17-12-2018 Sports Personality of the Year: England netball win Team & Greatest Sporting Moment awards

England's netballers win Team of the Year and Greatest Sporting Moment at SPOTY following their historic Commonwealth Games triumph.

17-12-2018 Track cycling World Cup – in pictures

Guardian sport photographer Tom Jenkins captures the best of the action from days one and three of the meet at Lee Valley Velodrome Continue reading...

17-12-2018 Lamar Jackson's ascendancy brings the end of an era in Baltimore

Joe Flacco days as the Ravens’ starting quarterback are over, and his replacement promises an exciting futureApparently, there will soon be no more debates in Baltimore about whether quarterback Joe Flacco is “elite” or not. Even though he has recovered from the hip injury that pressed first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson into starting action, the Ravens decided to stick with Jackson for Sunday’s 20-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The move probably means the end of Flacco’s time in Baltimore.With the win, the Ravens improved their record to 4-1 with Jackson as the starter after beginning the season 4-5 under Flacco. With their 8-6 record, Baltimore remain alive in the postseason hunt, something that seemed unlikely as they struggled early in the season. Considering their current hot streak, Baltimore would have been foolish not to stick with Jackson, who not only is the clear quarterback of the future but is helping his team win games right now. Continue reading...

17-12-2018 Sports Personality of the Year 2018: Tyson Fury's message on mental health

Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring.

17-12-2018 Simon Yates: Briton wants to 'finish the job off' at the 2019 Giro d'Italia

Britain's Simon Yates says he wants to "finish the job off" when he returns to the Giro d'Italia in 2019.

17-12-2018 What is the smallest football ground a European champion has lost at? | The Knowledge

Plus: the longest delay for any new stadium in history and the worst goal difference you can get away with and still qualify in the Champions League. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Real Madrid recently lost 3-0 to Eibar in a stadium that holds just 7,000 people,” begins Robin Tucker. “That got me thinking: have any former European champions lost a competitive match in a smaller stadium? This would be only counting results after their first European success, so games such as Liverpool’s 1959 defeat to Worcester City would not count.”A fine question, but it’s not even the smallest stadium a former European champion has lost in this season. The 1986 winners Steaua Bucharest, now snappily known as FCSB, have suffered plenty of turmoil recently, including a defeat earlier this month to Sepsi OSK. That was in front of an estimated 2,500 at the 5,200-capacity Stadionul Municipal. Continue reading...

17-12-2018 José Mourinho: We were unable to cope with Liverpool’s physicality

• United manager says he has too many injury-prone players• ‘Liverpool are fast, intense, aggressive, physical, objective’José Mourinho confessed Manchester United could not cope with the intensity or physicality of Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp’s team returned to the Premier League summit with a convincing victory at Anfield.Mourinho claimed his squad contains too many injury-prone players and was therefore no match for the impressive qualities of Liverpool, a remarkable admission from a United manager, as two deflected strikes from Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a merited 3-1 win for the unbeaten league leaders. Continue reading...

17-12-2018 Canelo Álvarez builds brand with simple demolition of Rocky Fielding

The all-conquering Mexican’s latest win felt more like a promotional parade than a genuine world title showdownFor years Canelo Álvarez was hailed as the biggest star of boxing’s post-Floyd Mayweather age. After managing to fill Madison Square Garden to capacity on Saturday night for a wildly violent sparring session with the sacrificial lamb Rocky Fielding, that premise appears beyond dispute.Álvarez, the youngest of seven brothers who each boxed (once all together on the same card), turned professional at 16. He was still a teenager when he signed a contract with Televisa, the TV network known for telenovelas that is among the most watched in all of Latin America. Televisa built him into a household name with his red hair and matinee-idol good looks if not his still-young body of work. That led many sceptical Mexicans to denigrate him as a media creation or, worse, a fraud. Continue reading...

17-12-2018 Advent calendar 2018: Kevin Anderson wins second-longest match in Wimbledon history

Kevin Anderson finally wins the second-longest match in Wimbledon history against American John Isner, after six hours and 36 minutes.

17-12-2018 New Zealand v Sri Lanka: Tom Latham carries bat for 264 as hosts dominate

Tom Latham registers the highest score by a Test batsman carrying their bat as New Zealand dominate Sri Lanka.

17-12-2018 Peter Wright out of World Darts Championship in surprise defeat

• World No 3 beaten 3-1 by Spaniard Toni Alcinas• Darius Labanauskas to face Raymond van BarneveldThe world No 3, Peter Wright, was knocked out of the PDC World Darts Championship on Sunday night as Toni Alcinas pulled off a surprise 3-1 triumph.The Spaniard took the first two sets against Scotland’s Wright, who was dressed in a Santa Claus-themed outfit, and the 2014 finalist promptly pulled a set back. Continue reading...

17-12-2018 Sports Personality of Year: Remembering Bannister, Regis, Bristow and the other stars we have lost

A chance to reflect on the people from the world of sport who have passed away in the past 12 months.

17-12-2018 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?

17-12-2018 Australia v India: Virat Kohli and Tim Paine clash in second Test in Perth

Australia captain Tim Paine and India counterpart Virat Kohli clash on day four of the second Test in Perth as the hosts close in on victory.

17-12-2018 Jose Mourinho: Man Utd can still finish in the top four after Liverpool loss

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his side can finish in the top four despite their defeat at Liverpool.

17-12-2018 The ugly spectre of racism in football on the rise across Europe

The abuse of Raheem Sterling and antisemitic chanting by Chelsea fans are indicative of a wider picture of unacceptable intolerance, as our continent-wide survey revealsBelgium continues to have significant problems with racism, not confined to football. In February, the Charleroi defender Francis N’Ganga was abused at Club Brugge, and the Standard Liège winger Paul-José M’Poku complained of abuse in successive games at Lokeren and Brugge the same week. “This is unacceptable,” the Belgian FA chairman, Gérard Linard, said. “We are going to sit down with the Pro League to find solutions that work for everyone and tackle the real problem.” In May, 29 people were arrested after fighting broke out following a derby between Antwerp and Beerschot-Wilrijk that featured racist and antisemitic banners and chants, and last month several Standard Liège players, including M’Poku, were racially abused by fans of Kortrijk, the club escaping sanction on a technicality. In September, the Mechelen assistant coach, Frederik Vanderbiest, was banned for three matches and fined €1,500 for racially abusing the Union assistant coach, Abder Ramdane, during a First Division B match. Simon Burnton Continue reading...

17-12-2018 'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

17-12-2018 'I just stood there': Fielding admits tactical error after TKO loss to Canelo – video

Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez won the WBA Super Middleweight title on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York after his third round TKO victory over Rocky Fielding. Speaking after the match, Fielding admitted 'the better man won'Canelo Álvarez pours it on in three-round destruction of Rocky Fielding Continue reading...