Harry Wilson’s superb free-kick gives Wales win over Republic of Ireland

17-10-2018 • Nations League: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Wales• Wilson 58Ryan Giggs had challenged his young team to prove they could cope without Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey; Harry Wilson duly offered evidence with a goal that would have made the Real Madrid man proud.The 21-year-old’s beautiful second-half free-kick earned a victory that sent Wales to the top of their Nations League group and condemned the Republic of Ireland to bottom place. It also lit up an otherwise gruelling spectacle that intensified the pressure on Martin O’Neill. Continue reading...

Women-only motor racing contest still leaves some petrolheads fuming

17-10-2018 The W Series should be a cause for celebration but life is never as simple as thatSometimes you just have to sit one out. Like this year, when the FA announced it was now using Disney princesses to get girls playing football. Sure, I felt my insides clenching with a buildup of lactic irony, felt the rush of ready sarcastic remarks to my brain. And yes, there was every chance that the campaign was reinforcing the very stereotypes it was trying to overcome. But as addled ideas go, it was not football’s most offensive. Who was I to judge, anyway? I still cried when I watched Brave.The thought recurred this week, when the creators of the W Series announced their new just-for-women single-seater motor racing competition. It aims to provide a nurturing home for female drivers still struggling to break the glass ceiling and make it to the upper echelons of global motorsport – in particular Formulas 3, 2 and 1. So far so feminist, at least according to the organisers, who have been privately refining their pitch for many months and would like the world to welcome it as a grand narrative of female empowerment. Continue reading...

France add to Germany’s woes as Antoine Griezmann leads comeback win

17-10-2018 • France 2-1 Germany• Griezmann 62, 80pen; Kroos 14penAntoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as France came from behind to beat Germany in the Nations League and increase the pressure on Joachim Löw.Germany looked to be producing the desired response to a 3-0 defeat by Holland on Saturday that left them in danger of relegation when Toni Kroos scored an early penalty. Continue reading...

Wales name uncapped Jonah Holmes and Luke Morgan in autumn squad

17-10-2018 • Wales face Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa• Injured Taulupe Faletau and Scott Williams both outWales will be able to call on Holmes and Moriarty next month as they wrestle with the conundrum of how to beat Australia, their World Cup pool rivals in Japan next year, who have won the past 13 Tests between the countries.Australia are the second of Wales’s four opponents at the Millennium Stadium in November. While the Gloucester back-row Ross Moriarty, a Lion in New Zealand last year, has become a fixture in the squad, the Leicester full-back Jonah Holmes was the surprise name when coach Warren Gatland named his 37-strong squad. Continue reading...

Why possession might be overrated & all aboard England's 'Love Train' - 2018 World Cup findings

17-10-2018 Fifa's technical study group reveals how possession was over-rated, how long-range shooting worked and why playmakers were vital at the 2018 World Cup.

Youth Olympic Games: GB's Amelie Morgan wins two more gymnastics medals

17-10-2018 Fifteen-year-old Amelie Morgan wins silver for Great Britain on the floor and bronze on the beam to take her medal tally to three at the Youth Olympics in Argentina.

Watch: Lizzy Yarnold wins skeleton gold in 2014 & 2018

17-10-2018 Relive the moments when Lizzy Yarnold won skeleton gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014 and retained her title in Pyeongchang earlier this year.

Racing driver Charlie Martin speaks about being transgender in motorsport

17-10-2018 Racing driver Charlie Martin tells BBC Sport about her experience of being transgender in motorsport.

Said & Done: Ronaldinho, marquee clubs and multiple defamations

17-10-2018 The season so far – also featuring Fifa 2.0, a fined lion and football’s saddest lament Continue reading...

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 14-20 October

17-10-2018 A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

Gareth Southgate may allow several seniors to play at Euro Under-21 finals

17-10-2018 • The more games I play the better, says Harry Winks• Tournament takes place in Italy and San Marino during JuneGareth Southgate’s desire for his players to gain further tournament experience will leave him facing key decisions next summer, with members of England’s senior squad still eligible and eager to feature at the European Under-21 Championship in June.Seven members of the squad for the Nations League ties against Croatia and Spain are eligible to play for Aidy Boothroyd’s junior side for the finals in Italy and San Marino. Harry Winks, who is actually 22 but was born after the 1 January 1996 cut-off, has publicly expressed a willingness to play for the under-21s next summer, with decisions to be made over Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell and Joe Gomez among others. Continue reading...

English Open: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh makes 147, wins for John Higgins & Jimmy White

17-10-2018 Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh makes only the third 147 break of the season in his opening frame at the English Open.

Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

17-10-2018 • Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the goalkeeper Sergio Romero to a Neymar corner and headed home, deciding a game that looked set to go to penalties.“Scoring a goal against Argentina is always gratifying and always exciting,” Miranda said. Argentina are one of only two teams to have beaten Brazil since Tite took over as the manager in 2016, but without Lionel Messi, who is taking a sabbatical from international football, they rarely troubled their neighbours. Continue reading...

Sports quiz of the week: misses, nicknames, thieves and a circus act

17-10-2018 Who can’t score? Who was worried? And who hit the spot?Which of these football teams has not scored a goal in more than 600 minutes of action?Bayern MunichBarcelonaReal MadridMonacoThe circus troupe Cirque du Soleil are producing a new show about which athlete?Tiger WoodsRafa NadalLionel MessiConor McGregorRiyad Mahrez hit one of the worst penalties in Premier League history on Sunday. Which of these players never missed a penalty in the league?Yaya TouréMatt le TissierThierry HenryDanny Murphy This trophy was stolen this week. Who did it belong to?Thomas BjornGeraint ThomasJavi GraciaMo FarahThe last time England played Croatia, in the World Cup semi-final, there were 78,000 fans in the stadium. How many will attend their game on Friday night?None1,96690,000130,000 Why did Dulwich Hamlet goalkeeper Preston Edwards start panicking during a match this week?Midway through the first half he realised he wasn’t wearing gloves It was announced over the Tannoy that his car was going to be towed He went out to play without wearing his contact lenses He had his phone in his pocket and it started ringingThe Benin Football Federation has set up a committee to come up with a new nickname. What are they called at the minute?The Bengaboys The SquirrelsThe CarpetmenThe Candy StripesCroatia have played one competitive match since the World Cup final. What was the score in that game?They won 7-0They lost 6-0They drew 5-5They won 4-2Warrington will play in the Super League Grand Final on Saturday. How have their last two finals gone?They lost them both to WiganThey lost them both without scoring a pointThey won them both by the same 40-0 scorelineThey lost them both to Leeds Rhinos At which defunct stadium did Warrington win their last title, in 1955? (Clue: the final is taking place nearby this weekend)Boleyn GroundHighburyMaine RoadNinian ParkItaly played Ukraine this week. Which two Serie A title winners were in charge of the teams?Antonio Conte and Andriy VoroninRoberto Mancini and Andriy ShevchenkoLuigi Di Biagio and Serhiy RebrovCarlo Ancelotti and Ruslan Rotan 2 and above.Ah well. At least you gave it a go. Have a great weekend3 and above.Ah well. At least you gave it a go. Have a great weekend4 and above.A decent performance. Have a great weekend5 and above.A fine performance. Have a great weekend6 and above.A fine performance. Have a great weekend7 and above.Fantastic work. Have a great weekend8 and above.Fantastic work. Have a great weekend9 and above.Fantastic work. Have a great weekend10 and above.Perfection. Have a great weekend11 and above.Perfection. Have a great weekend0 and above.Ah well. At least you gave it a go. Have a great weekend1 and above.Ah well. At least you gave it a go. Have a great weekend Continue reading...

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'Parkour 3.0': freestyle skier masters elaborate obstacle course – video

17-10-2018 Freestyle skier Andri Ragettli has successfully completed a complex parkour obstacle course without touching the ground once - after 53 attempts.The 19-year-old athlete shared a video of the challenge, which was filmed in Switzerland on 30 September, along with the caption, 'never give up'. His impressive feat has now been dubbed 'Parkour 3.0'.Ragettli has enjoyed a strong start to the winter, winning the season's first World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand in the discipline Big Air in September. Continue reading...