Manager laments poor goals conceded at West Brom Alan Irvine predicts England future for Saido BerahinoLouis van Gaal insisted Manchester United were capable of catching Chelsea, despite being 10 points behind the Premier League leaders after West Bromwich Albion punished some suspect defending in a thrilling 2-2 draw in which Daley Blind equalised three minutes from time.Although Van Gaal
Welsh forward diagnosed with hip injury over weekend Bale was left out of squad that beat Levante on Saturday Rodgers: Suárezs exit has stalled Liverpools progressThe Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is battling for fitness ahead of Wednesdays Champions League match at Liverpool after the club announced he is suffering from a buttock muscle injury.The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in
Manager confident Ivorian midfielder is back to his best Tie against CSKA Moscow crucial to Citys chancesCSKAs Musa: ban against weak Manchester City unfairLeonid Slutsky plots Manchester Citys downfallManuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Touré may be on the brink of his best form as Manchester City prepare to take on CSKA Moscow in Tuesday evenings crucial Champions League encounter.City have
World No1 suing Horizon management company Trial likely to take place in Dublin in February McIlroy and Graeme McDowell may be split for Ryder CupRory McIlroys legal dispute with his former management company has intensified, with the world No1 withdrawing from tournaments in China to prepare for a trial that is expected to take place in February.In what marks a serious blow to the BMW Mas
Complex structure will not cost West Ham more money Balfour Beatty reported to have requested extra £50mThe overall bill for the Olympic Stadium is set to soar well beyond £600m before West Ham United move in after it emerged that installing the complex roof would be far more expensive than originally thought.The complications will not cost West Ham due to move into the 54,000-seat stadium
Panel includes Ross Brawn and led by Peter Wright Aims to propose safety recommendations F1 drivers to demand assurances after Bianchi crashRoss Brawn, Emerson Fittipaldi and Stefano Domenicali are three of the names on a 10-strong FIA accident panel formed following Jules Bianchis crash in Japan.One of the measures announced by the FIA president, Jean Todt, after Bianchis collision with a
Cunningham appointed to build on Grand Final victory Challenge ahead is extremely tough, says St Helens chairmanKeiron Cunningham has been reassured by St Helens that they recognise the scale of his task in succeeding Nathan Brown as the coach of the Super League champions.Cunningham has become the first man since Brian McClennan, the New Zealander who took over from Tony Smith at Leeds
*Teams meet in Brisbane on Saturday*Squad will be cut down laterFive Test rookies are set to make their international debuts for the Kangaroos in Saturdays Four Nations opener against New Zealand.The Australia coach, Tim Sheens, named an extended 20-man squad on Tuesday for the Suncorp Stadium encounter, but included five rookies in his 17. Continue reading...
*Replaces injured Sean OLoughlin *Steve McNamara names four debutants in squadJames Graham will lead England in the opening match of the Four Nations series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday after newly-appointed captain Sean OLoughlin was ruled out through injury.OLoughlin, who was appointed as the successor to Kevin Sinfield, has failed to recover from a quad muscle injury sustaine
*Was tipped to act as attack coach*Wants to concentrate on career with BrumbiesThe Brumbies head coach, Stephen Larkham, has knocked back the chance to be part of the new Wallabies coaching set-up for the upcoming end-of-year tour.Larkham was tipped to be the attack coach and work as an assistant to Michael Cheika, whose appointment as head coach in place of Ewen McKenzie is expected to
Eddie Butler makes the case for the England players to be selected for the crucial matches against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia in November Continue reading...
*Gabriel Medina and Kelly Slater still contenders*Australian now No2 in the worldAustralias surfing world champion Mick Fanning has won the Moche Rip Curl Pro, but will have to stave off Gabriel Medina and Kelly Slater if he wants to win back-to-back world titles.Fanning defeated South Africas Jordy Smith in the final at Supertubos, the second-last stop on the world title tour. His 15.5
Wades try against Leinster well-timed for autumn internationals Tuilagi and Eastmond injury worries for Stuart LancasterTiming is everything in professional sport. England will announce this week a squad of around 40 players for the QBE autumn series and are looking for potential match-winners to face New Zealand a fortnight on Saturday. Step forward Christian Wade, whose individual try for Wa
*ARU yet to confirm Cheika as new coach*Australia leave on tour later this weekMichael Cheika is set to be announced as the new Wallabies coach, with the NSW Rugby Union keen to ensure he masterminds their Super Rugby title defence before overseeing Australias World Cup campaign.Several websites on Monday afternoon stated Cheika had reportedly agreed to fill the position vacated by Ewen
From Doug Hawkins tears to the eloquence of Gilbert McAdam, some of the best moments from Mike Sheahans showWell start with an unqualified statement, presented more as opinion than fact and let you decide for yourself: Fox Footys Open Mike is the best ever AFL TV show. Is that a shallow field? Most definitely, and to be absolutely truthful Open Mike is not without its occasional faults, but i
Briton sacked by Team Sky after anti-doping violation I dont think Im done competing yetJonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is serving a two-year doping suspension, is not ready to quit cycling just yet.Tiernan-Locke hinted at early retirement but has now suggested a return to cycling is possible once his ban is served. Continue reading...
The 170 races that attract fewest runners will be culled Paul Bittar to leave BHA post in December or JanuaryChampions Day date is now cemented in placeTwo months before the new year racing finally has a fixture list for 2015 following its publication on Monday by the British Horseracing Authority. Chelmsford City, which is Great Leighs racecourse reborn, will start up with 58 racedays, with
Mannings achievements for the Colts and the Broncos have surpassed every noteworthy quarterback of the last 50 years*Manning breaks touchdown record*Celebration was pre-plannedHe approaches the line of scrimmage. He steps back, points out a shift in the defence to his offensive line. Another step forward. He looks right, left, moves his running back a few feet. A step back, now. His arms
Brisbane Courier Mail reported Tatau Moga was arrested Samoa players involved may be suspended for England gameEnglands Four Nations squad awoke on the Gold Coast on Monday morning to lurid headlines suggesting they may face a weakened Samoa team in Saturdays tournament opener in Brisbane as the result of a nightclub brawl in the citys Fortitude Valley. The Brisbane Courier Mail reported that
A dramatic photo from the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal as John John Florence appears to be throwing some shapes as he leaps over the crashing waves. The Hawaiian surfer found two tube rides and plenty of room for multiple maneuvers to earn a 9.83 in the quarter-finals Continue reading...
We have enjoyed a great year with some special results Future of team-mate Sergio Pérez as yet unknownNico Hülkenberg has been retained by Force India for the 2015 Formula One season. Described as a true racer and a motivator by the team principal, Vijay Mallya, the German has enjoyed his strongest season since returning to the Silverstone-based team.The 27-year-old said: Its good to confir
Tahchee is Chris Cooks nap selection to take Division I of the 6f handicap (8.30) at Kempton on Tuesday2.10 The Tourard Man 2.40 Alcala 3.10 Far West 3.40 According To Trev (nb) 4.10 Worthy Award 4.40 Jewellery 5.10 Kalifourchon Continue reading...
Want to follow the World Series but have questions you were too afraid to ask? This guide will tell you all you really need to know about the two teams battling for the titleOne franchise has been around since the late 19th century, the other joined Major League Baseball some 86 years later. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants, (think rich, deep, polished wood) and the Kansas City Royals (th
There was a touch of the old Manchester United about their ability to score late on and salvage something from a thrilling game that had looked to be slipping through their fingers, yet it was hard to escape the feeling that this was another unsatisfactory evening for Louis van Gaal and his players.United provided evidence of their powers of recovery by twice coming from behind to peg back a
*Voynov will still be paid, but is suspended indefinitely*NHL reacted quickly following NFL controversies*American sports why so moralistic?The Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League following his arrest early on Monday on charges of domestic violence, the league said. Voynov, 24, will be paid during the suspension but will
Jo Pavey won European gold 10 months after giving birth and now has her sights set on competing in her fifth OlympicsJo Paveys mother of all victoriesJo Pavey has created one of the years great sporting stories but the real power of her running, which saw her win her first major gold medal at the age of 40 when she became the European 10,000m champion this summer, emerges in more subtle ways.
The centre has dismissed reports of an exit from Racing Métro and wants to be a part of Waless tough autumn internationals European Champions Cup talking pointsJamie Roberts has put what he describes as one of the toughest weeks of his career behind him to focus on Racing Métros Top 14 and European campaigns as well as Waless series of autumn internationals.The Wales and Lions centre woke u
*Demaryius Thomas: He actually planned that himself*Manning threw 509th TD against 49ersPeyton Mannings keep-away celebration after he threw his record-breaking 509th touchdown was pre-planned. Team-mate Demaryius Thomas, who made the score for the Denver Broncos, told reporters that the scenes had been planned, and practised in training on Friday.He actually planned that himself, Thomas
Williams defeats Serbias Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 Williams slams Russian official over comments IOC to seek explanation over Williams brothers slurSerena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament in Singapore.Williams came into the finals after injuries forced her
*Live updates as West Brom welcome Manchester United*Van Gaal talks up Manchester United title challenge*Lescott: Im not a big fish at WBA. Im here to do a job*Send love bombs to firstname.lastname@example.org*Or get in touch over on the Twitter @Simon_Burnton 8.42pm BST 43 mins: West Brom win a free-kick on the left flank, and Lescott beats Rojo at the far post only to send his he