'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

15-11-2018 The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

David Squires on … Mourinho, Ederson and all the Manchester derby fallout

15-11-2018 Our resident cartoonist picks over the bones of Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over their city rivalsIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his new book: Goalless Draw Continue reading...

NBA: Detroit Pistons beat Toronto Raptors in thrilling final six-second finish

15-11-2018 Watch the thrilling finish to the Detroit Pistons' 106-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the NBA on Wednesday, with a Kawhi Leonard mistake costing the Raptors dear.

Video assistant referees (VAR) in English football - the story so far

15-11-2018 Match of the Day pundits debate how successful the video assistant referee system has been so far in England.

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.

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?

Anthony Ogogo: Boxer 'low' after sixth eye operation

15-11-2018 Anthony Ogogo, who has not fought for two years, says he is feeling as "low as I've felt for long time" after a sixth eye operation.

Ed Smith’s clever picks have given England a Ferguson-style makeover | The Spin

15-11-2018 National selector is doing a brilliant job by using rotation to craft bespoke XIs as the former Man Utd manager once didIt’s often said that selectors, like wicketkeepers and umpires, are doing their best work when you don’t notice them. Since taking over as national selector, Ed Smith has been in the news more than many of the players he has picked – yet he’s doing a brilliant job.There are two main reasons for Smith’s profile. The first, a slightly cringeworthy media obsession with his education, is not his fault. And the second is a virtue – a series of selections that have managed to be innovative and eye-catching without being ostentatious. Continue reading...

'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

15-11-2018 Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

Chelsea: Fifa allegedly recommends Blues handed two-year transfer ban after signing of minors

15-11-2018 Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

Football rumours: Wenger turned down Fulham with Bayern in waiting?

15-11-2018 Today’s rumours think nothing says Christmas quite like an extended trailer for next year’s biopicManchester United defender Chris Smalling could swap life at one mid-table Premier League club for another if speculation linking with with a move to Everton turns out to carry any weight. Tabloid tittle-tattle says the Goodison Park outfit want to take him on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer, but could make a bid for him in January instead. Smalling is currently negotiating a new contract with United, in a state of affairs that cynics might suggest is in some way related to the coincidental appearance of stories linking with him a move elsewhere. Related: Chelsea to let Gary Cahill leave on loan in January as a reward for his service Continue reading...

Ireland v New Zealand: Joe Schmidt makes four changes for All Blacks game

15-11-2018 Ireland draft in Rob Kearney, Garry Ringrose, Devin Toner and Dan Leavy for Saturday's game against New Zealand.

Why did one of the NFL's best players give up $14.5m and a year of his prime?

15-11-2018 The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell will sit out the entire 2018 season, as players try to tilt the balance of power away from the league’s ownersAs many had expected, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, one of the best players in the NFL, did not turn up at team headquarters on Tuesday. The move means he’s not eligible to play for the remainder of the season and has forfeited the $14.54m he was due to make. What exactly happened on Tuesday? Continue reading...

'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

15-11-2018 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?