Exclusive: All the bad things are in the past But Uruguayan still refuses to accept being labelled racistBarcelona strikers four-month ban expires on SaturdaySid Lowes preview for Real Madrid v BarcelonaLuis Suárez has claimed that he is on the right path to becoming a reformed character having sought help to cure his impulse to bite people but the Barcelona striker remains steadfast in h
Armand Duka says their appeal will go to CAS if required Serbia will also appeal against punishments imposedAlbania will appeal against Uefas punishment for their role in last weeks abandonment of their Euro 2016 qualifier with Serbia in Belgrade and are prepared to take their case as far as the court of arbitration for sport (CAS) if necessary.Armand Duka, president of the Albanian Foot
Chelsea may have to adapt, its time Rickie Lambert got his chance and Leicester must find a way to stop SigurdssonJosé Mourinho was a man out of touch when he took his team to Old Trafford last season and played for a 0-0 draw, failing to appreciate that Manchester United were no longer worthy of such deference. He is unlikely to make that mistake this time, not with Chelsea in a creative gro
Independent tribunal clears Beale after five-hour hearing Player free to join Wallabies UK tour partyAustralias Kurtley Beale has been found not guilty of sending a series of harassing and offensive textsto the former Wallabies business manager Di Patston and is free to join the team for their UK tour.However, an independent three-member code of conduct tribunal fined Beale $45,000 on Frida
British No1 wins 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 Murray hoping to book place at ATP Tour FinalsAndy Murray survived a test of his credentials to see off South Africas Kevin Anderson in three sets and secure a place in the semi-finals of the Valencia Open.The world number 10, chasing his second title in the Spanish city, had endured few problems in earlier wins over Jürgen Melzer and Fabio Fognini but found
Gates at the teams Leafield factory locked for second day Finbarr OConnell has doubts over team competing in US Caterhams F1 future in doubt as Tony Fernandes hits backAdministrators have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer. The iInsolvency specialists Smith & Williamson closed the team factory in Leafield, Oxfordshire, on
Ted Bishop reacts to criticism of Nick Faldo in Poulters book Bishop apologises after removing post on TwitterPoulter hits back at Faldo over criticism of GarcíaIan Poulter has admitted he is shocked and disappointed after the PGA of America president referred to him as a little girl on two different social media accounts on Thursday.Ted Bishop singled out Poulter for criticism of the jobs
The wide receivers return from injury would be a welcome fillip against Atlanta Falcons in front of a capacity crowdAfter the increasingly feverish talk of an NFL franchise coming to London something the Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes is only six to seven years away a necessary cold compress: when two of the Detroit Lions star players, the quarterback Matthew Stafford and the wide
Injury to the Los Angeles Lakers point guard will cost him the entirety of the 2014-15 season and could mark the end of the two-time MVPs Hall of Fame careerThis could be it for Steve Nash, at least as an NBA player. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard will be out for the entirety of the 2014-15 season due to nerve injuries in his back, a long-term condition that worsened after Nash suffered a
The Tim Easterby-trained Azagal at Newbury rates the best bet of the day1.40 Withernsea 2.10 Salt Island 2.40 Open Eagle 3.15 Dungannon 3.50 Elm Park 4.25 Them And Us 5.00 Top Notch Tonto 5.30 Charles Molson Continue reading...
Fabiano Caruanas daring bid to upstage Magnus Carlsens world title match by capturing No1 in the rankings was finally halted at the Baku Grand Prix, but only after the Italian, 22, reached within 10 rating points of the champion. Caruana had been on a surge for several months, while Carlsen will start his battle with Vishy Anand when Vladimir Putin makes a ceremonial first move at Sochi on 8 Nov
Pakistan 454 & 38-0; Australia 303 all out Pakistan have a healthy lead of 189 after third dayYounis Khan hits 25th Test century for PakistanDavid Warners third consecutive century was not enough to keep Australia in touch with Pakistan, who ended day three of the first Test in Dubai in an ominous position.Warner, whose previous Test appearance against South Africa in March yielded hundred
The Welsh back says it will be emotional when he plays at Llanelli for first time since switching to Tigers last year. The match is in Pool 3 of the European Rugby Champions CupOwen Williams, the Leicester back, has admitted it will be emotional and weird when he returns to face Scarlets following his move to England last year, with the Tigers attempting to secure successive victories in the Eu
As the WSFF looks forward to a new life as Women in Sport, founders and luminaries agree there have been huge steps in some areas but also know the job isnt finishedIn the past 30 years of women playing sport, one single theme has dogged their progress: wombs. More specifically the male sporting establishments view on what should or shouldnt be done with them. Running at great distances, jumpin
Dane beats Petra Kvitova in straight sets in Singapore Agnieszka Radwanksa to face Simona Halep in other semiCaroline Wozniacki arrived in Singapore as the eighth and bottom seed for the WTA Finals, but the Dane never doubted her ability to compete against the very best and goes into Saturdays semi-finals with a spotless record after round-robin play.Wozniacki opened her tournament with a t
The Detroit Lions train on Thursday for their match against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley on Sunday. Coach Jim Caldwell also discusses the fitness of wide receiver Calvin Johnson who is recovering from an ankle injury. The match in London marks the 2nd of 3 NFL games being played in the UK this season as popular support for London to have it's own NFL team grows Continue reading...
County opts to be known as Middlesex CCC in all formats Club mascot Pinky the Panther will survive the rebrandMiddlesex have called time on their limited-overs name Panthers with immediate effect.The county, who previously played one-day cricket under the controversial Crusaders moniker, have decided to abandon nicknames altogether and will be known simply as Middlesex CCC across all three
Burgess searching for a buzz says Sam Tomkins England full-back believes NRL is a tougher challengeThe England full-back Sam Tomkins says absent team-mate and international player of the year Sam Burgess is leaving for rugby union in search of a buzz more than a tougher sporting challenge.Rugby leagues Four Nations kicks off in Brisbane on Saturday in somewhat curious circumstances when Eng
This week's quiz tests your knowledge of European goalscorers and the first weekend in the European Rugby Champions Cup Continue reading...
At a glance guide to all the best action on the boxPremier League - 10 things to look out for The biggest game on Earth just got bigger El Clásico preview Falcons prepare for Wembley clash Continue reading...
The Olympic champ and unbeaten lightweight boxer on face tattoos, speaking to the Queen and breaking phones in angerHi Luke! Youre back fighting in Hull on Saturday fighting Daniel Brizuela for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title. Excited? Yeah! Seems like it was ages ago. The support and the atmosphere that I get in Hull is unbelievable. I still live in the city.Whats your en
Spaniard cites personal reasons for his absence Speculation grows Nadal could pull out of ATP Tour FinalsRafael Nadal has pulled out of next weeks BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.Personal reasons were cited by tournament organisers in a statement, with the US Open champion Marin Cilic also withdrawing because of an injury to his right arm. Continue reading...
Under Dan Mullen the Bulldogs are the first team ever to ascend to No1 overall in five weeks after starting a season unrankedAs Mississippi State defensive back Justin Cox preserved the biggest victory in school history with a sprawling interception near the goal-line, thousands of cowbells rang in unison producing a cicada-like din inside Davis Wade Stadium.The Bulldogs 38-23 win over No2
The 29-year-old, enjoying the culture change in France, is used to the pressure of top clubs and is unfazed at facing seven of the newly announced England squad against BathEngland have announced their initial elite player squad, and for the first time since the 2005 version Toby Flood is not in it. He has 60 caps, which would have made him the most experienced member of the squad, and as a 29-
Previews of key games in NFL week eight, including Bills v Jets, plus your chance to take part in our Pick Six contest*Peyton Manning: an NFL legend*Mark Dantonio is the best coach in college footballThe NFL touches down in London for the second time this season, with the Falcons squaring off against the Lions at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Or thats what we hope will happen, at least. The
Serbia must play next two qualifiers behind closed doors Both countries fined 100,000 after abandoned match Albanian FA calls Uefas decision a travestyWhat was Ivan Bogdanov doing at Serbia v Albania?Albanian FA claims Serbian police attacked playersSerbia will have to play their next two European qualifying matches behind closed doors as punishment for the chaos that enveloped their ma
A four -hour disciplinary hearing in Sydney finds him guilty of only one conduct breach in text message sagaKurtley Beale was spared the sack after a marathon disciplinary hearing found the Wallabies star guilty of just one breach of conduct and fined him $45,000.Amid confusion at Australian Rugby Union (ARU) headquarters in Sydney on Friday night, Beale avoided suspension from the nationa
Ireland have already stunned France in the Euros, can they do the same to Scotland on Saturday?; plus heated debate Down Under; and whats a spare S between friends?For almost all the St Helens players, the season ended with glory at Old Trafford. With no-one in the England squad due to a series of injuries and McNanamarisms, only two players did not head for surgery or go on holiday once the Gr
Gary Stevens will ride at next weeks Breeders Cup after making a swift recovery from knee replacement surgeryTony Paley: The evergreen Gary Stevens will ride at next weeks Breeders Cup after making a remarkably swift recovery from knee replacement surgery. The 51-year-old rider underwent the operation on his right knee in July and had hoped to be back in in action on Boxing Day. Continue readi
I love this club, I have huge respect for players and coaches I know how sought-after Joe is in world rugby, says Dai YoungSmall Talk: Joe LaunchburyWasps have announced that England lock Joe Launchbury has agreed a contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club. Launchburys decision represents a major coup for Wasps prior to the clubs move to Coventrys Ricoh Arena.The 23-year-old join