May 16, 2019

European final a step in ‘spectacular progress’ for Barca women’s team

Barcelona are making their first appearance in the women's Champions League final against holders Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday but landing a maiden European title is just one part of the club's grand ambitions in the booming women's game.
May 16, 2019

WADA’s Russian investigation enters new phase

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has begun to build cases against drug cheats with the help of raw data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory as the Russia doping investigation enters a new and perhaps final phase, WADA said on Thursday.
May 16, 2019

Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek set to miss Europa final due to surgery

Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles, his club said on Thursday, almost certainly ruling him out of this month's Europa League final against London rivals Arsenal.
May 16, 2019

Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley: Inside the Emmerdale stars’ Yorkshire home and allotment

ZOE HENRY and Jeff Hordley are best known for their roles on Emmerdale, but away from the small screen they keep their fans updated on their lives via Twitter. What have the couple revealed about what their home in Yorkshire looks like?
May 16, 2019

Netherlands, Sweden firm – with Australia – as Eurovision favourites

The Netherlands and Sweden are among 10 countries which have secured the final 10 slots in the grand final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
May 16, 2019

WADA harassment report a whitewash, says Scott

Canadian Olympic cross-country skiing champion Beckie Scott accused the World Anti-Doping (WADA) of whitewashing her complaints of harassment and intimidation, saying on Thursday she was "extremely disappointed" in an independent report.
May 16, 2019

Sunderland shackle Portsmouth to reach League One playoff final

Sunderland maintained their hopes of climbing back up English football's pyramid by booking a place in the League One playoff final after holding out for a 0-0 draw at Portsmouth on Thursday to seal a 1-0 aggregate victory.
May 16, 2019

Racing Genk win Belgian league title

Racing Genk were crowned Belgian champions on Thursday after a 1-1 draw at Anderlecht gave them an unassailable four-point lead over Club Bruges, who lost 2-0 at Standard Liege.
May 16, 2019

Amazon close to swallowing slice of Deliveroo

Amazon, the internet retailing behemoth, is in talks to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the British food delivery app Deliveroo, giving it a huge boost in its international battle with rival Uber Eats. 
May 16, 2019

Relegation completes demise of most successful Swiss club

Homeless for 12 years and with a constant turnover of coaches and presidents, Switzerland's most successful club, Grasshopper Zurich, suffered a fresh humiliation on Thursday when they were relegated after 68 years in the top flight.
May 16, 2019

Pregnant athletes ‘punished’ by Nike, says champion British runner

British runner Jo Pavey has revealed Nike stopped her sponsorship money immediately when she told the sportswear company she was pregnant.
May 16, 2019

Koepka passes Bethpage Black test with flying colours

So dominant was Brooks Koepka in the opening round of the PGA Championship that he boldly referred to the intimidating Bethpage Black course as "fun" after grabbing the clubhouse lead on Thursday.