Premiership: Saracens back on top with 33-10 win against Leicester Tigers

Saracens come from behind against Leicester and grab a late bonus-point win to regain top spot in the Premiership.

16-02-2019

Gordon Banks on ‘the greatest save ever made’ – video obituary

England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. Banks played 73 times for England and was a key figure in Sir Alf Ramsey's legendary 1966 side. However it's Banks's twisting save from Brazilian superstar Pelé that he is often best remembered for, a save deemed 'one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping'Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies aged 81 Continue reading...

16-02-2019

Mikaela Shiffrin wins fourth slalom gold at World Championships

Watch Mikaela Shiffrin's winning run in the women's slalom as she becomes the first skier in history to win gold in the same event at four successive World Championships.

16-02-2019

Sri Lanka beat South Africa: Kusal Perera hits 153 not out in one-wicket win

Kusal Perera hits an unbeaten 153 as Sri Lanka chase 304 to claim a stunning one-wicket win over South Africa in the first Test in Durban.

16-02-2019

Coneygree: The 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner retired after poor Ascot run

The 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree is retired after a disappointing run at Ascot on Saturday.

16-02-2019

Matt Kuchar apologises to temporary caddie and agrees to pay $50,000

• David Ortiz helped Kuchar win £1.3m at Mayakoba Golf Classic• World No 22 previously defended decision to pay Ortiz $5,000Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and said he will pay a temporary caddie in full following his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November.Kuchar, 40, this week defended his decision to pay $5,000 (£3,900) to a local caddie, David Ortiz, who had stepped in for his regular one, John Wood. Continue reading...

16-02-2019

Kusal Perera heroics lead Sri Lanka to remarkable Test win in South Africa

• South Africa 235 & 259; Sri Lanka 191 & 304-9• Tourists put on 78 for final wicket in dramatic finaleSri Lanka pulled off a stunning against-the-odds run chase to beat South Africa by one wicket in the first Test on Saturday as Kusal Perera almost single-handedly won the game with his unbeaten 153.Chasing an unlikely 304, Sri Lanka were 226 for nine and seemingly out of it. But a last-wicket partnership of 78 between Perera and Vishwa Fernando took the tourists to a thrilling victory on the fourth day. Perera scored 68 of those runs, but Fernando hung in and faced 27 balls for his six not out to allow Perera to guide the tourists home. Continue reading...

16-02-2019

FA Cup: AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Millwall highlights

Watch highlights as Murray Wallace's header gives Millwall a hard-fought victory over AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup fifth round.

16-02-2019

Elaine Thompson wins 60m Asha Philip second at Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson wins the women's 60m final with Great Britain's Asha Philip second at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.

16-02-2019

Brighton 2-1 Derby: Seagulls reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Brighton reach the FA Cup quarter-finals with victory over Derby, despite Ashley Cole's first competitive goal in English football for six and a half years.

16-02-2019

Wigan’s Tom Davies: ‘I came to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to make it’

The winger talks about his arduous road from working in the pavilion at Leigh to lining up in the World Club ChallengeWhen the superstars of Sydney Roosters take to the field at the DW Stadium on Sunday evening in the 2019 World Club Challenge, the Wigan winger Tom Davies may be forgiven if he takes a moment to look around and pinch himself. He is already a Super League winner at the age of 22 but not so long ago Davies would have been thought more likely to be watching his hometown club from the stands as the Warriors aim to be crowned the best club side in the game.“I came to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to make it,” he says. The journey for most talented young players in Wigan is often fairly simple: they are signed for the club’s junior development system at a young age and eventually progress to the first team. Davies’s story could not be more different. Continue reading...

16-02-2019

The best of Gordon Banks, Tony Romo's gold and Juve's Welshmen | Classic YouTube

This week’s round-up also features a Nascar crash, the World Club Challenge and parkour1) Farewell, then, Gordon Banks. Where else to start than The Save? Or, A Version Of The Save. Here he is keeping Denis Law out at Wembley in 1967, beating the looping deflection in style. The Pathe news report on 1966 is always worth a look, not least for some jaffas of saves by our man. No patriotic conviviality a few years later when he saved a penalty from Geoff Hurst in a broiling League Cup semi-final between Stoke and West Ham. Enjoy a compilation of his top stops, soundtracked by some delicious 1960s lounge jazz. Certainly more appropriate than Sabrina Vaz (us neither) to go with this clip of the last game Banks played before the car crash that effectively ended his career as a top-class goalkeeper, although as you can see in this Channel 4 interview, he declared the loss of his right eye “not too bad.” Finally … go on then, here it is.2) It’s the rugby league World Club Challenge this weekend, as Wigan take on the Sydney Roosters. Here’s the first official edition of the game, when Widnes turned over Canberra in 1989. And regard the time Wigan won it for the third time, a belter against Brisbane in 1994, featuring the British national anthem as played on a toy Stratocaster. The 2010 edition was a bit weird: Melbourne Storm won the game, beating Leeds Rhinos 18-10 (first half, and second here), only for them to be stripped of the title due to financial irregularities, but rather than give the crown to Leeds it was just…left in the ether. Continue reading...

16-02-2019

FA Cup: Brighton's Anthony Knockaert scores v Derby County

Anthony Knockaert gives Brighton the lead against against Derby County in the FA Cup fifth-round tie at the Amex Stadium.

16-02-2019

Mighty mare Winx canters to 30th straight victory in Apollo Stakes

Chris Waller-trained Winx grabs race record at RandwickMighty mare marks 30th consecutive win Mighty mare Winx has won her 30th consecutive race, blasting past a field of eight in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday. Related: Winx world’s best at last but has to share top billing with Cracksman Continue reading...

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