Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

Nigel Levine: European indoor gold medallist banned for failing drugs test

British sprinter Nigel Levine, a former European 4x400m relay gold medallist, is banned for four years after failing a drugs test.

Wales v South Africa: Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of Springbok Test

Leigh Halfpenny has failed to recover from concussion and will miss Saturday's Test between Wales and South Africa.

James Forrest’s snappy hat-trick crowns ascension day for nervy Scotland

• Scotland 3-2 Israel• Forrest 34 43 64; Kayal 9, Zahavi 75That the Nations League carries greater significance than the friendly matches it replaced hardly requires debate. The sense that this event became wholly relevant for the future and reputation of Alex McLeish was also plain to see. The same arguably applies to his paymasters at the Scottish FA.McLeish can enjoy a last laugh over his many detractors. Scotland’s progression from the group stage at the expense of Albania and Israel may not look momentous, but in context it is wholly important to the manager. The governing body has also been afforded a valuable cash boost courtesy of his men winning group C. Continue reading...

USA lose to Italy last as Americans await new permanent coach

Christian Pulisic becomes youngest ever US captainDave Sarachan has been interim coach for more than a yearMatteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, as Italy beat the United States 1-0 in Belgium. Twenty-year-old Christian Pulisic also made history on Tuesday night as he became the youngest captain in the modern history of the American team. In what is likely to be the final game for the Americans under interim coach Dave Sarachan, Ethan Horvath, making his first international appearance since January, was forced into several sprawling saves. Continue reading...

The Spin | Jack Leach and Ajaz Patel show left-arm spin is alive and well in cricket

Both may be new to the Test scene but still bowled England and New Zealand, respectively, to famous away wins, timely entrances given Rangana Herath’s retirementRangana Herath did not want to end his Test career with a defeat in Galle but in the early days of the Sri Lankan’s new life as a retired cricketer, he may well have afforded himself just a little smile at two fellow purveyors of left-arm spin, Jack Leach and Ajaz Patel, bowling their sides, England and New Zealand, to famous away victories.A good man by all accounts, Test cricket’s most prolific exponent of the art would probably enjoy the respective stories of their ascent to the highest level too (even if Leach is delivering against Herath’s former teammates right now), arriving as they have on the international stage not after some frictionless progression up the ranks but through dogged persistence and differing degrees of personal reinvention. Continue reading...

Beers on ice: Canadian curlers show why sport and alcohol don’t mix well | Andy Bull

The antics of a curling team in Alberta’s Red Deer Classic saw them end up in hot water after they were thrown out of a competition for being somewhat worse for wearEach winter the World Anti-Doping Agency publishes an updated list of prohibited substances. Last year it made one major change, though no one really noticed them do it. It decided to lift its ban on alcohol, which had been in place since the agency was formed in 1999. Wada argued that you don’t need a laboratory test to tell whether someone’s drunk, and besides the change affected only the four sports – archery, air sports, automobile racing and powerboating – who rigorously enforce the ban on the understandable grounds that aeroplanes, arrows, speed boats and sports cars don’t make great chasers.Of course Wada isn’t in the business of regulating performance inhibitors. And, after many centuries of diligent research, there’s now a broad understanding that while alcohol may do wonders for your libido, temper and estimation of your own talents and abilities, it doesn’t do much for your athletic prowess. Different sports reached this conclusion at different times. Marathon runners were still using booze to fortify themselves during races in the 1900s, footballers were still taking occasional snifters of brandy to revive themselves at half-time in the 1950s, cyclists were still swigging champagne on mountain climbs in the 1970s. The list gets shorter every decade. Continue reading...

Anna Gasser makes history as first female snowboarder to land triple cork – video

Olympic champion Anna Gasser has written another chapter in her snowboard career after becoming the first woman to land a cab triple cork. The 27-year-old pulled off the jump on her first attempt at the Stubai Glacier in Austria.The cab triple 1260 involves taking off in the switch position with your 'wrong' foot forward, followed by three and a half rotations in the air, and then landing in the forward position. The Austrian also made history in 2013 with a cab double cork 900 kicker, and 2015 when she became the first woman to land a competition cab double underflip. She also claimed the gold medal in the Big Air competition at the Pyeongchang Games.Winter Olympics: hits and misses from Pyeongchang Continue reading...

NFL plays of the week: 'Phenomenal' Kenny Golladay & TY Hilton's fancy footwork

Watch the best plays from Sunday's week 11 games in the NFL, including a phenomenal Kenny Golladay catch for Detroit and some fancy footwork from Indianapolis' TY Hilton.

Formula 3: Sophia Floersch hospitalised after horror crash at Macau Grand Prix – video

Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch, 17, has sustained a spinal fracture following a huge accident at the Macau Grand Prix.Video posted on social media shows the Van Amersfoort Racing driver losing control into a bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers' bunker at high speed.'Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning,' Floersch wrote on Twitter.Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi was taken to hospital with back pain. Race organisers confirmed two photographers and a marshal were also in hospital.Sophia Floersch fractures spine after huge airborne crash in Formula Three Continue reading...

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

Cleveland Cavaliers: How LeBron James' exit preceded their NBA slump

A head coach sacked, their main man injured and the NBA's worst record - is it a coincidence that Cleveland's collapse follows LeBron James' exit?

FA Cup: Bradford City 1-1 Aldershot Town highlights (4-1 pens)

Watch highlights as Bradford goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell spares the League One side's blushes, saving two spot kicks as the Bantams beat National League Aldershot 4-1 on penalties in their FA Cup first-round replay.