January 24, 2019

Real grab 4-2 lead in Copa last-eight first leg

Real Madrid staged a late rally to take a huge step towards the last four of the Copa del Rey by beating Girona 4-2 at home in their quarter-final, first leg on Thursday thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema in a three-minute spell.
January 24, 2019

Doping – No time for WADA “victory lap”, warn anti-doping bodies

National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO) applauded the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday for getting access to Russian laboratory data but warned that it should not yet be doing a "victory lap".
January 24, 2019

MPs mull future of UK financial services after Brexit

The Treasury committee of MPs is launching an inquiry into the future of the UK's financial services,.
January 24, 2019

FACTBOX – Lowest England scores in tests against West Indies

List of England's lowest scores in a single innings in test matches against West Indies:
January 24, 2019

Rescuers end search for missing plane carrying football player Sala

Rescuers ended their search on Thursday for the plane carrying Premier League football player Emiliano Sala, which disappeared over the English Channel three days ago, after saying there was little chance anyone aboard had survived.
January 24, 2019

South American World Cup qualifiers to start in March 2020

South America's World Cup qualifiers will begin in March 2020, later than envisaged due to the date of Qatar 2022 tournament, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday. 
January 24, 2019

Nearly half of rail commuters are ‘frequently stressed out’

Nearly half of those who commute to work by train are regularly stressed out by their journeys, according to a new survey.
January 24, 2019

India’s cricket board lifts bans on Pandya and Rahul

Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who were suspended earlier this month for making controversial comments about women, have had their bans lifted with immediate effect, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday.
January 24, 2019

Palace sign Brazilian goalkeeper Perri on loan from Sao Paulo

Crystal Palace have signed goalkeeper Lucas Perri from Sao Paulo on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy the Brazilian when the deal expires, the Premier League club said on Thursday.
January 24, 2019

Former referee Chaibou given life ban for bribery

Former international referee Ibrahim Chaibou has been banned for life after being found guilty of taking bribes, global football body FIFA said on Thursday.
January 24, 2019

England’s Goode makes European Player of the Year shortlist

Fullback Alex Goode is among the nominees for the European Player of the Year award and is one of only two English players on the 15-man list released by European Professional Club Rugby on Thursday.
January 24, 2019

Paperchase sale on cards amid landlord talks

The high street stationer and greeting cards chain Paperchase is being touted to potential buyers as its owner holds talks with landlords about a move to close a chunk of its store portfolio.