Turkey reportedly seeking warrant for Knicks' Enes Kanter over 'terror' claims

Daily Sabah says Turkey seeking extradition requestKanter is a long-time critic of Recep Tayyip ErdoğanTurkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership of a terror organization.The pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor’s office could not be reached for comment. Continue reading...



Andy Murray: from gangly kid to genuine sporting grownup

Widely loved and politically progressive, the Scot will retire as arguably the greatest individual British sports person of the modern ageStop all the green and yellow Timex clocks. Put away that union jack tea towel. Stow the Pimms-sodden crash barriers at the foot of the Aorangi Terrace.Andy Murray may yet play another Wimbledon this summer, depending on the state of his chronic, career-capping hip injury. But in the wake of a raw and tearful press conference on Friday morning it seems highly likely that next week’s Australian Open will be the final appearance of a stellar, transformative, broadly-sketched tennis career. Continue reading...



Ireland Six Nations squad unveiled with positive update on Johnny Sexton

• Schmidt says World Player of the Year ‘making good progress’• Scotland name seven uncapped players in 39-strong squadIreland coach Joe Schmidt gave a positive update on Johnny Sexton’s fitness when naming his squad for the opening two rounds of the Six Nations on Wednesday. Sexton, the reigning World Player of the Year, has been troubled by a knee tendon issue and will miss Leinster’s final European Champions Cup pool match at Wasps on Sunday.“Johnny Sexton is making good progress, while Joey Carbery and Jack Carty have both performed consistently well so far this season,” Schmidt said after naming a 38-man squad. Continue reading...



Enes Kanter: Turkey seeks arrest of New York Knicks star - media

The New York Knicks' Enes Kanter is accused of having links with armed groups, a claim he denies.



Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?



Manchester City to sign 18-year-old Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split for £7m

• Palaversa has made first-team breakthrough this season• Midfielder to carry on at Hajduk until summerManchester City have reached an agreement with Hajduk Split to sign the highly rated 18-year-old central midfielder Ante Palaversa for an initial £7m. Related: Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading...



Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Arabia, it provoked very little controversy. This is, after all, a trophy that has frequently been decided on foreign soil, sometimes in quite unlikely locations.In 2002, the year that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi bought 6.4m shares in Juventus, the Supercoppa brought the Turin side to play Parma in Tripoli. Since then the match has been hosted once by the United States, twice by Qatar and four times by China. Wednesday’s game between Milan and Juve in Jeddah will be the sixth time in 10 years that the Supercoppa has been decided outside Europe. Continue reading...



‘Football is a message of peace’: Saudi Arabia and Qatar put politics aside

Their governments may be locked in a diplomatic stand-off but off-field issues are played down before their Asian Cup matchNo wonder the Asian Football Confederation bans all talk of politics at its competitions. Plenty of games on the continent come with off-pitch baggage: the Korean Derby, Iran v Iraq and Vietnam v Cambodia to name just a few. But, traditionally, Saudi Arabia v Qatar has not been anything to write home about – not until now. These days one cannot write home to Riyadh if one is in Doha and vice versa and that is just one reason why Thursday’s Asian Cup clash between the two is eagerly awaited.Some have been calling the meeting in Abu Dhabi, capital of the host nation the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the “Blockade Derby”. The UAE – along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt – cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in 2017. The claim was that, among other things, Doha was guilty of supporting terrorism. Continue reading...



Masters 2019: Best shots as Judd Trump beats Kyren Wilson

Watch five of the best shots from Judd Trump's 6-2 win over Kyren Wilson in the first round of the 2019 Masters.



Leeds’ spying should be treated as a form of entertainment, not cheating | Paul Wilson

With gameplans on show in matches and training grounds often visible from outside, is hiding in a hedge really that bad?One hopes Marcelo Bielsa does not get punished too severely after admitting that he spies on everyone. The Leeds United manager confessed immediately when caught blatantly watching Derby County training sessions, contacting Frank Lampard and taking responsibility for the stunt, and was reminded by his own club of Leeds’s “integrity and honesty”. That alone should have been enough to conclude this entertaining episode with the wry smile it deserved, although Bielsa gave it fresh impetus with his honesty offensive.Such disarming frankness and willingness to cooperate with official investigations ought to be welcomed. It is certainly preferable to Lampard’s attempts to gain the moral high ground when he is aware that Chelsea used to do much the same thing under José Mourinho. Continue reading...



FA Cup third round: Stoke 2-3 Shrewsbury

Watch highlights as League One Shrewsbury come from two goals down to beat Championship Stoke and reach the FA Cup fourth round.