Copa Libertadores final: River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (agg 5-3)

10-12-2018

Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time goal helps River Plate win the Copa Libertadores with a historic victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid.



Women's World Cup 2019: Phil Neville excited by 'mouth-watering' match against Scotland

10-12-2018

Manager Phil Neville says England women's World Cup opener against Scotland will provide his team with a tough test.



Decision on Michael Cheika's Wallabies future to be made 'ahead of Christmas'

10-12-2018

Rugby Australia board hear presentation from coachChairman Cameron Clyne refuses to answer questionsRugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne has declined to guarantee or clarify the position of Michael Cheika following a presentation from the Wallabies’ coach, but says a thorough review will be completed before Christmas.Clyne came out seven hours into an unfinished RA board meeting on Monday, but spent just 50 seconds giving a statement to the media. He didn’t answer questions despite being asked if Cheika’s job was safe. Continue reading...



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

10-12-2018

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...



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

10-12-2018

This week's sport on the BBC includes the conclusion of snooker's UK Championship, plus European Champions Cup rugby and the first Test between Australia and India.



David Squires on ... the weekend Premier League derbies

10-12-2018

Our resident cartoonist looks back on a weekend of incident-packed local tusslesIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his new book Goalless Draws Continue reading...



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

10-12-2018

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...



Patrick Mahomes’ brilliance is hard to explain, even harder to exaggerate

10-12-2018

Only Aaron Rodgers can rival the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback’s athleticism and precision. We are witnessing the start of an all-time great careerHalf human, half amazing, Patrick Mahomes cemented himself as the league’s MVP on a wild, wacky NFL Sunday. Mahomes overcame a talented Baltimore defense, as the Chiefs beat the Ravens 27-24 to wrap up a spot in the playoffs.Mahomes’ brilliance is hard to explain, even harder to exaggerate. He is bending the boundaries of what is plausible on the football field. Only Aaron Rodgers is able to match the first-year starter’s blend of athleticism, precision and playmaking magic. Nobody has a more impressive arm than Mahomes. Baltimore entered Sunday as the fourth-best defense in the league by DVOA. Mahomes promptly set to work dissecting it, conjuring all kinds of magic, including no-look passes than had more than a whiff of sorcery: Continue reading...



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

10-12-2018

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



The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

10-12-2018

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