21-10-2018 Leicester Tigers finally bare their teeth as Manu Tuilagi savages sorry Scarlets

• Leicester 45-27 Scarlets• Tigers score five tries with big centre powering over for fourthLeicester and England have both been waiting a long time for a rejuvenated Manu Tuilagi and finally the big man is back.With his national coach, Eddie Jones, in attendance, the fit-again centre chose the perfect night to produce his most compelling display of the season and help the Tigers secure the bonus-point victory they required to revive their European campaign. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Barcelona thump Sevilla but fractured arm rules Lionel Messi out of clásico

Lionel Messi will miss next week’s clásico against Real Madrid with a fracture in his right arm, Barcelona have announced.Messi was injured when he fell awkwardly in the first half of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Sevilla, and the Argentinian now faces three weeks out. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Morgan's form a boost for England's World Cup hopes - Vaughan

Captain Eoin Morgan's return to form is a positive sign for England as they aim to win their first World Cup, says former skipper Michael Vaughan.

21-10-2018 Sports quiz of the week: Thierry Henry, unicorns and the smell of urine

Who broke a record? Who won twice? Who missed a penalty?Hiromu Inada completed the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles in just under 17 hours. What made his achievement extra special?He is 13 years oldHe completed the whole race alongside his dog, Rio It was his seventh Ironman in a weekHe is 85 years oldMore than 40,000 people have petitioned the Bank of England to put which Harry on the new £50 note?Harry KaneHarry RedknappHarry WinksHarry Maguire Thierry Henry has taken over as manager of Monaco, where he started his playing career. Which British footballer was in the Monaco team alongside Henry when the club won the league in the 1996-97 season?Paul LambertGlenn HoddleJohn CollinsMark HateleyHazratullah Zazai hit six sixes in a single over in the Afghanistan Premier League this week. What happened next?He completed a century in just 26 shotsHis team lost the gameHe took off his shirt and was dismissed for the “unbecoming” celebrationHe was bowled out on the next ball he facedWhich striker has now scored 55 goals for his country – a total that no player from England, France or the Netherlands can match?Romelu LukakuEdin DzekoSergio RamosMarko ArnautovicWhich two teams have won all of their games in the Nations League without conceding a goal?France and Portugal Finland and GeorgiaKosovo and Belarus Norway and SwedenOn Monday, Ronnie O’Sullivan called the venue for the English Open, a leisure centre in Crawley, “a hellhole” with “no atmosphere” that “smells of urine”. On Wednesday …He starred in an advert for a toilet cleaning productHe walked out to the table spraying a bottle of perfumeHe lost 11-0 to a teenagerHe hit a 147 in the same venueWhich football team had never won a competitive match a week ago, but have now won two in a row?LiechtensteinGibraltarSan Marino Faroe Islands Lewis Hamilton is hoping to win his fifth F1 title on Sunday in Texas at the US Grand Prix. What age was Hamilton when he won his first title?19212325Chelsea play Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday. When the teams met in the Champions League final a decade ago, the game was decided on penalties. Who missed the final kick?John TerryAshley ColeNicolas AnelkaMichael Ballack 1 and above.Oh dear. You're better than this.2 and above.Not the greatest score. There's always next week3 and above.You almost got half of them right. Take solace in that and enjoy your weekend.4 and above.You almost got half of them right. Take solace in that and enjoy your weekend.5 and above.That's a pass. Enjoy your weekend.6 and above.You've done well there. Well done. Enjoy your weekend.7 and above.A fine score. You should be proud of that performance.8 and above.A fine, fine score. You should be proud of that performance.9 and above.A fine, fine score. You should be proud of that performance.0 and above.Oh dear. You're better than this.10 and above.Top marks for you. Life doesn't get any better than this. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 'I have no regrets': Mauricio Pochettino on Tottenham's lack of transfers – video

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has no regrets about failing to add to his squad in the summer. They have gone on to amass a joint club-record 18 points from their opening eight games, and resume their Premier League campaign with Saturday’s trip across London to West Ham. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the United States Grand Prix, the NFL International Series and Premier League action, including Chelsea v Man Utd.

21-10-2018 Huddersfield Town 0-1 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp admits Reds had to 'work hard' for win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side to had to work "really hard" for their 1-0 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium.

21-10-2018 The 100 best footballers in the world 2017

Our panel of 169 experts from 63 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2017. Click on an individual to read more about their year.• Messi edges Ronaldo to No1 | The data behind our 100 | Watch: our top 10• Meet our panel of judges for 2017 | 2016 edition | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Smith and Carlos embodied many African Americans' Summer of Love and Reckoning

Fifty years ago this week, two proud Olympians raised their fists to call attention to social injustices. Their gesture made my heart swell with prideIn the summer of 1967, 100,000 fashion-forward and social-forward youth gathered in San Francisco in what has famously been called the Summer of Love. Similar gatherings occurred throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, all in an effort to reject the Vietnam War, consumerism, and governments who had proven less than forthright, while promoting the ideals of love, kindness, and compassion. The Summer of Love has been branded and celebrated as a symbol of the 60s. African Americans had another name for that summer: the Long, Hot Summer of 1967. During that time, 150 black communities burned in riots, with 26 people killed in Newark, New Jersey, and 43 in Detroit. By the following summer, Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Bobby Kennedy, two guiding lights in civil rights, had been assassinated. Black people were not feeling the love. That’s the context for the 1968 Summer Olympics when, 50 years ago this week, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their gloved fists from the podium in Mexico City, medals dangling from their necks, while the US national anthem played. To many African Americans, that was the Summer of Love – and Pride, and Reckoning. Related: Colin Kaepernick sounds the alarm against a re-emerging evil | Richard Williams Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Unbeaten runs and a young goalscorer - Saturday's Premier League stats

Manchester City's five-goal victories, Manchester United conceding late, and who is the first Premier League scorer born this century?

21-10-2018 Chelsea’s late leveller against Manchester United sparks touchline chaos around Mourinho

As the game entered stoppage time, everything seemed so orderly. José Mourinho had kept to his promise that he would demonstrate restraint if his team were winning and, in fairness, Chelsea’s supporters had shown no appetite to hound him in the way they had on previous visits to his former club with Manchester United. But then the dramatic, extraordinary finale: 96 minutes gone, the moment when everything erupted, when Mourinho lost the plot and a confrontation in the tunnel that made it literally shake because of the number of people involved.Mourinho was clearly incensed by the provocative manner in which Marco Ianni, of Maurizio Sarri’s staff, celebrated Ross Barkley’s late equaliser directly in front of him, fists pumping, and it was true the home team’s coach seemed unduly keen to rub it in. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 European Open: Kyle Edmund wins to set up Gael Monfils final

Britain's Kyle Edmund beats Richard Gasquet and will play Gael Monfils in the European Open final in Antwerp.

21-10-2018 Take The Ball, Pass The Ball: trailer for documentary on Barcelona's Guardiola years – video

Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Xavi and many other top footballers have shared their reasons as to why they believe Barcelona are the greatest football club in the world. In the documentary, Take The Ball, Pass The Ball, former and current Barça players look back at when Pep Guardiola led the team to 14 trophies in four years from 2008-2012.The all-star cast reveal the tension of the bitter Guardiola-Mourinho rivalry, the importance of Johan Cruyff’s vision and blueprint for success, the emotion of Abidal’s fight back from cancer and how Messi was almost rejected by the club as a teenager.Take the Ball Pass the Ball will be available in OurScreen cinemas from 9th November, then on DVD and Digital Download from 12th November Continue reading...