Unsung Hero 2018: Swimming coach Kirsty Ewen wins Scotland's award

10-12-2018 Kirsty Ewen, who overcame mental health issues to inspire others to do the same and find a better place through swimming, is Scotland's Unsung Hero for 2018.

Copa Libertadores final: Did staging River Plate v Boca Juniors in Madrid work?

10-12-2018 A "fudged final", a sign of things to come, or both? BBC Sport's Manu Djazmi assesses whether staging South America's biggest game in Europe was a success.

Decision on Michael Cheika's Wallabies future to be made 'ahead of Christmas'

10-12-2018 Rugby Australia board hear presentation from coachChairman Cameron Clyne refuses to answer questionsRugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne has declined to guarantee or clarify the position of Michael Cheika following a presentation from the Wallabies’ coach, but says a thorough review will be completed before Christmas.Clyne came out seven hours into an unfinished RA board meeting on Monday, but spent just 50 seconds giving a statement to the media. He didn’t answer questions despite being asked if Cheika’s job was safe. Continue reading...

Advent calendar 2018: Williams wows crowd with 'fluke shot' and naked presser

10-12-2018 Mark Williams wows The Crucible crowds with a stunning 'fluke' shot and by keeping to his promise of arriving to his press conference naked.

WSL: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea highlights

10-12-2018 Watch highlights as Chelsea beat Brighton to maintain the pressure on WSL leaders Arsenal and Manchester City.

Miracle in Miami: Kenyan Drake, Amari Cooper & Patrick Mahomes in NFL plays of the week

10-12-2018 Watch the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots with a last-second 'miracle' play, plus the rest of the NFL plays of the week.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

10-12-2018 Bournemouth are looking threadbare, Pep Guardiola shows the stomach for a fight and Leicester pine for Jamie VardyWith the issues piling up in terms of Arsenal’s defensive composition, it almost passed unnoticed that against Huddersfield they managed a league clean sheet – their first since September. Centre‑back concerns felt strongly under the microscope at the end of a week when Rob Holding suffered a cruciate injury, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi picked up simultaneous suspensions for their yellow card count, and the German skulked off with an injury in any case. Unai Emery has to find, to borrow an old Wengerism, internal solutions for Sunday’s game at Southampton. Stephan Lichtsteiner and Nacho Monreal, career full-backs, could be drafted in to a back three. Laurent Koscielny has not played for seven months and was not deemed fit enough to come on against Huddersfield. Emery will have to make do and mend. Amy Lawrence Continue reading...

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

10-12-2018 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to win the Copa Libertadores final

10-12-2018 Watch highlights as River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to claim their fourth Copa Libertadores trophy in front of 72,000 fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.

Dundee 1-1 Rangers: Scottish Premiership – as it happened

10-12-2018 Dundee moved off the bottom thanks to a fine rearguard, their 10 men, limiting Rangers – who missed the chance to take top spot – to hopeful crosses and very little else 3.49pm GMT Rangers dropped another two points in the Premiership title race with a 1-1 draw at 10-man Dundee. After losing 1-0 at home to Aberdeen at Ibrox in midweek, the visitors found themselves in trouble again when former Gers striker Kenny Miller scored after just nine minutes when he capitalised on a hesitant Ibrox rearguard to beat goalkeeper Allan McGregor. 3.24pm GMT So there we are. That was a lot of fun, especially in the first half but also in the second. Rangers played like a team who haven’t been coached, without method or composure, which suited Dundee down to the ground. They have things about which to think before Thursday’s European decider, while Dundee will feel they’ve a decent chance of staying up. Ta-ra. Continue reading...

Adam Thompstone salvages losing bonus point for Leicester at Racing 92

10-12-2018 • Racing 92 36-26 Leicester• Tigers score four tries in defeatOn balance Leicester could have picked a better weekend to head to Paris. At least there were no riots or tear gas canisters inside Racing’s stunning new indoor home but an 80-minute water cannon bombardment might have been less arduous than some of the on-field punishment they soaked up en route to a 14th defeat in their last 15 European forays across the Channel. Related: Jordan Larmour’s try for champions Leinster is a bad break for Bath Continue reading...

Washington show NFL teams would rather lose than sign Colin Kaepernick

10-12-2018 Washington were pushing for the playoffs until two of their quarterbacks went down injured. But they have ignored a perfectly solid replacementColin Kaepernick will never play in the NFL again, that much was made clear this week. Washington’s decision to sign the lightweight talents of Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson over Kaepernick, a week after claiming Reuben Foster – a man arrested twice in the last year for domestic violence – on waivers and announcing to the world that it was prioritizing winning football games above all else, is as shameful as it is predictable.Washington plucked Johnson, who last threw a pass in the NFL in 2011, out of obscurity this week to back up Sanchez after Colt McCoy’s season ended with a broken fibula. McCoy previously replaced Alex Smith, who is out for the season with a broken leg suffered in Week 11. Continue reading...