Edinburgh sink Montpellier to qualify for quarter-finals with Glasgow

19-01-2019

• Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier• Darcy Graham’s second-half try clinches Murrayfield battleEdinburgh sealed Champions Cup quarter-final places for themselves and Glasgow with a 19-10 victory over Montpellier. Related: Exeter target finest Champions Cup feat with qualification on line at Munster Continue reading...



Spygate: Pep Guardiola says 'everybody does it' in other countries

19-01-2019

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is asked about watching opponents' training sessions, in what has become known as 'Spygate'.



The Fiver | A kind of softly moving statue by which to remember Arsène Wenger

19-01-2019

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The big January transfer news continues to roll in, after Oumar Niasse, a player famously deprived of a locker at Everton by Ronald Koeman, left Goodison Park to join Cardiff City. Then Yohan Benalouane, a player stored in a locker for almost two years by Claude Puel, did one from Leicester to hurry into the warm embrace of Nottingham Forest’s new manager, Martin O’Neill, who confirmed he hopes to swell the good vibes at the City Ground by bringing along, as his assistant, that most eminent graduate of the Wealdstone Raider School of Motivational Discourse, Roy Keane. Continue reading...



Football transfer rumours: Emerson Palmieri to leave Chelsea for Juventus?

19-01-2019

Today’s tittle-tattle has never known more about Derby County Not content with having a name that makes him sound like two-thirds of a 1970s London prog rock band, Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is now the subject of interest from Juventus. A bit-part player at Stamford Bridge, the Italian international has played only two Premier League games this season and would go to Turin as cover for Alex Sandro. Related: Chelsea close to signing Higuaín with Morata set to join Atlético Madrid Continue reading...



Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

19-01-2019

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?



'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

19-01-2019

Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.



Australian Open 2019: Simona Halep v Venus Williams and more – live!

19-01-2019

Updates from the day six night session in MelbourneNovak Djokovic regains calm to see off ShapovalovAnd feel free to mail Tom with your thoughts 8.40am GMT Over on Rad Laver, there is plenty of noise. Home favourite Alex Bolt is playing Alexander Zverev. The fourth seed had an early break but Bolt pegged him back in the sixth to tie it up with a break of his own. Wild cheers for the wild card. 8.37am GMT First set: Halep 3-2 Williams* (*denotes server): Halep gets a chance on her opponent’s serve, taking Williams into the trenches twice in two rallies to finally get the break with a cross-court backhand that Williams can’t get a racket on. Continue reading...



The Fiver | Pontificating about the Corinthian spirit of fair play

19-01-2019

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!One of the few benefits of being related to this tea-timely email’s book-writing, cricket-playing, pyramid-inverting, tactics-obsessed Wearside cousin Mackem Lobanovskyi 4-2-3-1 False Nine Wilson Fiver, is that we’ve been looped in on the whole Marcelo Bielsa phenomenon since before it became fashionable on Wednesday. While Proper Journalists were taking time out from trying to procure and publish sneak previews of England team-sheets to pontificate about the Corinthian spirit of fair play, our cousin took time out of boring us with his batting average and bowling figures to regale us with stories about the man they call El Loco. Continue reading...



NFL championship round predictions: Saints slay Rams, Patriots stumble

19-01-2019

The four best teams in the NFL play each other on Sunday. And both games are likely to be decided by the finest of marginsLos Angeles Rams (No2 seed) @ New Orleans Saints (No1 seed). Sunday, 3.05pm EST/8.05pm GMT Continue reading...



Masters Snooker 2019: Judd Trump beats Mark Selby to reach semi-finals

19-01-2019

Judd Trump knocks world number one Mark Selby out of the Masters to reach the semi-finals with a 6-2 victory.



Masters 2019: Best shots as Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ryan Day

19-01-2019

Watch five of the best shots from Ronnie O'Sullivan's 6-3 quarter-final victory over Welshman Ryan Day at the 2019 Masters.



Jack Leach and Adil Rashid may become victims of England’s strength in depth

19-01-2019

• Smith hopes to de-stigmatise omissions by rotating on the road• Moeen may be the solitary spinner with Root providing coverA handy indicator of a team’s strength can often be found on its bench and this should be a source of comfort for England come Wednesday’s first Test against West Indies when considering some of the names who may miss out.Over the course of the tourists’ four days of warm-up cricket against the Board President’s XI there have been clues as to which way Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss (as well as the recently arrived Ed Smith) are leaning and it could well see two key players from the victory in Sri Lanka – Jack Leach and Adil Rashid – mixing the drinks. Continue reading...



Masters Snooker 2019: Neil Robertson beats Barry Hawkins to reach semi-finals - best shots

19-01-2019

Watch the best shots as Neil Robertson comes from to beat Barry Hawkins 6-3 at the Masters to set up a semi-final against Judd Trump.



Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

19-01-2019

Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.