he can stay fit, according to manager Slaven Bilic. Carroll's career has been plagued by injury problems.. Read More
Van Dijk doubtful for Southampton's League Cup semi-final
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could miss Wednesday's League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool at Anfield after injuring his ankle in Sunday's 3-0 Premier League win over Leicester City.. Read More
Venus reaches first Melbourne Park semi in 14 years
Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 7-6(3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semi-final in 14 years and become the oldest.. Read More
Real's Modric and Marcelo sustain muscle injuries
Real Madrid pair Luka Modric and Marcelo are facing spells on the sidelines after they suffered muscular injuries, the Spanish club said on Monday. Brazilian left back Marcelo and Croatian midfielder.. Read More
Karanka's criticism of fans a 'lost in translation' moment
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has been urged to ''smoke the peace pipe'' with fans after criticising their attitude in a stinging 3-1 home Premier League defeat by West Ham United. The Spaniard.. Read More
Manor F1 talks ongoing but money needed
Administrators for the Manor Formula One team say talks with interested parties have intensified but a firm financial commitment has yet to be secured as a deadline looms. Manor need at least half.. Read More
Barcelona lose Busquets to sprained ankle
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets sprained his right ankle in the 4-0 victory at Eibar, the La Liga club said on Monday. The Spain international was carried off in the eighth minute of Sunday'.. Read More
Bastareaud returns to injury-hit France squad
Mathieu Bastareaud was called into the France squad for the Six Nations on Monday as Les Bleus suffered further injury setbacks in the build-up up to their opening game against England. The powerful.. Read More
Nadal thrilled by return to grand slam quarter-finals
Rafa Nadal returned to the grand slam big-time by weathering a furious Gael Monfils fightback to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4 and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday. Former champion Nadal.. Read More
Sampaoli sets new standard at Sevilla
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has taken less than seven months to make his mark at the Spanish team after steering them to a club-record 42 la Liga points at the halfway stage of the season. Sampaoli.. Read More
Hull's Mason has surgery after fracturing skull
Hull City player Ryan Mason sustained a skull fracture during Sunday's Premier League match at Chelsea and underwent surgery at a London hospital, his club said. Midfielder Mason suffered the head.. Read More
Toure criticises referee after Man City denied penalty
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has risked angering the English Football Association by criticising referee Andre Marriner's refusal to award his team a penalty in their 2-2 Premier League draw.. Read More
Mourinho understands lures of China
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he would have no problem seeing Wayne Rooney opt for a lucrative move to China in the final years of his career but thinks the club's all-time leading scorer.. Read More
Age not just a number as Super Serena marches on
It was back in 2003 that Serena Williams first stamped her name on Australian Open history, the then 21-year-old taking down sister Venus to bring home her first title on the blue courts of Melbourne.. Read More
Alpine skiing - Ryding puts Britain on the podium in Kitzbuehel
Dave Ryding was the talk of Kitzbuehel on Sunday after he finished second in one of the biggest slaloms of the Alpine ski season to match Britain's best ever World Cup result. With his first.. Read More
Seeds scatter at Melbourne Park
The whiff of sporting upset hung around Melbourne Park on Sunday after top seeds Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were handed stunning defeats in the Australian Open fourth round. Britain's Murray.. Read More
Misery continue for Leicester as they lose to Southampton
Champions Leicester City's alarming slump continued with a 3-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Sunday that left them just five points off the drop zone and firmly embroiled in a relegation fight.. Read More
Arsenal snatch victory with last gasp penalty
Arsenal snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Burnley to keep their title hopes on track after the referee Jon Moss awarded penalties to both sides and sent off home manager Arsene Wenger in injury.. Read More
Wenger could face FA charge after row with official
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could face an FA charge after he was sent off and then clashed with fourth official Anthony Taylor in an astonishing finale to the Gunners' 2-1 Premier League victory.. Read More
Stokes all-round display earns England thrilling win
Ben Stokes hit a brisk half-century and then picked up three crucial wickets to help England to a tense five-run win against India in the third and final one-day international at the Eden Gardens on.. Read More
Chelsea stretch lead at top of table with win over Hull
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League to eight points on Sunday when recalled striker Diego Costa set them on their way to a 2-0 home win over struggling Hull City... Read More
Nadal refuses to back down to Zverev
Rafa Nadal held off a fierce challenge from one of the hottest prospects in the game when he outlasted German teenager Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Australian.. Read More
Rooney becomes top scorer of all time for Man U
Wayne Rooney curled home a superb free kick deep into injury time to become Manchester United's all time leading goalscorer and give his side a 1-1 draw against Stoke City in their Premier League.. Read More
Bournemouth squishy set piece centre has lucky escape against Watford
Bournemouth's soft centre at set pieces looked like costing them dearly until substitute Benik Afobe popped up with a late goal to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Watford on Saturday. The Hornets took.. Read More
Hammers hero Carroll delivers double delight for West Ham
Andy Carroll continued his barnstorming form for West Ham, netting the first-half double that consigned Middlesbrough to another dispiriting Premier League defeat at the Riverside on Saturday. Carroll.. Read More
Sunderland remain rooted at foot of Premier League
Image Copyright Reuters Two spectacular first-half goals earned West Bromwich Albion a 2-0 victory to maintain their excellent start to the season and keep Sunderland rooted to the foot of the.. Read More
Lacklustre Crystal Palace lose to in-form Everton
Image Copyright Reuters Sam Allardyce's anxious wait for a first Premier League win as Crystal Palace manager continued as his lacklustre side suffered a 1-0 home defeat by in-form Everton that.. Read More
Real Madrid go four points clear with win against Málaga
Image Copyright Reuters Sergio Ramos made amends for his untimely own goal last week at Sevilla by scoring twice as Real Madrid bounced back from two successive defeats by beating Malaga 2-1.. Read More
Liverpool title challenge dented by Swansea sensation
Liverpool were on the end of the biggest sensation of the Premier League season when bottom club Swansea City repelled a dramatic comeback from Juergen Klopp's title chasers to earn their first-.. Read More
Liverpool loan asks if racism is legal in France after crowd abuse
A furious Mario Balotelli asked fans if racism was ''legal in France'' after the Nice striker accused Bastia supporters of abusing him during his team's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw on Friday, prompting a French.. Read More
Gerrard to return to Liverpool as Academy coach
Liverpool's former captain and talisman Steven Gerrard will return to his roots as part of the Academy's coaching set-up, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Gerrard, who made 710 appearances.. Read More
Zidane dismisses criticism of Ronaldo
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dismissed criticism of his side's talisman Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday following a dip in form that has coincided with Real losing two consecutive games after setting.. Read More
Injured Iniesta ruled out of Barca trip to Eibar
Barcelona will be without influential captain Andres Iniesta due to a calf strain for Sunday's trip to Eibar in La Liga, the Spanish champions said on Friday. The Spain midfielder was taken off.. Read More
More to life than driving around in circles, says Rosberg
Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg said on Friday he was enjoying the freedom of retirement and could turn his focus to renewable energy now that he has left the racetrack. Interviewed at the.. Read More
Barca beat Sociedad away, Atletico cruise in Cup
King's Cup holders Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in their quarter-final first leg to end a nine-and-a-half year barren spell at home of the Basque side while Atletico Madrid crushed Eibar on.. Read More
Sale Sharks sack winger Arscott for alleged information leak
Sale Sharks have terminated winger Tom Arscott's contract for allegedly leaking team information to Bristol before the club's 24-23 loss to their Premiership relegation rivals this month. Sale had.. Read More
Murray avoids Djokovic fate to reach fourth round
Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a comprehensive 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over American Sam Querrey on Friday. The raging favourite after champion Novak Djokovic's stunning.. Read More
Daredevil Marc Márquez races up Alpine ski slope on his Honda
Spanish MotoGP champion Marc Marquez opted for an alternative method to tackle one of the toughest Alpine ski courses in Europe -- charging up it on his Honda bike. The 23-year-old triple world.. Read More
Nadal smashes through Baghdatis to reach third round
Hours after reigning champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open on Thursday, Rafael Nadal raised hopes of filling the power vacuum after demolishing Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-1 6-3 to reach.. Read More
Real must banish doubts after rediscovering defeat
Real Madrid will be seeking to reassert an air of invincibility when they host Malaga on Saturday after their stunning 40-game unbeaten run was replaced by a two-match losing one with consecutive defeats.. Read More
 India lead 381-6 against England in Second One Day International
Limited overs stalwarts Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the years to smash scintillating centuries and power India to a commanding 381 for six in the second one-day international against.. Read More
Rare Lucas goal edges Liverpool past Plymouth
Lucas ended a goal drought stretching back to 2010 and Divock Origi missed a late penalty as Liverpool beat fourth tier Plymouth Argyle 1-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday. After minor.. Read More
Real Madrid's Cup hopes hit by second successive defeat
Real Madrid lost 2-1 at home to Celta Vigo in their Spanish King's Cup quarter-final first leg on Wednesday to slump to their second defeat in a row following a record winning streak. Spain striker.. Read More
Murray moving well in practice after ankle injury scare
World number one Andy Murray took to the Melbourne Park practice courts without obvious discomfort on Thursday just a few hours after turning his right ankle during a second round match at the Australian.. Read More
Murray hands out masterclass to reach third round
Andy Murray looked every bit the world number one as he gave Russian teenager Andrey Rublev a lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-0 6-2 win on Wednesday.. Read More
Striking balance to test top players difficult - Scott
Golf has come a long way since Tiger Woods changed the nature of the sport following his maiden major triumph 20 years ago - courses are longer, players are fitter and equipment is advancing as quickly.. Read More
Hamilton backed 'nice guy' Bottas as team mate
Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton supported Mercedes' decision to hire Valtteri Bottas early on and the team can hope for fewer fireworks between their drivers this season, boss Toto.. Read More
Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics a joke
Six-time Paralympics gold medallist David Weir labelled British Athletics ''a joke'' on Tuesday and said he would never represent his country again. Weir, who won four golds at the London 2012 Games.. Read More
Tottenham's Vertonghen suffers ligament damage
Tottenham Hotspur's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen damaged ankle ligaments in Saturday's 4-0 Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion, British media reported on Tuesday. Spurs manager Mauricio.. Read More
Lincoln and Sutton spring FA Cup surprises, Palace win
Minor league sides Lincoln City and Sutton United produced a welcome shot in the arm for FA Cup romantics with surprise wins over two former holders in third-round replays on Tuesday. Lincoln's snug.. Read More
Villa backs Guardiola to turn around City fortunes
Former Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa has backed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to overcome teething troubles and turn around the fortunes of the Premier League club. Having enjoyed.. Read More
Ibrahimovic invaluable for Man United youngsters
The experience of playing and practising with Zlatan Ibrahimovic has proved invaluable for the young Manchester United players who should make the most of the charismatic striker's presence at Old Trafford.. Read More
Ibrahimovic tells Pogba to get used to pressure
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told team mate Paul Pogba to embrace the pressure he is under and use it to his advantage, just as the Swedish striker has done throughout his trophy-laden.. Read More
Garcia hoping for Singapore slingshot to new campaign
Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where.. Read More
England's Root puts family before IPL riches
England batsman Joe Root will not be available to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) this year as he is eager to spend time at home with his newborn son, the 26-year-old has said... Read More
Ruthless Nadal mangles Mayer, avoiding repeat first round exit
Rafa Nadal easily avoided the embarrassment of a back-to-back first round exits at the Australian Open on Tuesday, ramping up his serve and rattling off 39 winners to beat Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4.. Read More
Van Gaal ends coaching career after family tragedy
Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy, Dutch media reported on Tuesday. The 65-year-old, who is out of work since.. Read More
Retrospective bans for diving being considered by FA
The Football Association (FA) is considering introducing retrospective bans for players who dive, according to a media report. Diving came under the spotlight yet again after Hull City's Robert Snodgrass.. Read More
Djokovic makes no mistake against Nadal-slayer Verdasco
Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title on Tuesday with an impressive 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 win over hard-hitting Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. The defending champion defended.. Read More
New Mercedes F1 signing Bottas can be as quick as Rosberg, says Lauda
Niki Lauda believes new Mercedes signing Valtteri Bottas can be as fast as the man he replaced, retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg. ''Bottas is the best man (for the job). I believe.. Read More
Seven sports to challenge cut from UK's Olympic funding
Seven sports, including badminton, are looking to challenge UK Sport's decision to stop funding their programmes for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Despite Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis winning the.. Read More
Title is beyond Man City after Everton loss, says Guardiola
Pep Guardiola appeared to concede that winning the Premier League title was beyond his Manchester City side after perhaps the most chastening defeat of his managerial career on Sunday. After a 4-.. Read More
Bottas move to Mercedes is close, says Williams
Williams are close to agreeing a deal that would see their Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, deputy principal Claire Williams said on.. Read More
Noble fumes over Payet's self-imposed West Ham exile
West Ham United captain Mark Noble admits he is frustrated with midfielder Dimitri Payet's refusal to play for the club in order to force through a move during the January transfer window. Manager.. Read More
Chelsea's Conte not wary of poaching by Chinese clubs
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not wary of big-spending Chinese clubs poaching his players amid reports that a lucrative offer from Far East has unsettled Premier League's joint-top scorer Diego Costa.. Read More
Pochettino urges Spurs to draw on thrill of Foxes hunt
Mauricio Pochettino has urged his Tottenham Hotspur side to draw on the experience of their failed title bid last season to launch a successful assault for the Premier League trophy this campaign... Read More
Murray battles through in Australian Open
Andy Murray took to Melbourne Park's centre court as top seed at a grand slam for the first time in his career on Monday but the recently knighted Briton's victory over Illya Marchenko was far from.. Read More
India take first one-day international against England
Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three.. Read More
Bottas move to Mercedes is close, says Williams
Williams are close to agreeing a deal that would see their Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, deputy principal Claire Williams said.. Read More
Ibrahimovic strikes late to rescue Liverpool draw
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 LIVERPOOL 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivered his most important goal yet for Manchester United as he sent Old Trafford wild with his 19th of the season in all competitions to salvage.. Read More
Chelsea manager chooses words with care as Diego Costa misses Leicester game
LEICESTER CITY 0 CHELSEA 3 Two goals from Marcos Alonso and another from Pedro helped Chelsea overcome the absence of Diego Costa to beat Premier League champions Leicester City 3-0 away and move.. Read More
Struggling Forest sack manager Montanier
Nottingham Forest have sacked their French manager Philippe Montanier after just seven months in charge, the struggling English Championship club said on Saturday. ''Nottingham Forest can confirm.. Read More
British rider wins Dakar rally motorcycle category
Motorcycle rider Sam Sunderland became the first Briton to win the Dakar Rally in any category on Saturday while French veteran Stephane Peterhansel won the car crown for his 13th career title... Read More
Pain a constant companion for Nadal
t has been a ''long time'' since Rafa Nadal was pain-free, the Spaniard says, but at least he will be competing at full speed at the Australian Open after putting his injury woes behind him. The.. Read More
Barca thrash Las Palmas with 5-0 victory
Luis Suarez scored a brace and Lionel Messi was also on target as Barcelona thrashed Las Palmas 5-0 on Saturday with a ruthless second-half display at the Nou Camp to provisionally go second and.. Read More
Big wins for UK league leaders
Chelsea made light of striker Diego Costa's absence to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points on Saturday with a 3-0 win at champions Leicester City. After a Harry.. Read More
Harry Kane hits home hat-trick
Tottenham Hotspur strengthened their push for the Premier League title with a 4-0 stroll over West Bromwich Albion on a special Saturday for their hat-trick hero Harry Kane. Kane, who became.. Read More
Barcelona avoid Real Madrid in King's Cup draw
Holders Barcelona were drawn on Friday to play Real Sociedad in the quarter-finals of the King's Cup while Celta Vigo will take on Real Madrid. La Liga leaders Real booked their spot in the last.. Read More
Pirelli expect fewer pitstops in new-look F1
Formula One fans can expect to see fewer pitstops this year and faster, more aggressive-looking cars, according to tyre supplier Pirelli's motorsport head Paul Hembery. ''The (tyre) degradation.. Read More
Real claim record with last-gasp draw against Sevilla
Real Madrid set a Spanish record of 40 matches unbeaten in all competitions after they came back from two goals behind to snatch a 3-3 draw at Sevilla with a last-gasp equaliser from Karim Benzema in.. Read More
Peterhansel takes Dakar lead after tending to stricken rider
Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel took back the overall Dakar Rally lead from team mate Sebastien Loeb on Thursday after regaining time lost in tending to stricken Slovenian bike rider Simon Marcic.. Read More
Sizzling Thomas joins elite 59 club at Waialae
Justin Thomas became only the seventh player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, and the youngest in that elite club, with an 11-under-par display in the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday.. Read More
Forget form when Manchester United play Liverpool - Mata
The momentum gained from Manchester United's nine-game winning streak in all competitions means nothing when they host arch rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, midfielder Juan Mata has.. Read More
Mourinho may make the difference at Manchester United
Jose Mourinho knows how to get the best out of his players and his arrival at Manchester United will bring some added spice to Sunday's Premier League clash against arch rivals Liverpool, the Merseyside.. Read More
Jonathan Palmer adds Donington Park to his circuit empire
Jonathan Palmer, father of Renault Formula One racer Jolyon, has acquired the Donington Park circuit, his Motor Sport Vision (MSV) company said on Thursday. MSV, who reached the agreement with.. Read More
Barcelona searching for consistency ahead of Las Palmas trip
Barcelona have dazzled at times in La Liga yet they head into Saturday's home game against Las Palmas in third position. Inconsistency has left Luis Enrique's team five points adrift of Real Madrid.. Read More
Former England football manager Taylor dies, aged 72
Graham Taylor, the former England football manager, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 72, his family announced on Thursday. Taylor, who had a playing career with Grimsby Town and.. Read More
Messi free kick fires Barca into King's Cup last eight
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as holders Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Wednesday to overturn a deficit from the first leg and advance to the quarter-finals of the.. Read More
Murray makes career commitment to play at Queen's
Britain's world number one Andy Murray has committed to compete in the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club for the rest of his career, officials said on Wednesday. The Wimbledon warm-up tournament.. Read More
Conte favoured for hat-trick over Ranieri
Several bookmakers had suspended betting on Antonio Conte being sacked as Chelsea manager the last time the Italian's side played compatriot Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City in the Premier League... Read More
McGregor was offered $15m for crossover fight - Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather said he has offered UFC champion Conor McGregor$15 million and a percentage of pay-per-view sales for a crossover boxing bout. Mayweather, who retired in September of 2015 after.. Read More
Klopp unable to explain Liverpool lethargy in Saints loss
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp admitted he was at a loss to explain his side's lacklustre performance during a 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday... Read More
Wimmer says adaptability will make Spurs winners
Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer believes an ability to switch formations during games has given the London side a distinct advantage over their Premier League rivals this season. Manager.. Read More
West Brom out to spoil Spurs party, says Fletcher
West Bromwich Albion skipper Darren Fletcher is hoping his side can extend their unbeaten run against Tottenham Hotspur when they travel to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday. West.. Read More
Alpine skiing champion returns to the slopes following injury
Four-times overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn will return to competition this week in Austria's Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. The 32-year-old American skier had surgery on a broken right arm in November.. Read More
Ronaldo, Modric rested for King's Cup game at Sevilla
Real Madrid have rested Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric for Thursday's King's Cup last 16, second leg at Sevilla but captain Sergio Ramos is back after injury, the club said on Wednesday. With.. Read More