FA Cup: Southampton v Derby - Richard Keogh scores winning penalty

17-01-2019 Richard Keogh scores the decisive penalty as Derby reach round four of the FA Cup by beating Southampton 5-3 in a shootout.

The Fiver | Pontificating about the Corinthian spirit of fair play

17-01-2019 Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!One of the few benefits of being related to this tea-timely email’s book-writing, cricket-playing, pyramid-inverting, tactics-obsessed Wearside cousin Mackem Lobanovskyi 4-2-3-1 False Nine Wilson Fiver, is that we’ve been looped in on the whole Marcelo Bielsa phenomenon since before it became fashionable on Wednesday. While Proper Journalists were taking time out from trying to procure and publish sneak previews of England team-sheets to pontificate about the Corinthian spirit of fair play, our cousin took time out of boring us with his batting average and bowling figures to regale us with stories about the man they call El Loco. Continue reading...

Manchester United need to use head not heart over future of Solskjær | Eni Aluko

17-01-2019 The interim manager has made a superb start but United should turn to Zinedine Zidane to build a dynastyI’ve been intrigued to see the reaction to Manchester United’s win against Spurs at the weekend, with lots of supporters and pundits already making a case for why Ole Gunnar Solskjær should be given the job full-time. Prior to the Spurs game, many said “Manchester United haven’t played anyone yet” but the Norwegian quickly showed how far his side have come in defeating a title-challenging Tottenham team. Related: Ole Gunnar Solskjær shows there is substance behind the smiles | Jonathan Wilson Continue reading...

Harden scores 58 in loss to Nets as Cousins to debut for 'most hated' Warriors

17-01-2019 Brooklyn Nets 145-142 Houston Rockets (OT)New Orleans Pelicans 140-147 Golden State WarriorsToronto Raptors 108-117 Boston CelticsSpencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden’s 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Related: DeMarcus Cousins was a luxury for the Warriors: now he may be a necessity Continue reading...

Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

17-01-2019 In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

'You don’t bounce back from hitting a woman': Is this UFC's biggest lie?

17-01-2019 MMA fighters are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for domestic violence than NFL players. But UFC does not want to talk about the issueThis Saturday former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy — a man once convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend — will make his official UFC debut. To add to the controversy, Hardy is scheduled to compete on the same fight card as Rachel Ostovich, who suffered a broken orbital bone during an alleged attack by her husband. Her husband, Arnold Berdon, was arrested for attempted second-degree murder but was later charged with second degree assault.The UFC’s decision to do business with Hardy and promote him on a fight card featuring an alleged victim of assault emphasizes the promotion’s tone-deaf approach to handling domestic violence and its apparent disregard for fighters’ violent pasts. Continue reading...

'I didn't see it': Nick Kyrgios bats off questions over Bernard Tomic claims – video

17-01-2019 Nick Kyrgios faces the media after Bernard Tomic's allegations that there is a rift in Tennis Australia between Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt and Kyrgios, Tomic and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Kyrgios is dismissive, saying he hasn't heard the interview that Tomic gave and says he would play Davis Cup if askedTomic launches attack on Hewitt: ‘No one likes him’ Continue reading...

Frank Lampard hits out at Bielsa after Derby sink Southampton in shootout

17-01-2019 Marcelo Bielsa might have been able to tell everyone this before the game but penalties were required to separate Southampton and Derby in their third-round FA Cup replay. It was Frank Lampard’s side who held their nerve and go through to face Accrington Stanley in the fourth round after Nathan Redmond was the only man to miss in the shootout, the winning kick struck home by the unlikely figure of Richard Keogh. Related: Marcelo Bielsa admits Leeds have spied on every opponent this season Continue reading...

Jess Varnish: I lost, but my stance has exposed a culture of fear

17-01-2019 • Cyclist lost landmark case against British Cycling and UK Sport• ‘They’ve changed their structure, policies and personnel’Jess Varnish insists she has emerged as a winner despite losing her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport because both bodies have made significant changes since she exposed what she described as the “culture of fear and lack of athlete welfare in the British world class performance system”.The former track cyclist was left disappointed on Wednesday when a judge dismissed her claim that she should have been regarded as an employee of British Cycling and UK Sport and thus subject to sick pay, a pension, and the right to sue for unfair dismissal. Continue reading...

Masters 2019: Unexplained whistle interrupts Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson first-round match

17-01-2019 An unexplained 'whistle' noise interrupts Judd Trump's first-round match against Kyren Wilson, with commentator John Virgo suggesting the kettle might have boiled.

Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets being resold for more than £12,000

17-01-2019 Cricket World Cup organisers are prepared to take legal action against secondary ticketing sites, with some 2019 tickets being offered at 104 times face value.