World T20: Funky dancing, weird catches & a party in the stands as West Indies beat South Africa

15-11-2018 Watch the best moments from day six of the Women's World T20 as Stafanie Taylor takes 4-12 to set up a West Indies win over South Africa.

Women's World Twenty20: India beat Ireland to reach semi-finals

15-11-2018 India beat Ireland by 52 runs in Guyana to qualify for the Women's World Twenty20 semi-finals.

Chelsea accused of paying Andreas Christensen’s father for work he did not do

15-11-2018 • Football Leaks says father was paid £11,400 plus VAT a month• Chelsea say they ‘do not comment on confidential contracts’Chelsea are facing further allegations that they breached Fifa and Premier League rules by making illegal payments to the father of Andreas Christensen in order to sign the Denmark defender.According to documents obtained by Football Leaks, and published on Thursday by the Danish newspaper Politiken, Chelsea recruited Sten Christensen as a scout on the day they signed Andreas from Brondby six years ago. Continue reading...

Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, City v United and Formula 1

15-11-2018 Who scored? Who stripped? Who is out of action?Wayne Rooney is likely to win his final England cap later this month. His first game for England ended in a 3-1 defeat to Australia. Which other young striker made his international debut that night, scored England’s only goal of the game and never played for his country again?Rickie Lambert Francis JeffersDavid Nugent James Beattie Where are England playing New Zealand at rugby this weekend?Bradford and BathLondon and LeedsManchester and CardiffWigan and SheffieldWhen it comes to the Manchester derby, what makes Ernest Mangnall unique?He scored for both sides in the derby in 1935 (a fine header for United and a scrappy own goal for City)He is the only man to have managed both clubsHe is the only player to have been sold from one club to the otherHe is the only United player who has gone on to manage CityIf it was Singapore in 2008, United Arab Emirates in 2009, South Korea in 2010 and India in 2011, where will it be in 2020?South AfricaVietnamWalesTurkeyWhy will Aldershot Town have to do without midfielder James Rowe for the next few months?After winning Britain’s Got Talent with his ukulele playing, he "wants to concentrate on music for a while"He has stepped away from football for a few months to star in a pantomimeHe has gone to Buenos Aires “to watch the Copa Libertadores final and check out Argentina”He was injured by a bottle of RibenaThe Women’s World Twenty20 begins this weekend. Who are the hosts and reigning champions?EnglandAustraliaIndiaWest Indies Bradley Stoke Town FC signed a new player this week. What is he called?Donald TrumpObama BarracksMichel BarnierBradley StokesHuddersfield's victory on Monday night means that every team in the Premier League has won a game this season. Who scored Huddersfield's winner?A Huddersfield playerA Newcastle player (on loan from Chelsea)A Cardiff City player (on loan from Liverpool )A Fulham player (on loan from Manchester United) Fernando Ovelar scored a goal for Cerro Porteño against Club Olimpia in the Paraguayan Superclásico this week. What is unusual about Ovelar’s goal?He was the refereeHe is also the club’s ownerHe is just 14 years old He played the first half for Olimpia but was signed for Cerro Porteño at half-time Who is the only player to have scored at Anfield and the Etihad this season?David Silva Danny Ings Callum Wilson Wesley Hoedt Zeki Celik was shown a yellow card for stripping Neymar of which item of clothing in Lille’s defeat to PSG?A hatA snoodA necklaceA gloveWho said: "I wanted to do something different. I want to give the people what they want – blood, sweat and tears. I can do it all"?José MourinhoTony BellewFloyd MayweatherWayne Rooney12 and above.You are a true credit to yourself. Have a cracking weekend. You've earned it1 and above.That's not very good. 2 and above.That's not a great score but it's something to build on next week 3 and above.That's not a great score but it's something to build on next week 4 and above.You've done OK there. Not great but not embarrassing either5 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up6 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up7 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up. Enjoy the weekend8 and above.You've done very well there. Enjoy the weekend9 and above.You've done very, very well there. Enjoy the weekend10 and above.You've done very, very, very well there. Have a cracking weekend0 and above.That's not very good. 11 and above.You are a credit to yourself. Have a cracking weekend. You've earned it Continue reading...

Magnus Carlsen weathers early Fabuano Caruana surprise in Game 5 draw – live!

15-11-2018 Carlsen and Caruana play to draw after 33 moves and three hoursWorld championship match remains tied at 2½-all after five games Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 6.49pm GMT “This line is really interesting and if Black cooperates it can get also very, very exciting,” Caruana says of the 6. b4!? surprise. “But Magnus knew the line quite well and I think played it in a very logical way. I guess the endgame we got was more or less balanced.” 6.44pm GMT Both players are asked during the post-game press conference if they have any favorite players from history. Caruana answers first and plays it straight with Bobby Fischer, citing “the results he achieved and the way he played at his peak”.As for Carlsen: “I would say my favorite player from the past is probably myself like three or four years ago.”Magnus Carlsen: "My favorite player from the past is probably myself from three or four years ago." Continue reading...

Which football teams have worn most kit combinations in a season? | The Knowledge

15-11-2018 Plus: huge gaps between victories in the same competition, winning the same title with multiple teams, and loose dentures. Mail [email protected] or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“It appears that Fulham’s kit designer is having as bad a season as their defensive coach,” muses Richard Hilton. “Fulham have worn five different kit combinations in their first five away matches of the season (red/red; black/black; blue/blue; white/black; white/white). Is this a record?”It turns out Fulham’s kit designer still has a little more meddling to do, Richard. Here’s Chris Oakley. “I can confirm that they have some way to go yet! I’ve been creating some illustrations for Rochdale AFC’s official matchday programme, The Voice of Spotland, which show they had seven kits during the 1997-98 season. Two of them used elements of a kit worn two seasons before.” Continue reading...

Claudio Ranieri fastens in for Premier League homecoming at Fulham | Amy Lawrence

15-11-2018 The new manager cannot expect to repeat the success of his Leicester days but will hope his experience helps elicit a quick reaction from the struggling west London sideHi Claudio. Welcome back to a place you loved, and where you were loved. The Ranieri of the Premier League, regarded in different moments as a gentleman, a tinkerman, a caricature joker, a miracle worker, an expert at somehow maintaining composure when form has faltered and the axe has lurked, returns with the words “risk free” ringing around him. Ranieri has seen enough in 32 years of management across five countries to smile wryly at such notions before he gets to work.Preconceptions have followed Ranieri around for long enough – way longer than the infamous reaction to his supposedly left-field appointment at Leicester City (and we all know how that turned out). A certain amount of optimism from the Fulham hierarchy, who chose Ranieri to follow Slavisa Jokanovic, is understandable. But there is no sense jumping to the question of whether Ranieri can recreate something resembling the phenomenon he oversaw at Leicester in his new role at Craven Cottage. Continue reading...

Richard Scudamore: Departing Premier League chief to receive £5m farewell gift

15-11-2018 Outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore will get a £5m farewell bonus paid by clubs, the Premier League confirms.

VAR in the Premier League: How Charlie Austin MIGHT react

15-11-2018 BBC Sport imagines how Southampton striker Charlie Austin might react to the news that VAR will be used in the Premier League from next season.

Premier League to introduce VAR technology as clubs reject quota reduction

15-11-2018 • New technology to be implemented from next season• Widespread opposition to plans to cut overseas playersThe Premier League may have finally agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees next season but dialogue over increasing homegrown quotas looks set to continue after clubs indicated they are unwilling to reduce the number of foreign players in the event of any Brexit deal.Having opted to extend trials of the system in April, clubs were provided an update at the shareholders’ meeting on Thursday and have now decided to proceed. They will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa to use VAR next season. Continue reading...

Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

15-11-2018 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

Fifa’s youth transfers investigation: six key questions | Paul Wilson

15-11-2018 What are Fifa’s rules on signing minors? Which clubs have fallen foul of them? And what are the consequences?No, Barcelona were handed a two window ban in 2014 for irregularities over the signing of players under the age of 18, when they had a number of prospects from Korea and Africa on their books. The club appealed and succeeded in getting the ban pushed back to 2015, shrewdly using the time thus bought to bring in a clutch of new signings including Luis Suáraz, Ivan Rakitic, Marc-André ter Stegen and Thomas Vermaelen. A year later both Madrid clubs were found guilty of the same offence and forbidden to make any new signings for two windows. Both appealed to the court of arbitration for sport. Atlético had their ban upheld while Real Madrid, who had signed minors including the sons of the then coach Zinedine Zidane, had their punishment reduced to a single window. Continue reading...

Richard Scudamore’s £5m reflects greedy and ruthless Premier League | David Conn

15-11-2018 The executive chairman’s departure sits awkwardly next to fudged pledges to help football’s grassrootsIt was strangely appropriate that London was in political chaos over the UK’s impending exit from the European Union when the Premier League clubs gathered unruffled at their meeting and awarded their executive chairman Richard Scudamore an eye-popping £5m for choosing to leave his job. There they were, modern representatives of football clubs formed as social enterprises in Victorian England, by churches, schools and enlightened employers, presenting an image of being in a kind of money bubble, voting to give grossly excessive thanks to the man who has enriched them over 19 years. Related: Richard Scudamore will accept £5m departure bonus from Premier League Continue reading...

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

15-11-2018 A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem beats Kei Nishikori to boost Roger Federer's hopes

15-11-2018 Austria's Dominic Thiem maintains his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four with a straight-set win over Japan's Kei Nishikori.