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.

13-11-2018 Football transfer rumours: Wigan Athletic's Nick Powell to Leipzig?

Today’s fluff has freedom of movementToday’s Mill is jam-packed with players poised to swap the continent for Britain, and vice versa. That could all change after Brexit – with some reports suggesting Premier League sides would be restricted to just 12 (twelve!) overseas players. If it comes to pass, we can surely expect plenty of last-ditch passport applications and searches for British grandparents.One man who could be boarding the last plane out of Luton is Aaron Ramsey. Milan have been linked with everyone from Arsène Wenger to Gunnersaurus since boardroom big cheese Ivan Gazidis rocked up at the San Siro, but with the Welsh midfielder out of contract in the summer, this could be a goer. Milan also like the look of Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini while Arsenal, who haven’t read the Brexit memo, want Lille’s Nicolas Pépé to cover for the crocked Danny Welbeck. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Caitlin Foord sparks goal rush as Matildas crush Chile

Australia win 5-0 in NewcastleFoord hits hat-trick; Sam Kerr also on scoresheetThe Matildas are back. After falling to a shock defeat in Penrith on Saturday, a degree of order was restored on a wild night in Newcastle where four goals in 17 breathless minutes accounted for Chile at the second time of asking and ensured Alen Stajcic’s side will end the year on a winning note.A goalless, if entertaining, first half at McDonald Jones Stadium gave way to a brief but game-defining period of carnage, sparked by Caitlin Foord in the 53rd minute, as the Matildas wreaked havoc in the Chilean defence to gain some revenge for the weekend’s 3-2 reverse in western Sydney. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

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 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 Roger Federer in line of fire over scheduling and Davis Cup claims

• Veteran Julien Benneteau makes accusations against Swiss• Wins for Djokovic and Zverev at ATP World Tour finalsRoger Federer, reaching for the 100th tournament win of his 20-year career in London this week, found himself at the centre of an awkward controversy on Monday over claims he has long benefited from preferential scheduling, and that he is undermining the integrity of the Davis Cup.Julien Benneteau, who came out of retirement this year to help France to reach the Davis Cup final, says Federer has put his financial involvement in the rival Laver Cup above the future of the oldest team event in international sport. The outspoken Benneteau told a French radio station: “With all that Federer is, OK. But it’s an exhibition, his thing [promoted by his company, Team8]. The Laver Cup has no sporting legitimacy. There are no sporting criteria with the selections. There are no ATP points. It’s just financial. Because he gives Nick Kyrgios $750,000 to come and play matches that don’t count, the guys say: ‘OK, those are the rates for the Laver Cup.’” Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Joe Cole retires: Former England, Chelsea & West Ham midfielder quits at 37

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole, who has been playing for Tampa Bay Rowdies, retires at the age of 37.

13-11-2018 Leicester City players attend Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's Bangkok funeral – video

Leicester City manager Claude Puel and his players have been paying their respects to the club's late owner at his funeral in Bangkok.Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died, along with four others, when his helicopter came down in a car park at the King Power Stadium on 27 October. Members of the Leicester City team, including the striker Jamie Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, as well as club officials flew to Thailand after their match against Cardiff. Playing on for Vichai: Claude Puel remembers Leicester’s loved owner Continue reading...

13-11-2018 England's George Kruis out of Japan & Australia Tests with injury

Lock George Kruis will miss England's remaining autumn Tests against Japan and Australia with a calf injury.

13-11-2018 Ronnie O'Sullivan: Barry Hearn rejects five-time world champion's 'dictator' claim

Ronnie O'Sullivan verbally attacks World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn before winning in under 45 minutes at the Northern Ireland Open.

13-11-2018 David Squires on … a European Super League and other life-affirming stories

Our cartoonist on the possibility of impoverished big clubs finally stumbling upon a way to make some moneyIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his new book: Goalless Draw Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Uefa warns Manchester City it could reopen FFP investigation from 2014

• City were fined £49m for breaching rules • Uefa says case could be reopened in light of recent allegationsUefa has warned Manchester City it may reopen its 2014 Financial Fair Play (FFP) investigation into the club. Citing documents and emails provided by the whistleblowing platform Football Leaks, German magazine Der Spiegel has published a series of articles over the past 10 days accusing City’s Abu Dhabi owners of trying to circumvent European football’s FFP rules. Related: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged by FA over alleged betting breaches 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 Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video

For the first time ever city rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will meet in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America's most prestigious club trophy. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for its drama, bitterness and the sheer hatred between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca. The second leg takes place at River's home stadium El Monumental on 24 NovemberBuenos Aires 2-0 Brazil: how River and Boca set up a Superclásico final Continue reading...

13-11-2018 The Spin | England reaping the benefits of Lions tours that turn tyros into Test players

Four of England’s winning Test team in Galle were on a successful Lions tour to Sri Lanka two years ago and this is one part of ECB planning that should be praisedAs the projected costs of The Hundred mount, tripling from the original estimate of £13m up to £40m – and counting – budgets are being slashed at ECB Towers. Gone is Andrew Strauss’s pet North-South series, gone is the not-so-mourned Pace Programme, gone are the Overseas Placements that so benefited Ollie Pope and Mason Crane in consecutive winters in Sydney.But still hanging on, whether by thread or rope, is the Lions Programme, perhaps English cricket’s most secret and deadly weapon. The first part of this winter’s tour starts on Sunday against Pakistan A, with a four-day match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Five one day and two Twenty20 games follow over the next three weeks, ricocheting between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Pope has been dispatched from the main England tour to get more match practice than he would twiddling his thumbs on the sidelines in Sri Lanka. Then, after Christmas, the Lions head to India. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 ‘Footballers can feel lost in real life’: the network encouraging clubs to care

Premier Sports Network was founded to address off-field player welfare. Its latest conference drew a capacity audienceThe lineup invited up on stage carried considerable clout. The Premier Sports Network offered a platform to figures as wide-ranging as the former England midfielder Ryan Mason, on coping with premature retirement, to Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council. Jermaine Pennant and David Cotterill spoke eloquently about careers touched by controversy and depression, while Nicky Butt, Manchester United’s academy manager, talked of Sir Alex Ferguson “the forward thinker” and addressed the pressures placed on the next generation.Yet it was arguably the make-up of the audience, crammed into the ballroom at the Corinthia hotel on London’s embankment, which demonstrated sport’s increasing commitment to off-field player welfare. There were representatives of 17 top-flight clubs and 25 from further down the pyramid, alongside administrative figures from the Football Association and Johan Cruyff Institute, Premier League and RFU, NFL and Premiership Rugby. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 ICC Women's World T20: Stumps hit. Bails light up. Out? Marizanne Kapp's incredible reprieve

South Africa's Marizanne Kapp has an extraordinary reprieve when a delivery from Sri Lanka's Udeshika Prabodhani hits her stumps but does not remove the bails.