Cyclist Thomas voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Cyclist Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, receiving British sport’s premier annual individual accolade in Birmingham as a reward for his remarkable Tour de France...

Belgium beat Netherlands in shootout to win maiden World Cup

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Belgium became the sixth nation to win the men’s hockey World Cup after winning a penalty shootout 3-2 against three-times champions Netherlands at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. A goalless stalemate...

NBA roundup: Pistons finally win, end Celts’ streak

Blake Griffin had 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists and the host Detroit Pistons snapped a six-game losing streak while ending the Boston Celtics’ eight-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory on Saturday. Andre...

Jürgen Klopp: trophies are not everything, Liverpool need solid base

  Manager wants to build foundation for lasting success • ‘If I’m not as smart as Einstein should I not even try?’ Andy Hunter- The  Guardian Jürgen Klopp has said silverware is not the only measure of...

Premier League: Liverpool vs. Man Utd team and injury news, predictions, TV channel

Can Jose Mourinho’s men cause a shock against Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders? Liverpool vs. Manchester United What: Premier League matchweek 17 When: Sunday 16 December Where: Anfield, Liverpool Referee: Martin Atkinson Kick-off: 4pm (UK time) ...

Raptors complete sweep of Warriors without Leonard to fire NBA finals warning

  Toronto beat Golden State 113-93 without their best player Raptors beat Warriors in Oakland for first time since 2004 Two teams tipped to meet again for NBA title next year Associated Press Minus their top...

Davis Cup: This Is Our Best Chance To Beat Italy, Says Mahesh Bhupathi

India would be looking to repeat their 1985 heroics when they got the better of Italy in the World Group first round. Indo-Asian News Service Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Thursday said this will...

Martin Glenn: Football Association’s chief executive resigns

The Week The 57-year-old will stand down at the end of the 2018-19 season Martin Glenn has resigned as the chief executive officer of The Football Association (FA) and will leave the role at the end...

Champions League last-16 draw: teams, date, start time, TV channel, live stream

The Week Man City, Spurs, Liverpool and Man Utd will be in Monday’s draw Uefa Champions League last-16 draw When: Monday 17 December Where: Nyon, Switzerland Start time: 11am (UK time) TV channel: live on BT...

Tony Adams: from the Premier League to rugby league

The  Week Former Arsenal captain will become the next Rugby Football League president Arsenal legend Tony Adams says he is honoured to be appointed as the next president of the Rugby Football League (RFL). The former England...

F1: Lando Norris issues warning to McLaren teammate Carlos Sainz

The  Week Pundit predicts Lewis Hamilton can be ‘borderline unstoppable’ in 2019 Norris: I aim to beat Sainz at every race Even through Lando Norris is preparing for his debut season in Formula 1 McLaren’s new recruit...

Premier League: Liverpool Face Manchester United Test As Manchester City Look To Get Back...

Manchester United have an impressive recent record against Liverpool, unbeaten in eight league games. Agence France-Presse Jose Mourinho faces a quandary as he prepares Manchester United for a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool while Manchester...

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A crunch clash at Anfield, depleted Palace and Huddersfield teams, and the start of a crucial run for Fulham Michael Butler, Barry Glendenning and Gregg Bakowski- The  Guardian 1) Liverpool must regain focus for Manchester United It...

Europa League round-up: Chelsea held, Rangers knocked out; Celtic through

Press Association · Columnist Rangers are out of the Europa League after Steven Gerrard's side lost to Rapid Vienna. Get all the key news from Thursday's games. Rangers wave goodbye Rangers' dreams of reaching the Europa...

Bayern Munich and Ajax deliver six-goal thriller on memorable European night

In a game between the top two sides that had already secured qualification, Bayern vs. Ajax ended up being one of the most entertaining games in Champions League history. The result saw Bayern keep...

Global Leaders in Sport Meet to Tackle Corruption

OCCRP Following a series of scandals, ranging from fraud and bribery to illegal betting and doping, more than 100 government ministers, experts, and leaders of international sports organizations met in London on Thursday to affirm...

Alisson the rock in Liverpool’s solid defence but Matip injury is a blow

  Goalkeeper vital to defensive improvement this season •Defender out for six weeks with a fractured collarbone Andy Hunter- The Guardian There was a grin from Virgil van Dijk before giving his assessment of Alisson’s contribution to...

Indian Premier League 2019 auction: players, teams, date, start time, location

The Week A total of 346 cricket stars will go under the hammer at the IPL auction Indian Premier League 2019 auction When: Tuesday 18 December 2018 Where: Jaipur, India Number of players: 346 Time: 9am (UK time) Eighteen...

Sky to end Team Sky backing in 2019: success, scandal and the end of...

The  Week Since launching in 2010, the cycling powerhouse has scored 322 all-time wins including six Tour de France victories The future of one of cycling’s most successful outfits has been cast in doubt after Sky...

Champions League last 16: who’s hot, who’s not and potential match-ups

  Manchester City, Barça, Real and Bayern among top seeds • Liverpool, Spurs and United face daunting prospects Guardian sport The Premier League will supply a quarter of the teams in the Champions League last-16 draw, which...