UEFA Nations League, France 4-2 Croatia: Les Bleus win replay of 2018 World Cup final

Rebic was key to Milan’s upturn in form this year but he struggled to get involved in Paris and was replaced at half-time. He had just 17 touches and did not use any of them to have a shot or create a chance for his team-mates, while he completed just five successful passes.

UEFA Nations League, Denmark 0-0 England: Southgate’s tactical switch misfires in dour stalemate

Southgate is committed to giving Rice a run of games as his midfield anchorman and it is time for the West Ham man to start repaying some of that faith. His pass completion rate was only 76.7 per cent, with debutant Phillips looking far more adept in a game both players did not need to […]

Hockey India, a poor cousin of BCCI, rocked by a cricket-like power struggle

Troubles crept into the Hockey India League (HIL), once touted as the biggest money spinner for the game. It did not see the light of the day from 2018 onwards. The biggest roadblock came from the franchisees, some of whom earned nothing. Hockey India said the tournament will return in 2019 in a five-player format […]

Premier League 2020-21 preview No 13: Manchester United

When Bruno Fernandes’s 12 goals (following his arrival in the winter window) are added to those returned by Martial, Rashford and Greenwood, Solskjær’s front four delivered 73 last term. As this total can be expected to improve – Fernandes will have half a-season more to increase his tally, for one – then Sancho’s intended £100m […]

Denmark vs England live stream: How to watch the UEFA Nations League game right now

England somehow managed to leave Reykjavik with three points in their opening game against Iceland. The game look destined to finish 0-0 before a Raheem Sterling penalty put The Three Lions ahead in the 91st minute. Shortly thereafter, though, Iceland were awarded a penalty of their own, only for Birkir Bjarnason to miss the target.

Camavinga, Moukoko and Fati: The uncapped ‘Next Generation’ stars set to benefit from Euros delay

— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) December 22, 2019 But the season hiatus put paid to that and Lewandowski was fit to return when the campaign resumed, with the Pole typically lethal since. But that doesn’t take away from the fact Zirkzee is Bayern’s third-youngest Bundesliga goalscorer, as he lays the groundwork for a potential breakthrough season in […]

Tony Opatha, who led Sri Lanka’s rebel tour to South Africa in 1982, dies

Opatha had played five ODIs, across the 1975 and 1979 World Cups, and was known as a domestic stalwart through the 1970s, playing for the Air Force – of which he was a serviceman – and the Nondescripts Cricket Club. He also played a year of club cricket in Ireland, and later played in the […]

Primoz Roglic gave up ski jumping, beat Luka Doncic in Slovenia and now leads the Tour de France

“Sometimes, he’s a little maybe cold and distanced, but in normal life he’s different. He’s more warm and nice. He’s really relaxed,” his partner, Lora Klinc, said in the film. Klinc’s first book, “Kilometer Nic” (Kilometer Zero), emanating from when Roglic won the 2019 Vuelta a Espana, comes out next week and is available for […]