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Barnsley sack Markus Schopp after seven straight defeats in Championship

Barnsley have confirmed the departure of head coach Markus Schopp after five months in charge. Schopp leaves the club after the Tykes suffered their seventh successive loss at the weekend with a 2-1 defeat by Bristol City. Barnsley are currently second from bottom in the Championship with only eight points so far this season. Joseph […]

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‘A massive asset’: 7ft 5in Liu Chuanxing tipped to hit heights in Australian basketball

Finding a super-sized bed to sleep in or a car with a suitably generous amount of legroom are not generally details a sporting club must consider when negotiating the acquisition of a new player. But then again, Liu Chuanxing is not your average athlete. Standing at 7ft 5in (226cm), the China international will become the […]

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F1 to hold six sprint races in 2022 but Friday qualifying could set pole

Formula One will hold six sprint race meetings next season, the sporting director, Ross Brawn, has confirmed. The concept is being tested this year with three sprint races and Brawn said that while the format has been heralded as a success, F1 is almost certain to revert to awarding pole position for the grand prix […]

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Talking Horses: Europe’s best head to Breeders’ Cup amid Bob Baffert saga

The big names over the jumps are emerging week by week and Cheltenham’s November meeting is on the horizon but the international Flat season has one final flourish to come. The pulling power of Del Mar on the Pacific coast in California – “where the surf meets the turf” – has attracted a huge European […]

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Kane, midfield and recruitment: key challenges facing Tottenham

Re-establish the team’s identityIt been nearly two years since Mauricio Pochettino was dismissed after an awful start to the 2019-20 season yet Tottenham have never really moved on from the manager who had led them to the Champions League final a few months earlier. Five of the side that started against Liverpool in Madrid remain […]

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Gareth Bale ‘raring to go’ and ready to win 100th Wales cap, says Robert Page

Gareth Bale is “raring to go” and on course to win his 100th cap for Wales after being named in Robert Page’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Belgium. Bale has been out since 8 September after sustaining what was described by Page as a “significant hamstring tear”. But the Real Madrid […]

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NFL offensive player of year Henry and Saints QB Winston set to miss rest of season

The Tennessee Titans may be without NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry for the rest of the season after tests on Monday checking the severity of an injury to his right foot. Meanwhile, NFL.com reported that New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston’s season is over after he injured his knee during Sunday’s victory over the Tampa […]

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