January 12, 2020

Xavi undecided on offer to coach Barca – club source

Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club's sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has not made a decision, a club source told Reuters on Sunday.
January 12, 2020

Former Wales winger Jones joins Crusaders’ coaching staff

Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has again gone overseas to complete his coaching group with former Wales winger Mark Jones named as the defensive coach on a two-year contract for the 10-times Super Rugby champions.
January 12, 2020

Real win Super Cup with help from cynical saviour Valverde

Real Madrid were crowned winners of the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense final.
January 12, 2020

Atletico’s Simeone praises Real’s Valverde for cynical foul

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde earned unlikely praise from Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for a deliberate foul that denied Atletico a late scoring chance and potentially cost them Sunday's Super Cup final.
January 12, 2020

Ronaldo strikes again as Juventus go top with Roma win

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his superb scoring form as Juventus won 2-1 away to AS Roma on Sunday and moved two points clear at the top of Serie A.
January 12, 2020

PSG’s defence exposed in 3-3 draw with Monaco

Paris St Germain's defensive shortcomings were exposed as Monaco snapped the champions' Ligue 1 winning streak in a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
January 12, 2020

Regional airline Flybe in bid to stave off collapse

Flybe, Europe’s biggest regional airline, was locked in survival talks on Sunday night less than a year after being bailed out by a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium.
January 12, 2020

Closing the gender pay gap could take generations

Parity for women in most areas of public life appears to be decades away, according to new research.
January 12, 2020

MI5 chief shrugs off US warnings about Huawei

The head of MI5 has said he does not expect the UK's relationship with America to suffer if Britain decides to include the Chinese company's equipment in its 5G infrastructure.
January 12, 2020

Pearson warns ‘job not done’ as Watford escape relegation zone

Watford escaped the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season with a 3-0 win at Bournemouth on Sunday but manager Nigel Pearson, who has engineered a remarkable transformation since taking over, said the job is not done.
January 12, 2020

Guardiola says Aguero has a gift as he becomes leading overseas scorer

For Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is the gift that keeps giving.
January 12, 2020

Man City thrash Villa with Aguero’s record-breaking hat-trick

Sergio Aguero became the most prolific foreign goalscorer in Premier League history with a record-breaking hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 to reclaim second place on Sunday.