Thursday, October 1, 2020

Premier League



England suffer double injury blow in Northampton’s win over Sale

Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi were both forced off early in the game.

Promoted Newcastle to kick off 2020-21 Premiership campaign at Bath

The new term in English rugby’s top flight will begin on November 20, just 27 days after the 2019-20 champions are decided.

Rob Kearney relishing new challenge after joining Western Force on one-year deal

The 34-year-old recently ended a distinguished 15-year career with Leinster.

Coral Challenge Cup final to be played behind closed doors at Wembley

The 2020 Coral Challenge Cup final at Wembley next month will be played behind closed doors, the Rugby Football League has confirmed.

Richard Wigglesworth urges Saracens to take Championship challenge seriously

The reigning European champions were beaten by Racing 92 in Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final.

Harlequins hope to give Chris Robshaw a winning send-off at The Stoop

Robshaw is ending his 16-year spell with Harlequins at the end of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Formula 1

Michael Schumacher’s son to make F1 debut at Nurburgring

Mick Schumacher, 21, will take part in opening practice for the Alfa Romeo team a week on Friday.

Lewis Hamilton offers veiled apology after claims about Formula One bosses

The six-time world champion felt the FIA were finding new ways to stop him from winning.

Lewis Hamilton is not being singled out by stewards, says F1 race director

Hamilton bid to match Michael Schumacher’s record 91 victories at the Russian Grand Prix was derailed when he was handed a 10-second






    Robert MacIntyre felt time was right to switch caddies in bid to take next step

    Mikey Thomson has replaced Greg Milne on McIntyre’s bag.

    John Catlin shoots stunning final-round 64 to win Irish Open

    The American finished two shots ahead of England’s Aaron Rai in Ballymena.

    Georgia Hall takes first US win in Portland

    The English golfer Georgia Hall recovered from a late stumble to win on the second play-off hole.

    Bryson DeChambeau powers to victory in US Open

    The American’s work in the gym during golf’s coronavirus shutdown appears to have paid off.Bryson DeChambeau delivered the ultimate proof of his methods with a resounding victory in the 120th US Open.


    Josh Taylor eyes Jose Ramirez fight after rapid defence of IBF and WBA belts

    Taylor knocked out Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong in the first round.

    Josh Taylor defends belts in style with first-round knockout of Apinun Khongsong

    The Scot started on the front foot and caught the Thai challenger with a left-hand body shot to secure victory after two minutes and 41 seconds.

    Tyson Fury calls on Boris Johnson to help fight racism against travellers

    The world champion posted a video of the protest on Wednesday evening.

    Josh Taylor thankful for 11-month career lockdown ahead of Apinun Khongsong bout

    Taylor said: “It was probably my first real break from boxing. The unbeaten Scot can ill afford any slip-ups in defence of his WBA Super and IBF light-welterweight titles.

    Anthony Joshua’s title defence against Kubrat Pulev could be behind closed doors

    The Briton was due to defend his heavyweight titles against Pulev in June, which is now understood to be pencilled in for December 12 at the O2 Arena.


    Tom Pidcock headlines young Great Britain squad for Road World Championships

    Tom Pidcock headlines the group at just 21.

    Geraint Thomas set for World Championships time trial ahead of Giro d’Italia

    Thomas will start his Giro challenge eight days after the UCI Road World Championships time-trial in Imola.


    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.

    Turbulent UFC Vegas 5 event headlined by Derek Brunson’s TKO win

    Two fights were scrapped from the event – one due to a late positive Covid-19 test and another after a fighter fainted before his scheduled walk out.

    Joanne Calderwood ready to risk title shot in order to get back in octagon

    Calderwood was lined up to fight Valentina Shevchenko but the women’s 125lb champion pulled out with a leg injury and has since undergone surgery

    Till falls short as Whittaker claims UFC main event in Abu Dhabi

    The victor described it as “one of the most technical fights” he had contested.


    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.

    Michael Van Gerwen faces top-four battle after failing to beat Glen Durrant

    Gary Anderson and Peter Wright inched towards a play-off spot.
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    Amy Tinkler: I felt sick after national coach compared me to ‘fat dwarf’

    British Gymnastics Tinkler has launched an immediate investigation.

    Second seed Rafael Nadal eases into French Open third round

    Nadal lost just four games while US Open champion Dominic Thiem is also through.

    Shivam Mavi Young talent: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 37 runs

    Young talent Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy showed its power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won

    Kiki Bertens leaves in wheelchair but Sara Errani accuses her of faking injury

    Bertens experienced full body cramps at the end of the three-hour contest.

    Robert MacIntyre felt time was right to switch caddies in bid to take next step

    Mikey Thomson has replaced Greg Milne on McIntyre’s bag.

    Pep Lijnders praises structure Liverpool have in place for coronavirus testing

    The Reds’ new signing from Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

    Jose Mourinho praises Dele Alli response to being left out of Tottenham team

    The Tottenham manager Mourinho says Alli, who has only featured in two of six matches this season, has been ‘very professional’.

    Selection headaches for Gareth Southgate as he prepares to name England squad

    Harry Maguire is likely to return to the squad, but reports suggest there will be no place for Mason Greenwood or Phil Foden.

    Premier League clubs given option to start using indoor facilities for training

    Most squads train outside, with indoor gym sessions also part of the regular schedule.

    Eden Hazard included in Belgium squad for England clash

    Roberto Martinez’s side visit Wembley on October 11.


    Kiki Bertens leaves in wheelchair but Sara Errani accuses her of faking injury

    Bertens experienced full body cramps at the end of the three-hour contest.

    Rafael Nadal beaten by Diego Schwartzman in Rome quarter-final

    Nadal, the defending champion and nine-time winner, was beaten 6-2 7-5 by Schwartzman.

    Simona Halep edges out Garbine Muguruza to reach Italian Open final

    Halep is looking for a first title in Rome.

    Simona Halep wins Italian Open after Karolina Pliskova retires injured in final

    Halep made it third time lucky in Italian Open finals having lost in back-to-back appearances in 2017 and 2018.