Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Burnley; Eriksen breaks Clarets' resistance in added time

Christian Eriksen's stoppage-time strike breaks Burnley's brave resistance as Tottenham maintain their pursuit of the top two in the Premier League.

15-12-2018

Football transfer rumours: Ben Chilwell to Manchester City for £50m?

Today’s fluff is on the upWith Benjamin Mendy still sidelined through injury, Manchester City are ready to bid for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in January. A summer spent in the company of a personal trainer doing sprints in a Milton Keynes park have yielded rich dividends for the youngster, who told one interviewer: “I feel like this season needs to be the season I push on”. Having done exactly that, he may earn himself a move to the reigning Premier League champions to further his education under Pep Guardiola. £50m is the fee being mentioned. Related: Tottenham’s manager Pochettino tips his hat to ‘hard-working’ chairman Levy Continue reading...

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

This week's sport on the BBC includes European rugby union, Carabao Cup quarter-finals, Olympia Horse Show and Sports Personality of the Year.

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Canelo and conspiracies

Who was big? Who doubted? Who scored Liverpool’s penalties?What offer did basketball player Stephen Curry receive this week?President Trump offered him the job of coaching USA’s Olympics basketball teamMarvel offered him a role as a baddie in their next superhero moviePhil Mickelson offered him a winner-takes-all round of mini-golfNasa offered him a tour of the lunar lab at their space centre in HoustonMichael “Rocky” Fielding fights Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in New York this weekend. Why was Rocky given his nickname?He starred in Creed 2 as young Rocky’s body double He was born in Ballyrock He has never watched any Rocky films and vows he never willHe weighed 10lb when he was born On a similar theme, what does “canelo” mean?ChampChopperCinnamonChilledAll four English clubs in the Champions League have qualified for the knockout stages. Which of them did so with a negative goal difference in their group?Manchester United LiverpoolTottenham HotspurManchester CityVinicius Junior was just 18 years and 152 days old when he made his Champions League debut for Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Which player was even younger when he started for Real against Ajax in the competition in September 1995?Iker CasillasRaúlGutiLuis Enrique Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Who scored two penalties for Liverpool the last time they beat United in the league? Luis SuárezDanny MurphySteven GerrardFernando TorresTeam Sky, whose future is in doubt, have won six of the last seven editions of the Tour de France. Which cyclist won the other one?Vincenzo NibaliNairo Quintana Rigoberto Urán Romain Bardet The new Formula E season begins in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Which innovation has been introduced for this season?Attack mode, which gives drivers a temporary speed boost like in Mario KartTag-team mode, which gives teams a chance to sub in a Formula 1 driver for one race of the season Water mode, which permits teams to soak the track in one race of their choice Petrol mode, which permits teams to use non-electric cars for one race of their choiceEngland played Belgium twice in the football World Cup earlier this year (and lost twice). The two countries are meeting in the semi-finals of which tournament this weekend?Men's Hockey World CupChess World CupCurling World CupWomen's Volleyball World CupIn which city are Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lisa Ashton competing at the minute?RiyadhLondonNew York CityMelbourne1 and above.Oh dear. That's a bad score2 and above.Oh dear. That's a bad score3 and above.Oh dear4 and above.Not bad but not great5 and above.Not bad but not great6 and above.Nice work. Enjoy your weekend7 and above.Superb scoring. Enjoy your weekend9 and above.Superb scoring. Enjoy your weekend8 and above.Superb scoring. Enjoy your weekend0 and above.Poor show10 and above.You are a genius. Enjoy your weekend Continue reading...

15-12-2018

European Rugby Champions Cup: Toulouse 42-27 Wasps

Wasps' hopes of reaching the Champions Cup last eight are over as Toulouse remain unbeaten at the top of Pool One with a bonus-point victory.

15-12-2018

Football Focus: Does football have a racism problem?

Football Focus speaks to former England midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, journalist Jonathan Liew and Kick It Out's Troy Townsend to debate race, football and the media.

15-12-2018

From the Tavern to the Palace: the decade since darts went large – video

It’s now more than a decade since the PDC world championship moved from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet to London’s Alexandra Palace and the game of darts has grown beyond all expectations. We talked to a number of the figures behind the growth of the game both in front and behind the cameras Continue reading...

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Pete Shelley's Tour de force, Miami's Miracle and Premier Passions | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Paul Sherwen, NHL deflections and Dean Jones’s very bad idea1) It wasn’t always widely known, but Buzzcocks’ brilliant Pete Shelley, who died this past week, wrote the music for the iconic Channel 4 Tour de France theme, itself taken from within 1984 track Give It To Me. Another sad passing this week was Paul Sherwen. It’s well worth a listen to the Cycling Podcast’s tribute, while Sherwen recalls how he met his broadcasting partner Phil Liggett.2) The Miami Miracle! Obviously there’s already a Tecmo Super Bowl version out there. Gronk’s still stumbling. More laterals: here’s the Music City Miracle, which always features highly among some of the NFL’s most famous. There are more in college football, including … Miami (!) v Duke, Trinity v Millsaps and the classic: Cal v Stanford. Watch out for that band! More on The Play. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

What ‘masculinity’ means when you’re gay, bi or trans …

We’re in the middle of a ‘genderquake’ where the qualities traditionally associated with men are changing daily. So how do three LGBT guys define manliness in 2018? By Joe StoneWhat does it mean to be a man? Right now, masculinity is under the microscope like never before. But one group that is used to navigating the tricky terrain of gender norms is the LGBT community. In a recent survey by Attitude, Britain’s best-selling gay magazine, 69% of readers admitted they’d been made to feel “less of a man” because they are gay, bisexual or queer. More troubling still, 41% said that at some point they themselves thought that they were less of a man too. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

'It's right for the team': Steve Hansen steps down as All Blacks coach – video

After 14 years Steve Hansen has called time on coaching New Zealand. The 59-year-old announced that he will be stepping down after the World Cup in Japan next year, saying that it was time for 'a fresh pair of eyes'. The All Blacks have lost only eight of 96 Tests under Hansen, a win ratio of 89%.  Continue reading...

15-12-2018

Great Britain begin Track Cycling World Cup with double pursuit gold

• Hosts win men’s and women’s team events in London• Young British quartet pick up bronze in men’s eventGreat Britain enjoyed a successful first day of the Track Cycling World Cup in London that produced golds in the women’s and men’s team pursuit.Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson claimed their third consecutive World Cup title after reeling in the United States with more than 1km to go. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

Football League roundup: Bamford strikes for Leeds as Ipswich toast win

• Cambridge groundsman gets creative at Abbey Stadium• Sol Campbell celebrates first Macclesfield victory• Ipswich tasted victory at Portman Road for the first time since April as Paul Lambert toasted his maiden victory in charge of the club, thanks to Freddie Sears’s second-half winner against Wigan. A second win of the season was enough to pull Ipswich to within five points of safety and four off struggling Bolton, who lost at home to Leeds. Patrick Bamford stepped off the bench to score the only goal of the game on his comeback from injury, striking just five minutes after replacing Kemar Roofe. Bamford, a £7m summer arrival, celebrated by high-fiving Leeds physio Rob Price, a nod to the medical team after being sidelined with a knee problem since September. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

Jacqui Oatley: women's football is generations away from equality, but it's getting there – video

Broadcaster Jacqui Oatley believes it will take 'a couple of generations' to make football a more equal environment, but that change can already been seen in the women's game. In a short film - part of series produced for Twitter UK as part of its support for Women in Football’s #WhatIf campaign - Oatley said she hopes 'the assumption of knowledge is there just the same [for female reporters, commentators and presenters] as it is when a male voice is delivering.'The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018 Continue reading...

15-12-2018

Watford hold on for nervy home win after Cardiff’s frenetic fightback

A contest that had looked like being a cruise for Watford ended up something of a nailbiter as Cardiff fought back from three goals down to nearly snatch a point at Vicarage Road.After the hosts had scored a series of great goals, none better than the dazzling run and finish from Gerard Deulofeu to open the scoring, Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid clawed two back in the final 15 minutes to set up an end to end finish. With Cardiff’s goalkeeper Neil Etheridge also the man of the match, there was no shortage of drama to keep a freezing crowd warm. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

New Zealand put Sri Lanka under pressure right from the start

Tim Southee takes 5-67 as New Zealand exploit influential toss on first day of first testTim Southee took 5-67 as New Zealand exploited an influential toss to contain Sri Lanka to 275-9 on the first day of the first test at the Basin Reserve.A late unbeaten half century by wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella helped swing the day a little in Sri Lanka’s favor. Dickwella hit 10 fours and was unbeaten on 73 at stumps, losing his last partner, Kasun Rajitha, to the last ball of the day. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

British yachtswoman eager to race again after capsizing in storm

Susie Goodall, the only woman in the Golden Globe Race, is unfazed despite being rescued in the Southern OceanA British yachtswoman, who was rescued after her boat capsized during a solo, round-the-world race, has said she would do it again “in a heartbeat”.Susie Goodall’s comments were made after arriving on dry land in Chile, in the southern city of Punta Arenas on Friday, where she was met by her mother and brother. The family smiled and hugged before they joined her in an ambulance for a medical check-up in the port city. Continue reading...

15-12-2018

Martin Dubravka chooses his Newcastle United band-mates

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka grew up attending music school, but which of his teammates would he choose to form a team band?

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