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Winter Olympics 2018: day 16 from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloran 5.36am GMT We had the women’s curling gold medal match today, and, despite the parochial support of their home crowd, the Garlic Girls were unable to tr…

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Winter Olympics 2018: day 16 from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloran 5.36am GMT We had the women’s curling gold medal match today, and, despite the parochial support of their home crowd, the Garlic Girls were unable to tr…

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IOC bans athletes from marching under Russian flag in closing ceremony

Decision comes after two athletes from Russia failed drug testsHowever IOC said Russian Olympic ban could be overturned soonRussian athletes will not be allowed to march under their country’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony because of their two faile…

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New Zealand v England: first ODI – live!

Live updates from Hamilton at the first of five ODIsEmail Simon here or use Twitter instead @Simon_Burnton 1.23am GMT 5th over: England 12-1 (Roy 8, Root 0) Now this is an intriguing start to an international match. England’s batsmen are being well sha…

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Bernie Ecclestone urges Formula One to make bold switch to electric cars

• Former F1 chief executive urges new owners to make bold changes• ‘Liberty would need the balls to do it. I think they will have to do it’The former chief executive of Formula One Bernie Ecclestone has said he believes the sport needs to make a radica…

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David Ospina relishes Wembley calling and memories of hero Higuita

Arsenal’s ‘cup keeper’ recalls the joy in Medellín when René Higuita unleashed his scorpion kick against England and is keen to impress at a special venue for Colombian goalkeepersIt is fair to say that Colombian goalkeepers have form when it comes to …

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Aymeric Laporte: ‘We were told one in a thousand kids would make it’

Manchester City’s new centre-half left home at 11 to pursue his dream of being a footballer. Now he wants his first trophy in the Carabao Cup final against ArsenalAs one door closes another one opens for Aymeric Laporte, dumped out of the FA Cup on a h…

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José Mourinho loses special feeling for Chelsea and talks up Liverpool rivalry

The Manchester United manager says, with time passing, he demotes match against Antonio Conte’s side to ‘any normal game’It is the fixture that releases an adrenaline rush at Manchester United according to José Mourinho, the game that carries extra sig…

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Antonio Conte: If I’m not animated on the Chelsea touchline I’m not happy

The Chelsea manager says his family worry about him if they see him sitting still and that he will be as excitable as ever against José Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old TraffordAntonio Conte’s subdued mood on the touchline during Chelsea’s defeat at…

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Tiger Woods’ late errors dent his big charge at Honda Classic

• American’s resurgence halted by missed chances on way to 69• ‘I still believe I have a shot going into tomorrow’But for a series of missed opportunities, Tiger Woods would have been beginning day four with an outstanding chance of ending a wait for a…

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Crewe fans’ forum a chance to put chairman on spot over Barry Bennell

Monday night’s event is called ‘Let’s Talk About Football’ but some Crewe fans will demand answers from the chairman, John Bowler, no matter whatThey are holding a fans’ forum at Crewe Alexandra on Monday. The title is “Let’s Talk About Football” and t…

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Pardew hopes for a chance to 'find a way to win'

West Brom manager Alan Pardew says he hopes he will be given time to keep the club in the Premier League following their 2-1 defeat by Huddersfield.The Baggies are bottom of the table, seven points from safety with 10 games of the season remaining.Pard…

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Scotland 25-13 England: how the players rated in the Six Nations

Finn Russell produced a brilliant performance under scrutiny, while Joe Launchbury was one of England’s few bright sparksStuart Hogg 6 The full-back did not have the chance to make too many counterattacks but gave a steady display and was a rock in def…

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Football League: Fulham beat Wolves while Villa and Forest go big on road

Late Villa surge sees off Sheffield Wednesday, Forest crush QPRLeague two leaders Luton saved by last-gasp equaliser Continue reading…

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Eddie Jones’ timid guests floored by Scotland’s brutal first-half flurry | Andy Bull

Murrayfield’s fierce reception sets tone on a day when England were left bewildered by nimbler and more bloodthirsty hostsIt was crisp and clear afternoon at Murrayfield, with just enough sun to fool you into thinking it was going to be a warm and plea…

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Troy Deeney’s goal earns Watford narrow win over Everton

From Watford’s point of view, Troy Deeney’s first Premier League goal from open play since April was sweet in more ways than one. Firstly there was the finish – clean, crisp, clinical, and then there was the opponent – Everton, the side who those in ch…

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Finn Russell masterminds historic Scotland victory over England

• Scotland 25-13 England• Two tries from centre Huw Jones set tone at MurrayfieldTwo years ago, Scotland started against England here, following a rousing rendition of Flower of Scotland, like a deflated bagpipe. This time they were at full bellow and …

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Joe Schmidt calms fears on injured trio after Ireland victory over Wales

• Coach hopeful Sexton, Murray, Earls will be fit for Scotland clash • Ringrose and O’Brien could also be ready to return in a fortnightEarly concerns were that Ireland’s victory might have come at a cost but Joe Schmidt allayed fears over the conditio…

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Jamie Ellis kickstarts fightback to help Castleford Tigers see off Hull

• Castleford Tigers 28-18 Hull FC• Host overturn eight-point deficit to improve faltering recent formJamie Ellis helped Castleford secure their most impressive result of the Super League season so far with victory over Hull FC.Such has been the nature …

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European roundup: Real Madrid rout Alavés as Bayern Munich held by Hertha

• Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema score for Real in 4-0 La Liga victory• Bayern’s winning run halted by Hertha in goalless Bundesliga drawReal Madrid’s strikeforce hit back with a vengeance when Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all scored in …