Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder in £142m deal

January 6, 2018 1:39 pm0 comments
Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder in £142m deal

Media playback is not supported on this device Barcelona will sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho in a £142m deal, one of the most expensive transfers of all time. The Reds are expected to receive £105m up front – a British record – for the 25-year-old Brazil international, with the rest […]

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Khawaja's 171 makes England toil in Sydney

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Khawaja's 171 makes England toil in Sydney

Media playback is not supported on this device Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day three of five) England 346 all out (112.3 overs): Root 83, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80 Australia 479-4 (157 overs): Khawaja 171, S Marsh 98*, Smith 83 Scorecard Australia’s batsmen made England toil on the third […]

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Van Dijk scores winner on debut as Liverpool beat Everton

January 5, 2018 2:00 pm0 comments
Van Dijk scores winner on debut as Liverpool beat Everton

Virgil van Dijk scored the winner on his debut following his £75m move to Liverpool as the Reds edged past Everton to move into the fourth round of the FA Cup. Van Dijk, the most expensive defender in world football after his move from Southampton earlier this week, headed in […]

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Khawaja & Smith seize initiative for Australia in final Ashes Test

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Khawaja & Smith seize initiative for Australia in final Ashes Test

Media playback is not supported on this device Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day two of five) England 346 all out (112.3 overs): Root 83, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80 Australia 193-2 (67 overs): Khawaja 91*, Warner 56, Smith 44* Scorecard Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 91 seized the initiative for Australia […]

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Obiang & Son trade sublime goals as West Ham hold Spurs

January 4, 2018 2:33 pm0 comments
Obiang & Son trade sublime goals as West Ham hold Spurs

Son Heung-min and Pedro Obiang scored two stunning long-range strikes as Tottenham drew with West Ham. Obiang’s 35-yard drive into the top corner was the first shot for David Moyes’ Hammers at Wembley, with Spurs having had 20 by that stage. The hosts dominated the game – both sides’ second […]

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Late Root & Bairstow wickets derail England

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Late Root & Bairstow wickets derail England

Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day one of five) England 233-5: Root 83, Malan 55*, Cummins 2-44 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England lost two wickets in the final two overs of the first day to let Australia back into the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney. In Mitchell Starc’s […]

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Injury-time Bellerin strike earns Arsenal draw with Chelsea

January 3, 2018 2:58 pm0 comments
Injury-time Bellerin strike earns Arsenal draw with Chelsea

Hector Bellerin’s stunning injury-time strike earned Arsenal a point against Chelsea in one of the most entertaining matches of the Premier League season so far. The two sides shared an incredible 33 chances, with the heroic keeping of Gunners’ Petr Cech and Blues’ Thibaut Courtois ensuring only four goals were […]

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Leg-spinner Crane set for England debut as injured Woakes misses out

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Leg-spinner Crane set for England debut as injured Woakes misses out

Fifth Ashes Test – Australia v England Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground Date: Thursday, 4 January (Wednesday, 3 January at 23:30 GMT) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC […]

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Premier League leaders Man City 15 points clear after victory over Watford

January 2, 2018 3:29 pm0 comments
Premier League leaders Man City 15 points clear after victory over Watford

Runaway leaders Manchester City showed no ill-effects from the end of their 18-game Premier League winning run by comfortably beating Watford. Playing two days after the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, City took just just 38 seconds to open the scoring as Raheem Sterling slotted home Leroy Sane’s cross for […]

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Murray considers operation on hip injury after pulling out of Brisbane

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Murray considers operation on hip injury after pulling out of Brisbane

Britain’s Andy Murray says he may have to consider surgery after withdrawing from the Brisbane International because of his long-term hip injury. The 30-year-old is down to 16th in the world, having not played since July. Murray said on Instagram surgery was a “secondary option, something I may have to […]

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