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England Under-21s ‘practised and practised and practised penalties’

England Under-21s ‘practised and practised and practised penalties’

England’s players react after Nathan Redmond’s decisive penalty is saved England’s penalty shootout defeat by Germany in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship was not the result a lack of preparation, says boss Aidy Boothroyd. Germany won 4-3 on penalties in Poland as England’s Tammy Abraham and Nathan Redmond had spot-kicks saved. The game […]

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray top seed ahead of Djokovic, Federer & Nadal

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray top seed ahead of Djokovic, Federer & Nadal

Britain’s defending champion Andy Murray has been named top seed as the ‘big four’ in men’s tennis head the rankings for Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic is second, Roger Federer third and Rafael Nadal fourth seed. It is the first time since Wimbledon 2014 that the four players have been named top seeds for a Grand Slam […]

Lawes makes case for bench role in Test – Guscott

Lawes makes case for bench role in Test – Guscott

The Lions non-Test schedule in New Zealand ended in a draw It was the last chance to audition for Test slots, but I don’t think any of the British and Irish Lions players played so well in the 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes that they can command a spot in the Lions 23 that returns […]

Watch: Sciver’s brilliant century gives England win

Activities for 60+ Watch: Sciver’s brilliant century gives England win

Aussie jockey Payne tests positive for banned substance

Aussie jockey Payne tests positive for banned substance

Michelle Payne won the Melbourne Cup in 2015 on 100-1 shot Prince Of Penzance Michelle Payne, the only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, has been stood down from riding after testing positive for a banned substance. A urine sample showed the Australian, who rode at Royal Ascot last week, had the appetite suppressant […]

Serena tells McEnroe ‘respect me and my privacy’ after men’s top-700 claims

Serena tells McEnroe ‘respect me and my privacy’ after men’s top-700 claims

Williams, 35, won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January. It later transpired she was pregnant at the time Serena Williams disputes John McEnroe’s claims that she would struggle to be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit. And the male player ranked 701 in the […]

Hamilton calls Vettel a ‘disgrace’ after clash in Azerbaijan

Hamilton calls Vettel a ‘disgrace’ after clash in Azerbaijan

Vettel said of the incident: “I have no doubt he brake-checked me. I didn’t run into the back of him on purpose” Lewis Hamilton called title rival Sebastian Vettel “a disgrace” after the Ferrari driver drove into his car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. The two clashed before one of three restarts in […]

Malan stars as England win T20 series – highlights & report

Malan stars as England win T20 series – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Malan’s excellent debut with the bat Dawid Malan hit an aggressive 78 on debut to help England beat South Africa by 19 runs and complete a Twenty20 series victory in Cardiff. Malan targeted South Africa’s seamers, striking 12 fours and two sixes in a 44-ball knock as […]

Gatland comments desperate – All Blacks coach Hansen

Gatland comments desperate – All Blacks coach Hansen

The two New Zealanders, who shook hands before the first Test, have clashed over the treatment of Conor Murray British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland’s comments about New Zealand’s treatment of Lions scrum-half Conor Murray are “desperate”, says All Blacks boss Steve Hansen. Gatland says the All Blacks illegally targeted Murray during the Lions’ […]

Crystal Palace to announce De Boer as new boss at 14:00 BST

Crystal Palace to announce De Boer as new boss at 14:00 BST

De Boer, 47, was Netherlands assistant manager from 2008 to 2010 Crystal Palace are set to name ex-Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer as their new boss at 14:00 BST. It is understood the former Netherlands defender was the first choice of chairman Steve Parish and Palace were De Boer’s preferred option. He […]

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