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Formula 1 – Alonso sees reasons to be cheerful

Fernando Alonso says there are no excuses left for the McLaren team as they attempt to return to their former glories.

McLaren have struggled in the last three years but the team were happy to blame former engine partner Honda for their poor performa…

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Soccer – Gunners turn to Emery

Unai Emery is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to manage Arsenal after being named as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

The 46-year-old Spaniard coached Valencia and Sevilla before spending the last two seasons with Paris Saint-Germain.
He left …

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Ever wondered why La Liga’s top goalscorer wins ‘the Pichichi’?

Pichichi was more than a great goalscorer who died before his time. He was a law student, an Athletic Bilbao legend, an Olympian, a referee and a man who ‘lived life on the edge’By Dan Parry for These Football TimesIn most leagues the name of the troph…

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AB de Villiers announces shock retirement from international cricket

• Former South African captain released video on Twitter• De Villiers: ‘I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired’South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has announced his shock retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effec…

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AB de Villiers announces shock retirement from international cricket

• Former South African captain released video on Twitter• De Villiers: ‘I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired’South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has announced his shock retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effec…

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AB de Villiers announces shock retirement from international cricket

• Former South African captain released video on Twitter• De Villiers: ‘I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired’South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has announced his shock retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effec…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning MLS debut is starting to look like an exception

The Swede’s LA Galaxy career is still in its infancy but his red card this week came as his new team continues to struggleIt was a moment completely and utterly befitting of the theatre that follows Zlatan Ibrahimovic wherever he struts. Video of the S…

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde

Reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a mega-eventAfter the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne 61 athletes and officials …

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde

Reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a mega-eventAfter the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne 61 athletes and officials …

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde

Reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a mega-eventAfter the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne 61 athletes and officials …

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Real Madrid v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp prepares for Champions League final

Champions League final: Real Madrid v LiverpoolWatch a special Radio Five Live programme at 19:00 BST on Wednesday, 23 May featuring Guillem Balague’s interview with Jurgen…

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Carlo Ancelotti replaces Maurizio Sarri as Napoli coach

•Former Chelsea and Bayern coach signs two-year deal•Sarri weighing up an offer from Zenit St PetersburgCarlo Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, has agreed to replace Maurizio Sarri as Napoli’s coach. The Italian, who has also managed Real Madrid a…

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Carlo Ancelotti replaces Maurizio Sarri as Napoli coach

•Former Chelsea and Bayern coach signs two-year deal•Sarri weighing up an offer from Zenit St PetersburgCarlo Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, has agreed to replace Maurizio Sarri as Napoli’s coach. The Italian, who has also managed Real Madrid a…

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Liverpool face key call over how to use Mohamed Salah against Real Madrid

Jürgen Klopp can ask Salah to drop and help Trent Alexander-Arnold or concentrate on exploiting the space behind Marcelo and the Brazilian’s defensive weaknessesNothing, perhaps, should give Liverpool such heart ahead of Saturday’s Champions League fin…

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek: ‘It would be stupid to rule England out’ – video

England’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is confident that England can have a successful campaign at the World Cup in Russia. Speaking at St George’s Park, he added: ‘I wouldn’t be intimidated by any player or team and I think that is fundamental in football’&nbsp…

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Talking Horses: Dettori in surprise Derby booking for Hazapour at Epsom

The fourth favourite for the Derby won the the Derrinstown Stakes, the premier Epsom trial in Ireland, in impressive fashion earlier this monthTony Paley: Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride Hazapour in the Derby, a surprise move ahead of next week…

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Talking Horses: Dettori in surprise Derby booking for Hazapour at Epsom

The fourth favourite for the Derby won the the Derrinstown Stakes, the premier Epsom trial in Ireland, in impressive fashion earlier this monthTony Paley: Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride Hazapour in the Derby, a surprise move ahead of next week…

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World Cup stunning moments: Germany humiliate Brazil 7-1 | Simon Burnton

Germany conjured football of a savagery unwitnessed against significant opposition in the tournament’s historyWhen it comes to the World Cup, hosting is supposed to help. Just ask Uruguay (1930), Italy (1934), England (1966), West Germany (1974), Argen…

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Kane on England’s World Cup hopes: ‘We’re going to give everything’ – video

England’s youngest World cup captain Harry Kane is confident that the team are capable of winning the tournament in Russia. He added: ‘We’re not favourites to win it, we know that.’ Kane compared Gareth Southgate’s squad to the youthful qualities of Si…

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Exeter can give Steve Perryman a fitting Wembley send-off | Ben Fisher

Exeter’s director of football grew up in the stadium’s shadow and retires after the League Two play-off final against Coventry“A40, Hanger Lane, turn left on to the North Circular, past Stonebridge Park and over on my left was Wembley,” says Steve Perr…