21-11-2018 The slow death of US greyhound racing

Florida has become the latest state to pass legislation that will phase out the sport. It marks a victory for animal rights campaignersWay back in 1919, the Blue Star Amusement Company built an oval track in Emeryville, California, so a mechanical lure invented by Owen Patrick Smith could be used for racing greyhounds. Smith intended to charge spectators 99 cents to watch the exotic dogs race.According to a history of the sport by Grey2K USA Worldwide, a greyhound protection organization, Smith devised the rabbit-like lure, attached to the outside rail of a track, because he thought it would be a more humane alternative to the live hares used in greyhound field coursing. Continue reading...

21-11-2018 Overseas trip puts USA in right mood for defending World Cup in France | Suzanne Wrack

USA spent much of the year on home soil but recent trip to Europe provided valuable experience on and off the pitchSince the United States lifted the World Cup in Canada in 2015 their journey towards next summer’s title defence has been littered with potholes. This year, however, something has clicked. They have won 18 of their 20 matches – draws against France and Australia in the SheBelieves Cup and Tournament of Nations respectively came in friendly competitions that they won – and despite the progress of their competitors it is hard to look past them retaining their crown.USA have spent much of the year on home soil but the decision to bring the team to Europe for their final games (1-0 victories this month against Portugal and the first-time World Cup qualifiers Scotland) and plans for another European double-header in January seem a shrewd move to prepare for an intense six weeks in France next summer. Continue reading...

21-11-2018 'How can I raise my daughter?' Widow of Qatar World Cup worker fears for future – video

Renuka Chaudhary has said she is fearful for her young daughter's future after her husband died while helping to construct a stadium for the World Cup 2022.Tej Narayan Tharu died in August when he fell from a high walkway at the £512m Al Wakrah stadium, being built for the tournament in Qatar in four years time. After cremating Tharu's body near their home in Nepal, Chaudhary told the Guardian: 'I’m so worried. We have no one to earn money for the family now. How can I pay for [our daughter’s] education and raise her?'Qatar World Cup 2022: inside construction workers' accommodation – video Continue reading...

21-11-2018 Rugby union: talking points from the third round of autumn Tests

Scotland need not be downhearted in defeat but Warren Gatland has an embarrassment of riches with WalesScotland continue to dazzle in attack while being susceptible at the breakdown and in defence. Huw Jones embodied both traits in their 26-20 defeat by South Africa at Murrayfield, laying on a try for Pete Horne but being stripped of possession for one of the Springboks’ scores. A first home loss for a year has not disheartened Gregor Townsend, who believes his team are still learning by the match, but the depth of their squad will be tested when the head coach makes changes for the visit of Argentina this weekend. South Africa go to Wales and must wait to find out if their captain Siya Kolisi is cited after what appeared to be a headbutt on Horne. Stuart Bathgate Continue reading...

21-11-2018 FA Cup: Cameron King gives National League Halifax victory with twisting run and finish

Halifax Town of the National League take the lead over League Two's Morecambe via a twisting run and finish from Cameron King in their FA Cup first-round replay.

21-11-2018 FA Cup: Bradford City 1-1 Aldershot Town highlights (4-1 pens)

Watch highlights as Bradford goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell spares the League One side's blushes, saving two spot kicks as the Bantams beat National League Aldershot 4-1 on penalties in their FA Cup first-round replay.

21-11-2018 FA Cup: Charlton Athletic 5-0 Mansfield Town highlights

Watch highlights as Charlton Athletic thrashed Mansfield Town to reach the FA Cup second round.

21-11-2018 Great golf duels, quick pitstops and sticking it up the punter | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features propelling things at targets and narrowly avoiding being trampled1) It’s Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson nonsense next week, which means an ideal time to look back at some maverick and even random golf matches. Here’s Tiger v Sergio in the Battle at Bighorn (2000), Seve v Jack in the Toyota Challenge of Champions (1986) and Ben Hogan v Sam Snead (1965). Then Skins … at Wentworth in 1988, Walton Heath in 1991, Lee Trevino at PGA West (1987) and Woods, again, at the Memorial Skins in 2009. And how about the $18,000 Putt-Putt Skins Game – 1989 edition and then 1992? And how could we possibly forget a famous 1964 duel at Stoke Park?2) Ferrari didn’t keep Sebastian Vettel waiting in the pits for his second stop at last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix – he was on his way again after an incredible 1.97 secs. Yet it’s still not the fastest ever. The pit lane ballet isn’t always so well choreographed, however. And beware: tyre jack. Continue reading...

21-11-2018 Somaliland: Starting a national team in a country that doesn't exist

Somaliland is not a UN recognised nation but this has not stopped four men attempting to develop a national football set-up.

21-11-2018 Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

21-11-2018 WSL round-up: Amazing acrobatics & Arsenal win eight in a row

Chelsea's Erin Cuthbert scores one of the goals of the season while leaders Arsenal maintain their perfect start to the Women's Super League.