20-10-2018 Manchester Grand Prix: Lauren Williams wins Taekwondo gold for Great Britain

Great Britain's Lauren Williams beats Croatia's Matea Jelic to win her second successive home soil Taekwondo Grand Prix with victory in the 67kg event in Manchester.

20-10-2018 Owen Farrell is an England certainty. But where he plays is less clear

Eddie Jones may play England’s new co-captain at fly-half or inside-centre next monthEddie Jones smiles when he is asked if he is anxious as he approaches next month’s encounters with the southern hemisphere’s big three and the team he coached in the last World Cup, Japan, given England’s chronic injury list. The Australian is one of the few head coaches around who enjoys sparring with the media, a relic of the amateur era.“No. You can only play with the cards you are dealt,” he says. “You can talk about season structure, rugby, club versus country but it does not matter at the end of the day. You can only do what you can and for me that is selecting the side and getting the players organised and in the right attitude to play. Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Bath ready to make unprecedented request for Toulouse replay

• Club claim final whistle was blown early in the 22-20 defeat• Citings suggest Toulouse should have been down to 13 menThe Champions Cup organisers have confirmed Bath have signalled their intentions to request formally that last week’s defeat by Toulouse is replayed in what represents a remarkable course of action from the West Country club. Related: Champions Cup pool-by-pool preview: Burns given chance of redemption | Gerard Meagher Continue reading...

20-10-2018 What happened in the Premier League on Saturday?

Manchester City cruise back to the top of the Premier League after thumping Burnley, while Newcastle slip to the bottom

20-10-2018 Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla: La Liga – as it happened

Lionel Messi forced off with arm injuryCoutinho, Messi, Suárez and Rakitic score for Barcelona 9.50pm BST Thank you for joining me for this rather exciting evening of football in Barcelona. You can’t argue about the level of entertainment on offer (unless you’re a massive Messi fan). Anyway, that’s all from me. Join me again tomorrow for the Milan derby, because I know you want to. 9.48pm BST A great final goal from Barcelona, it has to be said ...| GOAL! |Another for #Barcelona - Rakitic scoring these for fun #Barcelona 4-1 #Sevilla#PureFootball pic.twitter.com/1Lc5kWNewf Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Black Power salute: 50 years on how much has changed? – video explainer

Fifty years ago, two 200m runners set the Olympics in Mexico City alight by giving Black Power salutes on the podium as they collected their medals. Tommie Smith and John Carlos said their clinched fists showed the solidarity of black America. The pair had no shoes on - to represent those living in poverty - and had human rights logos on their jackets, which Australian silver medalist Peter Norman wore as well. They both say there is still a great deal more to be done to tackle racism. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Smith and Carlos embodied many African Americans' Summer of Love and Reckoning Continue reading...

20-10-2018 World Para Table Tennis: Ross Wilson wins 'absolutely amazing match' for world title

Britain's Ross Wilson wins the men's singles Class 8 at the World Para Table Tennis beating China's Zhao Shuai 3-2 in an "absolutely amazing match".

20-10-2018 Take The Ball, Pass The Ball: trailer for documentary on Barcelona's Guardiola years – video

Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Xavi and many other top footballers have shared their reasons as to why they believe Barcelona are the greatest football club in the world. In the documentary, Take The Ball, Pass The Ball, former and current Barça players look back at when Pep Guardiola led the team to 14 trophies in four years from 2008-2012.The all-star cast reveal the tension of the bitter Guardiola-Mourinho rivalry, the importance of Johan Cruyff’s vision and blueprint for success, the emotion of Abidal’s fight back from cancer and how Messi was almost rejected by the club as a teenager.Take the Ball Pass the Ball will be available in OurScreen cinemas from 9th November, then on DVD and Digital Download from 12th November Continue reading...

20-10-2018 West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino praises 'unbelievable' Hugo Lloris

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is one of the "best in the world" after making three excellent saves during their 1-0 victory over West Ham.

20-10-2018 José Mourinho's record against his previous clubs – video

José Mourinho's Manchester United face high-flyers Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday. His side currently sit eighth in the table, seven points behind his former club. Throughout his career Mourinho has managed some of the world's biggest clubs. How has he fared against his former employers? Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Paul Scholes should turn fire to those behind Manchester United’s demise | Barney Ronay

Their club’s former midfielder has turned into an effective pundit but his targets need to be more wide-rangingI remember having a discussion at least a decade ago about things you just couldn’t say in a football press box, the kind of stuff that could get you excommunicated from polite society. The opening suggestion was something along the lines of: “So, Paul Scholes. Not that great is he?”Even now I can hear the snorts of rage and the sound of newspapers hurled to the floor. And rightly so. Under current UK law criticism of Scholes is still punishable by anything from a lifetime ban to being stabbed through the ear with a skewer by the Queen while weeping, reproachful children stick pins into the back of your hands. Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Érik Lamela the star as Tottenham hold on for narrow win at West Ham

Tottenham’s best start to a Premier League season goes on, even if they continue to give the impression they have yet to hit their stride. They were the better team and had the best player on show in Érik Lamela, whose cute first-half header proved the difference.But it was not plain sailing, with West Ham digging deep in the second half, playing with greater intensity and advertising the equaliser on three occasions through Marko Arnautovic. Yet the striker could not find a way past Hugo Lloris. Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Lizzie Deignan: ‘If I don’t win races, I’ve got Orla, so it won’t be a big deal’

Former road world champion hopes a return to cycling will inspire women and show motherhood does not have to end careersThere are three of us in this interview, and in the best of ways. As Lizzie Deignan details her pregnancy and her hopes and plans for her cycling future from a half-complete house in Yorkshire, her new-born daughter Orla is cooing and chirping in that engaging way newborns have. She is, Deignan tells me, very calm, does not cry much, “not much fazes her”, and at four weeks she appears to be taking this little episode in her stride. Related: Lizzie Deignan will lead Trek’s new professional women’s cycling team Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Quiz: What do you remember about the week in Scottish sport?

Six questions, sixty seconds. How well will you get on?