January 23, 2020

Rallying – Neuville leads after opening Monte Carlo night stages

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville led the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally after the first two night stages on Thursday, with seven times winner Sebastien Ogier 19.1 seconds behind on his Toyota debut.
January 23, 2020

Atletico stunned by lowly Cultural in Copa shock

La Liga giants Atletico Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 extra-time defeat in the Copa del Rey to third-tier side Cultural Leonesa whose upset victory secured a place in the last 16 on Thursday.
January 23, 2020

Worcester lock Fatialofa out of intensive care after spinal injury

Worcester forward Michael Fatialofa has been moved out of intensive care and into a major trauma unit after suffering a serious neck injury this month, the Premiership rugby club said on Thursday.
January 23, 2020

Tranmere oust Watford to face Man United in FA Cup fourth round

Tranmere Rovers substitute Paul Mullin scored an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Premier League side Watford on Thursday to set up an FA Cup fourth-round clash with heavyweights Manchester United on Sunday.
January 23, 2020

Revised FA Cup fourth round draw

Following is the revised draw for the FA Cup fourth round:
January 23, 2020

Javid to reject Ryanair legal threat over Flybe ‘bailout’

Sajid Javid will on Friday seek to dismiss the threat of legal action against the government over its role in the rescue of Flybe, the regional airline.
January 23, 2020

Athletics – South Africa’s relay coach aiming for under 37.60 and podium finishes in Tokyo

South Africa's male quartet can improve on their fifth-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the world athletics championships last year and clinch a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the national relay coach said on Thursday.
January 23, 2020

Nienaber to be new Springbok coach – reports

Jacques Nienaber will be confirmed as the new coach of World Cup winners South Africa at a news conference in Pretoria on Friday, local media reported.
January 23, 2020

Roberts targets Super Rugby title with Stormers and Wales recall

Experienced centre Jamie Roberts says he has joined South African side the Stormers to win Super Rugby, but adds he has not given up hope of a return to the Welsh national team in the coming months.
January 23, 2020

Pieters takes early lead at Dubai Desert Classic

Belgian Thomas Pieters carded a five-under-par 67 in difficult conditions to open up a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.
January 23, 2020

Image problem? United’s Woodward battles fan unrest

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward came under fire from supporters at Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Burnley, with many venting frustration that he has been unable to bring in any new faces during the January transfer window.
January 23, 2020

British fishermen fear they won’t get what they voted for after Brexit

The automatic right of EU vessels to fish in British waters will come to an end at the end of the transition period in December.