17-02-2019 Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFLParties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pactThe NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the league’s owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem. Related: Did the NFL manage to silence Colin Kaepernick's protest at the Super Bowl? Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Why the Jones and Gatland rivalry will fuel passion for Cardiff showdown | Ugo Monye

The England and Wales head coaches, who share a huge amount of success and respect for each other, are likely to provide much entertainmentEddie Jones and Warren Gatland are going to have some fun next week. So far we’ve heard them both desperately vying to be the underdog – it’s the only time coaches ever compliment each other – but when we get into Test week we’ll see a few grenades launched from each side of the border.Personally, I love it. It’s two coaches who have huge respect for each other casually flirting in public. It’s hollow – because what they are saying publicly and what they are saying privately are two completely different things – but it’s great entertainment. We don’t have to encourage it, just sit back and enjoy it. Too often in sport coaches and players do not tell us what they think so Eddie and Warren should be applauded. Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Haydock Park: Mass brawl among 50 spectators

Haydock Park officials are investigating after a mass brawl involving about 50 people broke out among spectators at the racecourse.

17-02-2019 Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

17-02-2019 FA Cup: Ashley Cole heads Derby back into contention against Brighton

Ashley Cole scores his first FA Cup goal to give Derby hope in their fifth-round tie, but hosts Brighton hold on to secure a 2-1 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

17-02-2019 Welsh Open: Neil Robertson to play Stuart Bingham in final

Stuart Bingham will play Neil Robertson in Sunday's Welsh Open final after both recorded convincing wins in the semi-finals.

17-02-2019 Paul Scholes: Is Man Utd legend making an early impact at Oldham?

Paul Scholes is already experiencing the highs and lows of football management - we take a look at his first week as Oldham boss.

17-02-2019 Paul Farbrace to step down as England assistant coach after Caribbean tour

• Farbrace to join Warwickshire as their new sporting director• Blow for England at the start of World Cup and Ashes yearThe countdown to England’s World Cup campaign begins at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday. But one of the architects behind their rise to No 1 in the rankings – and status as favourites for the tournament – will not be seeing the project through to the end.Paul Farbrace, England’s assistant coach, announced on Saturday that he had accepted the role of sporting director at Warwickshire and will step down at the end of the Caribbean tour. The upcoming five-match one-day series against West Indies, and the three Twenty20 internationals that follow, will be his last in the set-up. Continue reading...

17-02-2019 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?

17-02-2019 Calm, alert and brave, Gordon Banks was the ideal goalkeeper for any age | Richard Williams

For a while, as the 60s bled into the 70s, Gordon Banks, who has died at the age of 81, was accepted as the finest goalkeeper in the worldNot all of the 11 players who won the World Cup for England in 1966 would claim he was the best in his position the country has ever produced. Two or three might have a good shout, but the one over whom there could be no dissent was Gordon Banks.He was, in short, the ideal goalkeeper for any age. Calm but ever alert, organising his defenders, watching his angles, plucking the ball out of the air, anticipating what a forward with the ball at his feet might do next, as brave as a lion in an era when strikers had a licence to intimidate, his qualities were beyond dispute. Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Laura Muir has her sights on 1988 indoor mile record in Birmingham

• Kirsty Wade’s indoor mile Birtish record has stood for 31 years• Muir to defend her 1500m and 3,000m indoor titles next monthShortly after Laura Muir first broke into the British team in 2014 she received an unexpected request from the Welsh middle distance legend Kirsty Wade. “We think Laura has something special,” she wrote in a long email via her husband. “And we would love to see her name in front of mine in the rankings over the next few years.” Related: Laura Muir: ‘I don’t like taking anything. I don’t even drink coffee’ Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Matt Kuchar apologises to temporary caddie and agrees to pay $50,000

• David Ortiz helped Kuchar win £1.3m at Mayakoba Golf Classic• World No 22 previously defended decision to pay Ortiz $5,000Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and said he will pay a temporary caddie in full following his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November.Kuchar, 40, this week defended his decision to pay $5,000 (£3,900) to a local caddie, David Ortiz, who had stepped in for his regular one, John Wood. Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Emiliano Sala: Nantes players wear black shirts in tribute to teammate – video

Emiliano Sala was given an emotional tribute during Nantes' first home game since the footballer was confirmed to have died in a plane crash.The 28-year-old's former teammates wore black shirts with the name 'Sala' on the back and Nantes fans also held up the number 9 in memory of the Argentinian. Sala, who had spent four seasons at Nantes, was travelling to his new club Cardiff City with pilot David Ibbotson, when their plane went missing over the English channel on 21 January.Sala 'will leave an eternal memory' says emotional Nantes coach – video Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Premiership: Saracens back on top with 33-10 win against Leicester Tigers

Saracens come from behind against Leicester and grab a late bonus-point win to regain top spot in the Premiership.

17-02-2019 David Strettle try helps Saracens to the top of Premiership

• Saracens 33-10 Leicester• Tigers overwhelmed in second halfSaracens needed a bonus-point win to retake their position at the top of the table, so that was what they took. For the majority of the match a bonus point, at least of the attacking variety, was the farthest notion from any of the minds assembled here in Barnet. Indeed, with an hour gone, Saracens were trailing, as they had for the entirety of the third quarter. The stuff of champions it was not.This was one of those domestic matches in the shadow of the Six Nations that tend not to linger in the memory. Saracens took their first try early, but thereafter neither side could make anything stick. With a try all of a sudden on the stroke of half-time, it was Leicester who took an unlikely lead into the break. Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Manchester City: Phil Foden says his side can win quadruple this season

Manchester City can "definitely" complete a historic quadruple this season, says midfielder Phil Foden.

17-02-2019 Qatar Open: Elise Mertens beats Simona Halep to win her biggest tour title

Belgium's Elise Mertens wins the biggest title of her career by beating top seed Simon Halep at the Qatar Open.

17-02-2019 Clan Des Obeaux shines as Paul Nicholls lands 45,863-1 eight-timer

• Nicholls’ Ascot famous five includes awesome Clan Des Obeaux• Haydock racing marred when fight breaks out at the trackIn the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, Clan Des Obeaux was the young upstart with everything still to prove against big-name rivals. Less than three months later, he will go into the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on 15 March with a fair claim to be the best staying chaser in training after a flawless trial in the Denman Chase here on Saturday, the highlight of an exceptional afternoon for his trainer, Paul Nicholls.In all, Nicholls took five of the eight races on an Ascot card reinforced by events switched from Newbury’s meeting last weekend, which fell victim to the six-day suspension of racing due to an outbreak of equine flu. His stable had good winners too at both of the day’s other jump meetings – Haydock Park and Wincanton – and finished the afternoon with eight in all, at combined odds of 45,863-1. He also shortened from 9-4 to 6-4 over the course of the afternoon to seize back the trainer’s title from Nicky Henderson. Continue reading...

17-02-2019 Newcastle remain rock bottom after directionless defeat at Bath

• Bath 30-13 Newcastle• Hosts score four tries in comfortable victoryNewcastle’s hold on the bottom position in the table is becoming that bit securer by the week, but there was little suggestion in their fourth consecutive league defeat that they were preoccupied by a fear of going down. Premiership Rugby wants an immediate end to relegation while allowing the Championship champions this season to be promoted, as long as they are London Irish, to make it 13 at the top. Unlucky for some. Related: David Strettle try helps Saracens to the top of Premiership Continue reading...