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Man City thump Tottenham for 16th consecutive league win

Kevin de Bruyne has now been involved in 14 goals (six goals, eight assists) in his 15 Premier League appearances since the start of September Manchester City produced another virtuoso display to outclass Tottenham and secure a 16th successive Premier League victory as they stretched their lead at the top of the table to 14 […]

The best since Bradman? How does Smith do it?

The best since Bradman? How does Smith do it?

Steve Smith averages 75 in Tests as captain of Australia The scale of the damage done to England by Steve Smith’s double century in the third Ashes Test is only matched by the sense of inevitability that the Australia skipper would get a monster score when he had only a few runs to his name. […]

Benitez eyes January recruits after Arsenal drop Newcastle into bottom three

Benitez eyes January recruits after Arsenal drop Newcastle into bottom three

Mesut Ozil scored his third goal of the season with a superb volley Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said his side “need something in January” after they dropped into the relegation zone with a fourth straight defeat at Arsenal. The Magpies have lost eight of their last nine Premier League games, gaining just one point from […]

‘England need to show guts & determination to keep Ashes alive’

Media playback is not supported on this device Pint-sized Ashes: Australia pile on the punishment on day three England need to show “guts and determination” to keep the Ashes alive, says assistant coach Paul Farbrace. The tourists, already 2-0 down in the five-match series, were dominated by Australia on day three of the third Test […]

Bath top Champions Cup pool after beating Toulon

England winger Anthony Watson scored two first-half tries for Bath playing at full-back Bath avenged last weekend’s agonising defeat in France with victory over Toulon at the Recreation Ground to move top of their Champions Cup pool. The hosts scored after 44 seconds through Beno Obano, but Alby Mathewson crossed for Toulon before two tries […]

Headbutt celebration was light-hearted fun – Bairstow

Media playback is not supported on this device Pint-sized Ashes: Australia strike back on day two England’s Jonny Bairstow said his ‘headbutt’ celebration after his century on day two of the third Ashes Test was “light-hearted fun”. Bairstow was accused of headbutting Australia opener Cameron Bancroft at the start of the tour, with both saying […]

Froome case a ‘disaster’ for cycling – former UCI boss McQuaid

Chris Froome was tested in September during his Vuelta a Espana win Chris Froome’s adverse drugs test is “a disaster” for cycling that could lose Team Sky all its credibility, says the ex-head of the sport’s governing body. Pat McQuaid, president of the UCI for eight years, told BBC Sport it is “a huge shock… […]

Wiggins’ wife sorry over ‘slithering reptile’ Froome comment

Catherine Wiggins was by her husband’s side as he won the Tour de France in 2012 The wife of five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has apologised for describing Chris Froome as a ‘slithering reptile’ on social media. Catherine Wiggins was responding to news of four-time Tour de France winner Froome’s “adverse” drugs test. Her […]

Pint-sized Ashes: Australia strike back on day two

Rugbytots East Berks and South Bucks Pint-sized Ashes: Australia strike back on day two

‘A massive inspiration’ – Sports Personality contender Jonnie Peacock

<!– We are showcasing each of the 12 contenders in the run-up to the Sports Personality of the Year award on 17 December. Today – Jonnie Peacock. Age: 24 Sport: Para-athletics Year in a nutshell Jonnie Peacock overcame serious cramp in the warm-up to take victory at the World Para-athletics Championships in London. Peacock, who […]