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 Chess: England to take on superpowers at world team championship in Astana

China, Russia and United States are the favourites for next month’s showdown in KazakhstanEngland have been confirmed as one of the 10 finalists in next month’s world team championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, where China, Russia and the US are expected to fight it out for the gold medals. Last year, England finished fifth, the squad’s best performance since 1998, at the 184-nation Batumi Olympiad which was a qualifier for the world teams. Related: Magnus Carlsen pays for poor start as Daniil Dubov wins World Rapid Chess Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Hamed v Eubank, Nani mocks Rio, and Jossy's Giants cameos

This week’s roundup also features Wales v England memories, Sir Charles Barkley and Francis Benali1) On Saturday, James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr will finally settle their longstanding beef: who was made to look sillier by George Groves? On which point, Naseem Hamed delivered a brilliantly withering assessment of Eubank’s performance against Groves, so withering that it required a second stanza; perhaps he was avenging this absolute rinsing he suffered at the hands of Eubank Sr. And for old time’s sake here are Groves and Carl Froch showing how it’s done, and here’s the best of the Prince. Related: Anthony Joshua brushes off Jarrell Miller testosterone claims before fight Continue reading...

24-02-2019 Jonny Brownlee wins Super League Triathlon Eliminator in Singapore

Great Britain's Jonny Brownlee wins the men's eliminator race at the Super League triathlon event in Singapore.

24-02-2019 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?

24-02-2019 World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

24-02-2019 Sports quiz of the week: losing, posing, dancing and talking trash

Who isn’t tough? Who didn’t show up? Who is going arty?Liverpool visit Manchester United on Sunday. Who were the world champions the last time Liverpool won at Old Trafford?FranceGermanySpainBrazilThe organisers of the Olympics are considering four new sports for the Games in Paris in 2024: surfing, climbing, skateboarding and…ChessSnookerBreakdancingSquashItalian football club Pro Piacenza were beaten 20-0 by AC Cuneo last weekend. What was their excuse?They started the match with just seven players Six of their starters were teenagers Their 18-year-old captain had to double up as their manager All of the above As we approach the midpoint of the Six Nations, two teams remain unbeaten: England and…France IrelandScotlandWalesNicolò Zaniolo has been in great form this year, scoring important goals for Roma in Italy and the Champions League. But what did the 19-year-old have to do this week?Resit his driving test for the 10th time Do a month of military service Ask his mum to stop posting selfies online Take a week off for freshers week at the University of Rome Manchester City face Chelsea in the League Cup final on Sunday. Who did they beat in last year’s final?ChelseaSouthamptonArsenalWiganJarrell Miller has started the trash talk before his fight with Anthony Joshua, calling the British fighter, a “fraud”, “prick”, “square” and “giant pussy”. What else did Miller say to Joshua?"How tough can you be? Your cops don’t even got guns!""He ain’t nothing but a fat man. I’m going to punch him in his beer belly""My style is impetuous, my defence is impregnable and I’m just ferocious” "He’s too ugly to be world champion"Who said: “I cannot switch off. I have to accept it. I have this football virus. When I wake up in the morning, I think immediately about what game is on that day. That is my life”?David CameronArsène WengerJosé Mourinho Conor McGregorWhy has rugby player Nico Lee been banned for 13 weeks?He crept up behind a referee and pulled down his shortsHe peed on an opponent’s leg in a scrum He “cleared the contents of his nose” on to an opponent’s faceHe walked up to the opposition’s manager and did the wanker sign in his faceManchester City goalkeeper Ederson did three of these things in his team’s 3-2 win against Schalke on Wednesday night. Which of them did he not do?Concede a goalSet up a goalReceive a yellow cardSave a shot1 and above.Oh dear2 and above.Oh dear3 and above.Not a bad effort4 and above.Not a bad effort5 and above.A fine effort6 and above.A fine effort7 and above.A fine score. Have a great weekend8 and above.A fine score. Have a great weekend9 and above.A very fine score. Have a great weekend0 and above.Oh dear10 and above.You genius. Have a great weekend Continue reading...

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 Six Nations: Romain Ntamack opens scoring for France

Watch Romain Ntamack open the scoring with a superb try for France in their Six Nations tie with Scotland at the Stade de France.

24-02-2019 Cardiff 1-5 Watford: Neil Warnock laments 'bizarre' penalty call

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock feels the "bizarre" first-half decision not to award his side a penalty affected his players in the second half where they went on to lose 5-1 to Watford.

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 Willie McKay is not an agent, so why was he working on Emiliano Sala deal?

A key question from the tragedy involving Cardiff’s £15m signing relates to the role of McKay, who is not a registered intermediaryThe agent Willie McKay has been unusually public about the central role he played in the transfer of Emiliano Sala from Nantes to Cardiff City, given the player’s tragic death in the fallen private plane in the Channel on 21 January.Mark McKay, Willie’s son, had a mandate from Nantes to sell Sala to a UK club for 10% of the eventual £15m fee, and Willie McKay told the Guardian that he worked feverishly to interest Cardiff, persuade Sala to sign and cement the deal. His work included arranging two private flights for Cardiff’s manager, Neil Warnock, to watch Sala play for Nantes. Continue reading...