21-01-2019 Rams beat Saints in overtime to make Super Bowl after 'missed' call

Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal clinches game for LASaints felt they should have got call late in regulationLos Angeles Rams 26-23 New Orleans Saints (OT)Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, helped by a huge missed call by the officials, advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game on Sunday. Related: Tom Brady brilliant in the clutch as Patriots beat Chiefs to set up Rams Super Bowl Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Judd Trump: Masters champion was 'sick of watching other players win'

Judd Trump was "sick of losing" and said winning consistently had "finally sunk into his head" after his Masters final win over Ronnie O'Sullivan.

21-01-2019 Barcelona B’s Moussa Wagué condemns racism from Ejea fans

• Defender apologises for clashing with home supporter• Wagué says he was repeatedly racially insultedThe Senegal defender Moussa Wagué has claimed he was subjected to “numerous and repeated racist insults” during Barcelona B’s defeat to Ejea on Sunday, when he was sent off after clashing with a home supporter.Wagué – who became the first African teenager to score at a World Cup finals when he found the net against Japan last summer – was shown a straight red card in the second half of Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat when he became embroiled in an argument with an Ejea fan during the Segunda B match. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Six Nations: Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton should be fit for England opener - Cullen

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton is nearing a return to full fitness ahead of the Six Nations opener against England, according to Leinster boss Leo Cullen.

21-01-2019 Stuart Lancaster: ‘I haven’t decided if I’ll go to watch England play Ireland’

The Leinster coach on the bruising aftermath of his 2015 England exit, finding fulfilment in Dublin and the pain of his father’s death‘Pretty much everything has been given to Leinster and, indirectly, to Ireland,” Stuart Lancaster says when he considers how the knowledge he gained during seven years at the heart of English rugby has been jettisoned by his own country. The Leinster coach speaks without bitterness and, having reflected movingly on the recent death of his father and the bruising aftermath of being sacked by England after the 2015 World Cup, he sounds philosophical. Related: England’s Six Nations squad has tools to be hard, direct and ruthless Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

21-01-2019 Eric Dier backs Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente to fill Kane void

• Midfielder says Spurs must play to Spaniard’s strengths• Llorente expected to start Carabao Cup tie at ChelseaEric Dier believes Fernando Llorente can help fill the void created by Harry Kane’s absence if Tottenham can play to the Spaniard’s strengths. Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Football transfer rumours: Andy Carroll to Tottenham?

Today’s fluff can see no reasons ’cause there are no reasonsTottenham have identified the perfect person to deputise for their occasionally injured English striker Harry Kane, and it is the almost permanently injured English striker Andy Carroll. The West Ham target man has a contract that expires in the summer and could thus be available for a mere £2m, depending – according to the Sun – on “whether Manuel Pellegrini reckons he needs the 6ft 4in striker to cover for unsettled Marko Arnautovic”. An 18-month contract is being readied, though reports in Spain suggest Spurs are also interested in the 22-year-old Real Betis striker Antonio “Tonny” Sanabria. Related: Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Megavalanche, footballers dancing badly and a perfect 10 | Classic YouTube

Also featuring a full-court buzzer beater, some dire defending and a 1956 lap round Le Mans (including oncoming traffic)1) Clear some time in your day, strap in and relive the 40 minutes of mayhem that was Megavalanche 2018 from the point of view of the winning rider, Damien Oton, who somehow stayed upright while whizzing down the French Alps on a bike … in the snow.2) There have been plenty of dancing footballers down the years but not many quite so enthusiastic as Raul Meireles in Lip Sync Portugal. Just look at those shoulders go. He’s got form from his playing days, mind. But spare a thought for poor Mo Salah. He would have probably preferred Sadio Mané to win African Footballer of the Year had he known he was going to be forced to dance on stage by Youssou N’Dour. And we’re not sure about Carlos Tevez’s moves in this video when he was in a band called Piola Vago. He looks as if he’s having much more fun than he ever had in the Chinese Super League, though. Sergio Agüero is another South American footballer whose body moves better on a pitch than in time to music. Here he is self consciously fronting a song about himself by the band Los Leales. Youri Djorkaeff takes his dancing far too seriously in this R&B effort. And Jürgen Klopp did a bit of dad-dancing recently too. We’ve seen worse. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Australia beat Uzbekistan on penalties to reach Asian Cup last eight

Socceroos prevail 4-2 in shootout after 0-0 drawMat Ryan saves twice to book quarter-final spotAustralia stumbled into the Asian Cup quarter-finals after a gritty, but unconvincing penalty shootout victory over Uzbekistan in Al-Ain.Mat Ryan was the hero with a pair of wonderful penalty shootout saves, first down the middle and then to his right. Mathew Leckie then held his nerve to bury his penalty and send the Socceroos through to the last eight. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Jorge Molina and his remarkable road to the brink of Europe with Getafe | Sid Lowe

Right now, it’s not unrealistic to suggest Getafe’s well-travelled striker could contribute if he got the call to represent SpainJorge Molina set out in an old Seat 850, sitting proudly behind the wheel of a car that hadn’t come off the production line for 30 years and shuddered as it made its way down the road, so the journey was bound to take a while. It’s a long way from Alcoyano to Europe and the verge of the national team, after all, but he’s nearly there now. Looking up from the bottom of tercera division, the place where it all began around the turn of the century, 466 teams stand between you and the very top; looking up from the place where he and his team are this morning, almost 20 years on, long after he should have left, just five do. As for Molina himself, no one stands before him any more. That, at least, was the verdict of the Getafe fans this weekend.A qualified teacher with a degree in PE, coaching badges and his sporting director’s licence, the man teammates say seems shy but does a great impression of the boss, supporters reckon Jorge Molina is qualified to play for Spain too. Which perhaps they would, but that doesn’t make them wrong. As he departed on Friday night with Getafe on course for a 4-0 win over Alavés, first he was handed a standing ovation and then he was serenaded, a song starting, “Jorge, selección!” running around the Coliseum and welcomed by everyone except maybe the man himself. Asked about it afterwards, he blushed a little, smiled awkwardly, almost laughed and looked away, as if embarrassed. “Nah,” he said. “It’s nice, and I’m happy, but that’s all. Let’s be realistic: I’m of an age now …” Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Australian Open: Serena Williams retreats after walkout mix-up

Serena Williams is forced to turn back as she walks on to court while her opponent, Simona Halep, is being announced to the crowd before their fourth-round match at the Australian Open.

21-01-2019 'Rashford is playing the best football in his career,' says Solskjær after United win – video

Marcus Rashford marked his 150th appearance for Manchester United with a wonderful goal as his side won 2-1 at home to Brighton. Speaking after the match Ole Gunnar Solskjær said he believes the forward is currently the best striker in the Premier League with Harry Kane out injured Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Doubles troubles: Dan Evans sparks feud with Jamie Murray

Evans: doubles stars don’t work to ‘make it in singles’Murray angrily retorts: ‘I make a better living than Dan’There’s troubles in doubles. The seemingly innocuous observation by Jamie Murray that the widely respected specialist coach, Louis Cayer, deserves to be made national performance director across all disciplines has broken out into a full-blown feud with Dan Evans.Evans, who does not play much doubles, entered the debate just as it was dying when he told the Daily Mail: “Who exactly has Louis Cayer ever coached apart from doubles players? Why would British tennis allow him to take charge? It’s a ludicrous comment.” He added, “Jamie thinks we should be celebrating six pairs inside the main draw of a grand slam? So we are celebrating people who didn’t make it at singles and people who didn’t have the attitude to work hard enough to make it in the singles game.” Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Super Bowl: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs

Tom Brady reaches an unprecedented ninth Super Bowl after leading his team to a 37-31 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

21-01-2019 Watch: Angry Zverev smashes racquet after defeat

Alexander Zverev destroyed a racquet in a spectacular meltdown in the second set during his fourth-round match against Canada's Milos Raonic.

21-01-2019 Ashley Cole: Derby County sign veteran ex-England defender

Derby County sign former England, Chelsea and Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole on a deal until the end of the season.

21-01-2019 Serena Guthrie column: Five things the Quad Series taught us for the World Cup

In her column for BBC Sport, Serena Guthrie explains what England learned from the Quad Series as they prepare for the World Cup.