Joe Cokanasiga: Why Eddie Jones picked Bath winger for England debut

15-11-2018 England head coach Eddie Jones explains why Bath's 21-year-old winger Joe Cokanasiga will make his international debut against Japan.

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

15-11-2018 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

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...

Steven Gerrard: ‘If I text, call or see him, Jürgen’s always got time for me’

15-11-2018 The Rangers manager on why his club is like Liverpool, his craving for pressure and what he thinks now about rejecting Chelsea“It’s a serious business,” Steven Gerrard says with familiar intensity when he is asked about laughter and football. The former Liverpool captain and enduring icon, who is carving out an impressive new career as the manager of Rangers, considers a memory that belongs to his mother. In Make Us Dream, a feature-length documentary about Gerrard’s 27 years at Liverpool, from the age of eight, his mum remembers how he laughed often as a little boy.Since then there has been glory and pain, loyalty and agony. I know Gerrard pretty well and, in 2015, just as his emotional final season as a Liverpool player approached the end, we spent a memorable few months working on his autobiography. He was much warmer than his slightly morose public image – and he smiled a lot when recalling the sweetest times. But, with Gerrard also facing his darkest days, laughter was limited. Continue reading...

Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video

15-11-2018 For the first time ever city rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will meet in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s most prestigious club trophy. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for its drama, bitterness and the sheer hatred between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca. The second leg takes place at River’s home stadium El Monumental on 24 NovemberBuenos Aires 2-0 Brazil: how River and Boca set up a Superclásico final Continue reading...

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.

Great golf duels, quick pitstops and sticking it up the punter | Classic YouTube

15-11-2018 This week’s roundup also features propelling things at targets and narrowly avoiding being trampled1) It’s Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson nonsense next week, which means an ideal time to look back at some maverick and even random golf matches. Here’s Tiger v Sergio in the Battle at Bighorn (2000), Seve v Jack in the Toyota Challenge of Champions (1986) and Ben Hogan v Sam Snead (1965). Then Skins … at Wentworth in 1988, Walton Heath in 1991, Lee Trevino at PGA West (1987) and Woods, again, at the Memorial Skins in 2009. And how about the $18,000 Putt-Putt Skins Game – 1989 edition and then 1992? And how could we possibly forget a famous 1964 duel at Stoke Park?2) Ferrari didn’t keep Sebastian Vettel waiting in the pits for his second stop at last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix – he was on his way again after an incredible 1.97 secs. Yet it’s still not the fastest ever. The pit lane ballet isn’t always so well choreographed, however. And beware: tyre jack. Continue reading...

The Spin | England reaping the benefits of Lions tours that turn tyros into Test players

15-11-2018 Four of England’s winning Test team in Galle were on a successful Lions tour to Sri Lanka two years ago and this is one part of ECB planning that should be praisedAs the projected costs of The Hundred mount, tripling from the original estimate of £13m up to £40m – and counting – budgets are being slashed at ECB Towers. Gone is Andrew Strauss’s pet North-South series, gone is the not-so-mourned Pace Programme, gone are the Overseas Placements that so benefited Ollie Pope and Mason Crane in consecutive winters in Sydney.But still hanging on, whether by thread or rope, is the Lions Programme, perhaps English cricket’s most secret and deadly weapon. The first part of this winter’s tour starts on Sunday against Pakistan A, with a four-day match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Five one day and two Twenty20 games follow over the next three weeks, ricocheting between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Pope has been dispatched from the main England tour to get more match practice than he would twiddling his thumbs on the sidelines in Sri Lanka. Then, after Christmas, the Lions head to India. Continue reading...

James Conner: The cancer survivor starring for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL

15-11-2018 Pittsburgh running back James Conner describes his journey, from being diagnosed with cancer while at the University of Pittsburgh, to a sensational season in the NFL.

Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

15-11-2018 In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 world champion explains 'poor place' India comments

15-11-2018 Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton clarifies comments he made about India being a "poor place".

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 6.31pm GMT “A well-played game with some fireworks,” Caruana tells Norwegian broadcaster NRK, according to journalist Tarjei Svensen.Carlsen has a bit more to say. 6.17pm GMT Carlsen and Caruana have agreed to a draw after 33 moves and three and a quarter hours. No real progress from the last few moves (30. h3 Ke4 31. Ng5+ Kf5 32. Nxf7 Nxf7 33. Rxf7+ Bf6) and the players shake hands over a fifth straight peaceful result. They remain deadlocked at 2½-all after five games entering tomorrow’s sixth game. Continue reading...

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.