International football: 10 talking points from the latest round of games

Giroud is now among the French greats, Williamss time could be up and Scotland captaincy weighs heavy on Robertson 1) McCarthy restores hope after Whelan and co roll back the years The team sheet submitted by Mick McCarthy caused shudders. Was he really playing at home to Georgia with the 35-year-old Glenn Whelan anchoring midfield […]

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Rebagliatis free the weed campaign aims to show Wada ban is all to pot | Andy Bull

Moral and medical arguments for banning cannabis use in sport have fallen away and snowboarder Ross Rebagliati wants the authorities to take note In the years after he gave up snowboarding, Ross Rebagliati tried selling real estate, running a ski school, working as the director of sport at a winter resort and standing as the […]

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Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 2: Leicester to Wolves

Fans rate the season so far, and predict what lies ahead Leicester The mood has really lifted around here in the few weeks since Brendan Rodgers arrived. After months of grim, sluggish football, the Foxes are starting to rediscover their swagger again. It might all be too little too late for this season but the […]

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Zion Williamson’s Duke named No1 overall seed for 2019 NCAA Tournament

Looming at the top of this years March Madness bracket: Duke and their freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson Looming at the top of this years March Madness bracket: Duke and their freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson. The Blue Devils earned the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, joining Virginia, North […]

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Every moment I spend in prison in Bahrain stains the reputation of F1 | Najah Yusuf

In 2017 I criticised the Bahrain Grand Prix on Facebook. Since then I have been imprisoned, beaten and sexually assaulted I am a civil servant from Bahrain. I write from Isa Town prison, 22km away from the Bahrain International Circuit, which hosts Formula Ones annual grand prix. This weekend, fans of Formula One will flood […]

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Why many LA Galaxy fans don’t believe David Beckham deserves a statue

The former England captain has been honoured for his time in LA. But players like Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan were far more crucial to the team Deciding on a statue is never easy. There is the archetypal celebration statue, as demonstrated by Sir Alex Fergusons statue outside Old Trafford. The bust is often seen […]

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Dominic Thiem upsets Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert while claiming the biggest title of his career. […]

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The ‘new futuristic championship’ aiming to connect with fans

(CNN)With quirky features such as attack mode and fan boost, it’s a racing series that has been likened to Mario Kart. Visit for more news and videos READ: ‘Just crazy’ — How it felt to win the Mexico ePrix on the line “It’s the new futuristic championship, you know,” HWA driver Stoffel Vandoorne tells […]

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Pinpoint Jorginho hits stunning derby winner for Chelsea against Fulham

Goals from Gonzalo Higuan and Jorginho took Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage after Calum Chambers had equalised for the hosts Unlikely as it would have seemed straight after Kepa Arrizabalagas ill-judged histrionics and the deflation of Chelseas penalty shoot-out defeat at Wembley, this has ended up a restorative week for […]

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Lindsey Vonn: Mikaela Shiffrin ‘in a league of her own’

(CNN)She retired as the greatest female ski racer of all time, but Lindsey Vonn believes fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin is “in a league of her own” and will shatter all records as long as she stays healthy. Shiffrin, who turns 24 on March 13, clinched an unprecedented fourth straight slalom world title in Sweden Saturday […]

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