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‘I want more Grand Slams – but I don’t need them’

Serena Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam title while eight weeks pregnant at the Australian Open in 2017 Serena Williams says that she “absolutely wants” more Grand Slam titles, but does not need them. The 23-time champion, already the most successful player of the Open era, is two Grand Slam titles away from surpassing Margaret […]

Chelsea & Arsenal goalless after cagey first leg

Referee Martin Atkinson was in regular communication with the VAR team Chelsea manager Antonio Conte backed the video assistant referee (VAR) system after his side’s goalless draw with Arsenal in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. Referee Martin Atkinson consulted the VAR on two Chelsea penalty claims, when Victor Moses tangled with Ainsley Maitland-Niles in […]

Vince & Stoneman keep England Test places for NZ tour, Livingstone gets first call-up

James Vince (left) averaged 26.88 in the Ashes, while Mark Stoneman averaged 25.77 James Vince and Mark Stoneman have retained their places in England’s Test squad for the tour of New Zealand, despite their struggles with the bat in the 4-0 Ashes defeat by Australia. Batsman Gary Ballance, bowler Jake Ball and all-rounder Tom Curran […]

Khan to fight for first time in nearly two years in April

Media playback is not supported on this device Amir Khan – It’s time to shine again British former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan will return to the ring for the first time in almost two years with a fight at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 21 April. His opponent will be announced next week, promoter Eddie […]

Watch: Froome case a ‘blow’ for British Cycling, says chief executive Harrington

Over 60s Swimming Watch: Froome case a ‘blow’ for British Cycling, says chief executive Harrington

Eniola Aluko: Chelsea striker in talks with Paris St-Germain

Aluko rejoined Chelsea in 2012 following a previous spell at the club from 2007-2009 Chelsea Ladies and England striker Eniola Aluko is in talks with Paris St-Germain and one other overseas team. The 30-year-old, who has 102 caps for her country, was involved in a discrimination case against former England manager Mark Sampson last year. […]

Late Aguero goal gives Man City Carabao Cup advantage

Sergio Aguero came on in the 70th minute and scored the winner Sergio Aguero scored an injury-time winner as Manchester City came from behind to beat Bristol City in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. The Championship side were excellent, especially in the first half, and led from Bobby Reid’s penalty, awarded after John Stones […]

Football Association adopts ‘Rooney Rule’ as Martin Glenn outlines 2018 plans

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘FA is for all’ – Chief executive The Football Association will interview at least one applicant from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background for future roles in the England set-up. English football’s governing body will adopt its own version of the ‘Rooney Rule’ implemented in the […]

England coach Bayliss to leave after 2019 Ashes

Media playback is not supported on this device Why is England coach Trevor Bayliss stepping down? Trevor Bayliss will step down as England coach when his contract expires at the end of the 2019 Ashes. The 55-year-old, who was appointed in 2015, has just seen his side beaten 4-0 in Australia, but told England director […]

Newcastle U23s coach Beardsley takes leave amid racism and bullying allegations

Media playback is not supported on this device Beardsley leaves St James’ Park Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley will take a period of leave while the club investigates allegations of racism and bullying made against him. It comes after Beardsley had discussions with the club on Tuesday. The 56-year-old former Magpies player, who has been […]