11-12-2018 Champions League: Barcelona issues give Spurs cause for optimism

Tottenham face the daunting task of aiming to win in the Nou Camp on Tuesday, but Guillem Balague says Barcelona have problems Spurs can exploit.

11-12-2018 Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

11-12-2018 Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video explainer

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium on 9 December. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for the animosity between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca, but the second leg at El Monumental was postponed after the Boca team bus was attacked before the matchPostponed Copa Libertadores final to be played at Bernabéu in Madrid Continue reading...

11-12-2018 Mourinho praises Manchester United's improved attitude with Pogba on bench again – video

José Mourinho praised his team’s effort after Manchester United thrashed Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford. The result ended United’s run of four games without a win and Mourinho said the convincing nature of their victory should earn the ‘respect’ of fans.He confirmed that Paul Pogba, an unused substitute against Fulham, will return to the starting lineup against Valencia next week, adding that the game would be a chance for the France midfielder to ‘show everyone how good he is’.Marcus Rashford seals comfortable win for Manchester United over Fulham Continue reading...

11-12-2018 The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018

Seventy-two judges from 30 countries have had their say and here is our top 100 of the best players in the world. In association with The Offside Rule Suzanne Wrack meets our No 1, Pernille HarderInterview: Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegeberg Continue reading...

11-12-2018 River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to win the Copa Libertadores final

Watch highlights as River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to claim their fourth Copa Libertadores trophy in front of 72,000 fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.

11-12-2018 Stalemate at Old Trafford and Wolves at Chelsea's door – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Amy Lawrence and Mike Calvin discuss ‘four crap goals’ in the game between Manchester United and Arsenal, Morgan Gibbs-White, a very strange game in Brighton, the French for ‘putting your foot in it’ and sprinting managersJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the last few days of football, starting with Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at home with Arsenal, with the away side the ones to pile late pressure on at the one-time home of Fergie-time. Continue reading...

11-12-2018 Miracle in Miami: Kenyan Drake, Amari Cooper & Patrick Mahomes in NFL plays of the week

Watch the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots with a last-second 'miracle' play, plus the rest of the NFL plays of the week.

11-12-2018 Napoli gear up for Anfield in style amid flurry of Serie A late shows | Paolo Bandini

Truth be told, this was a weekend of high drama but only modest consequence for most of Serie AThis was not a good weekend for those Serie A fans who prefer to leave a game early and beat the traffic. Cagliari salvaged a point at home to Roma with a goal in the 95th minute. Fiorentina left it even later away to Sassuolo, Kevin Mirallas dragging them level in the 96th. That was the same minute in which Lazio took a 2-1 lead at home to Sampdoria. Somehow, they finished all square as well.The timing of those goals offers only a glimpse of the drama. Cagliari had trailed 2-0 to Roma as late as the 84th minute. Even after Artur Ionita halved the deficit, the Sardinians quickly found themselves reduced to nine men – Luca Ceppitelli and Darijo Srna sent off for protesting a free-kick decision too vehemently. Still, Marco Sau was able to punish a moment of inattentiveness from Roma’s defence at the end. Continue reading...

11-12-2018 UK Snooker Championship 2018: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Allen - best shots

Watch the best shots as Ronnie O'Sullivan secures a record seventh UK Championship and 19th Triple Crown title, beating Mark Allen 10-6.

11-12-2018 Everton 2-2 Watford: Late equaliser difficult to accept - Gracia

Watford manager Javi Gracia says conceding an equaliser in the 96th minute at Goodison Park is "difficult to accept", after his side drew 2-2 against Everton.

11-12-2018 England's Ed Smith does not rule out Jofra Archer for World Cup

Joe Denly handed reprieve for West Indies Test seriesOllie Stone left out of ODI squad for Caribbean tripEd Smith declined to rule out the possibility of Jofra Archer entering England’s World Cup thoughts next summer despite the fast bowler’s impending eligibility coming too late for the Test and one-day tours to the Caribbean that start a bumper 2019.A recent decision by the England and Wales Cricket Board to cut national qualification by way of residency from seven years down to three has raised the possibility of the highly rated Sussex paceman making a late play for the World Cup, not least with a view to bolstering Eoin Morgan’s options during the “death” overs. Continue reading...

11-12-2018 Patrick Mahomes’ brilliance is hard to explain, even harder to exaggerate

Only Aaron Rodgers can rival the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback’s athleticism and precision. We are witnessing the start of an all-time great careerHalf human, half amazing, Patrick Mahomes cemented himself as the league’s MVP on a wild, wacky NFL Sunday. Mahomes overcame a talented Baltimore defense, as the Chiefs beat the Ravens 27-24 to wrap up a spot in the playoffs.Mahomes’ brilliance is hard to explain, even harder to exaggerate. He is bending the boundaries of what is plausible on the football field. Only Aaron Rodgers is able to match the first-year starter’s blend of athleticism, precision and playmaking magic. Nobody has a more impressive arm than Mahomes. Baltimore entered Sunday as the fourth-best defense in the league by DVOA. Mahomes promptly set to work dissecting it, conjuring all kinds of magic, including no-look passes that had more than a whiff of sorcery: Continue reading...

11-12-2018 'We're not here to be Invincibles': Guardiola hails players despite loss to Chelsea – video

Pep Guardiola struck a philosophical tone after Manchester City's 0-2 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, insisting: 'We're not here to be Invincibles; we're here to be champions.' Despite dominating possession for most of the game, Manchester City conceded a goal in each half to slump to their first league defeat in eight months and drop to second place in the Premier League. Guardiola praised his team's performance despite the result, claiming they had played with 'great personality' throughout.David Luiz seals win as Chelsea end Manchester City’s unbeaten start Continue reading...

11-12-2018 Rob Cross: ‘After the world darts final it was like I’d hit rock-bottom’

The world No 2 darts player went from winning £7 in pubs to winning the PDC world championship within 18 months, but, he says, quick success ‘drained me’“Do you ever get these feelings that something’s going to happen?” Rob Cross asks with surprise in his voice. “You don’t know where they come from but you can feel that something’s going to happen. I had that feeling when I won the worlds. I had that feeling when I won the Challenge Tour. They’re like premonitions.”Cross shakes his head and smiles at the mysterious force of the past two years. His life has been transformed from being an electrician who won £7 after victory in a pub tournament, to becoming the world champion of darts 18 months later. Cross won £400,000 on 1 January 2018 when, in the PDC world championship final, he crushed his hero, Phil Taylor, at the end of his first year as a professional. Since then, Cross put on five stone in weight and was disconcerted when the lives of his wife and three children were threatened by a crank who was offended by his stunning rise. Continue reading...