England ease to 3-0 win over USA as Wayne Rooney makes international return

Press Association · Columnist England great Wayne Rooney got a heartfelt send-off and first-hand glimpse of the future as debutant Callum Wilson completed a comfortable win for Gareth Southgate's experimental side against the United States. Focus...

Premier League clubs agree on use of VAR next season

The Week A formal request for video referees will now be made to the IFAB and Fifa The Premier League has announced that clubs in English football’s top flight have agreed “in principle” for the introduction...

Usain Bolt’s football future: will he pursue dream or call it quits?

The Week Jamaican icon has support from Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling Usain Bolt in action during his trial spell at A-League club Central Coast Mariners Usain Bolt has revealed that he will make a decision on...

Sri Lanka vs. England 2nd Test: Roshen Silva frustrates Joe Root’s side

The Week Hosts build a 46-run lead on day two at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Roshen Silva scored 85 for Sri Lanka on day two of the second Test against England in Kandy Sri Lanka vs....

PSG’s FFP crisis: Real Madrid prepare Kylian Mbappe and Neymar raid

The Week French giants could face Champions League expulsion if found guilty of breaching Uefa financial rules Paris Saint-Germain could face losing one of their best players and being chucked out of the Champions League if...

6 cities that rejected the Olympics

Becoming an Olympic host city was long considered a crowning achievement. That is no longer the case as voters reject shouldering the considerable expense involved. Most recently, voters in Calgary, Canada, said no. Calgary's bid...

F1 finally admits concern over woman jailed for Bahrain Grand Prix protests

  Najah Yusuf jailed for three years over 2017 protests • F1 says it is making ongoing enquiries in Bahrain Exclusive by Sean Ingle- The Guardian Formula One chiefs have admitted for the first time that they...

Fifa investigating five Premier League clubs over youth transfers

  Chelsea confirm they are one of the teams under scrutiny • The quintet risk transfer bans if found guilty Dominic Fifield- The Guardian Fifa is investigating five Premier League clubs over possible violations of rules on...

F1: Lewis Hamilton expects Red Bull and Max Verstappen title threat in 2019

The Week World champion says more Formula 1 GPs should be held in countries with ‘real racing history’ Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is confident that Mercedes can win another title double next year but...

Sri Lanka vs. England 2nd Test: Sam Curran and Jos Buttler star in Kandy

The  Week England fight back to finish all out on 285 on day one England batsman Sam Curran hit six sixes in his innings of 64 on day one in Kandy Sri Lanka vs. England second Test...

Susanna Dinnage: who is the Premier League’s new chief executive?

The Week She will replace Richard Scudamore when he steps down next month Susanna Dinnage will become the Premier League’s new chief executive in early 2019 Susanna Dinnage has been named as the new chief executive of...

‘Rock, paper, scissors’ football referee suspended for three weeks by the FA

The  Week David McNamara forgot his coin for a Women’s Super League kick-off A referee has been suspended for three weeks by the Football Association (FA) after a Women’s Super League (WSL) kick-off was decided with...

Premier League: Ranieri replaces Jokanovic at Fulham – how fans and media react

The Week Bottom of the league Cottagers sack Jokanovic after just one win in 12 games Former Leicester City and Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri is the new manager of Fulham Premier League strugglers Fulham have sacked Slavisa...

Calgary votes ‘No’ in 2026 Olympics plebiscite

Calgary's citizens have decided to not endorse the city's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote was a major blow to the IOC, which is now left with only two bids to...

Dinnage will be one of most powerful women in sport as Premier League chief

  Susanna Dinnage to replace Richard Scudamore in January • Head of Discovery’s Animal Planet will be new chief executive Paul MacInnes- The  Guardian The television executive Susanna Dinnage is to become one of the most powerful...

Caught on tape: the story behind Australian cricket’s greatest fall

In an extract from his new book, Geoff Lemon recalls the moment Australia’s sporting reputation was scuffed forever Geoff Lemon- The    Guardian You know it’s serious when Mluleki Ntsabo isn’t smiling. The South African Broadcasting Corporation...

‘F1 drivers aren’t robots’: Red Bull boss Horner defends Verstappen

The Week Emotions ran high between Verstappen and Ocon at the Brazilian GP Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has come to the defence of Max Verstappen following the driver’s clashes with Esteban Ocon on...

Sri Lanka vs. England 2nd Test: team news, start time, TV and radio guide

The Week England name an unchanged side while Sri Lanka are in meltdown Sri Lanka vs. England What: second Test of the three-match series When: 14-18 November Where: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Start time: each...

Carlsen and Caruana still deadlocked after YouTube ‘leak’ controversy

  Carlsen, Caruana play to tidy draw in Game 4 – as it happened Carlsen and Caruana tied at 2-all entering Thursday’s Game 5 Controversy as Caruana’s prep allegedly uploaded to YouTube Bryan Armen Graham- ...

Wayne Rooney finally feels free to enjoy pulling on an England shirt

  Returning forward sometimes tried ‘too hard’ for England • ‘There were times when I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should’ Dominic Fifield-  The Guardian Wayne Rooney, almost for old time’s sake, ended up addressing...