21-10-2018 Advantage everyone: Wimbledon is right to have tie-breaks in fifth set | Kevin Mitchell

All England Club decision to use tie-breaks when score reaches 12-12 in deciding set will go down well with players and fansIt could never be said that the All England Club was bullied into hasty change; indeed it is rumoured some members still hanker after long trousers. However, only a week after putting its hands on 73 acres across the road at the local golf club for expansion that will secure the club’s position as the pre-eminent tournament in tennis once the deal is finalised in December, it dropped a minor bombshell on the game on Friday by announcing the end of the interminable final set at the Championships. Related: Wimbledon puts end to marathon matches with final-set tie-breaks Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Newcastle beat Montpellier with try eight minutes into injury time

Callum Chick's try in the eighth minute of injury time sees Newcastle beat Montpellier in a dramatic finale at Kingston Park.

21-10-2018 Taekwondo: GB's Bianca Walkden wins silver at Manchester Grand Prix

Great Britain's Bianca Walkden was pipped to the top prize, going down 6-4 in the final to the Olympic champion Zheng Shuyin of China.

21-10-2018 BBC Young Sports Personality 2018: Kare Adenegan wins award

Para-athlete Kare Adenegan is chosen as the winner of the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

21-10-2018 USA Gymnastics couldn't handle Larry Nassar. Now it can't even handle itself

The organization is responsible for the safety of thousands of young athletes, yet it has moved from disaster to disaster in the wake of a sexual abuse scandalHow difficult is it for USA Gymnastics, an organization whose inability to deal with sexual abuse now overshadows its distinguished Olympic history, to find a leader who will put athletes first?A few months after longtime president Steve Penny resigned in March 2017, Kerry Perry took over as president and CEO. She stepped into a leadership void and failed to fill it, making a disastrous appearance on Capitol Hill to answer questions about the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, ducking from reporters, and drawing criticism from athletes and clubs for inaction. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Lawro's predictions v cricket great Warne

BBC Sport football pundit Mark Lawrenson takes on Australia cricket legend Shane Warne to predict this weekend's Premier League results.

21-10-2018 Trio on final Young Sports Personality shortlist

Kare Adenegan, Freya Anderson and James Bowen are on the final shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

21-10-2018 Is Keisuke Honda alone in managing internationally while still playing? | The Knowledge

Plus: prolific first-half goalscorers, sticking peppers where the sun don’t shine, and more. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Recently Keisuke Honda signed for my hometown club Melbourne Victory in the A-League,” writes Karan Dhamija. “A few days later, he was also announced as manager of the Cambodian national team. Has a player been a manager of another team while playing? Even better if there has been a case of a player managing a national team like Honda?”The Knowledge has been close to this subject before, in 2010, when we found a few examples of footballers turning out for their international teams while player-managers at club-level. These include Graeme Souness, who captained Scotland at Mexico 1986 shortly after being appointed to the dual role at Rangers; Jim Platt, who turned out for Northern Ireland while player-manager at Coleraine; and Gunnar Gren, who played for Sweden in the World Cup final against Brazil in 1958 while managing and turning out for Orgryte. But none of these ever managed an international team. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Football League: Leeds continue to slip, Macclesfield avoid unwanted history

Derby sink Sheffield United, Rowett sent off for StokeAccrington shock Peterborough, Lincoln held by CambridgeLeeds’ recent slide continued with a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn in the lunchtime kick-off. Danny Graham opened the scoring against his former club before Mateusz Klich equalised on the stroke of half-time. Darragh Lenihan’s 70th-minute header won it for Rovers. Leeds have won just two of their last eight matches, and are back in fourth in the table after starting promisingly under Marcelo Bielsa. Derby climbed up into fifth place as second-placed Sheffield United missed the chance to go top following Jack Marriott’s winner in a 2-1 victory for Frank Lampard’s team. Chris Basham’s close-range finish on the stroke of half-time had levelled Craig Bryson’s goal for Derby, scored after just 19 seconds. Marriott’s flicked header took the three points.West Brom missed their own chance to lead when losing 1-0 at Wigan, for whom Josh Windass scored. The Baggies’ unbeaten run of seven matches in a row concluded amid Jake Livermore’s 84th minute dismissal for a second yellow card. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Marquez wins fifth MotoGP title then dislocates shoulder while celebrating

Spaniard Marc Marquez wins a fifth MotoGP title and third in a row - then suffers a bizarre shoulder injury when celebrating victory in Japan.