Seething Sarri, Liverpool win again and a slide-tackling fan – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Dominic Fifield and Ed Aarons discuss Chelsea, Liverpool’s win over Palace, Claude Puel’s future at Leicester, Spurs’ dramatic win and the Charlton fan who slide-tackled his own playerJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We start by discussing Saturday’s London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri questioning his team’s motivation following their 2-0 defeat. We then move on to Liverpool’s wild win over Crystal Palace, before turning our attentions to the potentially differing futures of Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Claude Puel. Continue reading...



Bolton 0-2 West Brom: Baggies win as home fans protest

West Brom move up to third in the Championship with a comfortable win at Bolton, amid fan protests at Wanderers owner Ken Anderson.



Watch 'incredible recovery' as jockey Mikey Sweeney almost falls off and still wins

Jockey Mikey Sweeney on Ask Heather almost falls off but makes an "incredible recovery" then goes on to win the race.



Tom Brady was already the greatest QB of all time – now he's just rubbing it in

The New England Patriots quarterback stepped up with his team’s season on the line and time running out on Sunday. Then he did it again in overtimeDid you feel the inevitability? Tom Brady in overtime, needing to put together a drive to win the game and send the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl. And, of course, he delivered, because Brady always delivers. He marched his team down the field with the confidence and presence of the greatest to ever play quarterback. Related: Tom Brady brilliant in the clutch as Patriots beat Chiefs to set up Rams Super Bowl Continue reading...



Australian Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty hoping for home success against Petra Kvitova

Ashleigh Barty could become Australia's first female semi-finalist in Melbourne for 35 years when she takes on Petra Kvitova on Tuesday.



Mat Ryan stands tall but shootout euphoria fails to mask Socceroos' problems | Scott McIntyre

Australia’s base was solid but they again had trouble breaking down well-organised opponentsAt the end of a tight, scoreless, 120 minutes in Al Ain it took penalties to split Australia and Uzbekistan with Mathews Ryan and Leckie standing up when it most counted to send the Socceroos into the Asian Cup quarter-finals. Keeper Ryan made two superb saves and the returning Leckie coolly slotted home the decisive spot kick as Australia edged the Uzbeks 4-2 in the shootout to book their place in Saturday’s last-eight game against hosts UAE. Related: Australia beat Uzbekistan on penalties to reach Asian Cup last eight 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.



The Fiver | A kind of softly moving statue by which to remember Arsène Wenger

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The big January transfer news continues to roll in, after Oumar Niasse, a player famously deprived of a locker at Everton by Ronald Koeman, left Goodison Park to join Cardiff City. Then Yohan Benalouane, a player stored in a locker for almost two years by Claude Puel, did one from Leicester to hurry into the warm embrace of Nottingham Forest’s new manager, Martin O’Neill, who confirmed he hopes to swell the good vibes at the City Ground by bringing along, as his assistant, that most eminent graduate of the Wealdstone Raider School of Motivational Discourse, Roy Keane. Continue reading...



Watch: Angry Zverev smashes racquet after defeat

Alexander Zverev destroyed a racquet in a spectacular meltdown in the second set during his fourth-round match against Canada's Milos Raonic.



Mark Sampson: Ex-England boss will 'forever regret' situation after sacking

Former England women's manager Mark Sampson says he will "forever regret" the parliamentary inquiry into his behaviour.



Why Iron Girl went down like a lead balloon

In the week in which Jasmin Paris won the 268-mile Spine Race, and women are winning more and more endurance races, a 5K night-time race for ‘women over 16’ had to be hastily rebrandedLast week Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the 268-mile Spine Race, running for four days solid on fewer than eight hours’ sleep. In the same week, Ironman England advertised an event called Iron Girl, a 5K night-time race, as part of a triathlon festival. An Ironman race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycle ride and a marathon. Iron Girl was billed as being less intimidating, by using the word “girl”. In the attempt to attract grown women (the event was for over-16s), Iron Girl went down like a lead balloon. It was quickly renamed Night Run, and opened to men, too.Of course, getting more people active is to be encouraged. But assuming that women would be intimidated by an event called “Ironman” goes against recent form. Jasmin Paris is not alone in winning an endurance event overall – in December 2016, women won five ultra distance races outright. Many believe that women may have a physical advantage in running or cycling longer races because they have more stamina, greater fat reserves (which can be called upon for energy) and better mental strength. Women are better at pacing and we cope better with heat. Continue reading...



Sam Stosur edges closer to elusive home success in Australian Open doubles

Australian and Zhang Shuai move into semi-finalStosur already has two major doubles titles to her nameSamantha Stosur is two wins away from her first grand slam title in eight years after reaching the Australian Open women’s doubles semi-final. Playing with China’s Zhang Shuai, the pair upset top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4). The Czech duo are the reigning French Open and Wimbledon champions.With a career high No 4 ranking in singles, winning the 2011 US Open title, Stosur has two major women’s doubles titles but lost the only final she reached at Melbourne Park in 2006. Her last doubles crown came at the French Open in 2006, partnering American Lisa Raymond. Continue reading...



Warren Gatland awaiting 'concrete' job offers as Wales tenure draws to close

Warren Gatland says he has had no firm job offers with less than a year to go until the end of his tenure as Wales coach.



Super Bowl: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs

Tom Brady reaches an unprecedented ninth Super Bowl after leading his team to a 37-31 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs.



Jorge Molina and his remarkable road to the brink of Europe with Getafe | Sid Lowe

Right now, it’s not unrealistic to suggest Getafe’s well-travelled striker could contribute if he got the call to represent SpainJorge Molina set out in an old Seat 850, sitting proudly behind the wheel of a car that hadn’t come off the production line for 30 years and shuddered as it made its way down the road, so the journey was bound to take a while. It’s a long way from Alcoyano to Europe and the verge of the national team, after all, but he’s nearly there now. Looking up from the bottom of tercera division, the place where it all began around the turn of the century, 466 teams stand between you and the very top; looking up from the place where he and his team are this morning, almost 20 years on, long after he should have left, just five do. As for Molina himself, no one stands before him any more. That, at least, was the verdict of the Getafe fans this weekend.A qualified teacher with a degree in PE, coaching badges and his sporting director’s licence, the man teammates say seems shy but does a great impression of the boss, supporters reckon Jorge Molina is qualified to play for Spain too. Which perhaps they would, but that doesn’t make them wrong. As he departed on Friday night with Getafe on course for a 4-0 win over Alavés, first he was handed a standing ovation and then he was serenaded, a song starting, “Jorge, selección!” running around the Coliseum and welcomed by everyone except maybe the man himself. Asked about it afterwards, he blushed a little, smiled awkwardly, almost laughed and looked away, as if embarrassed. “Nah,” he said. “It’s nice, and I’m happy, but that’s all. Let’s be realistic: I’m of an age now …” Continue reading...



'Rashford is playing the best football in his career,' says Solskjær after United win – video

Marcus Rashford marked his 150th appearance for Manchester United with a wonderful goal as his side won 2-1 at home to Brighton. Speaking after the match Ole Gunnar Solskjær said he believes the forward is currently the best striker in the Premier League with Harry Kane out injured Continue reading...



Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...