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Sluggish Wales make point but leave much room for improvement | Paul Doyle

Robert Page’s side looked off the pace and lethargic as they opened Euro 2020 with a draw against SwitzerlandStinking out a major tournament is an experience that most middling countries endure at some point and, for a long time in Azerbaijan, it looke…

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Exeter secure home play-off semi-final as thrilling comeback sinks Sale

Exeter 20-19 Sale Cowan-Dickie and Townsend score late tries for 14-man ChiefsThis uniquely demanding Premiership season has seen some remarkable contests but few more extraordinary than this one. Having been a distant second for much of the game the 1…

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Exeter secure home play-off semi-final as thrilling comeback sinks Sale

Exeter 20-19 Sale Cowan-Dickie and Townsend score late tries for 14-man ChiefsThis uniquely demanding Premiership season has seen some remarkable contests but few more extraordinary than this one. Having been a distant second for much of the game the 1…

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Catalans’ comeback thwarts Leigh’s quest for first Super League win

Leigh 30-36 Catalans Visitors run in six tries after Centurions make fast startLeigh’s wait for a first victory since returning to Super League will go on for at least another week after a second-half turnaround from Catalans inflicted a tenth successi…

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Ealing dispute RFU ruling on failure to meet Premiership stadium criteria

Championship table-toppers insist deal for venue is in placeRFU claim Ealing missed deadline to provide evidenceEaling Trailfinders are disputing the Rugby Football Union’s ruling that they cannot be promoted to the Premiership if they beat Saracens in…

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Barbora Krejcikova beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win French Open

Czech player prevails 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 at Roland GarrosTitle represents first grand slam crown for KrejcikovaOver the past two weeks in Paris, Barbora Krejcikova has competed in just the fifth grand slam singles main draw of her career, her third as a dir…

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Euro 2020: Why England may take a cautious approach against Croatia – Jermaine Jenas

I know people want to see a really exciting and attack-minded England display against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday – but I don’t think we will start Euro 2020 on the front foot.Instead, what I think we will get in our opening game in Group D is a more …

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Denmark v Finland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group B updates from the 5pm BST gameInteractive special: your complete guide to all 622 playersExperts’ Network: Denmark | Experts’ Network: FinlandAnd you can email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 4.01pm BST 1??1?? spillere klar #ForDanmar…

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Kieffer Moore makes point for Wales against Switzerland at Euro 2020

Inevitably, it was Kieffer Moore who came to the rescue for Wales. The striker, who used to juggle lifeguard duties while playing part-time for Truro City, has become an unlikely fans’ favourite and here he delivered his most defining moment yet, steer…

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Barbora Krejcikova v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: French Open final – live!

French Open women’s singles final from Roland GarrosNovak Djokovic reaches final with epic win over Rafael NadalAnd feel free to email John or tweet him @JohnBrewin_ 3.14pm BST Second set: Krejcikova 6-1 2-5 *Pavlyuchenkova (*denotes server)Break back!…

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David Moyes ends speculation by signing long-term West Ham deal

Moyes, who was targeted by Everton, signs three-year extension‘This is where I want to be and I’m happy,’ says managerDavid Moyes has committed his long-term future to West Ham by signing a new three-year deal.Moyes has performed wonders since returnin…

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Novak Djokovic makes his case to be the greatest but Tsitsipas lurks

The world No 1’s semi-final win against Nadal was remarkable but Stefanos Tsitsipas is a tricky French Open final opponentLate on Friday afternoon, not too long after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had stepped out on to Court Philippe Chatrier, a fami…

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Mack Horton’s Olympic title defence turns to dust after flop in Adelaide

Horton finishes third in 400m freestyle selection trialsEmma McKeon breaks own 100m butterfly national recordMack Horton won’t defend his Olympic 400m freestyle title in Tokyo after failing to make the Australian team for the event.Horton finished thir…

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Chris Woakes returns to England’s T20 squad after five-year absence

32-year-old last played a T20i in November 2015Willey and Dawson also in squad to face Sri LankaChris Woakes has been called up to England’s Twenty20 squad, five and a half years after he last won a cap in the shortest format. Woakes, 32, is part of a …

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Goran Pandev: leader of a nation, not just the North Macedonia team

No one at Euro 2020 is as revered as much back home as Goran Pandev, whose career spans much of his country’s existenceEarlier this week, Jugoslav Trenchovski took a call from Goran Pandev and decided to lightly tease his old friend. Pandev will be tou…

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Wales v Switzerland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group A updates from the 2pm BST game in BakuThe Fiver: sign up and get our free email through the EurosAnd feel free to email any thoughts on the game to Scott 11.58am BST Wales waited 56 years to make it to their first European Championship…

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Wales v Switzerland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group A updates from the 2pm BST game in BakuThe Fiver: sign up and get our free email through the EurosAnd feel free to email any thoughts on the game to Scott 11.58am BST Wales waited 56 years to make it to their first European Championship…

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Wembley the headline act at Euro 2020 but ailing finances cast a shadow

England’s national stadium lost £27.7m last year and Covid has only intensified existing doubts about its viabilityTo begin the final countdown to Euro 2020, Uefa projected Bono’s face on to Wembley. The U2 singer provides vocals for the tournament’s a…

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How Croatia used ‘Three Lions’ as a weapon to beat England in 2018

Perceived arrogance of ‘It’s coming home’ motivated Croatia at the World Cup – but they get English humour better than mostWhen Michael Palin visited Split in the late 1980s, he was left baffled by a large group standing in the shallows on the city’s m…

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Euro 2020 on TV: calm start for BBC but for Savage dig at Boris Johnson

Lineker marshalled the studio well, Mowbray and Jenas made a solid double act, but the forgetful prime minister got a kickingFootball punditry can be a detestable sham. The BBC gave an ominous reminder of that during their Euro 2020 preview show on Thu…