Jockey narrowly avoids getting trampled after jogging on to track – video

16-11-2018 A young jockey has narrowly avoided injury after running on to a track in front of a pack of oncoming racehorses. Evan Daly, 18, was preparing for a race later in the meeting at Navan, in the Republic of Ireland and said he had not noticed the horses because he was wearing headphonesTalking Horses: jockeys avoid disaster as people stray on to tracks Continue reading...

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

16-11-2018 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...

Watch: Dominic Thiem's dominant display over Kei Nishikori

16-11-2018 Watch the best shots from Dominic Thiem's convincing win over Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals in London.

England v All Blacks, delicious drop shots and teen strikers | Classic YouTube

16-11-2018 This week’s roundup also features a monumental high school football comeback and vintage Australian motorsport mayhem1) It’s England against the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend, which is a rivalry of sorts … albeit deeply one-sided as New Zealand have won 16 of the 23 contests there since 1925. The Red Rose’s last victory was in 2012, featuring three tries in eight minutes and a show-stopping performance from Manu Tuilagi; for balance, witness Joe Rokocoko in his pomp in 2006 as the hosts were thrashed 41-20, the highlight being Carl Hayman scoring one of his two international tries, and what a try it was. Perhaps the greatest ever contest between the two teams, at least on English shores, was this try-fest from 2002; or maybe it’s this 26-26 humdinger from 1997. The opening match of the 1991 World Cup included a big hit by Peter Winterbottom on Graeme Bachop; the great No 7 had also been in action eight years earlier as England claimed their first win over New Zealand at Twickenham for 47 years.2) No matter what transpires on Saturday afternoon, though, it’s unlikely to top Auguy Slowik’s 80m try for Jersey against London Irish in the Championship last weekend. Continue reading...

Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age | Barney Ronay

16-11-2018 It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changedIn the end Wayne Rooney got the biggest cheer of the night. Which was, after all, the whole point. With 58 minutes gone there was a roar from the bleachers that almost became a full standing ovation as the crowd rose to clap and gawp, sucking the sweetness from the last of those big Rooney moments.He looked pretty much the same, just a little stiffer in this light and speedy England team. Rooney’s first act was to watch DeAndre Yedlin skim past him on the outside. He leaped for a couple of headers. A bit later a man in a red shirt ran on to the pitch and threw an arm around his shoulder before being led away by stewards, but nobody really seemed to mind much. Continue reading...

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

16-11-2018 A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

16-11-2018 This week's sport on the BBC includes the ATP World Tour Finals, the ICC Women's World Twenty20 and the home nations' football internationals.

Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, City v United and Formula 1

16-11-2018 Who scored? Who stripped? Who is out of action?Wayne Rooney is likely to win his final England cap later this month. His first game for England ended in a 3-1 defeat to Australia. Which other young striker made his international debut that night, scored England’s only goal of the game and never played for his country again?Rickie Lambert Francis JeffersDavid Nugent James Beattie Where are England playing New Zealand at rugby this weekend?Bradford and BathLondon and LeedsManchester and CardiffWigan and SheffieldWhen it comes to the Manchester derby, what makes Ernest Mangnall unique?He scored for both sides in the derby in 1935 (a fine header for United and a scrappy own goal for City)He is the only man to have managed both clubsHe is the only player to have been sold from one club to the otherHe is the only United player who has gone on to manage CityIf it was Singapore in 2008, United Arab Emirates in 2009, South Korea in 2010 and India in 2011, where will it be in 2020?South AfricaVietnamWalesTurkeyWhy will Aldershot Town have to do without midfielder James Rowe for the next few months?After winning Britain’s Got Talent with his ukulele playing, he "wants to concentrate on music for a while"He has stepped away from football for a few months to star in a pantomimeHe has gone to Buenos Aires “to watch the Copa Libertadores final and check out Argentina”He was injured by a bottle of RibenaThe Women’s World Twenty20 begins this weekend. Who are the hosts and reigning champions?EnglandAustraliaIndiaWest Indies Bradley Stoke Town FC signed a new player this week. What is he called?Donald TrumpObama BarracksMichel BarnierBradley StokesHuddersfield's victory on Monday night means that every team in the Premier League has won a game this season. Who scored Huddersfield's winner?A Huddersfield playerA Newcastle player (on loan from Chelsea)A Cardiff City player (on loan from Liverpool )A Fulham player (on loan from Manchester United) Fernando Ovelar scored a goal for Cerro Porteño against Club Olimpia in the Paraguayan Superclásico this week. What is unusual about Ovelar’s goal?He was the refereeHe is also the club’s ownerHe is just 14 years old He played the first half for Olimpia but was signed for Cerro Porteño at half-time Who is the only player to have scored at Anfield and the Etihad this season?David Silva Danny Ings Callum Wilson Wesley Hoedt Zeki Celik was shown a yellow card for stripping Neymar of which item of clothing in Lille’s defeat to PSG?A hatA snoodA necklaceA gloveWho said: "I wanted to do something different. I want to give the people what they want – blood, sweat and tears. I can do it all"?José MourinhoTony BellewFloyd MayweatherWayne Rooney12 and above.You are a true credit to yourself. Have a cracking weekend. You've earned it1 and above.That's not very good. 2 and above.That's not a great score but it's something to build on next week 3 and above.That's not a great score but it's something to build on next week 4 and above.You've done OK there. Not great but not embarrassing either5 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up6 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up7 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up. Enjoy the weekend8 and above.You've done very well there. Enjoy the weekend9 and above.You've done very, very well there. Enjoy the weekend10 and above.You've done very, very, very well there. Have a cracking weekend0 and above.That's not very good. 11 and above.You are a credit to yourself. Have a cracking weekend. You've earned it Continue reading...

Wayne Rooney tears stop Gareth Southgate’s England dressing-down

16-11-2018 • Southgate unhappy with second-half performance• Rooney: ‘It was a special day for me and my family’Gareth Southgate shelved plans to criticise his players for their second-half performance in victory over USA after Wayne Rooney stole the stage by delivering a tearful post-match speech in the dressing room as he called time on his England career.Southgate had been dissatisfied with aspects of the team’s display after half-time, his thoughts already turning to Sunday’s deciding Nations League match against Croatia where England can either claim their three-team group or, should they lose or score draw, be relegated to League B. Southgate intended to point out the team’s shortcomings immediately after the final whistle, only for Rooney to take to the floor to thank the group for welcoming him back into the fold. Continue reading...

Women's World T20: India beat Ireland and take 'team hat-trick'

16-11-2018 Three wickets in successive balls - though not all credited to the bowler - help India beat Ireland by 52 runs to reach the Women's World Twenty20 semi-finals.

Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day three – live!

16-11-2018 Over-by-over updates from the second Test in KandyEngland aim to weather World T20 storm against South AfricaAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 9.42am GMT 61st over: England 269-6 (Root 104, Foakes 22) Pushpakumara changes ends and the 50 partnership comes up, from 85 deliveries. “Catching up on the Asterix names, I always remember the book Asterix and the Magic Carpet, which I think was translated by the late, lamented, Anthea Bell,” writes Jim Goldsmith. “One of the bad guys was called Owzat. From memory, this lead to the gag where they spot him, Asterix shouts ‘Owzat!’ and Obelix quietly replies ‘Not out, I’m afraid.’” 9.37am GMT 60th over: England 264-6 (Root 103, Foakes 19) Lakmal starts the session, and Root opens the face of his bat and nicks one along the ground, well wide of first slip for four, completing a brilliant century. Is it a match-winning one? Continue reading...

England aim to weather Women’s World T20 storm with win over South Africa

16-11-2018 • Heavy rain has hampered England’s tournament• Win against South Africa will ensure final four spotIf England can overcome South Africa, the team they squeezed past in last year’s World Cup semi-final, they can go to sleep on Friday having eliminated their recent rivals and secured safe passage to the final four of the Women’s World T20.That, according to coach Mark Robinson, would be some achievement given the hurdles presented to the team in terms of player availability and preparation in St Lucia, constant rain last weekend still preventing their bowlers from training at full tilt. Continue reading...

Thousands of Leicester City fans march to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – video

16-11-2018 Thousands of Leicester City fans marched on Saturday to honour former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others, who were killed when their helicopter crashed following Leicester's previous home match against West Ham. Fans gathered in Jubilee Square and marched towards the team's King Power Stadium  ahead of their match with Burnley waving Leicester City and Thai flags, with others holding up banners. Continue reading...

Joe Cokanasiga has power and pace to add to England’s strength in depth

16-11-2018 Eddie Jones gives Bath wing his debut against Japan, having been impressed with how his fitness has improvedWhen Joe Cokanasiga was plucked from obscurity to tour Argentina last year, Eddie Jones was typically blunt as to why: “He’s big and he’s fast.” On Thursday – Cokanasiga’s 21st birthday – Jones handed the Fiji-born wing a Test debut and cited his immeasurable progress over the past 18 months. Truth be told however, the reason has not changed, even if the soundbite has: “He’s got power and he’s got pace.” Related: The Breakdown | It was tough on Sam Underhill, but England try was rightly disallowed Continue reading...

Rep of Ireland 0-0 N Ireland: Low-key Dublin friendly ends in stalemate

16-11-2018 Northern Ireland have the better chances but have to settle for a 0-0 draw in the friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.