Friday, November 27, 2020

5 talking points ahead of Wales against England

Wales and England go head to head at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.

George Ford back in England team for Wales clash

The fly-half made his comeback from an Achilles injury as a replacement in last weekend’s win over Ireland.

Stand-in captain James Ryan insists Ireland are close to world’s top teams

Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup loss to England was the latest in a string of defeats to higher-ranked sides for the Irish.

England weigh up Joe Marler decision as prop prepares for injury return

Marler has missed England’s last three matches with a knee injury.

Ben Flower ruled out of Super League Grand Final

The Wigan forward, sent off in the 2014 showpiece, misses out this time around with a leg injury.

Former France winger Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

Dominici was capped 65 times by France and starred in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Sir Andy Murray feels Lewis Hamilton ‘definitely deserves’ knighthood

Murray, knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours, hailed Hamilton as “one of the most successful sportspeople in the history of the country”.

A knighthood ‘long overdue’ for ‘biggest British sporting star’ Lewis Hamilton

Former Labour cabinet minister Lord Hain would welcome the seven-time world champion becoming Sir Lewis Hamilton.

World champion Lewis Hamilton: I cannot keep silent on racism in motor sport

The Briton won his seventh Formula One title in Turkey on Sunday.
India vs australia

Local knowledge helps Robin Roussel claim a share of the Alfred Dunhill lead

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson lies a shot behind following a 66.

Paul Casey a surprise entrant for 2021 Saudi International

Casey opted out of the inaugural event in 2019, citing concerns over the country’s human rights record.

Joachim B Hansen launches late fightback to win Joburg Open

Hansen trailed by three shots with nine holes to play but won by two strokes.

Australian Open ‘most likely’ to be delayed, government minister says

Covid-19 quarantine restrictions in the country would make holding the first grand slam of 2021 in its planned slot logistically difficult.

Johanna Konta back with coach Dimitri Zavialoff following summer split

Zavialoff guided Konta to the French Open semi-finals last year.

Daniil Medvedev triumphs in ATP Finals as Australian Open uncertainty continues

The Russian Daniil Medvedev defeated Dominic Thiem to win the biggest title of his career.

Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals victory is glimpse of things to come

The Russian came from a set down to defeat Dominic Thiem and complete an unbeaten week at The O2.

Daniil Medvedev sees off Dominic Thiem to clinch ATP Finals title

Medvedev came from a set down to defeat Dominic Thiem as the tournament bade farewell to London.

Neah Evans and Matt Walls strike gold again for Great Britain in Bulgaria

Laura Kenny also lands silver in the European Track Cycling Championships in Plovdiv.

Alex Dowsett sets sights on Hour Record after signing new deal

The 32-year-old has agreed a two-year contract extension with Israel Start-Up Nation.

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win

The Russian has retired unbeaten with an unbeaten professional record of 29-0. Nurmagomedov fighting for the first time since the death of his father this summer, produced a superb display to finish UFC interim champion Gaethje with triangle-choke and retain his lightweight title.

Nathaniel Wood ready to learn from experience at UFC 254

He was beaten earlier in the year.

Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov on verge of greatness if he beats Justin Gaethje

Nurmagomedov holds the mixed martial arts record for the longest active undefeated streak, 28, which he is putting on the line on Saturday.

Picture of the day Floyd Mayweather – August 25

Former five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather stepped out of retirement to take on mixed martial artist McGregor.

Glen Durrant secures Premier League title with win over Nathan Aspinall

Durrant switched to the PDC at the start of last year.

Fallon Sherrock blows big lead to lose in front of 1,000 crowd in Salzburg

Sherrock began in hot form in the first-round tie, but four missed match darts across two legs cost her dearly as Smith took five straight legs, including a 109 checkout to take the thrilling decider.

Michael Van Gerwen out of Premier League after being thrashed by Daryl Gurney

The Dutchman’s reign in the Premier League is over after defeat on Saturday night

Michael Van Gerwen keeps play-off hopes alive with win over Gary Anderson

Van Gerwen had won only two of his previous seven matches on night 15.
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5 talking points ahead of Wales against England

Wales and England go head to head at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.

Joe Joyce risks ending up on scrapheap with defeat by Daniel Dubois – David Haye

Haye’s former protege Joyce fights Dubois, 12 years his junior, at London’s Church House on Saturday night.

Premier League confirms Christmas fixture schedule – when are the key games?

There will be 60 matches made available for armchair fans.

Football rumours from the media

Jose Gimenez and Demarai Gray could be set for moves to London, according to the football rumour mill.

Harry Winks admits stunning goal against Ludogorets was ‘overhit’ pass

Winks was one of five players from Spurs’ academy to finish the Europa League tie.

England unsure of best T20 side as foreign fixtures resume

Selectors have a full strength squad to choose from in England’s first away match since the start of the pandemic.

Ding Junhui hints at UK Championship withdrawal over ‘too risky’ fan return

Indoor sporting events in tier one and two locations are conceivably able to host a maximum of 1,000 fans under Covid-19 regulations.

Brendan Rodgers determined to top Europa League group after Leicester progress

The boss wants his Foxes to go through as group winners after their impressive fightback in Braga.

Napoli remember Diego Maradona ahead of Europa League victory

The former Argentina striker died aged 60 on Wednesday.

Joe Joyce risks ending up on scrapheap with defeat by Daniel Dubois – David Haye

Haye’s former protege Joyce fights Dubois, 12 years his junior, at London’s Church House on Saturday night.

Time to talk about me – Frazer Clarke confident he’s on fast track to the top

The super-heavyweight says it will not be long before he is ‘eating people for breakfast’ in the pro ranks.

Liverpool’s Callum Smith revealed as next opponent for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

The contest will be staged in the United States on December 19.

Kell Brook stopped by Terence Crawford in Las Vegas

Crawford is now unbeaten in 37 professional fights.