European Cross Country: 'What are you doing?!' When knee slide celebrations go wrong

10-12-2018 European Cross Country champion Jimmy Gressier's celebration goes completely wrong as he attempts to cross the finish line in style with a knee slide.

Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

10-12-2018 Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

Jason Roy could add spice to England setup as Ed Smith mulls Test squad

10-12-2018 Selector has not shied away from bold picks and may use West Indies Tests to experiment with the exciting over the pragmaticSince Ed Smith became the chief selector it has been worth keeping an eye on the announcement of England squads. He has delivered a few surprises in his nine months in the job, during which he has never seemed intimidated by the enterprising selection that might attract some flak.Smith’s best call for the Test team was probably his first – he has suggested as much – when he selected Jos Buttler, who had not expected the call because of the long-accepted drawback of him not having encountered a red ball for months. His most controversial was the recall of Adil Rashid, who was in retirement from red-ball cricket at the time. Both decisions provoked plenty of criticism, which has long since evaporated. Continue reading...

Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Visitors score 95th-minute winner against 10 men

10-12-2018 The Premier League needs video assistant referees immediately, says Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez after the 2-1 defeat by Wolves.

UK Snooker Championship 2018: Mark Allen beats Stuart Bingham - best shots

10-12-2018 Mark Allen fights back from 4-2 behind to beat Stuart Bingham 6-5 at the UK Snooker Championship to set up a final showdown with Ronnie O'Sullivan.

WSL: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea highlights

10-12-2018 Watch highlights as Chelsea beat Brighton to maintain the pressure on WSL leaders Arsenal and Manchester City.

Cardiff’s Nick Williams: ‘Going on this long must be to do with my genes’

10-12-2018 In an age of early retirements the 35-year-old Cardiff No 8 has already outlasted most modern players, and he is not finished yetNick Williams turned 35 last Sunday. As he drew breath to extinguish the candles on his cake, the Cardiff Blues No 8 marvelled that he was still taking the field at a time when the physical toll on players was prompting a number of early retirements.It is not as if the former Junior All Black, who arrived at the Arms Park after stints with Munster, Aironi and Ulster, operates on the margins of a game. At more than 20st few players are more effective at finding their way over the gainline and the demolition man intends to raze a few more defences before touching his cap to the passing of the years. Continue reading...

Australia v India: first Test, day five – live!

10-12-2018 Updates from the final day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 3.56am GMT 101st over: Australia 228-8 (Cummins 17, Lyon 0) That’s it, surely. Australia still 95 adrift. Only Hazlewood left in the sheds. But they’d love to fight on and at least get that margin down a bit further. 3.52am GMT It felt like a matter of time. Shami bowls a bouncer after a tighter line, then slips the third ball wide and full. Starc booms the drive as is his way, and it takes the edge. Pant has equalled a world record with his 11th dismissal in the match, after six in the first innings. He’s equalled Jack Russell (the latter) and AB de Villiers. Continue reading...

David Luiz could be forced out by Chelsea’s over-30s contract policy

10-12-2018 • Club only offers one-year contract extensions to over-30s• David Luiz can negotiate with foreign clubs from JanuaryDavid Luiz’s future at Chelsea beyond the summer has been cast into considerable doubt after the club’s hierarchy made it clear they are reluctant to change their policy of offering only one-year contract extensions to players in their 30s.The club are seeking to prolong the stays of some key personnel, not least because they are one of a number of English sides under investigation by Fifa over possible violations of rules on the signing of foreign players under the age of 18 and could be the subject of lengthy transfer embargoes if found guilty by the world governing body’s disciplinary committee. Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kanté and César Azpilicueta have all agreed new terms recently, and are likely to be followed in the near future by Antonio Rüdiger. Continue reading...

Real Madrid beat Huesca 1-0: Gareth Bale scores only goal of game

10-12-2018 Gareth Bale scores the winner as Real Madrid move back into La Liga's top four with a hard-fought victory at bottom side Huesca.

Altior sees off Un De Sceaux and the elements to take Tingle Creek Chase

10-12-2018 • Nico de Boinville rides Altior to 15th straight victory• Nicky Henderson: ‘As good a performance as he has ever done’The elements and a select band of opponents did all they could to end Altior’s winning streak at 14 but he responded with what Nicky Henderson, his trainer, called “as good a performance as he’s ever done”. Many exceptional two-milers have won the Tingle Creek Chase over the past four decades but Altior is one of the very best.Altior has rarely, if ever, raced on ground as soft as he faced here, and a downpour as the four runners were going to the start added to its demands. His three rivals, meanwhile, included the frontrunners Saint Calvados and Un De Sceaux, which guaranteed a searching pace. Continue reading...