David Squires on … the mistreatment of Raheem Sterling

12-12-2018 Our cartoonist on why it’s hard to exaggerate the vilification Raheem Sterling has been subjected to in recent yearsIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his book Goalless Draws Continue reading...

England’s Joe Cokanasiga faces battle to prove Six Nations fitness after knee injury

12-12-2018 • Wing damaged medial ligament in loss to Leinster• Eddie Jones due to name squad on 16 JanuaryThe England wing Joe Cokanasiga is set to be out of action until the new year and faces a battle to prove his fitness for the Six Nations after Bath confirmed he has suffered a torn medial knee ligament. Related: Joe Cokanasiga has power and pace to add to England’s strength in depth Continue reading...

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

12-12-2018 This week's sport on the BBC includes the final round of matches in the group stages of the Champions League, European rugby union and the Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Pep Guardiola: Racism is everywhere, not just in football, says Man City boss

12-12-2018 Man City manager Pep Guardiola says "racism is everywhere, it's not just in football," after the alleged racial abuse of his forward Raheem Sterling in a game at Chelsea.

The Fiver: The only people laughing are watching David Luiz’s defending

12-12-2018 Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Is it true that the Fiver never gets invited to cool dinners with influential football intellectuals? The Fiver prefers not to comment on idle speculation. The Fiver has lots of friends! Lots of important and influential friends in high places and anyway its invite to Arrigo Sacchi’s meal with Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri earlier this year probably got lost in the post. So stop laughing. The Fiver totally would have applied for a passport in order to fly to Italy for that. Continue reading...

'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

12-12-2018 The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

Yaya Touré ends second spell with Olympiakos after three months

12-12-2018 • Touré leaves by mutual consent having made five appearances• ‘Yaya is leaving as a friend ... our paths will surely cross again’Yaya Touré has parted company with Olympiakos three months after rejoining the Greek club. The 35-year-old made five appearances during his second spell, the last of which was on 8 November.Touré left Manchester City at the end of last season but failed to make an impact at Olympiakos with whom he won the domestic double in the 2005-06 season. Continue reading...

'We're not here to be Invincibles': Guardiola hails players despite loss to Chelsea – video

12-12-2018 Pep Guardiola struck a philosophical tone after Manchester City's 0-2 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, insisting: 'We're not here to be Invincibles; we're here to be champions.' Despite dominating possession for most of the game, Manchester City conceded a goal in each half to slump to their first league defeat in eight months and drop to second place in the Premier League. Guardiola praised his team's performance despite the result, claiming they had played with 'great personality' throughout.David Luiz seals win as Chelsea end Manchester City’s unbeaten start Continue reading...

Olympian Jess Varnish accuses British Cycling of 'extreme control'

12-12-2018 Employment tribunal hears athlete allege she was punished for minor transgressionsThe Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the organisation for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.In order to bring her discrimination claim, Varnish, 28, must first prove that she was an employee of either British Cycling, which didn’t pay her but had supported her training since she was 12, or UK Sport, which from 2015 provided her with a £21,500 tax-free grant towards her living and training costs. Continue reading...

Cameron Radigan opens up on his passion for archery

12-12-2018 Cameron Radigan on his campaign to have his leg amputated and his archery dream.

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

12-12-2018 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?