Transgender women in sport: Are they really a 'threat' to female sport?

18-12-2018 Transgender women's participation in female sport has prompted criticism, but two trans athletes says there is a lot of misunderstanding.

'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

18-12-2018 The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

Bill Slater: Wolverhampton Wanderers legend dies aged 91

18-12-2018 Former Wolves captain and club legend Bill Slater dies at the age of 91, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and illness.

FA Cup: Southport 0-2 Tranmere Rovers highlights

18-12-2018 Watch highlights as two brilliant volleys from Connor Jennings help Tranmere Rovers progress past Southport and set up a FA Cup third-round home tie against Tottenham Hotspur.

'I feel so sorry': Pochettino reacts to Mourinho's Manchester United sacking – video

18-12-2018 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said it was ‘sad news’ that Manchester United had sacked José MourinhoJosé Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28 yearsJosé Mourinho sacked: Manchester United to appoint caretaker – live!Manchester United fans on Mourinho: the ‘serial winner’ who had to go Continue reading...

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

18-12-2018 Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho after no progress despite spending £400m on 11 players.

Manchester United fans on Mourinho: the 'serial winner' who had to go

18-12-2018 Outside Old Trafford, fans reacted with an air of despondency to the inevitability of their manager’s sackingOn a wet and windy day outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford, an air of despondency met the news that José Mourinho had been sacked after the club’s worst start to a season in nearly 30 years. Most fans said they expected him to get the bullet but many expressed surprise at the timing.“He had to go. I think it was inevitable but not now,” said Neil Crawford, 72, out shopping at the club’s gargantuan megastore with his wife Liz, 77. “They may as well have waited until May as this season is more or less over for United.” Continue reading...

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

18-12-2018 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

Tottenham fan banned for hurling banana at Arsenal's Aubameyang

18-12-2018 Magistrate also fines Averof Panteli £500, saying his actions had ‘racial element’A Tottenham fan who threw a banana skin at the Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been handed a four-year football ban and fined after magistrates ruled there was a racial element to the incident.Averof Panteli admitted throwing the banana skin on the pitch after Aubameyang celebrated a goal but denied there was any racial motivation to the incident, with his lawyer claiming the 57-year-old picked it up because it was the closest thing to him. Continue reading...

Chelsea chairman hits out at ‘mindless’ fans and vows to rid club of discrimination

18-12-2018 • Open letter from Bruce Buck follows ‘plague’ of incidents• Uefa launches investigation into chant by Chelsea fansThe Chelsea chairman, Bruce Buck, has published an open letter to the club’s supporters condemning the actions of a “mindless” minority at recent games and vowing not to rest “until we have eliminated all forms of discrimination from our club”.The 700-word letter was launched on Chelsea’s website on the day Uefa launched an investigation into allegations that fans sang an antisemitic chant during last week’s Europa League tie in Hungary. The incident in Budapest, where some travelling fans were photographed holding a Chelsea Headhunters flag featuring a Nazi symbol, came four days after Raheem Sterling was subjected to alleged racist abuse in a win over Manchester City, with four supporters subsequently suspended by the club. Continue reading...

Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

18-12-2018 Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

Watch: Who do the fans want next after Mourinho?

18-12-2018 Man Utd fans voice their opinions on who they would like to replace Jose Mourinho, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone and Mauricio Pochettino all cropping up.

NFL: Carolina Panthers stun New Orleans Saints with trick play

18-12-2018 Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey throws a touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints, before the Panthers fall to 12-9 defeat that puts a huge dent in their playoff hopes.

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

18-12-2018 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?

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

18-12-2018 A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

The Superclásico final that became too big and too bad for Buenos Aires

18-12-2018 For the last five years, Copa90 have been making films about the biggest derbies in the world. Now for the biggestA film by Copa90, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkOn the ground at the Superclásico final in Buenos Aires ... and MadridThe two biggest football clubs in Argentina? The fiercest rivalry in South America? The best derby in the world? Every superlative was used to describe the first ever Superclásico final in the Copa Libertadores. As the eyes of the world turned towards Buenos Aires, our team of filmmakers set off to experience the “final to end all finals” first hand. Everyone expects controversy from this fixture, but no one could have predicted what happened between these two teams over two legs in two continents.First off, Boca’s home tie at La Bombonera. After a biblical rainstorm led to a 24-hour delay, the football gods finally gave the fans the moment they had been waiting for all their lives on Sunday 11 November. The first of the two ties ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw. The away goals rule was not in play, so the tie was perfectly poised before the second leg. Continue reading...

José Mourinho just the latest casualty in Ed Woodward’s failing regime | Daniel Taylor

18-12-2018 Manager did not help himself but the man in charge, the owners and the players at Manchester United have to share the blameIf you ever needed to know what a mess Manchester United have made of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, perhaps we can start with the tragicomedy that there are still 194 days before the six-year contract handed to David Moyes was supposed to lapse. Moyes lasted nine months and, in the process, seemed to age 10 years.Louis van Gaal gave Old Trafford two seasons of drift. And now José Mourinho is history, too – with his lip curled, his bank account swelled by a reputed £15m in severance pay and a very public decline in which he demonstrated that the higher a man climbs the more you see of his backside. Continue reading...