Leaders Chelsea survive late siege to beat Brentford 1-0

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 08:06 GMT

Chelsea kept their grip on the top spot in the Premier League on Saturday as they beat neighbours Brentford 1-0 thanks to a Ben Chilwell strike, but only after a string of last-gasp defending and saves by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy denied the hosts.

Wolves grab last-gasp 3-2 win at Villa in derby thriller

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 08:04 GMT

Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves' deflected free-kick gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 3-2 comeback win in stoppage time at Aston Villa on Saturday with all five goals coming in the second half of a thrilling Midlands derby in the Premier League.

Silva and De Bruyne give City win over Burnley

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 08:01 GMT

Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were on target as Manchester City beat Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Oct 16) to stay within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Leicester storm back to sink Man United 4-2 in thriller

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 08:00 GMT

Leicester City fired on all cylinders late on to beat Manchester United 4-2 at home in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a four-match winless run and piling more pressure on visiting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Roma's Mourinho demands respect ahead of return to Juventus

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 07:59 GMT

Jose Mourinho says a lack of respect led to his famous ‘cupped ear’ reaction to Juventus fans while he was in charge of Manchester United, as the Portuguese prepares to return to Turin in charge of AS Roma on Sunday.

IOC set to discuss FIFA's World Cup plans

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 07:58 GMT

The International Olympic Committee wants to have more discussions over controversial plans by the world soccer body FIFA to hold the World Cup every two years instead of every four.

'Today was just not my day': Zverev regrets shock defeat to Fritz

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 - 12:30 GMT

Zverev, who was aiming to win his third ATP Masters 1000 title of the season, lost 4-6 6-3 7-6(3) after Fritz fought back from 2-5 down in the final set.

De Grasse ready to dominate sprints, says Bolt

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 - 12:27 GMT

De Grasse is the man to watch and runner most likely to put his stamp on the men's sprints, says the world's fastest man Usain Bolt.

FIFA to expand gaming and e-sports portfolio

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 - 12:23 GMT

FIFA said on Friday that it will widen its gaming and e-sports portfolio to ensure that controlling rights don't lie in the hands of one party.

Tunisia's Jabeur to become first Arab player to crack top 10

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 12:07 GMT

Ons Jabeur will become the first Arab player to crack the top 10 of the world rankings after reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals.

Raphinha stars as Brazil cruise past Uruguay 4-1

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 12:02 GMT

Raphinha turned in another eye-catching performance for Brazil on Thursday by scoring twice in the home side’s 4-1 victory over Uruguay.

Irving 'being true' to himself by not getting vaccinated

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 11:42 GMT

NBA players who are not vaccinated will have to comply with a long list of restrictions to take part in the upcoming season.

Injury-hit Nadal still unclear when he'll play again

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 11:37 GMT

Nadal said he still does not know when he will play tennis again as he works to complete his recovery from a recurring foot injury that cut short his 2021 season.

Mexico, Canada remain unbeaten in World Cup qualifying

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 11:28 GMT

The top three in the eight-team group qualify automatically for Qatar 2022 with the fourth-placed finisher going into an intercontinental playoff.

Rogerio Ceni replaces Hernan Crespo as Sao Paulo coach

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 11:21 GMT

Crespo took over in February after a successful spell with Defensa y Justicia in Argentina and led Sao Paulo to the state championship in May.

Denmark reach World Cup with 1-0 win over Austria

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 08:03 GMT

Denmark became the second European nation to reach the 2022 World Cup after a 1-0 home win over Austria on Tuesday left them top of qualifying Group F with an unassailable seven-point lead over second-placed Scotland.

Senegal, Morocco secure top spots in World Cup qualifying groups

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 08:02 GMT

Senegal’s Famara Diedhiou scored a hat-trick on Tuesday to propel his country into the final phase of African World Cup qualifying followed later in the day by Morocco who also guaranteed top spot in their group with two games to play.

Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Portugal rout Luxembourg

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 07:59 GMT

A 58th career hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal stroll to a 5-0 home win over Luxembourg in Group A of World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

European players to be released from clubs a week before 2022 World Cup - report

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 07:58 GMT

Players from the European leagues will only be released to their national team a week before the start of the 2022 World Cup, French sports daily L'Equipe reported on Tuesday.

England held by Hungary in match marred by crowd violence

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 07:57 GMT

England took another, somewhat faltering, step towards 2022 World Cup qualification when they drew 1-1 with Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday to stay top of Group I with two games remaining.