Tottenham lose Harry Kane until March due to ankle ligament injury

16-01-2019

• Striker sustained injury in defeat by Manchester United• He will miss games against Chelsea and Borussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur’s worst fears have been realised after a scan on Harry Kane’s left ankle confirmed he sustained ligament damage during the defeat by Manchester United. The England captain is not expected even to resume training until early March.The striker had hobbled away from Wembley on Sunday after hurting the joint in a challenge with Phil Jones towards the end of the 1-0 loss and, while he had initially conceded he would miss at least a month in rehabilitation, medical tests on the ankle suggest his absence will extend further. Continue reading...



Wigan’s Lenagan attacks ‘stupid’ RFL bond demand from Catalans Dragons

16-01-2019

• Deposit of £500,000 sought from Challenge Cup holders• ‘It’s a poor decision and an ill-thought-out decision’The Rugby Football League’s decision to demand the Challenge Cup holders, Catalans Dragons, pay a bond to enter this year’s competition has been branded “stupid” by one of the most prominent club owners in Super League.Catalans have been asked by the RFL to provide a £500,000 deposit, in light of a poor attendance in last year’s final, when just over 50,000 people watched Dragons defeat Warrington at Wembley to win the cup for the first time. Continue reading...



'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

16-01-2019

The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.



Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

16-01-2019

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...



The Spin | Cricket’s American dream remains as USA welcomed back into ICC fold | Emma John

16-01-2019

Three years after they were kicked out, the USA have had their member status restored and a new governing body has big ideas for the progression of the game for both men and womenWas that a whiff of fatted calf we could smell this week? The USA finally returned to the cricketing fold, three years after being kicked out of the ICC for behaviour unbecoming an associate member, and the whole affair had a slight feel of the prodigal son about it.“The International Cricket Council today welcomed USA Cricket as its 105th Member, in what is a historical milestone for the governing body established in 2017,” beamed the official press release, as champagne corks popped across the Atlantic. The use of the word historical seemed a bit rich – after all, it’s also the only milestone this one-year-old organisation has achieved. But maybe the person who wrote it was feeling nostalgic. After all, 54 years ago, in 1965, the USA had been the very first non-Commonwealth country admitted to the ICC. And the decades since haven’t exactly wreathed it in glory. Continue reading...



FA Cup: Luton Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday highlights

16-01-2019

Watch highlights as Atdhe Nuhiu scores Sheffield Wednesday's first goal in their last four FA Cup games to beat Luton Town and book a place in the fourth round.



Mick Schumacher: Ferrari driver academy spot for son of seven-time champion Michael

16-01-2019

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, has joined the Ferrari driver academy, sources close to the team say.



FA Cup: Darragh Lenihan levels for Blackburn with 'thumping' header against Newcastle United

16-01-2019

Darragh Lenihan scores on the stroke of half-time as Blackburn come from two goals down to level with Newcastle United in their FA Cup third-round replay at Ewood Park.



Hillsborough police chief guilty of 'extraordinarily bad' failures, court told

16-01-2019

Prosecution says David Duckenfield breached duty of care to spectatorsThe South Yorkshire police officer in charge of the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989 was responsible for “extraordinarily bad” failures that were “a substantial cause” of the crush on the Leppings Lane terrace that killed 96 people, a court has been told.Opening the prosecution’s case against David Duckenfield for manslaughter by gross negligence, Richard Matthews QC told the jury: “David Duckenfield’s criminal responsibility for the deaths ... flows from his gross failure to discharge his personal responsibility as match commander.” Continue reading...



'To hell with the rest of the world': Neil Warnock attacks government's handling of Brexit - video

16-01-2019

Neil Warnock has used a post-match press conference to attack the government's handling of Brexit negotiations - insisting a clean exit form the EU will be better for Britain 'football-wise', and 'in every aspect'Neil Warnock on Brexit: 'I can't wait to leave. To hell with the rest of the world' Continue reading...



Masters 2019: Barry Hawkins proves too strong for Shaun Murphy at Masters - best shots

16-01-2019

Barry Hawkins beats former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-2 to reach the quarter-final of the Masters.