Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v Ireland – radio & text

SummaryKick-off 11:15 BST at Tokyo Stadium - listen on BBC Radio 5 Live & Radio UlsterIreland have won two of last three matches between the teamsNew Zealand topped Pool B, Ireland were second in Pool AWinner will play England in the semi-finalsUse audio icon at the top of page to listen to commentary (UK only)Line-upsNew…

England beat Australia 40-16 to make Rugby World Cup semi-finals

Jonny May scores two tries within two minutes on the day he won his 50th cap2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-finalEngland: (17) 40Tries: May 2, Sinckler, Watson Pens: Farrell 4 Cons: Farrell 4Australia: (9) 16Tries: Koroibete Pens: Lealiifano 3 Cons: LealiifanoEngland are into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 12 years as they…

Artur Beterbiev stops Oleksandr Gvozdk to unify light heavyweight titles

Artur Beterbiev stands over his beaten opponent Oleksandr GvozdykRussia's Artur Beterbiev unified the light heavyweight division with a 10th-round stoppage of Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Philadelphia.The 34-year-old knocked his Ukrainian opponent down three times in the round before referee Gary Rosato stopped the contest with 11 seconds left. Beterbiev defended his International Boxing Federation crown and…

England face Australia in World Cup quarter-finals – radio & text

SummaryEngland through to World Cup semi-finalsMay scores twice in four minutes as England lead 17-9 at half-timeKoroibete responds for Australia at start of second halfProp Sinckler bursts through to give England control againWatson intercepts pass to score late on before second Koroibete tryWinners will play either New Zealand or Ireland in the semi-finalsLine-upsEngland15Daly14Watson13Slade12Tuilagi11May10Farrell9B Youngs1M Vunipola2George3Sinckler4Itoje5Lawes6T…

Manchester City: Pep Guardiola will keep players in fridge at Christmas

Pep Guardiola's side have lost two of their eight Premier League games this seasonManchester City manager Pep Guardiola made clear the impact of their punishing Christmas schedule, saying he would store his players in a fridge at his home over the festive period.The Spaniard, keen not to make direct complaints on having to play two…

Nice 1-4 Paris St-Germain: Angel di Maria scores twice for PSG

Angel di Maria has scored seven goals for PSG this seasonAngel di Maria scored twice as Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain beat nine-man Nice.Di Maria gave PSG an early lead then scored a fantastic first-time lob from a tight angle.Ignatius Ganago gave Nice hope after a Marquinhos error but Wylan Cyprien was shown a second…

Russia & Kosovo will not meet because of ‘security risks’ – Uefa

Russia will play Kosovo in Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers but the matches will take place at neutral venuesUefa will not allow Russia and Kosovo to meet in European competitions because of "security risks".Russia has not recognised Kosovo as an independent country since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008.Russia successfully requested to postpone the Women's…

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash

Krasimir Balakov told reporters he "didn't actually hear anything" following England's 6-0 winBulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov has resigned four days after England's Euro 2020 qualifying win was overshadowed by racism from home supporters. Monday's match in Sofia was stopped twice because of racist abuse directed at England's black players. However, after the match Balakov, 53,…

El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest

18 Oct From the section European Football This month's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed because of fears of civil unrest.The match was scheduled for 26 October but there have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.Earlier this week, La Liga asked the…

Sarfaraz Ahmed sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20 cricket

Sarfaraz has scored one half-century across all formats since MayPakistan have sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as their Test and Twenty20 captain because of a "visible loss of form and confidence".Sarafarz is replaced as Test captain by batsman Azhar Ali while batsman Babar Azam will take over in T20s.A decision on the one-day captaincy will be "finalised…

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