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Djokovic adds former Wimbledon champ Ivanisevic to coaching team

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon Preview – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2019 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic after a practice session REUTERS/Tony O’Brien(Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic has added former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic to his coaching team ahead of his title defense at SW19, the Serb […]

Wimbledon Day One order of play – who is on court today?

Will Novak Djokovic retain his Wimbledon title? (Picture: Getty Images)Prepare to let everything take a back seat to tennis for the next couple of weeks as Wimbledon 2019 gets underway. The first day of play at SW19 will see reigning men’s Singles champion Novak Djokovic kick off the action on Centre Court as he takes […]

Naby Keita 'leaves Egypt' to see Liverpool doctor over problematic thigh injury

Naby Keita has reportedly returned to Liverpool to receive further examination on the thigh injury he sustained while representing Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Reds midfielder picked up the knock during Guinea’s 1-0 defeat to Nigeria on Wednesday and was replaced by Lass Bangoura after 70 minutes. After sustaining injuries to his […]

Cricket legends join Pakistan fans in slamming MS Dhoni after India’s World Cup defeat to England

MS Dhoni was criticised following India’s World Cup defeat to England (Picture: Getty)MS Dhoni has been criticised by a number of former players after his subdued innings in India’s World Cup defeat to England. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni finished unbeaten on 42 from 31 balls in Sunday’s 31-run defeat at Edgbaston as India lost their unbeaten tag […]

FA furious after US officials are caught in England’s World Cup hotel

An extraordinary “spygate” row has broken out at the Women’s World Cup after undercover US team officials were caught wandering into private rooms at England’s hotel while Phil Neville’s side were out training. The Football Association is furious over the incident, which occurred on Sunday morning, two days before the teams meet in Tuesday’s semi-final. […]

Semenya vows no world championships if she can't run 800m

STANFORD, California (Reuters) – Olympic champion Caster Semenya said on Sunday she would not defend her world title in Doha next September if she could not run in the 800 meters because of new testosterone regulations imposed by the sport’s governing body. “If I am not running 800 meters, I’m not running in the world […]

European Games: Marcus Ellis & Lauren Smith beat Chris and Gabby Adcocks to win gold

Ellis (right) will be Great Britain’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony at the European Games in MinskMarcus Ellis and Lauren Smith caused a shock at the European Games by beating British rivals Chris and Gabby Adcock in the badminton mixed doubles final.Ellis and Smith beat the top seeds and current European champions 21-14 21-9.Ellis […]

Man Utd 'make Bruno Fernandes transfer bid' – but it has been rejected for one reason

Manchester United have reportedly made a £35million bid to sign Bruno Fernandes – but the offer has been rejected by Sporting Lisbon. Portugal international Fernandes has been linked with a transfer to Old Trafford throughout the summer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised signing a winger and full-back in £18million Daniel James from Swansea and […]

Manchester United could still hijack Tanguy Ndombele deal as Tottenham agree fee

Ndombele is yet to agree personal terms with Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Manchester United are still in a position to hijack Tottenham’s deal for Tanguy Ndombele despite Spurs agreeing a fee with Lyon for the midfielder, according to reports in France. Tottenham and Lyon have come to terms over a £55million deal for Ndombele, plus a further […]

Spain U21 v Germany U21: European Championship final – live!

Spain: Sivera, Aguirregabiria, Núñez Gestoso, Vallejo, Firpo, Roca, Ruiz, Olmo, Ceballos, Fornals, Oyarzabal Subs: Martín, Meré, Soler, Merino, Mayoral, Vallejo Galván, Simón, Zubeldia, Lirola, Pedraza, Mir Vicente, Martín FernándezGermany: Nübel, Klostermann, Tah, Baumgartl, Henrichs, Serdar, Eggestein, Dahoud, Öztunali, Waldschmidt, Amiri Subs: Nmecha, Richter, Müller, Eggestein, Mittelstädt, Anton, Uduokhai, Neuhaus, Koch, Maier, Löwen, SchubertReferee: Srdjan Jovanovic […]

County Championship: Essex take charge as Nottinghamshire slump again with bat

Peter Siddle (left) took three wickets for Essex against one of his former countiesSpecsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (day one):Nottinghamshire 213: Mullaney 74, Patel 39; Siddle 3-38, Porter 3-49, Beard 3-62 Essex 72-1: Browne 39*, Westley 25*; Broad 1-20Nottinghamshire (1 pt) lead Essex (3 pts) by 141 runsScorecardEssex maintained their title chase […]

County Championship: Essex take charge as Nottinghamshire slump again with bat

Peter Siddle (left) took three wickets for Essex against one of his former countiesSpecsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (day one):Nottinghamshire 213: Mullaney 74, Patel 39; Siddle 3-38, Porter 3-49, Beard 3-62 Essex 72-1: Browne 39*, Westley 25*; Broad 1-20Nottinghamshire (1 pt) lead Essex (3 pts) by 141 runsScorecardEssex maintained their title chase […]

Petr Cech says Frank Lampard is one of "several candidates" to become Chelsea manager

Frank Lampard is only one of “several candidates” to become new Chelsea manager, according to club legend Petr Cech. Cech, who has recently returned to Stamford Bridge as technical and performance advisor, is a key figure in the process to replace Maurizio Sarri in west London. His former Blues teammate is the overwhelming favourite to […]

Player ratings from England’s crucial World Cup victory over India

Jonny Bairstow scored a century in England’s World Cup win over India (Picture: Getty)Jonny Bairstow scored a century to help England beat India at Edgbaston and boost their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup. Bairstow shared a 160-run opening partnership with the returning Jason Roy (66) and Ben Stokes made 79 off […]

'Semi-final defeat would be failure' – Neville says England are confident for USA game

Highlights: Norway 0-3 EnglandHead coach Phil Neville says it would be considered a “failure” if England do not beat the USA to reach the Women’s World Cup final.The Lionesses face the defending champions and world number one side in the semi-finals in Lyon on Tuesday – in a game live on BBC One (20:00 BST).England, […]

Madagascar v Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – live!

Gernot Rohr has made six changes to the Suepr Eagles’ starting lineup, whereas Nicolas Dupuis has decided not to tinker with a winning formula, sticking with the same 11 who began their historic 1-0 win over Burundi. Madagascar: Melvin; Métanire, Mombris, Razakanantenaina, Fontaine; Ilaimaharita, Andrianantenaina, Nomenjanahary, Amada, ; Andriamahitsinoro, Andriatsima, Subs: Dabo, Rakotoharisoa, Randrianarisoa, Caloin, […]

U.S. coach Ellis hails Ferguson's impact on England boss Neville

LYON, France (Reuters) – It was no surprise that Phil Neville had made great strides with England’s women’s team since taking over as coach given his past achievements in football, United States manager Jill Ellis said ahead of the two sides’ World Cup semi-final clash on Tuesday. Jun 28, 2019; Paris, FRANCE; United States head […]

Wimbledon 2019 order of play and results: Draw and schedule for men's and women's events

Get your strawberries, cream and jugs of Pimms at the ready – Wimbledon is here! Britain’s greatest sporting event takes place at the All England Club over the next couple of weeks as we look out for our next home hero. But while Andy Murray is playing, perhaps the UK’s greatest hope for success lies […]

EuroBasket Women: GB beat Ukraine to keep quarter-final hopes alive

GB’s Temi Fagbenle top-scored against Ukraine with 22 pointsGreat Britain secured at least a play-off for a place in the last eight of EuroBasket Women by beating Ukraine 68-54 in their final group game in Riga.Temi Fagbenle was again top scorer, with 22 points, while Karlie Samuelson and Johannah Leedham added 10 each. GB survived […]

Points proven, World Cup heads into grand finale

LYON, France (Reuters) – Television audience records have been smashed, global media coverage has been unprecedented and the quality of football has won over many skeptics — now the women’s World Cup heads into its final week, the business end of the tournament. Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Quarter Final – France v […]

What Jurgen Klopp told Divock Origi to try and convince him to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool are reportedly confident that Divock Origi will sign a new long-term deal with the club after the forward held talks with Jurgen Klopp. Origi is about to enter the final year of his Anfield contract, but has enjoyed one of the more unlikely renaissances in the club’s recent history. After an unspectacular loan spell […]

Aaron Wan-Bissaka reveals how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced him to join Manchester United

Aaron Wan-Bissaka completed a move to Manchester United on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Manchester United new boy Aaron Wan-Bissaka has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘plan’ at Old Trafford and says the Norwegian was instrumental in convincing him to join. The 21-year-old completed a £45million move to the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday, in a deal that could […]

Warwickshire: Injury-hit Bears sign Leicestershire fast bowler on four-week loan

Ben Mike has taken 25 wickets in six first-class matches for the FoxesInjury-hit Warwickshire have signed Leicestershire all-rounder Ben Mike on a four-week loan.The 20-year right-arm seam bowler has been brought in as cover for the next three County Championship matches following a string of injuries in the Bears’ pace bowling department.Liam Norwell, a winter […]

England v India: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

8.47am BST08:47 Preamble Boy, that escalated quickly. Nine days ago, England were cruising into the World Cup semi-finals. Now, one and a half games later, they are fighting for their lives. They’ve been blindsided by Pakistan, who are now the favourites to take the last semi-final spot. The good thing for England is that they […]

If Newcastle United fans really want Mike Ashley out, here's what they must do

Mike Ashley has declared war on the Geordie Nation. Now it’s time for the Toon Army battalions to mobilise and get shot of Newcastle United’s owner before his thirst for revenge takes the famous old club tumbling into the abyss. Ashley’s decision to dispense with the services of Rafa Benitez , after a season in […]

Mexico into Gold Cup semis after shootout win over Costa Rica

Jun 29, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo (3) scores the winning penalty kick goal against Costa Rica goalkeeper Marco Madrigal (18) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports(Reuters) – Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saved from Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller in a sudden […]

Crystal Palace 'will not sell Wilfried Zaha' to Arsenal – in fear of jeopardising takeover

Crystal Palace do not want to sell Wilfried Zaha due to fears it could put off potential new owners, according to reports. Zaha, who rejoined the Eagles from Manchester United in 2015, has reportedly told the Premier League club that he wants to leave Selhurst Park this summer. Arsenal have been linked with a move […]

Copa América: Luis Suárez misses shootout penalty as Uruguay exit

Luis Suárez missed in the shootout as fifteen-times Copa América champions Uruguay suffered a galling quarter-final exit on Saturday to Peru, losing 5-4 on penalties after they had three goals ruled out in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes. Suárez spurned the first penalty in the shootout as his shot bounced off the chest of […]