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Sports News. Thursday, 18 January 2018 (UTC)


Football. Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley still interested in takeover

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley says she still wants to buy Newcastle United despite owner Mike Ashley ending ?250m takeover talks this week.

Tennis. Roger Federer: Players ready to fight for more prize money

Roger Federer calls for the Grand Slams to up their levels of prize money and said players are "bored' of having to push the issue.

Football. Asensio's late volley gives Real Madrid a 1-0 win against Leganes

Marco Asensio scores a late winner as a much-changed Real Madrid side win at Leganes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

Football. Michael O'Neill: What would Northern Ireland boss bring to Scotland?

What sort of manager would Scotland be getting if Michael O'Neill accepts the job? Would his style suit their needs?

Football. Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Crystal Palace midfielder 'out for months'

Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to miss several months after manager Roy Hodgson said his ankle injury is worse than first thought and may require surgery.

Football. Football 'losing the plot' over transfer fees - Pardew

West Brom manager Alan Pardew believes the rise in transfer fees show that football is "losing the plot".

Football. What lessons can be learned from VAR's use in Germany and Italy?

As English football experiences its first VAR controversy, does its use in other European leagues suggest it will improve?

Football. Scotland begin talks with O'Neill over manager job

The Scottish FA holds "productive discussions" with Michael O'Neill about succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.

Football. Andy Carroll: West Ham striker facing a month out injured

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is facing an extended spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.

Football. Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz takes on this weekend's predictions

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy takes on this weekend's Premier League score predictions and explains what it's like to own a club with Didier Drogba.

Football. Premier League predictions: Lawro v Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz

Mark Lawrenson takes on Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz in the latest round of Premier League predictions.

Football. 'For the record, I definitely don't eat worms' - Dyche on those training ground claims

Burnley manager Sean Dyche reacts to claims from his former Bristol City team-mate Soren Andersen that he used to eat earthworms.

Football. Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger "disrespectful" by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say Borussia Dortmund.

Football. First major VAR controversy in English football - how does the system work?

Video assistant referees are being used for the first time in English football, but how does it work?

Football. Never give up - Footballer Charlie Fogarty's inspirational story

Charlie Fogarty was a promising young footballer until his life was changed forever in a road traffic accident.

Football. Space at the summit & busy at the bottom - alternative Premier League table

Breathing space at the top but mass congestion at the bottom - what an alternative view of the Premier League table tells us after 23 games.

Football. Alexis Sanchez deal 'likely' but not over the line, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez's mooted transfer to Manchester United is "likely to happen" but not "over the line" yet.

Football. Ryan Edwards: Plymouth Argyle defender diagnosed with testicular cancer

Plymouth Argyle's defender Ryan Edwards has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, the League One club confirm.

Football. Stoke City sign defender Kostas Stafylidis on loan from FC Augsburg

Stoke City secure the loan signing of FC Augsburg left-back Kostas Stafylidis until the end of the season.

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

This week's sport on the BBC includes Australian Open tennis, Premier League football, Masters snooker and one-day cricket between England and Australia.

Football. Paulo Dybala: Will Juventus forward turn brilliant into consistent?

Brilliant but inconsistent, the jury remains out on reported Manchester United target Paulo Dybala, says Mina Rzouki.

Tennis. Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer through but Stan Wawrinka beaten

Defending champion Roger Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff but 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka loses in the Australian Open second round.

Football. Giggs and Wales friendlies - what are the actual stats?

BBC Wales have examined the stats and the history of Giggs' Wales career to see whether the views of disgruntled fans are supported by the facts.

Football. Pique agrees new Barca contract with ?440m buyout clause

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique agrees a new contract until 2022 that includes a ?440m buyout clause.

Tennis. Australian Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza loses to Hsieh Su-wei, Simona Halep wins

Garbine Muguruza is beaten in straight sets by world number 88 Hsieh Su-wei in the Australian Open second round but top seed Simona Halep goes through.

Tennis. Djokovic through as Monfils 'dying on court' in Melbourne heat

Novak Djokovic comes back from a set down to beat Gael Monfils as the temperature hits 39C at the Australian Open.

Football. Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward likely to join Man Utd - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says it is "likely" forward Alexis Sanchez will join Premier League rivals Manchester United.

Tennis. Australian Open: Kyle Edmund to face Nikoloz Basilashvili on Friday

Kyle Edmund could face 40C heat when he takes on Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Australian Open on Friday.

Tennis. Men and women 'need to pull together' over prize money - Navratilova

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova urges Novak Djokovic and other male players who want higher prize money to "get together with the women".

Football. Alexis Sanchez: Five of his best Arsenal goals

Watch five of Alexis Sanchez's finest goals for Arsenal, as speculation continues about the Chile striker's future.

Tennis. Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova beats Anastasija Sevastova in second round

Maria Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to reach the last 32 of the Australian Open.

Tennis. Inglot wins in doubles against fellow Briton Skupski

Britain's Dominic Inglot and doubles partner Marcus Daniell beat Neal Skupski and Adil Shamasdin in the Australian Open first round.

Tennis. Konta knocked out of Australian Open by world number 123 Pera

Johanna Konta suffers a shock defeat by world number 123 Bernarda Pera in the second round of the Australian Open.

Tennis. Manchester misses out to Shenzhen in 10-year deal to host WTA Finals

Manchester misses out on hosting the WTA Finals to the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which is awarded a 10-year deal from 2019.

Football. FA Cup: Referees must wait and view footage before making decisions - Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte discusses the controversial penalty decisions in his side's FA Cup victory over Norwich.

Football. FA Cup: Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (5-3 pens) highlights

Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup third-round replay as English football had its first video refereeing controversy.

Football. 'Ref should have been told to watch video' - Conte on penalty controversy, plus VAR vote

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says the VAR system let his team down after Willian’s penalty appeal was rejected during the FA Cup win over Norwich.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Football. FA Cup: Wigan 3-0 Bournemouth highlights

League One leaders Wigan produce an FA Cup third-round shock as they claim a deserved 3-0 victory over Premier League Bournemouth at the DW Stadium.

Football. FA Cup 2018: VAR system a shambles - Shearer

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer calls the VAR system a "shambles" after the booking of Chelsea's Willian for a dive against Norwich is not overturned.

Tennis. Robson 'leans towards' renaming Margaret Court Arena

Britain's Laura Robson says she would "lean towards" renaming Margaret Court Arena over the former player's views on same-sex marriage.

Football. FA Cup 'What a moment' Lewis' late leveller for Norwich at Chelsea

Norwich's Jamal Lewis ghosts in between David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta and flicks home a dramatic late equalizer.

Football. FA Cup: Swansea 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers highlights

Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony score in either half as Premier League strugglers Swansea beat Championship leaders Wolves 2-1 in their FA Cup third-round replay.

Football. FA Cup: Callum Elder secures Wigan's cup upset against Bournemouth

Wigan's Callum Elder heads in at the back post to extend League One Wigan's lead to 3-0 against Premier League Bournemouth in the FA Cup third round replay.

Football. FA Cup: 'High-class' Jordan Ayew goal puts Swansea ahead against Wolves

Jordan Ayew puts Swansea 1-0 up against Wolves, picking up the ball outside the area, beats three defenders before slotting into the far corner with a convincing finish.

Tennis. Dimitrov digs deep to avoid shock loss but Nadal wins in straight sets

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov is pushed to the limit before beating qualifier Mackenzie McDonald at the Australian Open.

Football. Tickets, wages, crowds - Premier League v Europe in five charts

Fans in England pay more than any other country in Europe to watch top-flight football, Uefa figures reveal.

Tennis. Wozniacki saves match points before beating Fett

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki fights back from two match points down to beat Jana Fett in the Australian Open second round.

Tennis. 'It was tough' - Kyrgios comes through incident-packed match

Nick Kyrgios gives the home fans plenty to enjoy as he beats Viktor Troicki to reach the Australian Open third round.

Football. Ronaldinho's free-kick deceives England's David Seaman at 2002 World Cup

Ronaldinho breaks English hearts during the 2002 World Cup quarter-final when his free-kick deceives keeper David Seaman to give Brazil a 2-1 win.

Tennis. Impressive Edmund sees off Istomin to reach third round

Kyle Edmund reaches the third round of the Australian Open for the first time with a comprehensive win over Denis Istomin.
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