FA Cup: Southampton v Derby - pundits on disallowed goal

17-01-2019

Match of the Day pundits discuss the VAR decision to disallow a Derby goal against Southampton in the FA Cup third-round replay.



'I'm glad I'm the underdog': Adrien Broner ready for showdown with Manny Pacquiao – video

17-01-2019

Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, says his title defence against Adrien Broner will be a ‘once in a lifetime’ fight. The WBA welterweight champion, who turned 40 last month, knows he will have his hands full when he battles the hard-hitting American in Las Vegas on 19 January and is not lining up fighters down the road.Meanwhile Broner, who is seeking his first victory since a split decision win in February 2017, says: ‘I’m glad I’m the underdog.’Pacquiao angers opponent Broner after discussing Mayweather at press conference Continue reading...



Which football teams doctored their playing surface to hinder opponents? | The Knowledge

17-01-2019

Plus: top-scoring defenders, non-league double delight and strange middle names. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Pep Guardiola says he didn’t leave the Etihad grass long against Liverpool. But which teams or managers have used this tactic to help their own side or hinder an opponent?” asks George Jones.Let’s start with the Poundland Machiavelli, former Cambridge and Lincoln innovator John Beck. Everyone in football knows about the infamous Beck and the stunts he used to pull at Cambridge. He brought in statisticians to lecture his players about how few passes were needed to score. He had the grass grown several inches long in the corners to hold up the ball when his players knocked it over the top. During the week they would rough up the pitch so anybody who tried to play football against them was at a disadvantage. “We just used to boot it upfield, so it didn’t really matter to us,” Steve Claridge recalls in his autobiography. Continue reading...



World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

17-01-2019

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.



Thierry Henry won't like Patrick Vieira for a 'little bit' during Monaco v Nice – video

17-01-2019

Monaco head coach Thierry Henry has joked that he and former teammate Patrick Vieira 'won't like each other for a little bit' when the Ligue-1 strugglers play Nice on 16 January.Henry played alongside Vieira, who now manages eighth-place Nice, for Arsenal from 1999 to 2005, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups along the way. The pair also lifted the World Cup together with France in 1998.'We played with each other, battled with each other, in the national team and with Arsenal. But, it's going to be Monaco versus Nice. That's the most important thing,' Henry told the media ahead of the match at the Stade Louis II Cesc Fàbregas leaves Chelsea to reunite with Thierry Henry at Monaco Continue reading...



Masters Snooker 2019: Mark Selby beats Stephen Maguire to progress in Masters

17-01-2019

Watch the best shots from three-time Masters champion Mark Selby's 6-2 win over Stephen Maguire as he progresses to the quarter-finals.



Six Nations 2019: Uncapped Connacht trio in Ireland squad

17-01-2019

Uncapped Connacht trio Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell included in the Ireland squad for this year's Six Nations.



Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

17-01-2019

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...



Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa's PowerPoint presentation after 'spying' claims

17-01-2019

When Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa held a news conference, nobody expected a full PowerPoint presentation.



FA Cup: Southampton v Derby - Stuart Armstrong heads Saints into lead

17-01-2019

Southampton take the lead against Derby County in their FA Cup third-round replay as Stuart Armstrong reacts quickest to head home after Shane Long's effort is saved.



Dan Evans smiles in defeat by Roger Federer after 'terrible' time during ban

17-01-2019

Evans delivers best display since comeback, losing 7-6, 7-6, 6-3‘I was in a bad place,’ he says of nine-month drugs suspension A year after he found himself “in a pretty bad place” and contemplating retirement from tennis at 27, Dan Evans can smile again, bathed in accolades for three sets against Roger Federer that lit up day three of the Australian Open – and gave the loser much-needed heart.It took Federer two and a half hours to beat the world No 189 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-3 on the Rod Laver Arena, a place where he has celebrated victory in the first major of the year six times. Continue reading...



Former West Indies coach Stuart Law says old charges can trouble England

17-01-2019

• New Middlesex head coach believes old side can upset England• Australia says his country have ‘lost track of what’s important’Stuart Law says he has softened since he stopped playing but one would not necessarily guess it from the way he talks. On Wednesday, at his first press conference as Middlesex coach, Law had some kind words to say about West Indies, where he has just finished a two-year stretch as head coach, but some candid ones about the state of the game in Australia.“The staging of the Big Bash right in the middle of the Test summer probably isn’t the smartest move,” Law said. “I keep hearing that the Big Bash is doing so well. If it’s doing so well, play it in March. Don’t take up the time of Test match cricket, because the boys should be playing red-ball cricket alongside the Test matches.” Continue reading...