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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool midfielder to miss Crystal Palace game with back injury

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool midfielder to miss Crystal Palace game with back injury

Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in 2013 from Inter Milan for £8.5m Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is to miss Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace with a back injury as speculation continues about his future. Barcelona have said they are “close” to signing the 25-year-old Brazilian. He submitted a transfer request last week, days after the club […]

MOTD analysis: ‘Levy has a humane side, and holds key to Spurs’ future’

MOTD analysis: ‘Levy has a humane side, and holds key to Spurs’ future’

This is such a crucial time for Tottenham’s future and the direction they want to go in after taking such huge strides over the past couple of seasons. Their fans, and undoubtedly their players too, just want to feel like they are still moving forwards after finishing third, then second in the Premier League. The […]

Stoke sign PSG’s Jese Rodriguez on loan

Stoke sign PSG’s Jese Rodriguez on loan

Jese Rodriguez has played just 14 times for Paris St-Germain Stoke have signed ex-Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St-Germain. The 24-year-old joined Real at the age of 14 and was part of their Champions League-winning squads in 2014 and 2016. He joined PSG last August for £21m on a […]

Are day-night Tests the future of the game?

Are day-night Tests the future of the game?

Fans watch the day-night Test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane in December 2016 – Edgbaston will have a beach, though no pool English cricket takes a step into the dark on Thursday with the first day-night Test played in the country as Joe Root’s side face West Indies at Edgbaston. The opening game of […]

England make six changes for World Cup decider

England make six changes for World Cup decider

England are the defending champions in Ireland England women have made six changes for their Pool B World Cup decider with the USA in Dublin on Thursday. Both sides are unbeaten and the winner of the match will automatically qualify for next week’s semi-finals in Belfast. Sarah Hunter returns to captain the side at number […]

Alexis Sanchez: Arsene Wenger says ‘no comparison’ to Diego Costa

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘No comparison between Sanchez and Costa’ There is “no comparison” between the situations of strikers Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and Diego Costa at Chelsea, says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Sanchez, 28, is in the last year of his contract at Emirates Stadium and has yet to agree […]

‘MOTD is very different to 25 years ago’ – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

‘MOTD is very different to 25 years ago’ – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

Gary Lineker was about to move to Japan when he appeared as a guest on the first Match of the Day of the Premier League era in 1992 On Tuesday it is 25 years since the start of the Premier League. To mark the occasion, there will be two special Rewinds on the BBC website […]

Russia opens London office to ease 2018 World Cup hooligan fears

Media playback is not supported on this device Members of the Orel Butchers speak to the BBC about their lives as football hooligans Russia has opened an information centre at its tourist office in London to help ease England fans’ fears about hooligans at the 2018 World Cup. Russians were blamed for injuring more than […]

Woods had ‘five drugs’ in system when arrested in May

Woods had ‘five drugs’ in system when arrested in May

Tiger Woods was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in May, according to a toxicology report. A urine test revealed a mixture of strong painkillers, sleep and anxiety drugs and […]

Ravichandran Ashwin: Worcestershire sign India spinner for Championship climax

Ravichandran Ashwin: Worcestershire sign India spinner for Championship climax

Ravi Ashwin averages 25.26 with the ball and 32.82 with the bat in Test cricket Worcestershire have signed India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the remainder of the 2017 county season. The 30-year-old, who is third in the Test bowling rankings, has joined as a replacement for injured Australia all-rounder John Hastings. He has taken 292 […]