September 17, 2018

Red Bull expect Verstappen to start from the back in Russia

Max Verstappen finished second for Red Bull in Singapore on Sunday but he can expect Formula One's next race in Russia to be a hard slog from the rear of the field due to engine penalties.
September 17, 2018

West Ham’s Perez denies refusing to play at Everton

West Ham United striker Lucas Perez has defended himself in the wake of media reports that he refused to warm up and come on as a substitute during his side's 3-1 win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.
September 17, 2018

Japan’s Sapporo pulls out of 2026 Winter Olympics race – IOC

The Japanese city of Sapporo has pulled out of the bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the earthquake in Hokkaido, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday, adding that the city would focus on bidding for the 2030 Games.
September 17, 2018

‘Complete machine’ Hamilton offers no comfort for Ferrari

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes won big in Singapore on Sunday and the signs are looking ominous for title rival Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari.
September 17, 2018

Derby boss Lampard hit with FA charge after sending off

Derby County manager Frank Lampard was charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association on Monday after being sent to the stands during his team's 1-0 defeat by Rotherham United in the Championship at the weekend.
September 17, 2018

Bale says Real Madrid more of a team without Ronaldo

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid work together more as a collective unit without former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Portuguese forward moved to Juventus in the close season.
September 17, 2018

Five talking points from the weekend’s Premier League

Leaders Liverpool and Chelsea both maintained their 100 percent records while Manchester City kept within two points of the top with a 3-0 victory over promoted Fulham. Here are talking points from the weekend's Premier League action.
September 17, 2018

Yates wins Vuelta, completes British 2018 Grand Tour sweep

Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana title on Sunday to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of British Grand Tour winners in 2018.
September 17, 2018

England women to become fully professional from January

England women international 15-a-side players will become fully professional with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announcing on Monday the introduction of full-time contracts this season.
September 17, 2018

Kenyan Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin

Kenya's Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverised the marathon world record with a blistering run on Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him.
September 17, 2018

Five talking-points from Serie A at the weekend

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 2-1 on Sunday to maintain their perfect start to the season, although the win was marred by Douglas Costa's red card for spitting.
September 17, 2018

Australia to take no action after fan altercation with Tui

Rugby Australia will take no further action against a fan who had an altercation with loose forward Lukhan Tui at the request of the player, the organisation said on Monday.