Aaron Cresswell is crucial for West Ham, Manchester United should play on the counter and is this Burnleys moment? Continue reading...
Governing body has investigated 121 cases in last three years Ashley Coles £90,000 fine is highest paid so farHarry Redknapp defends banned Rio FerdinandIt is the fundamental rule of Twitter: Think Before You Tweet. Yet scores of people in football, ranging from global superstars to non-league officials, have broken it after they have felt the red mist descend. The consequences have included
Former England captain has yet to sign contract extension I wont be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this seasonLiverpools captain Steven Gerrard has cast doubt on his future at Anfield, with the 34-year-old still yet to agree terms on a new contract and his deal due to expire at the end of the season.Gerrard has spent his entire career with Liverpool and announced his retirement f
Bath will not be pressured into picking Burgess at centre Mike Ford believes 25-year-olds union future lies in packBurgess excited but not putting timescale on debutBath have made clear they view their new signing Sam Burgess as a forward and will not be pressured by England into picking him at centre. The club also indicated that Burgess, who has swapped rugby league for union after helpi
Mercedes driver calls fairness of reward into question Points rule brought in for the first time for Abu DhabiFamily of Jules Bianchi issue new statementFIA accident panel looking into Bianchis crashLewis Hamilton has joined the majority of people in Formula One by criticising the decision to award double points for the final race in Abu Dhabi on 23 November, a change which could make a lott
Murray wins 6-3, 6-3 in third round of Paris Masters Victory seals Murrays place at season-ending event in LondonIf there is one thing well known about Andy Murray by now, it is that he comes out swinging when his back is up against the wall. Or, indeed, when it has been under a surgeons knife. Murray was under supreme pressure when he dropped to 12th in the world after losing to Novak Djokovi
24-year-old beats record set by Jens Voigt last month I had a difficult period in the middle of the raceWiggins sets sights on world hour record for June 2015Austrias Matthias Brändle set a new hour record of 51.85 kilometres on Thursday to eclipse Jens Voigts mark established last month.Competing at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle in Switzerland, the 24-year-old from IAM Cycling was up
Previews of key games in NFL week nine, including two QB greats going head-to-head at Foxboro, plus your chance to take part in our Pick Six contestSo here we are then, the midway point of the NFL regular season. Time to pause and reflect, asking big questions like: is this Arizona Cardinals team for real? Does anyone even want to win the NFC South? Could we really find ourselves watching the
Our award was only related to the sport, says Fina executive German MP says that giving Putin award is insensitiveSwimmings world governing body has defended a decision to award its highest honour to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics.Fina has been criticised over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the Nato alliance und
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Beale fined A$3,000 for in-flight argument with Patston Wallabies are prepared to embrace Beale Patston says she felt bullied during texting scandalAustralias Kurtley Beale has been sanctioned for the second time in a week, receiving a A$3,000 (£1650) fine on Friday for his part in an argument with the former Wallabies team business manager on a flight between South Africa and Argentina last
Flanagan has undergone education courses after being stood down in 2013 over the clubs controversial supplement programCronulla coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the club from suspension by the NRL.Flanagan was stood down for a year on December 17 in relation to Cronullas 2011 supplement program but he was eligible to return after nine months if he satisfactorily completed
ARU boss says he wants Wallabies star back in the fold but warns that he must be focused on behavioursThe Australian Rugby Union has fined controversial star Kurtley Beale $3,000 over his in-flight verbal altercation with members of the Wallabies management team.It follows the $45,000 finewhich an ARU code of conduct tribunal imposed on Beale last week for his text message scandal. Conti
The San Antonio Spurs star on Becky Hammon, how to make the perfect sandwich and being a rap guruHi Matt! How are you? Great Small Talk! How are you?Youve been off since you won the NBA finals with the San Antonio Spurs in June so youve had the whole summer off. What have you been up to? Its been a very hectic, busy summer. After winning the championship, there were a lot of celebrations, h
Executives believe the split in Caribbean cricket will be sorted before the World Cup and next summers tour of AustraliaCricket Australia is budgeting on the West Indies pay kerfuffle being resolved in time for the Caribbean team to tour Australia next summer as planned.West Indies shocked the cricketing world earlier this month when they walked out on their tour of India due to the long-r
The Bath back-rows warrior credentials are clear but the timescale for the 2015 tournament is ridiculously tight Burgess not putting timescale on Bath debutMany have preceded Sam Burgess down the same pot-holed road from league to union. None, Burgess included, have embarked knowing how their odyssey will end. The pitch is the same size and the posts are a familiar shape but unions culture and
Englands autumn Tests will reveal where they stand in the global order with the Springboks and Australia the ones to watch New Zealands unbeaten run comes to endEngland left their headquarters in Surrey on Thursday night for their last free weekend before we find out just where Stuart Lancasters team stand in the global pecking order only a year out from the World Cup. In the next month they p
Khan claims his third consecutive century as Australia run out of ideas on a flat batting track in the second TestPakistans Younis Khan struck his third consecutive century as Australia ran out of ideas on a flat batting track on the opening day of the second cricket Test.Australias hopes of levelling the two-Test series with victory in Abu Dhabi faded after Pakistan won the toss and reach
Star juvenile had been impressing work-watchers Osaila may score for Britain on Friday nightAktabantay, one of Britains challengers for the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf here on Friday, will miss the race after being found to be sore behind after exercising on the track on Thursday morning. He will be replaced in the field by Brian Meehans Faithful Creek, who will be ridden by the six-time Britis
Teams in administration highlight problems facing F1 Jules Bianchi remains critical in hospital in JapanMarussia follow Caterham into administrationThe sense of loss at the Circuit of the Americas was palpable as the motorhomes that should have been filled by Marussia and Caterham both now in administration stood empty in the paddock.They had taken down the Marussia badge and chairs were s
Horse racing may look like a sport for individuals but patriotism is now being used to sell it to a wider audienceJamie Osborne, whose Toast Of New York runs in the $5m Breeders Cup Classic on Saturday evening, has simple motivations for being in California this week and it is nothing to do with the sunshine. Im not here for Europe and Im not here for Britain, he said here on Thursday. Im here
The Melbourne Cup is as popular as ever but the sport seems at odds with an increasingly urbanised and risk averse societyEarlier this month, Melbourne motorists pondered a billboard paid for by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. It wasnt up for long. For racing enthusiasts, the image of a dead thoroughbred just a few furlongs from Flemington was sacrilege. As always, there was s
Ticket prices were frozen at this years Open at Royal Liverpool Rory McIlroy to defend his title at St Andrews in 2015Ticket prices for the Open at St Andrews next year will rise by £5 to a minimum of £70 for an adult or £80 on the day despite disappointing attendances the last time it was held in Scotland.High prices were blamed for a drop in attendance at Muirfield in 2013 and ticket pri
New Strategy is napped to break his maiden at Newmarket, plus tips for all four race-meetings on Friday12.30 New Strategy (nap) 1.00 Crown Command 1.30 Chain Of Events 2.00 Filgaz 2.35 Red Pike 3.10 Dame Lucy (nb) 3.45 Precision Strike 4.15 Eastern Dragon Continue reading...
After four years with the Miami Heat, LeBron James returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in the teams home opener against the New York KnicksIt will be a homecoming unlike any other in NBA history. LeBron James, at different times the most loved and most hated athlete in Cleveland, will wear a Cavaliers uniform for the first time in four years when his team takes on the New Yor
Pakistan 304 for 2 First Test reportYounis Khans third successive century and a matching hundred from Azhar Ali put Pakistan firmly in control on 304 for two after day one of the second Test against Australia.Younis, having underpinned his sides victory in the series opener with knocks of 106 and 103 not out, was again in imperious form in Abu Dhabi, unbeaten on 111 by stumps. Continue rea
Im back in normal training Ill definitely be playing Scrum-half says captain OLoughlin should return too Smith says England not fazed by Australian referee Set of Six: England will be underdogs against KangaroosThe England scrum-half Matty Smith insists he will be fully fit for Sundays Four Nations clash with Australia and says his Wigan captain, Sean OLoughlin, is confident of lining up alo
Citys winless run extended to three matches Players need to discover their spark for the Manchester derbyExit from Capital One CupLeague defeat at West Ham UnitedChampions League draw away to CSKA MoscowJoe Hart believes there is no need to panic at Manchester City after their winless run was extended to three matches with defeat to Newcastle in the Capital One Cup. The 2-0 home loss was th
Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's 'rumble in the jungle' in Kinshasa took place 40 years ago on Thursday. The fight on 30 October 1974 was Ali's chance to regain his world heavyweight title. Foreman was the favourite for the clash but Ali managed to win, knocking his opponent out in the 8th round of a 15-round bout, to reclaim the title Continue reading...
A game show winner and ESPN veteran are among the entrepreneurs profiting off Americas increasingly popular pastime, which has boosted the NFL and turned a niche interest in numbers into marketable fare*ESPN convention: real life, or just fantasy football?Fantasy is variously described as imaginative power, a mental image or dream, an impractical idea or a genre of fiction. There is also a