After Arsenal lost another crucial game, Matt Stanger wonders whether change is needed at the Emirates.
After England’s calamitous winter – for the men, at any rate – County Championship cricket returns today with its participants under a level of scrutiny unparalleled recently.
Pity poor Ulster, for whom a shatteringly early sending-off fatally undermined their big-day christening of the rebuilt, expanded Ravenhill Stadium with a first home Heineken Cup quarter-final.
Whatever Jonny Wilkinson and Brian O’Driscoll do after their retirements from playing this summer, they know nothing will replace the adrenaline rush of “do or die games”, as Wilkinson described this afternoon’s Heineken Cup quarter-final between Toulon and Leinster in the south of France.
Jack and Arnie went to the first tee shortly after 7.30am, leaving behind them a trail of footprints on polished turf saturated by dew. On the clubhouse balcony golfing grandees gathered to watch the ceremonial start to the Masters. Among their number a cherubic tyro leaned across the balustrade with a sweater tied around his shoulders to protect against the early April nip
Players like the Davis Cup because it offers team competition in what is usually an individual sport but Andy Murray is doing his best to turn Britain’s World Group quarter-final against Italy into a one-man show. The 26-year-old Scot yesterday put his team into a 2-1 lead in Naples by winning his opening singles rubber against Andreas Seppi 6-4 7-5 6-3 and then partnering Colin Fleming to a 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory over Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.
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FIFA has imposed a year-long transfer ban on Barcelona for breaching its rules on the transfer of players aged under 18.
FIFA has imposed a year-long transfer ban on Barcelona for breaching its rules on the transfer of players aged under 18.
Barcelona have been handed a one-year transfer ban by Fifa that threatens their bid to recruit Alen Halilovic, the teenage Croat already dubbed the “new Lionel Messi”, as well as a new goalkeeper to replace the departing Spain international Victor Valdes.
Sky Sports F1′s pundits have expressed sympathy for Daniel Ricciardo after the Australian’s nightmare Malaysia GP was compounded by a ‘harsh’ double punishment for Red Bull’s unsafe pitstop release.
Sebastian Vettel claims Red Bull are “making bigger steps” than Mercedes after he finished third at the Malaysia Grand Prix.
England captain Stuart Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after he criticised the decision to play on despite the threat of lightning during his side’s World Twenty20 match against New Zealand.
England captain Stuart Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for his comments regarding the officials after the World Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Saturday.
The builder they call “Mr Luis” perhaps best defines the challenge Brazil has faced in staging a World Cup.
Southampton head for White Hart Lane today with the twin aims of overhauling Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a Europa League place and trying to persuade the club to extend the contract of their manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
Gerardo Martino admitted last night that Barcelona must win the Clasico at the Bernabeu this afternoon to stand any chance of retaining their La Liga title.
Steve McClaren predicted a weekend of celebration in Derby following the biggest victory over their east Midlands rivals, Nottingham Forest, for 116 years. Craig Bryson scored his club’s first hat-trick against Forest since Steve Bloomer’s treble in 1898, with Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell sealing a 5-0 Championship home win. “We knew if we kept doing the right things the end product would come and there’s no better way to do it than in front of 33,000 fans.” said McClaren, whose side had not scored in just over six hours prior to yesterday’s derby triumph.
Emilio Sanchez, whose Barcelona academy launched Andy Murray on to the professional stage, believes the Scot needs to appoint a coach who will inspire the same self-confidence that Ivan Lendl brought to his game.
Berkshire Media Group have apologised over Thursday’s article, titled ‘The Other Face of Football’ while Reading FC have suspended their relationship with the paper