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Soccer – Happy Hughton hails Seagulls stars

Brighton boss Chris Hughton was delighted with the way his side bounced back from their opening weekend defeat at Watford to beat Manchester United 3-2 on Sunday.

First-half goals by Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross paved the way for the Se…

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Soccer – Happy Hughton hails his Seagulls stars

Brighton boss Chris Hughton was delighted with the way his side bounced back from their opening weekend defeat at Watford to beat Manchester United 3-2 on Sunday.

First-half goals by Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross paved the way for the Se…

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Soccer – Ndidi commits his long-term future to Foxes

Wilfred Ndidi is thrilled to have signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

The 21-year-old Nigeria international, who played in all three of the Super Eagles’ games …

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Tennis – Djokovic stunned by his return to form

Novak Djokovic admits he is surprised by how well the last few weeks have gone for him.

The Serb had an elbow operation in February after struggling with injury for the previous two years.
It appeared that Djokovic’s best days were behind him but he…

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Newcastle's Kenedy avoids retrospective ban

Newcastle United’s on-loan midfielder Kenedy will not serve a ban for kicking out at Cardiff’s Victor Camarasa in their Premier League draw on Saturday.The Brazilian, 22, l…

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Rugby World Cup stadium opens as a symbol of ‘hope’ in tsunami-hit Kamaishi

More than 6000 people watched the first match at the new stadium in the Japanese coastal town as it battles to rebuild following the 2011 disasterOn the afternoon of 11 March 2011, Akiko Iwasaki was preparing for another busy evening at her traditional…

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County cricket talking points: Notts and Sussex reach T20 Blast last eight

Kent, Lancs, Durham, Sussex, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Notts will contest the quarter-finals this weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThough Warwickshire’s trouncing of Lancashire in their penultimate fixture gave them a ch…

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Spurs' first Champions League home game to be at Wembley

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Spurs' first Champions League home game to be at Wembley

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Jimmy McIlroy obituary

Elegant Burnley inside-forward who was a creative force in the remarkable Northern Ireland side of the 1950sThe footballer Jimmy McIlroy, who has died aged 86, was an elegant cornerstone of Burnley’s First Division title-winning side of the late 1950s …

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Benjamin Mendy dials back on phone use at Pep Guardiola’s urging

• Manchester City full-back was urged to ‘forget’ social media• ‘In the dressing room I don’t use my phone. It’s better’Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or…

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Benjamin Mendy dials back on phone use at Pep Guardiola’s urging

• Manchester City full-back was urged to ‘forget’ social media• ‘In the dressing room I don’t use my phone. It’s better’Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or…

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Japan basketball players kicked out of Asian Games after night with women

Quartet went out in Jakarta following win over QatarDelegation chief issues apology to Japanese peopleFour players from Japan’s men’s basketball team have been sent home in disgrace from the Asian Games in Indonesia for spending the night with women in…

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José Mourinho: ‘Don’t ask me to do what you criticised me so much for’ – video

José Mourinho’s woes continued after his side suffered a 3-2 defeat to Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Speaking after the game Mourinho stated: ‘I will be very happy to analyse my players’ performances when they were very good. When I cannot do that, don…

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Leeds Rhinos all but secure Super League status in season to forget

Leeds fans can relax; Widnes are struggling in the Qualifiers; sponsorship is out of control; NRL clubs reign supremeBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredAnd breathe, Leeds fans, breathe. Baring a calamitous collapse, the Rhinos will still be in the…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Worcs, Somerset v Essex and more – live!

Live updates from around the Championship groundsEngland v India: third Test, day three – live!Send Graham your thoughts on Twitter @tykestravels 11.38am BST Two wickets in as many overs for Derbyshire’s Kiwi quick Lockie Ferguson, who has removed Davi…

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Gus Poyet melts down as Bordeaux go from crisis to crisis

Poyet’s fury was a long time coming but fans are hoping new investment will give the club some stabilityBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsCrisis has become a part of day-to-day life at Bordeaux. Fan unrest, player indiscipline an…

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José Mourinho retains Manchester United backing despite Brighton defeat

• Manager yet to have all of his squad fully fit and available• United have more than a week to prepare for Tottenham’s visitJosé Mourinho retains the full backing of Manchester United’s hierarchy following Sunday’s dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton & …

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Chris Ashton could face Premiership ban for Sale after red card in friendly

• Full-back sent off for fighting in Castres pre-season game• RFU set to make decision after considering referee’s reportChris Ashton is facing the prospect of being banned for the start of the new Premiership season after he was sent-off for fighting …

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Excelsior fans throw hundreds of soft toys to fans visiting from children’s hospital – video

A touching moment from the Eredivisie as Excelsior fans threw hundreds of cuddly toys on to fans visiting from a children’s hospital during the game at Feyenoord. The children, who were from Rotterdam’s Sophia Children’s Hospital, had been invited to w…