Category: Sport

Liz Cambage escapes fine or ban for on-court incident in Olympic warm-up

Liz Cambage has escaped a fine or suspension despite an independent review finding the Opals and WNBA star engaged in conduct that brought Basketball Australia into censure. The independent panel issued Cambage with a formal reprimand for the matter which arose from an on-court incident in an Olympic warm-up match against Nigeria in Las Vegas. […]

Modern Games romps home after being reinstated at Breeders’ Cup meeting

The first day of the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Del Mar racecourse in California concluded in extraordinary and chaotic circumstances on Friday after Modern Games, trained in Newmarket by Charlie Appleby, was scratched from the Juvenile Turf on veterinary advice and then reinstated, before running out an easy winner as boos rang out from the […]

Canelo Álvarez eyes boxing history in rare unification clash with Caleb Plant

There were times in the last century when boxing was the dominant and most popular sport in America. During those lost decades, in the 1920s and 1930s, only eight boxers at a time could call themselves world champions. There were eight weight divisions, compared with 17 today, and each was ruled by one world champion […]

West Ham v Liverpool: match preview

Despite Wednesday’s European win, Liverpool need a response after squandering a 2-0 lead and dropping two points at home to Brighton last weekend. Jürgen Klopp’s side cannot afford many slip-ups if they are to keep pace with Chelsea at the top of the league and they will probably have to be at their best when […]

Everton v Tottenham: match preview

Antonio Conte received a crash course in life at Tottenham during a chaotic home debut against Vitesse on Thursday but three goals, renewed vigour in the final third and a public endorsement from Harry Kane give him something to build on in his first Premier League game in charge. His new club have not lost […]

Arsenal v Watford: match preview

Arsenal’s world appears strangely serene and they can press their new-found claim for a top-four place if they defeat a patchy Watford. Kieran Tierney may sit out for one more match: the left-back is back in training but still experiencing pain in his ankle and Nuno Tavares has proved a capable deputy. Watford’s unexpected five-goal […]

Leeds v Leicester: match preview

Leicester seem consistent only in their inconsistency this season and Brendan Rodgers has pinpointed the root of the trouble. “We have a problem at the moment with tracking runners,” said a manager whose side have not kept a clean sheet since beating Millwall in the League Cup in September. That statistic should offer a still […]