September 11, 2018

Italian optimism quickly drains away after Portugal loss

The optimism which followed Roberto Mancini's appointment as Italy coach in May quickly drained away following their 1-0 loss to Portugal on Monday as thoughts turned to Nations League relegation.
September 11, 2018

Clubs told that a third UEFA competition set to be introduced

A third UEFA club competition is set to be introduced from the 2021-22 season, the head of the association representing Europe's biggest clubs said on Tuesday.
September 11, 2018

Leclerc to replace Raikkonen at Ferrari in 2019

Monaco's 20-year-old rookie Charles Leclerc will replace Formula One veteran Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari next season in a seat swap with the Finnish 2007 world champion, who moves to Sauber.
September 11, 2018

Australia name five uncapped players for Pakistan series

Australia named five uncapped players in a raw tour squad to play Pakistan in a test series in the United Arab Emirates, while recalling pace veteran Peter Siddle for the first time in two years and dropping middle order batsman Peter Handscomb.
September 11, 2018

Controversial U.S. Open prompts promises of improvement

Issues of sexism, officiating double standards and adverse playing conditions have dominated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, raising uncomfortable questions and prompting authorities to promise a review of existing policies.
September 11, 2018

Bolton facing administration after debt talks fail, says owner

Bolton Wanderers could face administration on Tuesday after the English Championship club's owner Ken Anderson said his offer to repay a loan to a finance company had been turned down.
September 10, 2018

England to rest Kane for Switzerland friendly

England striker Harry Kane will be rested for Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland at Leicester City's King Power Stadium with manager Gareth Southgate keen to protect his talisman.
September 10, 2018

Portugal give Italy’s Mancini plenty to worry about

Portugal rested Cristiano Ronaldo and still overcame new-look Italy 1-0 in their opening Nations League match on Monday, giving visiting coach Roberto Mancini plenty to think about
September 10, 2018

Cook’s perfect day as England close on victory

If records were kept for standing ovations received in a match Alastair Cook would top that list too after a fairytale day at the Oval in which he engraved his 291st and last test innings with a sublime century.
September 10, 2018

I could not have scripted final innings, says Cook

England batsman Alastair Cook said he could not have penned the final chapter of his test career any better after he signed off with a memorable 147 against India at the Oval on Monday.
September 10, 2018

Kosovo beat Faroes to claim first-ever competitive win

Kosovo clinched their first-ever win in a competitive international by beating the Faroe Islands 2-0 in the Nations League on Monday.
September 10, 2018

Lata Akbaba double gives Turkey 3-2 Nations League win in Sweden

Turkey's substitute Emre Akbaba got two late goals to snatch a stunning 3-2 win over Sweden in the Nations League as the visitors recovered from two goals down at the Friends Arena on Monday.