• Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith stable following collision
Javier Balboa scored twice as Equatorial Guinea produced an Africa Cup of Nations shock by eliminating Tunisia 2-1 after extra time in a quarter-final marred by violent scenes, with the referee attacked at the end of the game.Continue reading...
Andy Murray’s clash with Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open tennis tournament is the fourth time he’s made it to the ultimate round in Melbourne. On the past three occasions he lost – and he is the favourite to do so again. But whatever the result, the 27-year-old Scotsman has already scored a historic victory – for women.
After his semi-final victory over the Czech number seven seed, Tomas Berdych, Murray made an impressive speech in which he paid tribute to his coach, Amélie Mauresmo, and hailed the progress of female coaches in a sport that can sometimes appear reluctant to leave its colourfully sexist past behind.Continue reading...
Barcelona – ready to drop Qatar as its shirt sponsor due to the reputational brand damage – but not to bring back Unicef instead. “It’s Utopian for Unicef to be on the jersey again. We have to be competitive.”
Cristiano: balón o puño de oro?Continue reading...
• Leicester remain on course for semi-finals by beating Saints
• The Breakdown: Premiership benefits at Pro 12’s expense
Scarlets captain Ken Owens was delighted with the way his side came back from behind to win their first LV Cup match of the campaign at Parc y Scarlets.
The hosts battled from 13-6 behind at the interval to topple London Irish 27-18, although both teams cannot now qualify for the knockout stages.Continue reading...
• Costa says he will not change the way he plays
Diego Costa has denied he deliberately stamped on Liverpool’s Emre Can in the Capital One Cup semi-final but admitted: “I am no angel.”
The Chelsea striker was banned for three games for treading on Can’s ankle in the second leg, a decision that enraged José Mourinho and his club. The Brazilian-born Spaniard, who contested the FA’s retrospective charge, was suspended for the leaders’ game on Saturday against Manchester City which ended 1-1.Continue reading...