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England hit formidable total in warm-up match with Eoin Morgan top-scoring

Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95 as England began their tour of the West Indies by piling up 379 for eight against the UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI at Warner Park.

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter proud of long-awaited win over Wales

Vern Cotter hailed Scotland's second-half fightback against Wales as his ever-improving line-up kept hopes of a first Triple Crown in 27 years alive.

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Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton makes match-winning return against France

Johnny Sexton shrugged off France's latest bully-boy tactics to pilot Ireland's stubborn 19-9 RBS 6 Nations victory in Dublin.

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Sutton field defender in goal as 'roly-poly' Wayne Shaw's exit leaves them short

Sutton had to put a defender in goal when number one Ross Worner picked up an injury against Torquay as Wayne Shaw's exit meant they had no substitute keeper on the bench.

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Palace boss Sam Allardyce: Our two-week break has paid dividends

Sam Allardyce believes Crystal Palace's improved performance in their 1-0 defeat of Middlesbrough was due to the fortnight's break they have had from their relegation battle.

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My players had the answers, says happy Chelsea boss Conte

Antonio Conte praised his Chelsea players' second-half response in Saturday's 3-1 win over Swansea which established an 11-point lead at the Premier League summit.

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Gueye's first Everton goal pleases boss Koeman

Ronald Koeman wants more goals from his midfielders and Idrissa Gana Gueye's first Premier League strike was an example of how the Everton manager is working to achieve that.

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Conor O'Shea hits back at Italy detractors and says Six Nations should expand

Conor O'Shea has reacted to scrutiny of Italy's place in the RBS 6 Nations by declaring the tournament should be expanded if the sport is to flourish.

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Jamie Vardy joins Kasper Schmeichel in denying involvement in Ranieri sacking

Jamie Vardy has joined Kasper Schmeichel in denying any involvement in Claudio Ranieri's sacking as Leicester boss.

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Ben Te'o urged to seize England chance by scrum coach Neal Hatley

Ben Te'o and James Haskell have been challenged to carry the impact they have made as replacements into the starting line-up when England face Italy on Sunday.

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UK Sport chairman Rod Carr defends investment in medal pursuit

UK Sport chairman Rod Carr has defended the funding agency's high-performance remit and described as "highly questionable" research which said three in four Britons would prefer Government money going to improving grassroots sport above the pursuit of Olympic and Paralympic medals.

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Ranieri sacking 'shameful', says chairman of Leicester City Supporters' Club

Leicester City Supporters' Club chairman Cliff Ginnetta has called Claudio Ranieri's sacking "shameful and embarrassing".

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Shaun Wane tight-lipped over Wigan game being rearranged

Wigan coach Shaun Wane refused to speak about the controversy surrounding his side's hastily-rearanged Betfred Super League clash at Widnes on Friday.

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Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley is first name on team sheet right now

Eddie Jones has reacted to scrutiny of Dylan Hartley's ongoing selection by insisting England's captain will remain the first name on the team sheet for the foreseeable future.

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Jose Mourinho pondering Wayne Rooney start in EFL Cup final

Jose Mourinho is weighing up whether to start Wayne Rooney in the EFL Cup final after the Manchester United ended speculation about his immediate future.

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Wembley clash can be a defining moment for EFL Cup rivals

Manchester United v Southampton - Jose Mourinho's well-drilled machine versus the constantly regenerating upstarts.

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Fernando Alonso reveals Mercedes talks

Double world champion Fernando Alonso has revealed he staged talks with Mercedes over the possibility of replacing Nico Rosberg.

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Lewis Hamilton confident of regaining world title

A confident Lewis Hamilton has claimed he is in the best shape of his career and vowed to regain his Formula One world title.

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Ryan Giggs remembers stand-out Marcus Rashford a year on from his Man Utd debut

Ryan Giggs likes watching "exciting prospect" Marcus Rashford as much as he used to enjoy coaching him, with Saturday marking a year since the teenager's whirlwind Manchester United debut.

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Pat Perez predicts Tiger Woods will not play again

American golfer Pat Perez believes Tiger Woods will not play again after being forced to pull out of last month's Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.

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