Wilder v Fury: WBC World Heavyweight champion warns 'nervous' Briton

16-11-2018

Deontay Wilder warns Tyson Fury he will be his "worst nightmare" and questions the Briton's additions to his team.



Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

16-11-2018

This week's sport on the BBC includes the ATP World Tour Finals, the ICC Women's World Twenty20 and the home nations' football internationals.



Football rumours: Wenger turned down Fulham with Bayern in waiting?

16-11-2018

Today’s rumours think nothing says Christmas quite like an extended trailer for next year’s biopicManchester United defender Chris Smalling could swap life at one mid-table Premier League club for another if speculation linking with with a move to Everton turns out to carry any weight. Tabloid tittle-tattle says the Goodison Park outfit want to take him on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer, but could make a bid for him in January instead. Smalling is currently negotiating a new contract with United, in a state of affairs that cynics might suggest is in some way related to the coincidental appearance of stories linking with him a move elsewhere. Related: Chelsea to let Gary Cahill leave on loan in January as a reward for his service Continue reading...



David McNamara: Referees plan to use 'rock, paper, scissors' in support of banned official

16-11-2018

Referees at some grassroots football matches are planning to use the rock, paper, scissors game at kick-off to show support for a suspended official.



Wayne Rooney on England, leaving the Premier League, and life in the US

16-11-2018

Wayne Rooney talks to Football Focus about England, leaving the Premier League, and life in the US playing for DC United.



Lewis Hamilton’s F1 vision suggests bid to match Michael Schumacher

16-11-2018

Champion wants the sport to develop in established nations and overhauling Schumacher’s records appears part of the planLewis Hamilton believes Formula One should be looking to the European heartland if it is to add new races. It is an understandable viewpoint given he takes huge pleasure in racing on classic circuits packed with fans but much less so in front of empty grandstands. Yet that he should express his feelings having recently claimed a fifth title suggests a possible subtext. Hamilton is considering F1’s future and therein lies his final challenge: matching or beating Michael Schumacher. Related: Mercedes tribute to ‘exceptional’ Lewis Hamilton after F1 constructors’ title win Continue reading...



Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age

16-11-2018

It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changedIn the end Wayne Rooney got the biggest cheer of the night. Which was, after all, the whole point. With 58 minutes gone there was a roar from the bleachers that almost became a full standing ovation as the crowd rose to clap and gawp, sucking the sweetness from the last of those big Rooney moments.He looked pretty much the same, just a little stiffer in this light and speedy England team. Rooney’s first act was to watch DeAndre Yedlin skim past him on the outside. He leaped for a couple of headers. A bit later a man in a red shirt ran on to the pitch and threw an arm around his shoulder before being led away by stewards, but nobody really seemed to mind much. Continue reading...



Anna Gasser makes history as first female snowboarder to land triple cork – video

16-11-2018

Olympic champion Anna Gasser has written another chapter in her snowboard career after becoming the first woman to land a cab triple cork. The 27-year-old pulled off the jump on her first attempt at the Stubai Glacier in Austria.The cab triple 1260 involves taking off in the switch position with your 'wrong' foot forward, followed by three and a half rotations in the air, and then landing in the forward position. The Austrian also made history in 2013 with a cab double cork 900 kicker, and 2015 when she became the first woman to land a competition cab double underflip. She also claimed the gold medal in the Big Air competition at the Pyeongchang Games.Winter Olympics: hits and misses from Pyeongchang Continue reading...



Women's World Twenty20 highlights: India beat Ireland, New Zealand end losing streak

16-11-2018

Watch the best moments from day seven of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as India beat Ireland to reach the semi-finals and New Zealand end their losing streak.



Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

16-11-2018

How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.



Jarryd Hayne reportedly under investigation over allegations of sexual assault

16-11-2018

Woman told police she suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with the out-of-contract NRL star on grand final nightJarryd Hayne’s immediate NRL future appears even more uncertain with the out-of-contract star reportedly being investigated over allegations of sexual assault.Without an NRL club for next season, Hayne is the subject of an investigation by the New South Wales sex crimes squad following an incident on grand final night, according to the Nine Network. Continue reading...



Video assistant referees (VAR) in English football - the story so far

16-11-2018

Match of the Day pundits debate how successful the video assistant referee system has been so far in England.



Magnus Carlsen thwarts Game 5 ambush in draw with Fabiano Caruana

16-11-2018

Carlsen and Caruana play to 34-move draw – as it happenedCarlsen: ‘There is serious room for improvement at this point’World title match remains knotted at 2½-all after five gamesMagnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana played to a fifth draw in as many games on Thursday in the latest episode of their world championship showdown in London, as the Norwegian champion adroitly weathered early fireworks to negotiate a peaceful result after 34 moves and three-and-a-quarter hours. Related: Magnus Carlsen weathers early Fabuano Caruana surprise in Game 5 draw – as it happened Continue reading...



Richard Scudamore: Departing Premier League chief to receive £5m farewell gift

16-11-2018

Outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore will get a £5m farewell bonus paid by clubs, the Premier League confirms.



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

16-11-2018

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.



Ireland's Joe Schmidt expects ‘spiky’ All Blacks encounter to decide world’s best

16-11-2018

• Schmidt: side ‘will give as good as we get’ against New Zealand• Coach defends Bundee Aki’s right to represent IrelandTest rugby is no place for the faint-hearted. With this in mind, Joe Schmidt has predicted another “spiky” clash with the All Blacks which will, in the visitors’ minds at least, decide the mantle of the world’s best team.In their past three drama-filled Tests only three points separate the All Blacks and Ireland, the two top-ranked sides, but much of that engrossing recent history has faded to form a near singular focus on the brutality that punctuated their last match in Dublin. Continue reading...



Alexis Sánchez signing plays part in Manchester United 10% wage bill rise

16-11-2018

• Sánchez signing and new Fellaini contract part of £77m bill• Club’s revenue down to £135m from £143mManchester United’s wage bill has increased by more than 10%, the club’s latest financial figures have shown. The rise was attributed primarily to investment in the first-team squad and follows the arrival of players including Alexis Sánchez. Related: Football rumours: Wenger turned down Fulham with Bayern in waiting? Continue reading...