Transgressors face possibility of transfer bans Players may be excluded from Champions League It threatens the integrity of sporting competition Jorge Mendes: the most powerful man in football?Uefa is poised to introduce new rules to tackle urgently what it sees as the scourge of third-party ownership of players in Europe as early as next season. Transgressors ultimately face the possibility
City councils decision ignores concerns over extra traffic Capacity will increase to 54,000 with extended Main StandLiverpool City Councils planning committee has unanimously approved Liverpools application to rebuild two sides of Anfield, a decision that could see work start on a new £75m main stand early next year.The committee met at the citys Town Hall on Tuesday to consider the footbal
England forward suffered shoulder injury in defeat by Bath Youngs missed Englands summer tour to New ZealandThe Leicester hooker Tom Youngs will miss Englands autumn internationals having had a shoulder operation this week that will rule him out until the end of the year. His absence adds to the injury problems of the Tigers, who were already missing 10 players when they suffered their heavies
But British No1 says tweet was not really in my character Murray wants to move on after receiving online abuseMurrays tweet added to sports list of political gesturesAndy Murray has said he has no regrets about declaring his support for a Yes voteon the eve of the Scottish independence referendum but does have reservations about the way he did it.The British No1 made a late intervention in
Northern Irishman unlikely to partner compatriot in fourballMcIlroy and McDowell may be split amicably for Ryder CupRickie Fowler relishes prospect of Rory McIlroy battle Victor Dubuisson could be major victor for EuropeGraeme McDowell has explained how a key change in the dynamic between he and Rory McIlroy means they are a less natural Ryder Cup pairing than before.The Northern Irish du
Former Manchester United manager to make speech at dinner When I became captain I asked him to do it, says McGinley McIlroy and McDowell kept apart in first practiceSir Alex Ferguson has been revealed as the Ryder Cups not so secret weapon, with the former Manchester United manager to address Paul McGinleys players at the Gleneagles Hotel on Tuesday evening.McGinley, the European captain,
Newmarket trainer hits out at use of Animal Aid photograph Arc hope Taghrooda to have track gallop on WednesdayRSPCA step into row over tabloid photographs of horse deathAnimal Aid smear story causes hurt but keeps it in businessJohn Gosden became the latest racing professional to express outrage at the Daily Mirror on Tuesday when he used the word satanic to describe that papers decision to
Paul McGinley clearly believes former Manchester United managers team-building talents are not confined to footballSir Alex Fergusons managerial talent seamlessly spanned decades. Few could have foreseen it doing the same between sports. Tuesday morning at Gleneagles and more than a few double-takes as Ferguson marches down the fairways of the PGA Centenary Course. If the attire was suitable fo
A very fast shutter speed was needed to capture the individual water droplets that spun off of this member of Japan's synchronised swimming team during the team free routine final at the 2014 Asian Games Continue reading...
Filmed in late August at the Broghil festival, Pakistan, members of the Wakhi community play yak polo. One competitor is hopeful the sport will receive government backing, saying he wants to raise the international profile of the game. This year the Laskhkar Gaz team beat Chikar village 4-3 in the tournament's final Continue reading...
With Andy Wilson at Old Trafford for Lancashire v Middlesex and Richard Gibson at Headingley for Yorkshire v Somerset 4.55pm BST Andy Wilson sends an update from Lancashire v MiddlesexMoving from Glamorgan to Middlesex has not worked out as James Harris envisaged, with the expectation that he will return to Wales next season. But the England Lions seamer has just played a priceless inni
The Jeremy Noseda-trained Grandeur rates the best bet of the day at GoodwoodGoodwood2.05 Quick Defence 2.40 Constable Buckley 3.15 Spacelab 3.50 Grandeur (nap) 4.25 Rainbow Rock 4.55 Parisian Pyramid (nb) 5.25 Dreams Of Glory Continue reading...
More talk from Goodell and the NFL but no answers; Denvers defense closes the gap on the Seahawks; Bengals look good; and NFC North is too close to callThis was the weekend of the press conference in the NFL. It began with Roger Goodell, serving up 45 minutes of poorly scripted platitudes about how the league Must Try Harder in its handling of domestic abuse cases.This press conference is
The Frenchman with the touch of Seve Ballesteros does not realise how big a superstar he is back home now the quiet, extravagantly gifted golfer is ready to take on the USA Sir Alex Ferguson the European motivation manHe is variously known as V-Dub, that strange French guy and golfs next Seve Ballesteros. So, when the mysterious Victor Dubuisson made his public entrance at Gleneagles on Tuesda
At a press conference on Monday, US captain Tom Watson and European captain Paul McGinley look ahead to the Ryder Cup golf tournament, which starts on Friday. The captains discuss their pairing decisions for the two-day competition and give their opinions over whether either team is a favourite to win at Gleneagles Continue reading...
On Friday, after a summer of US racing blighted by horse fatalities, Santa Anitas fall meet will begin on a new dirt track. Trainers, superintendents and scientists will be watching closely*More from Daniel Ross:*Drugs and dead horses: racing reels from Peta broadside*Lasix: the drugs debate bleeding US racing dryWhen Santa Anitas fall meet kicks off on Friday, course management will b
Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix; Durham crowned one-day champions at Lords; Ana Ivanovic clinches Pan Pacific OpenWith $260m of new attacking talent at their disposal, it was no surprise that Manchester United scored three goals at Premier League new boys Leicester City. What was less foreseeable was that they would concede five, much to the irritation of their increasingly red-faced c
World No1 was leading against Alizé Cornet Organisers suffer after top seeds crash outSerena Williams withdrew from the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after falling ill midway through the first set of her second-round match against Frances Alizé Cornet.The American top seed was leading 6-5 after breaking Cornets serve with a smash only for the doctor to come on court at the change over and take the
Charge relates to comments allegedly made by Zak Hardaker Hetherington described RFL investigation as a witch-huntHardaker will not face charges over alleged homophobiaThe Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington has been charged by the Rugby Football League with improper conduct.The 57-year-old Hetherington, who is widely regarded as the most innovative and successful administrator in the
Cas want to forget their nightmare defeat to St Helens; Sydney Roosters and friends put on a show; and Italy miss their big gunsCastleford Tigers fans can play a massive role in deciding whether their season ends on Thursday night or they take a huge stride towards another final appearance. Cas take on Warrington Wolves at The Jungle reeling from a 41-0 thrashing at St Helens in the first rou
With the 40th Ryder Cup taking place at the scenic Gleneagles course this week, we would like to see photos from your favourite golf courses and tournaments around the worldEurope and the United States will battle it out for Ryder Cup glory later this week, and a huge turnout is expected at the impressive Gleneagles course. Whether you are a keen golfer yourself, or an avid spectator of tourn
Former Europe Ryder Cup player Darren Clarke, who has tasted victory four times, as well as being a vice-captain on the winning 2010 team, chooses his top 25 players in the modern era of the match. Counting down from 25-16 today, his 15-5 will be revealed on Wednesday, with his final five unveiled on Thursday Continue reading...
The County Championship finale may not have the climactic bombast of others but this week it has enough to keep us goingDoes any other sport have the capacity to render you quite so wistful as cricket? Nothing else lends itself to sepia-tinged daydreaming in the same way. Even the odds and ends that surround the game can provoke misty-eyed reminiscence take Ceefax, the 40th birthday of which is
David is online now to talk about our investigation into Jorge Mendes, Uefas plan to clamp down on third-party player ownership, why Fifa need to wake up to the problem and why Chelsea could leave the Premier League on shaky ground 4.14pm BST goiabaasks: As a Sporting fan I couldnt be more proud to see my club heavily involved in the fight against this monster, as our president called
Some clubs will do anything to keep hold of their young players, but Worcester have a new plan despite Premiership relegationTalking points from the Premiership weekendIf your child has ambitions to be a professional rugby player, please read on. If you are a school or club coach, a teacher or a Premiership director of rugby, what follows is also important. It can be paraphrased thus: what is
Racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe has stated that the retirement of Kingman was a tough callTony Paley: Teddy Grimthorpe, owner Khalid Abdullahs racing manager, said on Tuesday morning that the decision to retire Kingman wasnt taken lightly. Continue reading...
*Forward returns from four-week suspension*South Sydney relaxed before Roosters gameThe South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has named Ben Teo on an extended bench for Friday nights preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium.The Queensland State of Origin forward is back from a four-week ban for a chicken wing tackle on Brisbanes Sam Thaiday in round 23. Teo who will link
The current system rewards good players on bad teams. The Leigh Matthews Trophy is a far better marker of talentMatt Priddis was lucky to win the Brownlow Medal on Monday night. The West Coast midfielder, who received 26 votes, has had a remarkably consistent season, but was far from the best player in the AFL in 2014. Priddis, a huge outsider at the start of the night, was lucky that Gary
Australian rules football peaked on a sunny day 25 years ago, and the contrast with the modern game is strikingWhen I picture the 1989 football season, I see mud. Footage of Melbourne games invariably shows players shin deep in the stuff. That winter, it seemed like it didnt stop raining in Melbourne. The MCG was a quagmire. Some players got stuck and wrecked their knees. Others, Barry Dickin
City hope £30m Everton midfielder will join next summer New deals already on table for Joe Hart and James Milner Tourés meaty display for City does not disguise loss of appetite City rely on Frank Lampards late strike to deny ChelseaRoss Barkley is a target for Manchester City next summer with the champions valuing the midfielder at around £30m and viewing him as among a select few English h