'This is the reality': Brazilian women's football team sleep in hotel lobby | Football

‘This is the reality’: Brazilian women’s football team sleep in hotel lobby | Football

The coach of Santos women’s team has criticised the Brazilian Football Confederation after her players were forced to spend part of the night in a hotel lobby before a crucial first division game. “This is the respect that people have for women’s football in Brazil,” said Emily Lima, as she recorded on video the players […]

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Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier set for Atlético Madrid medical £20m fee agreed | Football

Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier set for Atlético Madrid medical £20m fee agreed | Football

Kieran Trippier is on the brink of sealing a move to Atlético Madrid in a deal worth £20m plus add-ons and he has been given permission by Tottenham to travel to the Spanish capital for a medical. The full-back, who starred for England at the World Cup in Russia, endured a difficult season last time […]

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Arsenal transfer news: Josh Kronke responds to supporter petition calling for change from owners

Arsenal transfer news: Josh Kronke responds to supporter petition calling for change from owners

Josh Kroenke has written an open letter to Arsenal supporters in an attempt to defend his family’s ownership of the club in the face of adversity from the fans. Arsenal supporters recently launched a petition calling for change in the way the club is being run following years without a serious Premier League or Champions […]

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Tour de France 2019: Team Ineos pick up where Sky left off to put Geraint Thomas in pole position on rest day

Tour de France 2019: Team Ineos pick up where Sky left off to put Geraint Thomas in pole position on rest day

Of all the obstacles in the first 10 days of this Tour de France, it was the monstrous La Planche des Belles Filles lurking at the end of stage six – topped off with an unnecessarily gruelling gravel path to its summit – which was supposed to splinter the peloton, but instead it was the winds […]

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Emery says Arsenal and Koscielny 'need to speak' as Martinelli scores on debut | Football

Emery says Arsenal and Koscielny ‘need to speak’ as Martinelli scores on debut | Football

The Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said he is awaiting a decision on Laurent Koscielny after the captain refused to travel with the squad for their pre-season tour to the United States but added the Premier League club must “keep moving ahead” regardless. The 33-year-old French centre back, who has a year remaining on his […]

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West Ham optimistic Sébastien Haller will join from Eintracht Frankfurt | Football

West Ham optimistic Sébastien Haller will join from Eintracht Frankfurt | Football

West Ham are increasingly confident of signing Sébastien Haller after holding positive talks with Eintracht Frankfurt on Monday. Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for a new striker after allowing Marko Arnautovic to join Shanghai SIPG for £22.4m and losing out to Valencia in the race to sign Maxi Gómez. West Ham have moved on quickly after […]

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The Open 2019: Darren Clarke proud to hit first tee-shot after event’s ‘incredible journey’ back to Northern Ireland

The Open 2019: Darren Clarke proud to hit first tee-shot after event’s ‘incredible journey’ back to Northern Ireland

Darren Clarke insists he had no hesitation in accepting an invite to hit the opening tee shot as he reflected on the “incredible journey” which has brought The Open Championship back to Northern Ireland after an absence of 68 years. Clarke, who owns a house overlooking Royal Portrush, is scheduled to get play under way at […]

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My breast reduction: why I had the surgery that helped Simona Halep win at Wimbledon | Life and style

My breast reduction: why I had the surgery that helped Simona Halep win at Wimbledon | Life and style

Three days before Christmas 2015, when I was 19, I had my breasts reduced in size. Sitting alone in my flat after the operation at Ross Hall hospital in Glasgow, I confronted my scars for the first time, and I cried. It was not the first time that I had cried over my body, but […]

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Tour de France 2019: Current standings, general classification and stage results

Tour de France 2019: Current standings, general classification and stage results

Geraint Thomas is back 12 months on from his brilliant Tour de France victory to defend his crown, but he faces a battle to win the yellow jersey.  Riders like Jumbo-Visma’s Steven Kruijswijk and Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang carry general classification ambitions while any one of Movistar’s Nairo Quintana, Bahrain-Merida’s Vincenzo Nibali and FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot could mount a challenge. […]

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Mason Mount commits future to Chelsea by signing five-year deal | Football

Mason Mount commits future to Chelsea by signing five-year deal | Football

Mason Mount has become the latest Chelsea youngster to commit his long-term future to the club after signing a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. The midfielder follows Ruben Loftus-Cheek in signing a new deal through to the summer of 2024 at least, with the Europa League winners hopeful Callum Hudson-Odoi, still a target for […]

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