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Southampton’s bright start ensures first defeat for lacklustre 10-man Everton

A year on from the infamous 9-0 home shellacking by Leicester, this was stirring evidence of Southampton’s impressive transformation under Ralph Hasenhüttl, whose side ended Everton’s unbeaten start to the season as fine goals by James Ward-Prowse and …

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Southampton 2-0 Everton: James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams score in Saints win

The last remaining unbeaten record of the Premier League season was ended as leaders Everton crashed to defeat against an impressive Southampton at St Mary’s.James Ward-Prowse beat Jordan Pickford with a ferocious finish before Che Adams doubled the le…

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Southampton 2-0 Everton: James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams score in Saints win

The last remaining unbeaten record of the Premier League season was ended as leaders Everton crashed to defeat against an impressive Southampton at St Mary’s.James Ward-Prowse beat Jordan Pickford with a ferocious finish before Che Adams doubled the le…

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Kevin McCarra: a pioneer who changed football journalism

The former Guardian football correspondent, who has died aged 62, was crisp, prescient and transformative in his writingIt was around about 1990, long before journalists had mobile phones. Kevin McCarra, the former football correspondent of the Guardia…

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Giro d’Italia: final stage time-trial as Geoghegan Hart goes for glory – live!

Live updates as Geoghegan Hart and Hindley vie for victorySaturday: Dramatic battle leaves it level at the topTao Geoghegan Hart: the low-profile Brit with shot at gloryGet in touch! Email or tweet Simon 3.37pm GMT “Shades of Lemond and Fignon here,” w…

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GB’s Tao Geoghegan Hart sensationally claims Giro d’Italia glory after time trial

Ineos rider a shock winner of one of cycling’s marquee racesGeoghegan Hart was level with Jai Hindley going into final stageTao Geoghegan Hart has become the fifth Briton to win a Grand Tour with victory in the Giro d’Italia.The 25-year-old rider beat …

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Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP to break Michael Schumacher’s F1 record

British driver surpasses German’s record of 91 race winsValtteri Bottas led briefly but had to settle for second placeLewis Hamilton has won the Portuguese Grand Prix and beaten Michael Schumacher’s record of Formula One victories by securing his 92nd …

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Lewis Ferguson’s late penalty gives Aberdeen 3-3 draw with Celtic in thriller

Ferguson adds his second goal to clinch a pointCeltic level twice then take lead before late dramaLewis Ferguson’s dramatic added-time penalty gave Aberdeen a share of the spoils against Celtic in a pulsating 3-3 Premiership draw at Pittodrie.The Dons …

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Aberdeen 3-3 Celtic: Scottish Premiership rivals share six goals in thriller

Lewis Ferguson’s late penalty earned Aberdeen a dramatic draw with second-placed Celtic as Neil Lennon’s side went a third match without victory.Ferguson won and scored the opener from the spot but Callum McGregor restored parity.Ryan Hedges bundled in…

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Southampton v Everton: Premier League – live!

Live updates as table-topping Toffees head to St Mary’sAncelotti keeps faith in ‘focused’ PickfordGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet him 1.42pm GMT Email! “As a neutral Mancunian (who only got Sky recently after hearing Murdoch had left) I’m really lo…

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F1: Portuguese Grand Prix – live!

Lap-by-lap report of race at Autódromo Internacional do AlgarvePetrov steps down as F1 steward after father shot dead in RussiaGiles Richards on the greatest Portuguese GPsEmail stuart.goodwin@theguardian.com | Tweet @stuartgoodwin 12.22pm GMT On the f…

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England women cancel Germany match after positive coronavirus test

Member of Lionesses’ staff positive before Tuesday’s friendlyPhil Neville: ‘This was absolutely the right course of action’England Women’s friendly against Germany on Tuesday has been cancelled due to a positive coronavirus test for a member of the Lio…

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England women’s friendly with Germany off because of positive coronavirus test

England women’s friendly with Germany on Tuesday has been cancelled after a member of the team’s backroom staff tested positive for coronavirus.The Football Association has taken the decision as a precautionary measure.The Lionesses, whose last interna…

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England women’s friendly with Germany off because of positive coronavirus test

England women’s friendly with Germany on Tuesday has been cancelled after a member of the team’s backroom staff tested positive for coronavirus.The Football Association has taken the decision as a precautionary measure.The Lionesses, whose last interna…

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Dimitar Berbatov: ‘When I saw what Sir Alex had written I had mixed emotions’

The former Manchester United striker on being omitted from the biggest match of his career, practising with basketballs as a kid – and refusing to change his styleDimitar Berbatov is talking about the most disappointing day in his football career but h…

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Chelsea dig in to foil Manchester United in a game that felt out of time | Jonathan Wilson

Solskjær’s players lacked spark and Lampard’s were cagey – but in a wild season, will such caution become more prevalent?Ole Gunnar Solskjær can do one big thing well, and that is sit his side deep and attack on the counter. Frank Lampard has one big t…

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NRL grand final 2020: Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm – live!

Updates from the match at Sydney’s ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.34am GMT What a half of NRL football! It’s going to take quite some comeback from the Panthers if they are to catch the Storm after the break. Penrith will feel d…

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NRL grand final 2020: Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm – live!

Updates from the match at Sydney’s ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.34am GMT What a half of NRL football! It’s going to take quite some comeback from the Panthers if they are to catch the Storm after the break. Penrith will feel d…

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‘What we do isn’t rocket science’: how FC Midtjylland started football’s data revolution

Since 2014, the Danish champions have been the poster child for using metrics to gain an advantage on the competition Think of it as the Moneyball derby. Not so long ago, the idea a club could gain a vital edge using mathematical models – let alone emp…

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Tampa Bay Rays win Game 4 and tie World Series on shocking Dodgers gaffes

Rays win 8-7 and tie World Series at two games apieceHomers, Rubik’s Cubes: is Mookie Betts the perfect athlete?Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, Randy Arozarena sprawled in the dirt pounding his hands on home plate.Tears of joy, smacks of c…