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Football – Arteta confident about Arsenal future

Mikel Arteta insists he is the right manager to take Arsenal forward despite the “huge blow” of a Europa League semi-final defeat to Villarreal.

Trailing 2-1 after the first leg in Spain, Arsenal were held to a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium o…

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Rugby Union – Lawes admits to Lions luck

England lock Courtney Lawes admitted to feeling “lucky” after booking a place on the Lions’ tour to South Africa.

The 32-year-old Northampton second row has endured an injury-ravaged season, playing just four times.
Lawes, who toured New Zealand wit…

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Middlesex v Gloucs, Lancs v Glamorgan and more: county cricket day two – live!

Updates from Lord’s and around the county groundsAnderson and Broad among the wickets on day oneEmail Tanya, tweet her or comment below the line 11.48am BST Tom Abell’s captain’s knock comes to an end – bowled that man Abbott for 64 – but Leach is stil…

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Rugby League – Woolf ready for Giants challenge

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf expects his players to rise to the task in their Challenge Cup quarter-final with Huddersfield Giants on Friday night.

The match is part of a double-header at Headingley, coming after Catalans’ clash with Warringto…

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Rugby Union – Tuilagi tipped for Lions call

Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson believes Manu Tuilagi would be a massive hit if called up for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.

Tuilagi has been sidelined with an Achilles injury since September but he is on track to return for th…

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Solskjær admits Glazer protests have left him in ‘difficult’ United position

Manchester United manager calls for ‘civilised’ behaviourHe is concerned it could disrupt the team’s progressOle Gunnar Solskjær has admitted Manchester United fans’ disgruntlement with the Glazers is a “difficult” situation for him and is concerned it…

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Solskjær admits Glazer protests have left him in ‘difficult’ United position

Manchester United manager calls for ‘civilised’ behaviourHe is concerned it could disrupt the team’s progressOle Gunnar Solskjær has admitted Manchester United fans’ disgruntlement with the Glazers is a “difficult” situation for him and is concerned it…

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Solskjær admits Glazer protests have left him in ‘difficult’ United position

Manchester United manager calls for ‘civilised’ behaviourHe is concerned it could disrupt the team’s progressOle Gunnar Solskjær has admitted Manchester United fans’ disgruntlement with the Glazers is a “difficult” situation for him and is concerned it…

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Solskjær admits Glazer protests have left him in ‘difficult’ United position

Manchester United manager calls for ‘civilised’ behaviourHe is concerned it could disrupt the team’s progressOle Gunnar Solskjær has admitted Manchester United fans’ disgruntlement with the Glazers is a “difficult” situation for him and is concerned it…

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Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill delayed reporting alleged kidnapped out of ‘significant fear’

Four men arrested after MacGill allegedly forced into vehicle on Sydney’s north shore and held for an hour last monthFormer Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and held against his will for an hour last month, but did not i…

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England players face battle to get home from India amid Covid and IPL ‘chaos’

ECB ‘working’ on bringing players back after IPL suspendedReturnees will be required to quarantine for 10 days English cricketers in India for the Indian Premier League described “chaos” as the competition was abandoned on Tuesday with the country endu…

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Saudi plan for breakaway golf tour rumbles on despite football backlash

Tens of millions on offer, with players as tour part-ownersSeptember 2022 launch mooted with 12-18 events per yearLess than a fortnight after the collapse of the European Super League it has gone unnoticed that a similar disruption plan remains in play…

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Defaced petroglyphs force rock climbers to reckon with sport’s destructive past

Climbers still fail to recognize sport depends on stolen land, Indigenous observers say, after bolts drilled into cultural siteRichard Gilbert claims he had no idea he was doing anything wrong when he drilled bolts into a rock wall in Utah to establish…

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Defaced petroglyphs force rock climbers to reckon with sport’s destructive past

Climbers still fail to recognize sport depends on stolen land, Indigenous observers say, after bolts drilled into cultural siteRichard Gilbert claims he had no idea he was doing anything wrong when he drilled bolts into a rock wall in Utah to establish…

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Isabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater

Australian ‘very lucky’ after leg rope gets caught on coralNichols recovers to move into last eight at Margaret River ProAustralian surfer Isabella Nichols endured a scary moment after getting trapped underneath the water during her round of 16 heat at…

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Tennis – Nadal welcomes home comforts

Rafael Nadal is hopeful that home support at the ATP Madrid Open will provide him with an extra boost as he awaits his second-round opponent.

The 19th edition of the Madrid Open got under way at Park Manzanares on Sunday and the venue is allowed to b…

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Japan nurses voice anger at call to volunteer for Tokyo Olympics amid Covid crisis

Medical staff say their focus should remain on treating coronavirus patients rather than helping hold GamesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have sparked anger in Japan’s medical community …

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Chelsea thrash Bayern to set up first Champions League final with Barcelona

If Emma Hayes’ heart had taken a beating last week it was pushed to the limit at a crisp Kingsmeadow. Fran Kirby scored twice for Chelsea and so booked their place in the Champions League final for the first time after coming from behind in the tie to …

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Karen Carney reveals abuse on social media led her to suicidal thoughts

Barrage of abusive messages followed comments about Leeds‘It was relentless. I can’t even describe it … three or four days’ Karen Carney has revealed she contemplated taking her own life after receiving abuse on Twitter. The former England internationa…

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Newcastle v Arsenal: match preview

When, little more than a month ago, Newcastle lost 3-0 at Brighton they seemed Championship bound and Steve Bruce looked set to be sacked. Instead, Mike Ashley opted to stick rather than twist and this apparent gamble on the part of the club’s owner ha…