21-01-2019 Fulham 1-2 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino on Harry Winks' 'unbelievable' late winner

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Winks' injury-time winner at Fulham shows the importance of "believing until the end".

21-01-2019 Megavalanche, footballers dancing badly and a perfect 10 | Classic YouTube

Also featuring a full-court buzzer beater, some dire defending and a 1956 lap round Le Mans (including oncoming traffic)1) Clear some time in your day, strap in and relive the 40 minutes of mayhem that was Megavalanche 2018 from the point of view of the winning rider, Damien Oton, who somehow stayed upright while whizzing down the French Alps on a bike … in the snow.2) There have been plenty of dancing footballers down the years but not many quite so enthusiastic as Raul Meireles in Lip Sync Portugal. Just look at those shoulders go. He’s got form from his playing days, mind. But spare a thought for poor Mo Salah. He would have probably preferred Sadio Mané to win African Footballer of the Year had he known he was going to be forced to dance on stage by Youssou N’Dour. And we’re not sure about Carlos Tevez’s moves in this video when he was in a band called Piola Vago. He looks as if he’s having much more fun than he ever had in the Chinese Super League, though. Sergio Agüero is another South American footballer whose body moves better on a pitch than in time to music. Here he is self consciously fronting a song about himself by the band Los Leales. Youri Djorkaeff takes his dancing far too seriously in this R&B effort. And Jürgen Klopp did a bit of dad-dancing recently too. We’ve seen worse. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

21-01-2019 Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

Unai Emery gets better of Maurizio Sarri, Mohamed Salah takes shine off his milestone and Riyad Mahrez victim of City’s powerWhile these have been a troubled few weeks for Arsenal, with Sven Mislintat’s impending exit set to leave a big hole in their recruitment department, their victory over Chelsea was a reminder there have been plenty of positives during Unai Emery’s first season. The Spaniard has had to muddle along with an imbalanced squad but has shown he can make important tactical interventions on several occasions. He certainly got the better of Maurizio Sarri, disrupting the Chelsea manager’s attempts to build from the back by using an energetic high press, and his switch to a midfield diamond demonstrated Arsenal have become more flexible since parting company with Arsène Wenger. Emery’s side played with snap and bite from the start, with the tone set by Lucas Torreira’s waspish performance, and the impressive Aaron Ramsey. Jacob Steinberg Continue reading...

21-01-2019 'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

21-01-2019 Garth Crooks' team of the week: Schar, Koscielny, Neves, Rashford, Salah

Who had Garth Crooks jumping out of his chair? Who is breaking his heart? Find out in his latest team of the week.

21-01-2019 Tom Brady was already the greatest QB of all time – now he's just rubbing it in

The New England Patriots quarterback stepped up with his team’s season on the line and time running out on Sunday. Then he did it again in overtimeDid you feel the inevitability? Tom Brady in overtime, needing to put together a drive to win the game and send the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl. And, of course, he delivered, because Brady always delivers. He marched his team down the field with the confidence and presence of the greatest to ever play quarterback. Related: Tom Brady brilliant in the clutch as Patriots beat Chiefs to set up Rams Super Bowl Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Huddersfield set to put faith in Jan Siewert as answer to their prayers | Paul Doyle

Terriers are ready to appoint the coach of Borussia Dortmund’s second string as new manager, as they did with David WagnerOf all the greats to have played at the John Smith’s Stadium, the best known is surely Jon Bon Jovi. So it was fitting that just before kick-off the public announcer played a track by everyone’s favourite rock cowboy, who performed here on his One Wild Night tour in 2001. Fitting, too, that for the first match following Monday’s departure of David Wagner as Huddersfield’s manager the chosen track was Keep The Faith.The plan, mind you, was for Wagner to deliver the final pre-match pep talk to the crowd via a pre-recorded video message. But a technical glitch with the stadium’s giant screen meant the German could only be seen, not heard. That, too, was apt in a season in which rotten luck has been a significant factor in Huddersfield’s predicament. Whatever the breaks, from ricochets of the ball to contested refereeing decisions, they have tended to go against the Yorkshire side, right up to what turned out to be Wagner’s last match in charge, when, at Cardiff City last week, Huddersfield were awarded a penalty only for it to be curiously overturned following advice from one of the referee’s assistants. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must improve to win the league

• ‘We need more pace, more passes in a row,’ said City manager• Huddersfield set to announce new manager, Jan SiewertPep Guardiola says his team must improve if they are to overhaul Liverpool at the top of the Premier League and fulfil the sky-high ambitions they have for this season.Goals from Danilo, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané gave Manchester City a comfortable win at bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield and cut the distance to the leaders at the top of the Premier League back to four points. But Guardiola, whose team are pursuing trophies on four fronts, said better performances will be needed as the season approaches its climax. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Maurizio Sarri says slamming Chelsea’s players was not a risky move

• Manager says they lacked ‘ferocity’ in their defeat at Arsenal• Adds he is ‘a straight talker’ not worried about bruising egosMaurizio Sarri does not believe it was a risky move to accuse his Chelsea players of being “extremely difficult to motivate” and lacking “ferocity” in their game after the tame defeat at Arsenal.Sarri struggled to contain his anger after a result which means fourth-placed Chelsea’s lead over Arsenal and Manchester United has been cut to three points and the Italian made it clear he views the problem as mental rather than tactical, saying there will be no drastic changes for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Arabia, it provoked very little controversy. This is, after all, a trophy that has frequently been decided on foreign soil, sometimes in quite unlikely locations.In 2002, the year that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi bought 6.4m shares in Juventus, the Supercoppa brought the Turin side to play Parma in Tripoli. Since then the match has been hosted once by the United States, twice by Qatar and four times by China. Wednesday’s game between Milan and Juve in Jeddah will be the sixth time in 10 years that the Supercoppa has been decided outside Europe. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Danny Cipriani waiting on England call after Owen Farrell hand surgery

• England captain and fly-half had operation on a thumb• Brad Shields and Joe Launchbury also concerns for JonesDanny Cipriani will find out in the coming days if Owen Farrell’s thumb injury leads to an England reprieve and a place in the squad to prepare for their Six Nations opener against Ireland. Last week Cipriani was omitted from England’s 35-man squad but Eddie Jones has yet to decide whether he needs an extra fly-half for the forthcoming training camp in Portugal in light of Farrell’s injury.Jones said he was “cautiously optimistic” Farrell would be fit to face Ireland in Dublin in 13 days’ time after it emerged the fly-half underwent minor surgery which ruled him out of Saracens’ European victory over Glasgow. The Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, said Farrell was expected to be on the sidelines for seven to 10 days and while the Rugby Football Union on Sunday confirmed he is set to travel to Portugal as planned on Wednesday, Jones may yet choose to call another fly-half into camp. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 'Rashford is playing the best football in his career,' says Solskjær after United win – video

Marcus Rashford marked his 150th appearance for Manchester United with a wonderful goal as his side won 2-1 at home to Brighton. Speaking after the match Ole Gunnar Solskjær said he believes the forward is currently the best striker in the Premier League with Harry Kane out injured Continue reading...