24-02-2019 García, Kuchar and Holmes: three golfers out of touch with reality | Ewan Murray

Spaniard’s petulance, Kuchar’s thrifty touch and Holmes’s slow play sit uneasily with the public but Tiger Woods offers hopeThe World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship is an unlikely saviour for the sport. At the first staging of this tournament, in 2017, players and caddies were affected by sickness to such an extent that an emergency ward by the 18th green would have been a valid addition. The impact on last year was inevitable; Rory McIlroy gave the event a miss despite a $10m prize pot, as again did Jason Day. The tournament seen by many as a beacon of light, having prised WGC status away from the Donald Trump-owned Doral site in Miami, was floundering. Related: Fifty seconds for a one-foot putt: Is slow play killing golf? Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Six Nations: 'Absolutely sensational!' Josh Adams seals Wales victory

Josh Adams seals victory for Wales against England in their Six Nations tie to make it 12 successive wins.

24-02-2019 Six Nations: Tom Curry bursts through to give England lead against Wales

Tom Curry exposes the Wales defence to give England the lead in their Six Nations tie at the Principality Stadium.

24-02-2019 Manchester City beat Arsenal in penalty shootout to win Continental Cup

• Continental League Cup final: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City • City win 4-2 on pens; Karen Bardsley saves two penaltiesThe Manchester City manager, Nick Cushing, was full of praise for Karen Bardsley after her two penalty shootout saves gave Manchester City a Continental League Cup final win against a depleted and exhausted Arsenal.“She is an incredible goalkeeper and an incredible person. I know when we play KB she comes out with big saves in big moments,”said Cushing. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Conor O’Shea’s long wait goes on and there is little respite for Italy

Sergio Parisse’s absence will make life even more difficult when Ireland visit RomeThe waiting goes on for Conor O’Shea. After three years as Italy’s head coach, he still has to taste victory in the Six Nations and it is set to be unlucky 13 for the former Ireland full-back when his countrymen visit Rome on Sunday.Since losing in the Italian capital six years ago, Ireland have taken it out on the Azzurri. The average score in the past three meetings between the sides is 59-11 in favour of the Six Nations champions, who go into the game knowing that only a bonus-point victory, and a substantial contribution to their points difference, will keep them in contention for the title, regardless of the outcome in Cardiff the day before. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Pep Guardiola: Manchester United win would be good for title race

A Manchester United win against Liverpool would be a good result in the title race, says Pep Guardiola.

24-02-2019 Nathan Redmond: ‘The last two years have been the biggest learning curve’

The Southampton winger is finally recovering his confidence after enduring a torrid time since his England debut“There’s nothing worse than not being able to get past a certain point, which I thought was never ending,” Nathan Redmond says. Over his shoulder, the skies are starting to darken at Southampton’s impressive training ground on the fringes of the New Forest. Fresh from another demanding session after a week in Tenerife under the watchful eye of his club’s workaholic manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl, Redmond is reflecting on a challenging period of his career that saw him miss the decisive penalty for England against Germany in the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals as well as be booed off by his own club’s supporters.“I wasn’t doing anything right, I hadn’t scored a goal and was not performing for my team,” he says. “There were so many things going on and I wasn’t doing anything to change it. I guess I had to go through all of those things to realise how fortunate I am to be playing football. But at the same time I don’t want to end up being somebody who wastes something I’ve been blessed with.” Continue reading...

24-02-2019 'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

24-02-2019 Bournemouth’s Josh King misses penalty to let Wolves off the hook

Joshua King missed an 85th-minute penalty as Bournemouth were forced to settle for a point against in-form Wolves in a contentious game containing three spot-kicks.King struck his late effort against the right post having earlier given the Cherries a first-half lead from 12 yards. Raúl Jiménez earned the visitors a share of the points by calmly converting the second penalty of the afternoon with seven minutes remaining. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Burnley’s Ashley Barnes sinks Spurs then Pochettino confronts referee

Perhaps Mauricio Pochettino should have been wary about describing this game as a cup final for his players. Everybody knows Tottenham rarely last long in the cups and defeat at the hands of a more determined Burnley should now bring an end to talk of the title run-in turning into a three-horse race. The Spurs manager admitted as much and is likely to face an FA charge after venting his fury at the referee at the final whistle.Spurs did not look much like title contenders, unable to convert 70% of possession into clear threats on goal and short of inspiration when tasked with breaking down Burnley’s dogged lines of defence. Harry Kane played and scored but with limited chances the home side finished better and deservedly took the points with goals from Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Football League: Norwich win a thriller, Paul Scholes's Oldham lose again

Benrahma’s majestic hat-trick helps Brentford thump HullLeeds maintain promotion push with freak winning goalThe leaders Norwich City twice came from behind to beat in-form Bristol City 3-2. Two high-class goals from Kenny McLean gave Norwich victory in an excellent game at Carrow Road that also included a glorious, elegant solo goal from City’s Callum O’Dowda. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Mark Wood not losing sleep over Jofra Archer’s imminent England arrival

• Archer will be eligible for England on 17 March• ‘I wouldn’t say I’m up at night worried,’ says WoodJofra Archer will qualify to play for England on 17 March but Mark Wood, while acknowledging the Barbados-born fast bowler represents a threat to his own World Cup spot, claims not to be losing any sleep over it at present.Wood was the pick of England’s attack on Friday as they suffered their first one-day international defeat to West Indies in four years, a thrilling 26-run win for the hosts at a teeming Kensington Oval that left the five-match series locked at 1-1 heading to Grenada. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Solskjær wants to build team 'worthy of Manchester United's history' – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be hoping his unbeaten start in the Premier League continues if his side can see off Liverpool on Sunday. Speaking prior to the game the Norwegian said that he wants to create a side 'worthy of Manchester United's history'. Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Wales 21-13 England: Eddie Jones says 'we let ourselves down'

Coach Eddie Jones says "we let ourselves down in a couple of areas" as England's Grand Slam hopes disappear with defeat by Wales in Cardiff.

24-02-2019 'I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero': Ronaldo taunts Atlético despite defeat – video

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid was an unhappy one with his Juventus side losing 2-0 to Atlético in the Champions League. Ronaldo received plenty of abuse from the home fans and reacted in the mixed zone after the match displaying five fingers to the media, one for each Champions League title he has won. Giménez and Godín put Atlético Madrid in charge against Juventus Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Maurizio Sarri: Why has Chelsea boss struggled to impose his methods in England?

Maurizio Sarri arrived from Italy with a reputation as one of the game’s leading coaches, so why has he struggled at Chelsea?