FIFA WC 2018 preview: Portugal v Morocco: Hat-trick hero Ronaldo hunts stricken Atlas Lions

Portugal coach Fernando Santos opted to pair Goncalo Guedes with Ronaldo from kick-off in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain in Sochi, where the captain of the Euro 2016 winners netted a stunning 88th-minute free-kick to deny one of the favourites, who were reeling from the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve […]

Football: How to Revive the Magic of the FA Cup

Going back to this year’s tournament, if you’re looking for a couple of outsiders who might defy the odds,  then Preston, at 80-1, and Sheffield Wednesday at 100-1, make some appeal. The former thrashed Wycombe Wanderers 5-1 away in the Third Round and are in cracking form in the Championship. It’s also worth remembering that last year, they came close to knocking out the eventual […]

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 […]

Sports news feed: Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Starting out in cart racing Born just outside of Cologne on January 3, 1969, Michael Schumacher, like many F1 drivers, got his start in kart racing, earning his kart license at the age of 12. Schumacher would go on to win numerous German and European kart championships […]

12pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy talks in progress, Batshuayi to Palace DONE DEAL, Declan Rice latest

The Blues boss told Chelseafc.com: “He is a player I have been aware of for a long time and as a fellow attacking midfield player, I have paid particular attention to those type of players for some time.

Tottenham close to loan for US forward Alex Morgan

Manchester United manager Casey Stoney said: “She is an outstanding player who brings a wealth of experience to the squad. She is extremely skilful and possesses so much quality on the ball; her speed and intelligence in one vs one situations will be a real asset that will push the team forward this season, and […]

Lucy Bronze, Rose Lavelle, Pernille Harder: How the Women’s Super League won the transfer window

Sarina Wiegman to succeed Neville as England head coachGet Sky Sports – All channels £23 a month”I’m unbelievably excited. I’m just so happy to have the deal sorted and I can’t wait to get going – I’m honoured to be a City player,” Kelly said. “Manchester City are a hugely ambitious club whose aspirations match […]

Shambolic Barcelona thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich

A merciless Bayern Munich inflicted a humiliating, record defeat on Barcelona on Friday, recording a scarcely believable 8-2 victory in their Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon to leave Lionel Messi forlorn and surely hastening in the end of an era in Catalonia.

Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A third Schumacher in F1? Michael Schumacher is not the only member of the family to have competed in Formula One – his younger brother Ralf drove for Jordan, Williams and Toyota between 1997 and 2007, winning six races. Michael’s son Mick (pictured above) won the FIA […]

Bauhaus at 100: what it means to me by Norman Foster, Margaret Howell and others

Very often, inspiration arrives subliminally, lying hidden to be discovered many years later, or perhaps never. Other influences are more direct; we can acknowledge them at the time and see clearly the impression they leave on our lives. Working in Manchester from the age of 16 to 18, I spent most lunch breaks wandering around […]