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Chicago Bulls ban Bobby Portis for punch that put team-mate in hospital

Nikola Mirotic suffered concussion and broken bones during fightPortis will miss first eight games of season after team suspensionThe Chicago Bulls have suspended forward Bobby Portis for the first eight games of their season for injuring team-mate Nik…

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Leicester’s new manager search goes on as Allardyce and Ancelotti are ruled out

• Burnley’s Sean Dyche and David Wagner of Huddersfield under consideration• Leicester hope to replace Craig Shakespeare before Everton visit on 29 OctoberLeicester City’s search for a new manager in the wake of Craig Shakespeare’s dismissal looks like…

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Jack Wilshere backs Arsenal to bounce back in Red Star Belgrade cauldron

• Midfielder defends team-mates after ‘unjustified’ Troy Deeney criticisms• Debuchy set to return to depleted Arsenal defence for Europa League matchJack Wilshere leapt to the defence of his Arsenal team-mates whose temperament was savaged by Troy Deen…

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Driver Tasered following speedway road rage incident – video

Following a crash at a Crazy Figure 8 race at Anderson Speedway, Indiana, one driver steered his car directly at one of his opponents and the other had to be Tasered by a policeman. Both of them, Jeff Swinford and the 2017 champion Shawn Cullen, were l…

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Chelsea v Roma: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the game at Stamford BridgeEdin Dzeko: ‘I don’t run? I don’t give my best? Come on! That is a joke’And feel free to email Gregg or tweet him @GreggBakowski 7.02pm BST It’s not pretty viewing for Atlético but it looks great…

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Benfica v Manchester United: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off in LisbonAnd you can mail paul.doyle@theguardian.com or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.02pm BST The 18-year-old Belgian Mile Svilar becomes the youngest goalkeeper to start a Champions League match, beating th…

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Bayern Munich v Celtic: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the Group B game at the Allianz ArenaRodgers urges Celtic to show attacking nerve against Bayern MunichAnd feel free to email Jacob or send him a tweet @JacobSteinberg 4.43pm BST Bayern Munich: Ulrich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hu…

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NFL ratings down 7.5% as Kaepernick attorney bullish over ‘smoking gun’

NFL viewership down during time of protest – but so are Nascar figuresColin Kaepernick lawyer confident client will win grievance caseEagles’ Chris Long to donate rest of 2017 salary to education projectsThe NFL’s embattled season continues as the late…

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FA actions were ‘bordering on blackmail,’ says Eni Aluko – video

Eni Aluko says that the actions of Martin Glenn, were ‘bordering on blackmail’ after the FA chief executive withheld settlement money from her until she released a statement denying the organisation was institutionally racist. She refused to do soFA ap…

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For now I have full support of the Everton board, says Ronald Koeman

• Everton manager prepares to face Lyon at home in Europa League• Arsenal at home and Chelsea away in League Cup next for troubled DutchmanRonald Koeman believes he still retains the confidence of the Everton board as he tries to turn round a disappoin…

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Senegal call up Liverpool’s Sadio Mané for World Cup qualifiers despite injury

• Forward sustained hamstring injury during last international break• Senegal coach Aliou Cissé expects Mané to ‘be 100% fit’ for qualifiersSenegal have named Sadio Mané in their squad for next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers despite the Liverpool…

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Tottenham still profiting from Pochettino’s input, on and off the pitch | David Hytner

Spurs manager ran through his options in the commendable draw at Real Madrid and the Argentinian is increasing his sphere of influence closet to homeIt numbers among the many construction projects at Tottenham Hotspur but, perhaps, it is the one to hav…

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This year’s women’s Ashes series is surrounded by unfamiliar territory | Mel Jones

In a rapidly changing cricket landscape, the upcoming series in Australia promises intrigue among the unknownA lot has changed since Margaret Peden led out her Australian side onto the Exhibition Ground in Brisbane for the first women’s cricket Test ma…

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David Squires on … speculation over Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos reign

This week our resident cartoonist turns his attention to the issue that everyone who has ever come into contact with the coach has an opinion onTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Ronald Koeman: Everton manager has 'total support' of club's board

Manager Ronald Koeman says he has the “total support” of the Everton board, despite a poor start to the season.The Toffees spent more than £100m on players last summer, but sit two points above the relegation zone and have two wins from eight Premier L…

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McKayla Maroney says sexual abuse by team doctor started when she was 13

Olympic gold medalist details years of molestation by team doctorMaroney says abuse started when she was 13 under guise of treatmentAlleged abuser already faces criminal charges for abuse of gymnastsOlympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney said on Wednesd…

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Johanna Konta ends 10-month association with coach Wim Fissette

• Britain’s No1 tennis player will not compete again this season• Konta says split with coach was an amicable oneJohanna Konta has split from her coach, Wim Fissette, after less than a year together.The British No1 linked up with the Belgian Fissette, …

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The Fiver | Having to put up with Riyad Mahrez functioning in hologram mode

In today’s Fiver: FA apologies, Leicester, LinkedIn, the Pard and fan-player chatThe FA is currently getting torched by evidence heard at the DCMS select committee into its Mark Sampson investigations. At the time of writing: Continue reading…

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Rugby Union – McCall keen to extend Sarries stay

Mark McCall is keen to sign a new contract with Saracens, admitting he does not see himself coaching anywhere else.

The Northern Irishman took over in 2011 and has overseen an unprecedented period of success, most notably winning a pair of European R…

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Mourinho discusses reports regarding his Manchester United future – video

Speaking before his Manchester United side’s Champions League match against Benfica, José Mourinho posited that the British media had taken comments he made about his future out of context. Mourinho claimed that Arsène Wenger is the last manager who’ll…