18-11-2018 Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 7 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana meet in Game 7 of championship matchBest-of-12-games match deadlocked at 3-all after six drawsCarlsen narrowly escapes against Caruana in Game 6 thrillerTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.47pm GMT Carlsen goes for simple development with 12. Be2 after weighing his options for nearly 14 minutes. Grandmaster Susan Polgar calls the opening a big improvement for Carlsen compared to Game 6.12 Be2 Another logical development to prepare 0-0. This opening choice is much more suitable for Carlsen, a big improvement over game 6. White is slightly better because of the backward Bishop on c8. Now let's see how he can take advantage of this. pic.twitter.com/k7AfxBuZpQ 3.30pm GMT Carlsen opts for 11. Nb3 after nearly 10 minutes. Caruana takes nearly six minutes to answer with 11. ... Bb6, another novelty, and the Norwegian is back in the tank. He’s been on the clock for more than 10 minutes, but the position is pleasant with no shortage of positive options. Continue reading...

18-11-2018 Women's World Twenty20: Australia's Tayla Vlaeminck takes a "staggering" catch v India

Australia's Tayla Vlaeminck takes a "staggering" catch on debut to dismiss India's Veda Krishnamurthy in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 group B game.

18-11-2018 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...

18-11-2018 Hornets' Walker hits 60 in defeat while Warriors suffer fourth loss in six games

Jimmy Butler secures win for 76ers as time expiresLuka Doncic gives Dallas glimpse of future against WarriorsJimmy Butler, in his third game with the 76ers, drained a three-pointer as time expired in overtime and Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.“As much as I wanted the shot to go in to win the game, I also wanted it to go in because I didn’t want Kemba to give me 70,” Butler said with a laugh. “I wanted it to stop at 60.” Continue reading...

18-11-2018 Moeen Ali strikes as England wrap up Test series victory against Sri Lanka

England win second Test by 57 runs - as it happenedSri Lanka collapse from 221-5 to 243 all outThe mercurial Moeen Ali, world-class all-rounder one day, wayward talent the next, yet a rock-solid team man every day of the week, took the vital wickets on the final morning to enable his side to win the most beguiling of Test matches.England won by 57 runs and therefore secured the series with one match, in Colombo, to play; it was the first time they have won a Test without a pace bowler taking a wicket since the Old Trafford match against Australia in 1956, when the wickets were shared by Tony Lock (one) and Jim Laker (19). In all, 38 of the 40 wickets fell to spinners in Pallekele, which has never happened before in a Test match. Continue reading...

18-11-2018 Steven Gerrard: ‘If I text, call or see him, Jürgen’s always got time for me’

The Rangers manager on why his club is like Liverpool, his craving for pressure and what he thinks now about rejecting Chelsea“It’s a serious business,” Steven Gerrard says with familiar intensity when he is asked about laughter and football. The former Liverpool captain and enduring icon, who is carving out an impressive new career as the manager of Rangers, considers a memory that belongs to his mother. In Make Us Dream, a feature-length documentary about Gerrard’s 27 years at Liverpool, from the age of eight, his mum remembers how he laughed often as a little boy.Since then there has been glory and pain, loyalty and agony. I know Gerrard pretty well and, in 2015, just as his emotional final season as a Liverpool player approached the end, we spent a memorable few months working on his autobiography. He was much warmer than his slightly morose public image – and he smiled a lot when recalling the sweetest times. But, with Gerrard also facing his darkest days, laughter was limited. Continue reading...

18-11-2018 Dele Alli: ‘We don’t look back on the Iceland defeat with such anger now’

The Spurs forward experienced first-hand the despondency after England’s Euro 2016 disaster. The feeling couldn’t be more different as their Nations League decider against Croatia loomsThe situation for England on Sunday afternoon is somewhat strange, with both sides involved in the summer’s World Cup semi-final now capable of topping their Nations League group above Spain or being relegated to a lower level, though it certainly achieves the objective of providing a competitive fixture. Dele Alli shrugs and smiles. The last couple of years have been odd, full of ups and downs. He is used to it.“It is a strange one, but it’s another stepping stone for us,” the Tottenham forward says. “Croatia have proved they are a great team, so we know it’s going to be a difficult game, but we are still improving as I think we have shown. Our morale was always high even before the win in Spain, but to post a result like that was a big statement. We know what we are capable of and no one wants to be relegated.” Continue reading...

18-11-2018 World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

18-11-2018 England 35-15 Japan: Cokanasiga and Hartley tries help England rally to victory over Japan

Watch highlights as a debut try for Joe Cokanasiga and score from Dylan Hartley helped England mount a second-half comeback to overcome an impressive Japan at Twickenham Stadium.

18-11-2018 Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, All Blacks and a generous fan

Who has 125 caps? Who coughed up? Who is being ripped off?Callum Wilson scored on his England debut on Thursday night, meaning he has one cap and one goal. Which of these players has the same international record?Carlton Palmer Rickie Lambert Francis JeffersMark Hateley Wayne Rooney finished his England career with 120 caps. Who is the only player with more?David Beckham Steven Gerrard Peter ShiltonBobby Moore Who will provide the voice of the Green Goblin in the French language version of the new Spider-Man film?Olivier GiroudThierry HenryMathieu BastareaudTyson FuryThe two best rugby teams in the world – New Zealand and Ireland – meet in Dublin on Saturday night. Ireland have only ever beaten the All Blacks once. Where? FranceAustraliaEnglandUSA Why did the FA suspend referee David McNamara for 21 days?He called a ball boy a “little dweeb” when he wouldn’t give back the ballHe laughed in the face of a player who missed a sitterHe lost his whistle so was forced to shout “STOP” to get the attention of the playersHe forgot to bring a coin for the toss so asked the two captains to play rock, paper, scissors insteadNew Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has managed some of Europe's biggest clubs in his career – including Napoli, Fiorentina, Valencia, Atlético Madrid, Juventus, Roma, Inter, Valencia, Monaco and Chelsea – but he has only ever managed one national team. Which one? ItalyAustraliaGreeceSwitzerlandHow did Coalville Town supporter Damien Trown help the club this week?He ran on to the pitch wearing a full kit without the referee noticing and scored from a cornerHe went to their ground with his lawnmower after the manager had complained about the pitchHe ran on to the field and rugby tackled a streaker – his mumHe gave his replica shirt back to the club as they didn't have one big enough for their new signingThe Golden State Warriors have offered fans a new ticket that costs $100 a month. What is the only drawback for fans?They won’t have a seat or view of the basketball court They are in the singing section and have to pass an audition They have to pick up litter for 15 minutes after matchesThey have to live within a mile of the stadium to qualify for the ticket Which of these football teams has not lost a game in 2018? Borussia Dortmund Paris Saint-Germain The US women's teamEngland women's team Complete this sequence: Moscow, Samara, Kazan, New Jersey, Maryland, Riyadh, Jeddah, London …New YorkMilton KeynesColchesterBerlin1 and above.Oh dear, oh dear2 and above.Oh dear, oh dear3 and above.You'd done OK there. Something to build on for next week4 and above.You'd done OK there. Something to build on for next week5 and above.You'd done well there. A decent score and something to build on for next week6 and above.You'd done well there. A decent score and something to build on for next week7 and above.You're among the elite with that score8 and above.You are excelling in life9 and above.You're among the elite with that score0 and above.Oh dear10 and above.What a score. One to print out and keep. Or at least screengrab Continue reading...

18-11-2018 All Blacks’ Steve Hansen hails Ireland as best in world after defeat

• ‘As of now they are the No 1 team in the world,’ says coach• Ireland’s Joe Schmidt laughs off compliment from HansenThe All Blacks may be top of the rankings but according to their head coach, Steve Hansen, Ireland have overtaken them and become the best team in the world. After Ireland’s 16-9 win in Dublin, Hansen explained: “What it does do is this: I said this at the beginning of the week that these are the two best sides in the world playing each other. So as of now they are the No 1 team in the world.” Hansen said that he also felt Ireland were now favourites to win next year’s World Cup in Japan, too.Hansen’s compatriot Joe Schmidt was not about to fall into that trap. “The World Cup? In 11 months’ time? We’ve got to work hard in the next week to make sure we’re ready for the USA,” the Ireland head coach said. “Steve’s probably enjoying a little bit of banter. Continue reading...

18-11-2018 Molinari wins Race to Dubai as Willett claims DP World Tour Championship

• Willett earns first win since winning The Masters• Tommy Fleetwood unable to overhaul Molinari in DubaiIf victory in the 2016 Masters will always be the biggest of Danny Willett’s career, this triumph in Dubai on Sunday may yet rank as the most significant.Typically, success for Willett at the DP World Tour Championship did not arrive without an element of drama. Willett took to the 72nd hole holding a two-shot lead. His subsequent tee shot clung for dear life onto the edge of a water hazard; the man himself thought the ball was wet. It rather summed up Willett’s last 31 months that he was denied a nerveless walk towards the trophy. Continue reading...

18-11-2018 'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

18-11-2018 WSL Highlights: Everton Ladies 0-4 Arsenal Women

Watch highlights as two Vivianne Miedema goals help Arsenal thrash Everton and maintain their 100% start in the Women's Super League.