Bulgarian football chief quits over Euro 2020 racism furor

Borislav Mihaylov, the president of Bulgaria's football association, has resigned. Bulgaria's prime minister had earlier called on him to quit after home fans racially abused England players in a Euro 2020 qualifier. Borislav Mihaylov on...

Women’s football in Germany: Glass half empty or half full?

Germany's female footballers still seek recognition and visibility despite three decades of smashing records and exceeding expectations. As some joined the Hall of Fame, veterans reflected on the sport's past and future. Germany's Football Association (DFB)...

Euro 2020 qualifiers and highlights: Republic of Ireland lose 2-0 in Switzerland, Italy thrash...

Sporting Life · Columnist A Haris Seferovic strike and Shane Duffy's own goal left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got right...

David De Gea injury doubt: Manchester United goalkeeper could miss Liverpool clash after limping...

Press Association · Columnist David De Gea could be a doubt for Manchester United's Premier League clash with Liverpool at the weekend after suffering an injury while in action for Spain. The 28-year-old goalkeeper hobbled off...

Officials twice halt Bulgaria-England Euro qualifier over racist chants

The Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England was marred by racist comments and gestures from home fans in Sofia. England ultimately won the match 6-0, edging closer to qualification. Match officials in Sofia, Bulgaria...

Bulgaria 0-6 England: Euro 2020 qualifier marred by racism

Press Association · Columnist Gareth Southgate's men stood firm in the face of sickening racism as England thrashed Bulgaria on a night of shame in Sofia. The Three Lions took a giant stride towards Euro 2020...

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 700th career goal for club and country during Portugal’s defeat...

Sporting Life · Columnist Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal for club and country during Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifying defeat in Ukraine, who booked their place in the finals. With the defending European champions trailing...

‘Unstoppable’ Medvedev seems destined for even greater heights – and that means taking down...

After winning the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, Daniil Medvedev told the crowd that he was giving them “something new.” The 23-year-old Russian had just swept past Germany’s Alexander Zverev in straight sets, 6-4 6-1, picking...

Simone Biles: Gymnast breaks World Championships medals record

BBC.COM -Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history with two more golds on Sunday. The American, 22, surpassed the overall medal record held by Vitaly Scherbo by winning on the balance...

Japanese Grand Prix: Mercedes crowned constructors’ champions as Valtteri Bottas wins

Press Association · Columnist Lewis Hamilton took aim at Mercedes' strategy after finishing third at the Japanese Grand Prix. Podium Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Race Report Lewis Hamilton fears he will be made...

Euro 2020 roundup: Italy qualify, while Spain are delayed by Norway

  Italy’s Jorginho scores penalty in 2-0 win against Greece • Josh King scores dramatic added-time penalty for Norway Observer sport Italy’s Jorginho celebrates after putting Italy ahead against Greece from the penalty sport in Rome. Photograph:...

Euro 2020 qualifier, Group E | Gareth Bale earns Wales a point

Sporting Life · Columnist Gareth Bale was Wales' saviour again as Ryan Giggs' side kept alive their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes with a 1-1 draw against Croatia in Cardiff. Bale struck in first-half stoppage time -...

Euro 2020 roundup: Russia and Poland qualify as 10-man Germany win

  Emre Can sent off in Estonia but Germany win 3-0 • Georginio Wijnaldum scores twice for Netherlands Guardian sport Denis Cheryshev celebrates scoring against Cyprus as Russia qualified for Euro 2020. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou/EPA Germany went level...

‘A lot of work to be done’: Southgate says England’s Czech defeat is wake-up...

  England suffer their first defeat in 44 qualifiers • ‘Football is all about responding to setbacks,’ says manager David Hytner at the Sinobo Stadium -  The Guardian Gareth Southgate says ‘to sail through a qualifying group...

Euro 2020 roundup: Kanté injured in warm-up as France sink Iceland

  N’Golo Kanté was due to start but picked up injury in warm-up • Andorra record first points in Euro qualifying Agencies Olivier Giroud seals France’s win over Iceland from the spot. Photograph: Brynjar Gunnarsson/AP Olivier Giroud scored...

‘Violation of human dignity’: Football fan faces lifetime ban for groping female player’s breast

Mexican women's football club Tigres UANL have threatened to impose a lifetime stadium ban on a fan who “offended” a female player by touching her breast during a post-match selfie with spectators. Club representatives have...

Euro 2020 qualifiers highlights & reports: Scotland fold tamely in Russia as Wales draw...

Press Association · Columnist Scotland will need to win their play-off to qualify for Euro 2020 after a 4-0 defeat in Russia ended their chances of making it through their group, while Wales kept their...

Northern Ireland hopes slip after Memphis Depay double for Netherlands

PA Media Netherlands’ Memphis Depay celebrates scoring his side’s third goal as they went on to beat Northern Ireland 3-1. Photograph: John Walton/PA Northern Ireland endured heartbreak in Rotterdam as the Netherlands scored twice in stoppage...

Friend or foe? Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen accuses fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy of leaking...

Coleen Rooney, wife of the prominent English football player Wayne Rooney, has accused fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy of leaking details about her personal life to the press. In a lengthy Instagram post published on Wednesday,...

‘She’d be an awesome addition!’ Lingerie MMA promotion interested in signing female boxer after...

The 'Lingerie Fighting Championship' (LFC) is interested in acquiring world champion boxer Ewa Brodnicka after she kissed her opponent at a weigh in while wearing Victoria Secret underwear, prompting a slapping fight. WBO world super...