Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal following Champions League thrashing
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could continue in management for four more years and his preference is to stay at the north London club, the Frenchman was quoted as saying by British media on Saturday... Read More
Leicester gloom deepens as Ranieri's men suffer Cup shock
If Claudio Ranieri was hoping there might be a player lurking in his reserves to salvage Leicester City's unravelling season he was left disappointed on Saturday as his side were beaten 1-0 by third.. Read More
Farah bows out indoors with European record
Mo Farah ended his indoor career with a new European record, winning the 5,000 metres at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday in a time of 13 minutes 09.16 seconds. Farah, Britain's four.. Read More
Cup shocks as Lincoln stun Burnley and Leicester fall to Millwall
Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 away and become the first minor league club to reach the quarter-finals for 103 years on Saturday. On a day of fifth-round.. Read More
Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid thrash Espanyol
Bale is back in action after a long injury lay-off Gareth Bale marked his return to action after a long injury layoff by sealing a 2-0 victory for Real Madrid over Espanyol on Saturday to provisionally.. Read More
Brawn to meet teams, says there's no quick fix for F1
Liberty Media wants to steer Formula One towards a ''better place'' but there are no quick fixes for the sport's evident problems, newly-appointed motorsport head Ross Brawn has said ahead of talks.. Read More
Bale likely to play for Real Madrid after long injury lay-off
Gareth Bale is expected to play for the first time since November when Real Madrid host Espanyol on Saturday in La Liga, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday. The Welsh forward will fortify Real'.. Read More
Scotland's Strauss out of Six Nations with kidney injury
Scottish back-row forward Josh Strauss has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations tournament with a kidney injury, the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) said on Friday. Strauss, injured during Scotland.. Read More
Chelsea skipper Terry could return to face Wolves
Chelsea skipper John Terry might be handed a rare outing at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday, with manager Antonio Conte planning to rest first-choice centre back David.. Read More
Petition challenge leaves Budapest 2024 Olympic bid in balance
Budapest edged closer on Friday to a possible withdrawal of its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, dealing a potential further blow to global organisers' attempts to find a city to host the event following.. Read More
Suarez says Barcelona have not given up on Champions League
Luis Suarez said Barcelona have not given up on the Champions League despite a ''difficult and painful'' 4-0 drubbing by Paris St Germain in their last 16 tie this week. ''If we want to make history.. Read More
Former All Black Carter apologises after drink-driving reports
Former New Zealand fly half Dan Carter has issued an apology in response to French media reports that he failed a drink-driving test in Paris on Wednesday night. The three-times World Player of the.. Read More
Arsenal visit revives old memories for Sutton's Eastmond
Like most of his team mates, Sutton United midfielder Craig Eastmond will be looking out for the big names when Arsenal turn up for their FA Cup fifth round on Monday against the minor league side.. Read More
Johnson, chasing top ranking, two off Riviera lead
Big-hitting Dustin Johnson made a strong start in his bid to claim the world number one ranking this week by firing a five-under 66 that left him two shots off leader Sam Saunders on the opening day.. Read More
Tottenham's Pochettino wants 'bad period' to end at Fulham
Mauricio Pochettino is eager to bring a swift end to Tottenham Hotspur's ''bad period'' when they travel to second-tier side Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday as the Argentine rejected the notion his side.. Read More
Mourinho fumes over attitude issues in St Etienne win
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was frustrated by his side's over-confident approach to the first half of the 3-0 Europa League round-of-32 first-leg win over French side St Etienne.. Read More
Ozil agent launches defence of under-fire midfielder
Mesut Ozil's agent has come out in defence of the Arsenal midfielder, saying the player's languid body language is often mistaken for a perceived lack of effort and disputing claims that the German.. Read More
Real Madrid's Benzema silences his critics
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has had his critics of late but he answered them with a strong performance against Napoli in the Champions League last 16 first leg. Amid calls by fans and Alvaro.. Read More
FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup
The 2026 soccer World Cup could be split between up to four countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, announcing the organisation would encourage applications to co-host the tournament.. Read More
Sutton dreaming of a draw when Arsenal come to visit
Minor league Sutton United are dreaming of a draw against a second-string Arsenal when the Premier League giants come visiting for Monday's FA Cup fifth-round clash. ''I think if you see (Mesut).. Read More
Stunned Barcelona turn focus back on La Liga
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is putting on a brave face ahead of Sunday's home game against strugglers Leganes in La Liga following his club's devastating Champions League defeat at Paris Saint.. Read More
Wounded Wenger's future under renewed scrutiny after humiliation
As Arsene Wenger began the job of re-energising his players after their mauling by Bayern Munich, English football wondered whether its longest-serving manager, whose contract is up at the end of the.. Read More
Referee Clattenburg quits Premier League for Saudi Arabia
The Premier League's most high-profile referee Mark Clattenburg is quitting to take up a position in Saudi Arabia, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) said on Thursday. ''The PGMOL.. Read More
Regal Real fight back to beat Napoli 3-1
Casemiro's stunning volley crowned a superb display from Real Madrid, who fought back to beat Napoli 3-1 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday. The.. Read More
Whirlwind Bayern crush sorry Arsenal 5-1
Bayern Munich crushed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday, scoring three goals in a dazzling 10-minute spell in the second half to extend their record to 16 consecutive.. Read More
Pochettino hopes for time to build winning mentality
Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday left them without an away win against any of their rivals in the top six and manager Mauricio Pochettino knows his most pressing task at the North.. Read More
Man United will give Europa tilt full focus, says Mourinho
Going deep into the latter stages of the Europa League will only add to Manchester United's concerns about a hectic schedule but manager Jose Mourinho says his side must keep all their options open.. Read More
Koeman urges Everton youngsters to follow Lookman example
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been encouraged by 19-year-old Ademola Lookman's performances since he joined the club in January and urged their academy players to follow the young striker's example.. Read More
Afellay unsure of long-term future at Stoke
Stoke City winger Ibrahim Afellay is uncertain where he will ply his trade next season, as there has been no movement in terms of extending his contract beyond the current campaign with the Premier.. Read More
Scotland captain Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations matches after damaging ankle ligaments, the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) said on Wednesday. The scrumhalf was injured in the first.. Read More
Warburton denies he resigned as Rangers manager
Mark Warburton denied on Wednesday that he resigned as manager of Rangers last week and said the Scottish Premiership club had yet to explain why it gave that reason for his exit. The Glasgow club.. Read More
Confusion over 2020 golf venue date back to Olympic bid
Problems surrounding the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events, which does not allow full membership for women, stem from documents prepared for the original bid, a Japanese media report said.. Read More
Tottenham's Dier refuses to give up on league title
Tottenham Hotspur will not give up on the Premier League title race midfielder Eric Dier has said, despite Saturday's loss at Liverpool leaving them 10 points behind table-toppers Chelsea. ''You.. Read More
Olympic swimming great Hackett arrested after breakdown
Australian long distance swimming great Grant Hackett was arrested and detained by police in the Gold Coast on Wednesday after a ''breakdown'' at his parents' home, local media reported. The troubled.. Read More
Olympic cyclist Perkins swaps Australia for Russia in Tokyo 2020 bid
Australian two-time world champion track cyclist Shane Perkins has switched allegiance to Russia in a bid to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Melbourne-born 30-year-old won a sprint bronze at.. Read More
Southgate implores England to learn from rugby counterparts
England's soccer team need to develop and maintain the same ruthless winning mentality as the country's rugby team, manager Gareth Southgate has said. The England rugby team are in the midst of an.. Read More
West Brom must set sights on European place, says Evans
West Bromwich Albion cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal in the Premier League as they push for a possible European spot, defender Johnny Evans has said. West Brom have consolidated their.. Read More
Excited Ko hopes wholesale changes lead to stellar year
Women's world number one Lydia Ko has never been more excited to kick off her LPGA season after changing her caddy, coach and clubs as she seeks her way back to the winner's circle. The 19-year-old.. Read More
Ibrahimovic impressed by 'professional' Martial at Man United
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has heaped praise on team mate Anthony Martial for the professional and mature manner in which the forward has responded to recent criticism from manager.. Read More
Hull charged with failing to control players at Arsenal
Relegation-threatened Hull City have been charged with failing to control their players in Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Arsenal, the FA said on Tuesday. The hosts were leading 1-0 when.. Read More
Renault recruit aerodynamics head from Red Bull
Pete Machin will be joining Renault from Red Bull in July as the Formula One team's head of aerodynamics, Renault said on Tuesday. Machin worked on wind tunnel development through Renault-powered.. Read More
Manchester City's Jesus breaks bone in foot
Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus broke a bone in his foot during Monday's 2-0 win over Bournemouth, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, who came off after 15.. Read More
Liverpool captain dreams of 14 consecutive league victories
Liverpool will seek atonement for their wretched form this year by fulfilling manager Juergen Klopp's dream of winning all of their remaining Premier League matches this campaign, captain Jordan.. Read More
Leicester City captain calls on team to step up performance
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has called on his team mates to step up their performances to avoid relegation after the Premier League champions slipped further into trouble after Sunday's defeat.. Read More
Guardiola happy with Bournemouth win but says gap behind Chelsea is too big
Pep Guardiola watched his resurgent Manchester City side stamp themselves as Chelsea's closest pursuers in the Premier League title race on Monday but was still adamant that ''the gap is too big.. Read More
Man City win 2-0 against Bournemouth
Sergio Aguero roared back into action for Manchester City, forcing a Tyrone Mings own goal and helping them move eight points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with a 2-0 win at struggling Bournemouth.. Read More
Jamshed suspended as Pakistan corruption probe widens
Former test opener Nasir Jamshed has become the third player to be suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as part of its ongoing investigation into corruption. Jamshed joins batsmen Sharjeel.. Read More
Cahill warns fellow Chelsea players against complacency as title success looms
Gary Cahill believes the Premier League title is now within Chelsea's reach but warned his team mates against complacency after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Burnley at the weekend. Despite the.. Read More
Root replaces Cook as England test captain
Joe Root said he felt ''privileged, humbled and very excited'' to be named England test cricket captain on Monday, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge.. Read More
Toni Nadal to quit as Rafa’s coach after this season
Rafael Nadal's uncle, Toni Nadal, will step down as his coach after this year's ATP Tour, as he feels he has been sidelined by other figures in the player's entourage, he told an Italian tennis.. Read More
Winning the challenges key against Barca, says PSG coach
If Paris St Germain are to stand a chance of upsetting Barcelona at their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday, there is one thing they must focus on, coach Unai Emery said on Monday. ''.. Read More
No ordinary Joe as England take Root
Joe Root was earmarked as a future England captain from the day he made his test debut in 2012 and after scoring a bucket-load of runs he duly landed the job just over four years later. His boyish.. Read More
Spieth wins emphatically by four shots at Pebble Beach
Jordan Spieth focussed on ''boring golf'' and shrugged off an unexpected birdie drought in the final round as he clinched his ninth PGA Tour victory, by four shots, at the AT&T Pebble Beach.. Read More
Schmidt delights at flyhalf selection dilemma for Ireland
Ireland flyhalf Paddy Jackson's virtuoso display in Saturday's Six Nations win over Italy means Johnny Sexton has a battle on his hands to reclaim his starting place, head coach Joe Schmidt has said.. Read More
Gabbiadini settling in well at Southampton
Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has only been at the club for two weeks but the Italian has already developed an understanding with his new team mates and says the chemistry was clear for all.. Read More
Wenger urges misfiring Ozil to become more ruthless
Mesut Ozil is in the midst of a confidence crisis, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who also urged the misfiring German midfielder to be more ruthless in front of goal. Ozil has been under.. Read More
Ibrahimovic coy on Man United contract extension
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to commit his future to the Premier League club despite the Swede saying he has fulfilled the requirements needed to extend his contract. The.. Read More
West Brom's Pulis blasts Stoke for 'disgraceful' comments
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has lashed out at his former club Stoke City and labelled claims he called their skipper Ryan Shawcross a ''loser'' as ''absolutely disgraceful''. Stoke manager.. Read More
Chelsea go 10 points clear with draw at Burnley
Premier League leaders Chelsea moved 10 points clear at the top on Sunday despite being held by Burnley in an entertaining game played amid flurries of sleet and snow. Pedro gave Chelsea an early.. Read More
Embarrassment as US Tennis Association plays Nazi-era German national anthem by mistake
German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Federation Cup tie.. Read More
Gareth Bale completes first training session since ankle surgery in November
Real Madrid's record signing Gareth Bale is nearing his return following a long layoff after the La Liga leaders announced on Sunday that he completed his first training session since undergoing ankle.. Read More
Manchester United ease past Watford to reach points landmark
Manchester United edged ever closer to the top four as they became the first club to reach 2,000 points in the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday... Read More
Ireland crush Italy in bonus-point try fest
Ireland recorded their biggest ever Six Nations victory as they smashed Italy 63-10 in Rome on Saturday, running in nine tries and earning the tournament's first attacking bonus point. The 2015.. Read More
Barca condemn fan violence at Alaves
La Liga champions Barcelona condemned the crowd trouble that occurred before their game at Alaves on Saturday when a supporter was taken to hospital after around 70 people were involved in violent.. Read More
Late Daly try gives England dramatic victory over Wales
Elliot Daly's try four minutes from time gave champions England a 21-16 victory over Wales in a pulsating Six Nations clash played at relentless speed amid an amazing atmosphere at Cardiff's Principality.. Read More
Lively draw as West ham face West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic was sent to the stands after his frustration boiled over when West Bromwich Albion salvaged a last-gasp 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Saturday. Bilic.. Read More
Pirelli end F1 tyre test a day early after Vettel crash
Pirelli had to cut short a Formula One wet tyre test at Ferrari's Fiorano track in Italy on Friday after four times world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed into barriers the day before. A Pirelli.. Read More
No 'churn' agrees Mourinho, now he knows what it means
Jose Mourinho added a new word to his vocabulary this week and, once he learnt what it meant, agreed with Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that there would be no great transfer.. Read More
Savinova stripped of London Games 800m gold for doping
Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her 800m London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday imposed a four-year ban saying there was.. Read More
Ranieri peps up misfiring Leicester duo as season hopes wane
Manager Claudio Ranieri has given midfielder Riyad Mahrez and striker Jamie Vardy a pep talk to try to rekindle the partnership that shot his struggling Leicester City team to the Premier League title.. Read More
'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift Athletics ban - Coe
Russia still needs to demonstrate a ''cultural shift'' in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said.. Read More
Clock ticking for FA, says British Sports Minister
The English Football Association was warned ''the clock is ticking'' after a motion of no confidence into its ability to reform itself was passed during a British Parliamentary debate on Thursday... Read More
England take back-row risk against experienced Wales
England will field one of their most callow-ever back-row combinations against a vastly experienced Welsh trio in their second Six Nations match in Cardiff on Saturday. England coach Eddie Jones.. Read More
Angry Southampton hope to bounce back at Sunderland
Southampton's run of three defeats in a row has left the players angry and keen to bounce back when they travel to bottom side Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Claude Puel has said.. Read More
Wooden stadium key to sustainable success for English club
In the battle for promotion from English soccer's fifth tier, every result is key for title contenders Forest Green Rovers but one victory in particular would have a significant impact on the future.. Read More
Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open to rest
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Rotterdam Open after being advised by doctors to rest, he said on Thursday. The Spanish world number six, who lost in five sets to old rival Roger Federer.. Read More
Italy make four changes for Ireland match
Italy made four changes to their team for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Rome on Saturday, with lock Andries Van Schalkwyk and flanker Simone Favaro, who were left out of the opener against.. Read More
Barca to get foretaste of King's Cup final at Alaves
Luis Enrique's Barcelona will get to test their King's Cup final opponents ahead of time on Saturday when they travel to fellow finalists Alaves in La Liga - but they may have sore legs after playing.. Read More
Bournemouth vs Man City - the fans' view
Manchester City, third in the Premier League and on a run of three successive wins in all competitions, face a wounded Bournemouth side thumped 6-3 by Everton last weekend. Here is what the fans.. Read More
Alaves see off Celta to reach first domestic Cup final
Alaves reached the King's Cup final for the first time in their 96-year history as Edgar Mendez's 83rd-minute strike saw off Celta Vigo 1-0 in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday to take the.. Read More
Furyk tweaks Ryder Cup selection process, puts emphasis on form
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk tweaked the selection criteria for the 2018 Ryder Cup against Europe by placing a premium on in-form players, the PGA of America said on Wednesday. A points system.. Read More
Spurs must end Anfield jinx to put pressure on Chelsea
If Tottenham Hotspur are to keep up the chase of Premier League leaders Chelsea they must find a cure for their Anfield jinx and pile on the misery for fading Liverpool on Saturday. Victory in the.. Read More
Stunning goals give Leicester extra-time win over Derby
Leicester City scored two stunning goals in extra time through Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray to reach the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-1 win over second tier Derby County in a replay on Wednesday... Read More
FA chairman Clarke says will quit if government rejects reform proposals
English Football Association chairman Greg Clarke will step down if the government does not support his proposals to reform the under-fire governing body, he said ahead of a parliamentary debate on.. Read More
Level-headed Bournemouth will not go down, says Redknapp
The lack of egos in Bournemouth's dressing room will help the south-coast club in their bid to steer clear of relegation from the Premier League, their ex-manager Harry Redknapp has said. Bournemouth.. Read More
Barca appeal Suarez suspension from Cup final
Barcelona hope to reverse Luis Suarez's suspension from the King's Cup final after launching an appeal against the Uruguayan's second booking in Tuesday's semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid.. Read More
Liverpool must learn to grind out results, says Lallana
Liverpool can learn a thing or two from Chelsea such as the Premier League leaders' ability to grind out results even when they are not playing at their best, midfielder Adam Lallana has said. Liverpool.. Read More
Departing England captain Cook says 'new voice' was needed
Alastair Cook said his decision to relinquish the England captaincy will allow a 'new voice' to help an exciting young England team reach its potential, although he plans to contribute by scoring runs.. Read More
Suarez hero and villain as Barca reach King's Cup final
Luis Suarez scored and was sent off as holders Barcelona reached a fourth successive King's Cup final after drawing 1-1 with a resilient Atletico Madrid in an action-packed semi-final second leg on.. Read More
Improved defensive displays give Swansea belief - Fabianski
Swansea City's improved defensive performances under new manager Paul Clement have given the Welsh team belief that they can overcome relegation rivals Leicester City on Sunday, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.. Read More
Leicester give under-pressure Ranieri unwavering support
Leicester City said on Tuesday that Claudio Ranieri would be given the opportunity to turn things around at the relegation-threatened Premier League champions. Ranieri has come under pressure since.. Read More
Russia set to miss world athletics championships as ban continues
Russian track and field athletes look certain to miss out on this year's world championships after an IAAF task force recommended on Monday that the country's ban should run until November. Rune.. Read More
Resurgent Nadal returns to Queen's Club
A resurgent Rafael Nadal will warm up for Wimbledon by returning to The Queen's Club for the Aegon Championships in June. The 14-times grand slam champion missed the entire grasscourt season last.. Read More
Cook 'drained' by England captain job, says Strauss
Alastair Cook was ''drained'' by the demands of being England test captain and felt new blood was needed in the role, England director of cricket Andrew Strauss said on Monday. Cook, 32, quit as.. Read More
Australia players want review of performance pay
Australia's cricketers have demanded a review of performance-related pay for contracted players who stand to take another financial hit after an under-strength one-day international team was defeated.. Read More
Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' Sydney hotel
Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby.. Read More
Home fans vital for Barca to reach Cup final
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is looking for the team's fans to push it through against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, when the Catalan club will try to reach the King's Cup final for a fourth straight.. Read More
Getting kicked into action brings out the best in Hazard
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has no problems being one of the most fouled players in English soccer's top flight as the physical aspect of the game, he says, brings out the best in him. Hazard has.. Read More
Cook steps down as England test captain
Alastair Cook has stepped down as England's test captain but plans to carry on as a player, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Cook, who was appointed captain in 2012, led.. Read More
Jesus double lifts City to third with late 2-1 Swansea win
Gabriel Jesus scored twice, including a 92nd-minute winner, as Manchester City climbed to third in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against a dogged Swansea City on Sunday. Jesus, preferred.. Read More