Champions League: Barcelona issues give Spurs cause for optimism

11-12-2018

Tottenham face the daunting task of aiming to win in the Nou Camp on Tuesday, but Guillem Balague says Barcelona have problems Spurs can exploit.



The Fiver | Drink in every minute of one of English football’s great rivalries

11-12-2018

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Now that all those no-good hipsters have stopped prattling on about the Copa Libertadores final – “Foreign muck!” The Fiver’s English cousin, $exually Repressed Morris Dancing Fiver, rapped on Sunday night – the moment all true football fans have been waiting for is almost upon us. All you posers can stop pretending that you’ve heard of Boca Juniors, River Plate and Carlos Tevez. So what if you can point out Argentina on a map of the world? Whoop dee doo! Nobody cares! What was the score again? Don’t care! Everton versus Watford is only a few hours away and The Fiver needs to make sure it’s in position to drink in every minute of one of English football’s great rivalries. Continue reading...



Chelsea suspend supporters after alleged racial abuse of Raheem Sterling

11-12-2018

• Four fans banned while club conduct investigation• Chelsea vow to ‘support any criminal prosecutions’Chelsea have suspended four people from attending their matches, pending further investigations into allegations of racial abuse directed towards Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.The incident occurred during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Continue reading...



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

11-12-2018

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



River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to win the Copa Libertadores final

11-12-2018

Watch highlights as River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to claim their fourth Copa Libertadores trophy in front of 72,000 fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.



Snooker UK Championships: Watch the 10 best shots

11-12-2018

Watch the 10 best shots from the 2018 UK Snooker Championship in York featuring Mark Williams, Stephen Maguire, Rory McLeod and eventual winner Ronnie O'Sullivan.



River Plate claim Copa Libertadores against 10-man Boca with Quintero goal

11-12-2018

• River Plate 3-1 Boca Juniors (aet; 5-3 on agg)• Pratto 68 Quintero 109 Martínez 120 | Benedetto 44It may be marked with an asterisk and there could be more chapters to come in this extraordinary story, soaked in symbolism, sport and society, drama and emotion too, raw and exhilarating to the last, but River Plate are the Copa Libertadores winners – clinching a title they and Boca Juniors, their great rivals from across Buenos Aires, always knew would be forever.The game that would never end, reached the very, very end. “It’s been almost 60 days since this started and there is tremendous sadness,” said the Boca manager, Guillermo Schelotto. With 120 minutes gone and River 2-1 up, he watched as Leonardo Jara hit the post, the tension clawing at nerves as never before. That left Boca with one last chance: a corner the referee seemed determined to delay, as if clinging to this game, not wanting to let it go, and their goalkeeper Esteban Andrada in attack where he had been for seven or eight minutes already. It also left them exposed. Continue reading...



Klopp hails 'exceptional' Salah as Liverpool brush Bournemouth aside – video

11-12-2018

Jürgen Klopp heaped praise on Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian's second hat-trick for Liverpool powered his team to victory over Bournemouth. The 4-0 win extended Liverpool's unbeaten streak to 17 league games, equalling the club's all-time record. Klopp insisted that all credit for Liverpool's 'massive' Premier League form should go to his players. Continue reading...



Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

11-12-2018

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



David Luiz could be forced out by Chelsea’s over-30s contract policy

11-12-2018

• Club only offers one-year contract extensions to over-30s• David Luiz can negotiate with foreign clubs from JanuaryDavid Luiz’s future at Chelsea beyond the summer has been cast into considerable doubt after the club’s hierarchy made it clear they are reluctant to change their policy of offering only one-year contract extensions to players in their 30s.The club are seeking to prolong the stays of some key personnel, not least because they are one of a number of English sides under investigation by Fifa over possible violations of rules on the signing of foreign players under the age of 18 and could be the subject of lengthy transfer embargoes if found guilty by the world governing body’s disciplinary committee. Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kanté and César Azpilicueta have all agreed new terms recently, and are likely to be followed in the near future by Antonio Rüdiger. Continue reading...



Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video explainer

11-12-2018

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium on 9 December. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for the animosity between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca, but the second leg at El Monumental was postponed after the Boca team bus was attacked before the matchPostponed Copa Libertadores final to be played at Bernabéu in Madrid Continue reading...



Stalemate at Old Trafford and Wolves at Chelsea's door – Football Weekly Extra

11-12-2018

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Amy Lawrence and Mike Calvin discuss ‘four crap goals’ in the game between Manchester United and Arsenal, Morgan Gibbs-White, a very strange game in Brighton, the French for ‘putting your foot in it’ and sprinting managersJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the last few days of football, starting with Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at home with Arsenal, with the away side the ones to pile late pressure on at the one-time home of Fergie-time. Continue reading...



The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

11-12-2018

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s Premier League actionView the Dozen archive Continue reading...



Jaguars' Leonard Fournette says he confronted fan after racial slur

11-12-2018

Player was involved in heated exchange at Titans gameJacksonville coach says he has not considered disciplineThe Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says he became involved in a confrontation with a fan after he was the target of a racial slur.The incident happened during the Jaguars’ game at the Tennessee Titans last Thursday. A video published by TMZ shows Fournette shouting “You’re too old for that” and “I’m gonna beat your ass” at the fan. Players can be disciplined for confrontations with fans but at his Monday press conference Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said he believed there were extenuating circumstances. “I met with Leonard,” said Marrone. “He said there was a racial slur, so that’s what was told to me.” Marrone added no one else had mentioned the slur but said: “I trust the player.” Continue reading...