Chelsea Women 6-0 Bristol City Women: Fran Kirby & Beth England score hat-tricks

21-02-2019

Fran Kirby and Beth England both grab hat-tricks as Chelsea thump Bristol City in the Women's Super League.



Blame it on the bogey: player banned for 'clearing contents of nose' at opponent

21-02-2019

Nico Lee incident occurred in game against Connacht‘It is difficult to imagine how an act of this sort could be worse’Toyota Cheetahs centre Nico Lee has received a 13-week ban after he “cleared the contents of his nose” on to an opposition player’s face.Lee was cited following the incident, which happened during South Africa-based Cheetahs’ Guinness PRO14 game against Connacht in Galway last Saturday. Continue reading...



Harry Kane returns to Tottenham training prior to Burnley trip

21-02-2019

• England captain tweets picture of Spurs return• Kane has been out since 13 January with ankle injuryHarry Kane has handed Tottenham a fitness boost after posting a picture training alongside his teammates.Kane is expected to return to action ahead of schedule in Spurs’ Premier League match at Burnley on Saturday. Continue reading...



Welsh connection will not distract Billy Vunipola from England’s cause | Andy Bull

21-02-2019

The No 8 lived in Wales as a child but says he is committed to helping England win their crucial Six Nations encounterPeople say love comes in different shapes and sizes, and in Wales on Saturday it will be 6ft 3in and 20st 7lb. Billy Vunipola says he wants to show the Welsh just how much he cares by helping England win at the Principality Stadium. No joke.Vunipola moved to Wales when he was six years old, and he has so much affection and respect for the people he knows there that he will be using those feelings as fuel for the “emotional battle”. After all, Vunipola says, when you are looking for motivation “love works better than hate because you have a clear mind. With hate you think everything’s wrong and it’s not your fault.” Continue reading...



Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke furious after sectarian abuse at Ibrox

21-02-2019

• Kilmarnock manager says Rangers support ‘in the dark ages’• Clarke also savages referee over red card in 5-0 defeatA furious Steve Clarke accused the Rangers support of living in the dark ages after being targeted with sectarian abuse during his Kilmarnock side’s Scottish Cup pummelling by Rangers.Chants of “sad Fenian bastard” echoed round Ibrox as the home side booked a quarter-final against Aberdeen with a 5-0 win. Alfredo Morelos struck four times on his return from suspension but Killie’s hopes were over as soon as the goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann, was dismissed for an off-the-ball clash with Glen Kamara. Continue reading...



Anthony Joshua: Jarrell Miller shoves Joshua in fiery press conference

21-02-2019

Anthony Joshua's first press conference with Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller gets off to fiery start after the American shoves the Briton ahead of their fight on 1 June in New York.



David Squires on … Chelsea's humiliation at Manchester City

21-02-2019

Our resident cartoonist on Maurizio Sarri’s dismay, Mike Dean and a man trying to wear trousers as a jumperTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...



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

21-02-2019

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



Virgil van Dijk wants to be 'a legend of Liverpool' - in-depth wide-ranging BBC interview

21-02-2019

Virgil van Dijk discusses growth spurts, getting drunk at Disneyland and his hopes of becoming a Liverpool legend in a wide-ranging interview.



Football transfer rumours: Zidane to replace Sarri at Chelsea?

21-02-2019

Today’s fluff is the vicinityChelsea are already lining up replacements for Maurizio Sarri, who could receive 1,000 Nicorette patches as compensation for being sacked less than a year into his contract. The Italian is likely to be sacked after his team’s 17-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final this weekend and Chelsea are thinking about which unfortunate sap to appoint next, with Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard’s Derby County manager Frank Lampard the early frontrunners. Let’s just hope the west Londoners know they’ll be legally obliged to change their name to Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard’s Chelsea if they go with the latter. Continue reading...



Georginio Wijnaldum insists clean sheet could be a boon for Liverpool

21-02-2019

• Defender believes result was good for Liverpool and Bayern• Goalless draw was achieved without key personnel in defenceGeorginio Wijnaldum has rejected the idea that Bayern Munich hold the advantage in their Champions League tie with Liverpool, insisting a clean sheet at Anfield could prove decisive for Jürgen Klopp’s free-scoring team in the second leg.Liverpool travel to Munich in three weeks’ time without the commanding first-leg lead that characterised their run to last season’s Champions League final following the goalless draw with the German champions. Mats Hummels, the Bayern defender, said the last-16 tie was balanced but that Niko Kovac’s team were satisfied with the result and their gameplan. Continue reading...