15-11-2018 Women's World Twenty20: India beat Ireland to reach semi-finals

India beat Ireland by 52 runs in Guyana to qualify for the Women's World Twenty20 semi-finals.

15-11-2018 England v Japan: Joe Cokanasiga to start Twickenham Test

Bath wing Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan as Eddie Jones makes sweeping changes from the side that lost to New Zealand.

15-11-2018 The Breakdown | It was tough on Sam Underhill, but England try was rightly disallowed

Courtney Lawes took a gamble and lost when he charged down TJ Perenara’s kick against the All Blacks. The referee was correctSam Underhill may be one of England’s youngest, least experienced players but he reacted to one of the biggest disappointments of his senior career with a mature detachment. “If the referee says the grass is pink, then the grass is pink,” he said when asked about his disallowed try five minutes from time against New Zealand when Courtney Lawes was ruled to have been offside when he charged down a kick. Related: Japan captain Leitch says his side will not bow down at Twickenham Continue reading...

15-11-2018 VAR in the Premier League: How Charlie Austin MIGHT react

BBC Sport imagines how Southampton striker Charlie Austin might react to the news that VAR will be used in the Premier League from next season.

15-11-2018 Joe Cokanasiga to make England debut in one of 11 changes for Japan match

• Fiji-born 21-year-old on right wing in Jones’s new-look side• Farrell and Hartley drop to bench with Ford named captainJoe Cokanasiga will make his England debut on Saturday as one of 11 new faces brought into Eddie Jones’s side to face Japan. The Fiji-born 21-year-old comes in on the right wing with Jones ringing the changes despite pledging to field his strongest team. Related: The Breakdown | It was tough on Sam Underhill, but England try was rightly disallowed Continue reading...

15-11-2018 Olivier Giroud says it is ‘impossible’ to show homosexuality in football

• Chelsea forward says there is a lot of work to be done• Giroud has posed on the cover of a gay magazineChelsea’s forward Olivier Giroud has admitted he “understands the pain and difficulty” that prevents professional footballers coming out as gay, saying that it is “impossible” to show homosexuality in the sport.Giroud, who is in the France squad to face the Netherlands and Uruguay this week, posed on the cover of a gay magazine in 2012. Continue reading...

15-11-2018 NBA: Detroit Pistons beat Toronto Raptors in thrilling final six-second finish

Watch the thrilling finish to the Detroit Pistons' 106-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the NBA on Wednesday, with a Kawhi Leonard mistake costing the Raptors dear.

15-11-2018 Ben Ryan: ‘If rugby were a company people would be comparing it to an Enron’

Fiji’s gold-medal winning sevens coach is unhappy with the direction he believes the game is moving in – from the treatment of tier-two nations to laws being overlooked by refereesIf you love rugby union what follows will be a tough read. According to one of the world’s leading coaches, however, the time has come for the sport to get real. “If rugby were a company people would be comparing it to an Enron,” says Ben Ryan, Fiji’s Olympic gold-medal winning sevens mastermind. “It’s completely dysfunctional.”Ryan’s charge sheet is long and chilling. With Japan set to visit Twickenham this weekend he says tier-two nations continue to be treated with almost feudal disregard, that the sport’s law-book is being wilfully ignored and that skilful players are becoming disillusioned with where 15-a-side rugby is heading. Central to it all, he believes, is the selfish decision-making of certain stakeholders which is steering the global game into deeply worrying territory. Continue reading...

15-11-2018 UFC at 25: Things were a lot different back at UFC 1

BBC Sport throws it back to 1993, when the first UFC numbered event featured a boxer with one glove, non-existent weight divisions and a pair of very tight pants.

15-11-2018 $100 to not see games? The Warriors' 'In the Building' pass is Silicon Valley in ticket form

Golden State games will be sold out for the foreseeable future, but they’ve discovered a new way to sell the experience: offering fans passes that don’t include a view of the courtThey say things are expensive in the Bay Area, but this is officially out of hand. The Golden State Warriors are now charging $100 for the privilege to not actually attend games. OK, technically you can watch the court with the team’s new “In the Building Pass”, but only from the television sets in the club areas at Oracle Arena. In the long line of Silicon Valley “innovations” that are just expensive variations on things that already exist, the Warriors have essentially reinvented the concept of “going to a sports bar”.Here’s how the “offer” works: fans get the opportunity to pay $100 for the ability to get into the arena for every home game. That’s basically all they get. They do not get a seat and they don’t even get a chance to see the game in person. Instead they can watch the action unfold on the various televisions at Oracle and, if they want, enjoy some ridiculously priced food and drink at the various bars and restaurants within. Yes, those who have a (non-transferable) pass are eligible for promotional giveaways. No, the offer doesn’t extend to the postseason. Continue reading...

15-11-2018 Which football teams have worn most kit combinations in a season? | The Knowledge

Plus: huge gaps between victories in the same competition, winning the same title with multiple teams, and loose dentures. Mail [email protected] or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“It appears that Fulham’s kit designer is having as bad a season as their defensive coach,” muses Richard Hilton. “Fulham have worn five different kit combinations in their first five away matches of the season (red/red; black/black; blue/blue; white/black; white/white). Is this a record?”It turns out Fulham’s kit designer still has a little more meddling to do, Richard. Here’s Chris Oakley. “I can confirm that they have some way to go yet! I’ve been creating some illustrations for Rochdale AFC’s official matchday programme, The Voice of Spotland, which show they had seven kits during the 1997-98 season. Two of them used elements of a kit worn two seasons before.” Continue reading...

15-11-2018 Watch: Dominic Thiem's dominant display over Kei Nishikori

Watch the best shots from Dominic Thiem's convincing win over Kei Nishikori which keeps his hopes alive of making it through to the last four of the ATP Finals in London.

15-11-2018 Fifa investigating five Premier League clubs over youth transfers

• Chelsea confirm they are one of the teams under scrutiny • The quintet risk transfer bans if found guiltyFifa is investigating five Premier League clubs over possible violations of rules on the signing of foreign players under the age of 18 with the quintet risking transfer bans if found guilty by the governing body’s disciplinary committee.Chelsea are one of those clubs, as reported by the Guardian in January, and the French investigative website Mediapart reported on Wednesday that Fifa’s Integrity and Compliance unit would seek to impose a two-year transfer ban to stretch across four windows, and a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs. Mediapart is one of the outlets publishing documents obtained by Football Leaks. Continue reading...

15-11-2018 Ryan Giggs urges Wales to seal Nations League promotion and Euro 2020 boost

• Victory over Denmark would move Wales up to Group A • Win would also help chances of qualifying for Euro 2020Ryan Giggs has likened Friday night’s Nations League game against Denmark to a cup final and urged his players to secure the win that would put Wales within 180 minutes of qualifying for Euro 2020 and enable them to be “among the big boys” in Group A when this tournament starts again in two years’ time. Related: Nations League and international football: 10 things to look out for Continue reading...

15-11-2018 Women's World T20: India beat Ireland and take 'team hat-trick'

Three wickets in successive balls - though not all credited to the bowler - help India beat Ireland by 52 runs to reach the Women's World Twenty20 semi-finals.

15-11-2018 World T20: Funky dancing, weird catches & a party in the stands as West Indies beat South Africa

Watch the best moments from day six of the Women's World T20 as Stafanie Taylor takes 4-12 to set up a West Indies win over South Africa.

15-11-2018 Uber driving golfer upstages bigger names at Australian Open

Adam Stephens led at one point at The LakesTournament favourite Cameron Smith strugglesHe is an Uber driver ranked No 1,939 in the world but now Adam Stephens is threatening to turn the Australian Open on its head. As many in the field – including defending champion Cameron Davis and pre-tournament favourite Cameron Smith – floundered during a wet and wild first round in Sydney, Stephens’ dazzling three-under-par 69 left him just two shots off the pace.“My mate told me yesterday ‘you’re 251 to 1 to be the first-round leader’. I said that sounds all right but I’d much rather have you put money on me,’” Stephens said after mixing five birdies with two bogeys at The Lakes. Continue reading...

15-11-2018 Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

15-11-2018 Richard Scudamore: Departing Premier League chief to receive £5m farewell gift

Outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore will get a £5m farewell bonus paid by clubs, the Premier League confirms.