'I have no regrets': Mauricio Pochettino on Tottenham's lack of transfers – video

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has no regrets about failing to add to his squad in the summer. They have gone on to amass a joint club-record 18 points from their opening eight games, and resume their Premier League campaign with Saturday’s trip across London to West Ham. Continue reading...



Man Utd will thrive again, says Shaw after agreeing new deal

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw says the club will return to form after he agreed a new five-year deal.



Unai Emery urges Aaron Ramsey to keep focus despite contract position

• Midfielder set to leave at end of season or in January• ‘Individual things are not for now,’ Arsenal manager saysUnai Emery has challenged Aaron Ramsey to keep his performances up while his contract runs down. The midfielder, whose deal expires in the summer with negotiations frozen, is keen to see out the season at Arsenal rather than leave in January, and Emery’s only concern is that Ramsey’s performances and motivation stay on track.“I want his performance to be like another player,” the manager said. “At the last match he started on the bench, played 35 minutes. For Monday against Leicester if he starts in first XI or the bench his focus must be to help us in the match, the same as any player.” Continue reading...



Lewis Hamilton hails Formula One ‘Godfather’ Juan Manuel Fangio

• Hamilton is on the verge of matching Fangio’s five world titles• The British driver can clinch the championship in TexasLewis Hamilton says Juan Manuel Fangio is the Formula One “Godfather” as he stands on the verge of history by matching the Argentinian’s championship haul.Hamilton needs to outscore Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by only eight points in Austin, Texas to clinch his fifth world drivers’ championship with three rounds to spare. Continue reading...



Ianis Hagi: Is Gheorghe's son Romania's next big thing?

BBC Sport looks at Ianis Hagi - son of Romania great Gheorghe, and who is following in some famous footsteps...



Said & Done: Ronaldinho, marquee clubs and multiple defamations

The season so far – also featuring Fifa 2.0, a fined lion and football’s saddest lament Continue reading...



Premier League predictions: Lawro v cricket legend Shane Warne

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



Fifty years on: Bob Beamon smashes long jump world record at Mexico Olympics

Lynn Davies looks back 50 years ago today, when Bob Beamon smashed the long jump world record at the Mexico Olympics.



The 100 best footballers in the world 2017

Our panel of 169 experts from 63 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2017. Click on an individual to read more about their year.• Messi edges Ronaldo to No1 | The data behind our 100 | Watch: our top 10• Meet our panel of judges for 2017 | 2016 edition | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 Continue reading...



Just when England rugby needs clarity the waters have been muddied | Robert Kitson

Eddie Jones was at his complicated best as he shared the thinking behind his 36-man squad for the autumn internationalsThe big problem with coaching England, believes Eddie Jones, is the media. In a nutshell they ask too many questions. “Anywhere else you do the press conference for about five minutes and then you are done. Here it is two hours of non-stop questioning.” It partially explains, apparently, why he is now naming co-captains who can take turns feeding the daily news beast.Nice try, Eddie, but what a load of old cobblers. Continue reading...



Wayne Rooney's stunning free-kick continues DC United's remarkable revival

Team were bottom of Eastern Conference when Rooney arrivedEnglishman has scored 10 goals in 18 apperancesWayne Rooney rolled back the years as his stunning 30-yard free-kick earned DC United a 1-0 home win over Toronto. The former England captain bent a glorious effort over the wall and into the top corner in the 18th minute.Victory strengthened United’s hold on a play-off spot in the Eastern Conference, they are now four points ahead of Montreal Impact for the sixth and final playoff place with two matches remaining. A victory in their next match would seal their place in the postseason, a remarkable achievement given they were at the bottom of the Eastern Conference when Rooney joined the club. Continue reading...



Ironman winner proposes to girlfriend after breaking course record – video

A few moments after winning the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, triathlete Patrick Lange decided to celebrate by proposing to his girlfriend Julia Hoffmann.This was the German's second straight victory in the traditional Ironman triathlon race. He completed the 226km course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in just under eight hours (07:52:39). Continue reading...



Scottish Premiership: Does Scotland have a title race this season?

One of four teams could be top of the Premiership this weekend but what can the table after eight games tell us about how it might end?



Nadal and Djokovic need to break silence over Saudi exhibition | Kevin Mitchell

The two players appear to have remained deaf to growing clamour over seeming endorsement of Saudi Arabia amid outrage over disappearance of Jamal KhashoggiRafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, men of conscience and integrity, continue to risk their good name by accepting an invitation to play in a meaningless exhibition in Saudi Arabia, a regime under critical scrutiny for the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The kidnap-and-murder story has led news bulletins around the world – alongside Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the conflict that has contributed to the famine engulfing Yemen – yet efforts this week by the Guardian to elicit a response from either player over playing in Jeddah on 22 December have proved fruitless. Continue reading...



European Open: Kyle Edmund thrashes Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Antwerp

British number one Kyle Edmund thrashes Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0 6-2 to reach the European Open quarter-finals.



Raheem Sterling and England show value of fearlessness in Spain | Eni Aluko

The Manchester City forward looked almost carefree in Spain and Gareth Southgate’s team need to keep this upEngland delivered an impressive display against Spain on Monday and it was kickstarted by a fine opening goal from Raheem Sterling. I was delighted for him. Few, if any, players have had to put up with as much negative energy from the media in recent years as Sterling and this was his way of showing that despite it all he still has what it takes to score goals for England.A huge part of Sterling’s burden in an England shirt has been dealing with all the critics. That is part of being a professional footballer but the scrutiny on Sterling has gone too far. I’d now like to see those who have criticised Sterling about irrelevant things such as his tattoo and his Poundland purchases give him the praise that is due from a purely footballing point of view. Continue reading...



Youth Olympic Games 2018: Caroline Dubois and Karol Itauma win boxing golds

Great Britain end the Youth Olympic Games with three gold medals after Caroline Dubois and Karol Itauma win boxing titles on the final day in Buenos Aires.



Houdini acts, bus bonanzas and FA Cup derbies - who will reach round one?

BBC Sport unearths some of the stories to look out for in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.



Youth Olympics: 'I'm over the moon' - Great Britain's Karol Itauma wins second boxing gold

Karol Itauma says he is "over the moon" after winning Great Britain's second gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.