13-11-2018 Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

13-11-2018 The Fiver | A contemptuous disregard for simplistic gauges of a team's success

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When José Mourinho faced the ladies and gentlemen of the Fourth Estate in the wake of his side’s humiliation at Manchester City on Sunday evening, The Fiver was curious to see how he’d spin the horrors of what he’d just seen unfold. It being too soon after the game for him to have gone full White House press secretary and show doctored footage that made it look as if Manchester United had actually won, Mourinho was left with little option but to rubbish the lack of knowledge of those rat-a-tatting statistics his way, by pointing out that things like match results and league positions don’t really amount to much in the cosmic scheme of things. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 England v All Blacks, delicious drop shots and teen strikers | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a monumental high school football comeback and vintage Australian motorsport mayhem1) It’s England against the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend, which is a rivalry of sorts … albeit deeply one-sided as New Zealand have won 16 of the 23 contests there since 1925. The Red Rose’s last victory was in 2012, featuring three tries in eight minutes and a show-stopping performance from Manu Tuilagi; for balance, witness Joe Rokocoko in his pomp in 2006 as the hosts were thrashed 41-20, the highlight being Carl Hayman scoring one of his two international tries, and what a try it was. Perhaps the greatest ever contest between the two teams, at least on English shores, was this try-fest from 2002; or maybe it’s this 26-26 humdinger from 1997. The opening match of the 1991 World Cup included a big hit by Peter Winterbottom on Graeme Bachop; the great No 7 had also been in action eight years earlier as England claimed their first win over New Zealand at Twickenham for 47 years.2) No matter what transpires on Saturday afternoon, though, it’s unlikely to top Auguy Slowik’s 80m try for Jersey against London Irish in the Championship last weekend. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Jolyon Palmer column: Esteban Ocon 'tainted by brainless move'

Former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer on why Esteban Ocon was "plain wrong" in Brazil, and why Max Verstappen should not have been punished.

13-11-2018 José Mourinho: People who don't understand football analyse with statistics – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has blamed exertions for his side's 3-1 derby defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City.United fought back for a 2-1 victory against the Italian champions Juventus in Turin on Wednesday while City cruised through a home game against Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0.'Everybody has to agree - it is one thing to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world for 90 minutes and another thing to beat Shakhtar Donetsk at home 6-0 and be very relaxed. We arrived in different circumstances,' said the Portuguese coach. But in contrast with some defeats this season, Mourinho was unwilling to criticise his team's attitude and effort, saying 'for me zero words against my players, everything is positive. I am with them and they are with me.'Sportblog: Would Pep Guardiola win the title with this Manchester United squad? Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Confusion over Owen Farrell’s tackle is widespread and understandable | The Breakdown

Kurtley Beale’s expression said it all when he was asked about the controversial hit, and his incredulity is shared by manyWhen Kurtley Beale was asked this week about Owen Farrell’s challenge on André Esterhuizen, his first thought was to glance in the direction of Australia’s media officer. The Wallabies’ playmaker clearly had a view, but with Twickenham their final destination this month, it needed to be placed in a diplomatic bag.Beale, like other players, coaches and fans, was confused. He pointed out that a few years ago Farrell’s tackle was unlikely to have been deemed fair as the outside-half led with his shoulder and made a cursory effort at best to wrap his left arm around the Springbok replacement. It would have merited a penalty at least with a card of either colour an option. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 $100 to not see games? The Warriors' 'In the Building' pass is Silicon Valley in ticket form

Golden State games will be sold out for the foreseeable future, but they’ve discovered a new way to sell the experience: offering fans passes that don’t include a view of the courtThey say things are expensive in the Bay Area, but this is officially out of hand. The Golden State Warriors are now charging $100 for the privilege to not actually attend games. OK, technically you can watch the court with the team’s new “In the Building Pass”, but only from the television sets in the club areas at Oracle Arena. In the long line of Silicon Valley “innovations” that are just expensive variations on things that already exist, the Warriors have essentially reinvented the concept of “going to a sports bar”.Here’s how the “offer” works: fans get the opportunity to pay $100 for the ability to get into the arena for every home game. That’s basically all they get. They do not get a seat and they don’t even get a chance to see the game in person. Instead they can watch the action unfold on the various televisions at Oracle and, if they want, enjoy some ridiculously priced food and drink at the various bars and restaurants within. Yes, those who have a (non-transferable) pass are eligible for promotional giveaways. No, the offer doesn’t extend to the postseason. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 England’s tactical superiority shows All Blacks’ rivals are closing the gap | Nick Evans

The precision of Eddie Jones’s side put New Zealand on the back foot, making them look defensively vulnerable and reliant on individual creativityNew Zealand are not a very good wet‑weather team so grinding out this victory, having got themselves in a hole against a spirited England side, will do wonders for their confidence. But there will also be a wariness about the All Blacks because England were tactically superior on the day and it can clearly be said that, with less than a year to go until the World Cup, their rivals are closing the gap.Ireland will be a huge test on Saturday, at the end of a long season for New Zealand, and England have showed that the All Blacks’ rivals are working out where they can be pressurised. Sam Underhill had a fantastic game and he, along with Mark Wilson and Brad Shields, was able to slow New Zealand’s ball down and force them backwards. The All Blacks’ first thought is always to create but when they were pushed back Beauden Barrett had to kick off the back foot. England, on the other hand, were so much more precise, allowing Ben Youngs and Owen Farrell to kick on the front foot and that made a big difference. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Robert Rowan, Brentford’s technical director, dies aged 28

• Club confirms sudden death of key staff member• Rowan was appointed to new role in FebruaryBrentford have announced the death of Robert Rowan, the club’s technical director, at the age of 28.Rowan, who was born in Fife and started his career as a scout for Celtic, had been with Brentford since late 2014 and was appointed as the head of football operations in the summer of 2015. He oversaw the establishment of the club’s ‘B’ side following the decision to close their youth academy as a response to the restrictions imposed on them by the Premier League’s elite player performance plan. The Scot was appointed technical director in February. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, City v United and Formula 1

Who scored? Who stripped? Who is out of action?Wayne Rooney is likely to win his final England cap later this month. His first game for England ended in a 3-1 defeat to Australia. Which other young striker made his international debut that night, scored England’s only goal of the game and never played for his country again?Rickie Lambert Francis JeffersDavid Nugent James Beattie Where are England playing New Zealand at rugby this weekend?Bradford and BathLondon and LeedsManchester and CardiffWigan and SheffieldWhen it comes to the Manchester derby, what makes Ernest Mangnall unique?He scored for both sides in the derby in 1935 (a fine header for United and a scrappy own goal for City)He is the only man to have managed both clubsHe is the only player to have been sold from one club to the otherHe is the only United player who has gone on to manage CityIf it was Singapore in 2008, United Arab Emirates in 2009, South Korea in 2010 and India in 2011, where will it be in 2020?South AfricaVietnamWalesTurkeyWhy will Aldershot Town have to do without midfielder James Rowe for the next few months?After winning Britain’s Got Talent with his ukulele playing, he "wants to concentrate on music for a while"He has stepped away from football for a few months to star in a pantomimeHe has gone to Buenos Aires “to watch the Copa Libertadores final and check out Argentina”He was injured by a bottle of RibenaThe Women’s World Twenty20 begins this weekend. Who are the hosts and reigning champions?EnglandAustraliaIndiaWest Indies Bradley Stoke Town FC signed a new player this week. What is he called?Donald TrumpObama BarracksMichel BarnierBradley StokesHuddersfield's victory on Monday night means that every team in the Premier League has won a game this season. Who scored Huddersfield's winner?A Huddersfield playerA Newcastle player (on loan from Chelsea)A Cardiff City player (on loan from Liverpool )A Fulham player (on loan from Manchester United) Fernando Ovelar scored a goal for Cerro Porteño against Club Olimpia in the Paraguayan Superclásico this week. What is unusual about Ovelar’s goal?He was the refereeHe is also the club’s ownerHe is just 14 years old He played the first half for Olimpia but was signed for Cerro Porteño at half-time Who is the only player to have scored at Anfield and the Etihad this season?David Silva Danny Ings Callum Wilson Wesley Hoedt Zeki Celik was shown a yellow card for stripping Neymar of which item of clothing in Lille’s defeat to PSG?A hatA snoodA necklaceA gloveWho said: "I wanted to do something different. I want to give the people what they want – blood, sweat and tears. I can do it all"?José MourinhoTony BellewFloyd MayweatherWayne Rooney12 and above.You are a true credit to yourself. Have a cracking weekend. You've earned it1 and above.That's not very good. 2 and above.That's not a great score but it's something to build on next week 3 and above.That's not a great score but it's something to build on next week 4 and above.You've done OK there. Not great but not embarrassing either5 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up6 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up7 and above.You've done well there. Give yourself a thumbs up. Enjoy the weekend8 and above.You've done very well there. Enjoy the weekend9 and above.You've done very, very well there. Enjoy the weekend10 and above.You've done very, very, very well there. Have a cracking weekend0 and above.That's not very good. 11 and above.You are a credit to yourself. Have a cracking weekend. You've earned it Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 4 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana meet in Game 4 of championship matchGame 3 recap, move-by-move: Carlsen, Caruana play to drawAnd feel free to email Bryan or tweet him @BryanAGraham 4.26pm GMT A few more moves: 15. Re1 Bd7 16. e3 Qf6 17. Be4. And now it’s Caruana who’s taking his time, expending six minutes apiece for his last couple of moves. He’s on the clock now. Hungarian-born grandmaster Dénes Boros says we’ve got a long game ahead.17.Be4 is a very nice move by Carlsen stabilising his position, a long game ahead! #CarlsenCaruana,#CarlsenCaruana2018 3.55pm GMT Caruana responds with 14. ... c6. Now it seems Carlsen will look to press the attack toward Caruana’s weakness on the queenside. The champion is taking his time with it: his longest think of the game so far at 14 minutes (and counting). Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

13-11-2018 Women's World Twenty20 highlights: England and South Africa win

Watch the best moments from day four of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as Kirstie Gordon takes three wickets on her England debut.