Russell Wilson finds home from home at Wembley as Seattle crush Oakland | Sean Ingle

15-10-2018 The Seahawks quarterback led his side to a comprehensive 27-3 win with three touchdown passes in the London rainNearly 4,800 miles and eight time zones separate London from Seattle. Yet for the Seahawks the murk and mizzle of this grey Wembley evening felt like a home from home as they pummelled the Oakland Raiders 27-3. Related: Seattle Seahawks 27-3 Oakland Raiders: NFL – as it happened Continue reading...

Gareth Southgate claims Premier League season kicked off too soon

15-10-2018 • England manager says players are mentally fatigued• Southgate sympathises with Premier League coachesGareth Southgate has suggested players have been put at risk after the Premier League season kicked off too soon after the conclusion of the summer’s World Cup. The England manager, whose side confront Spain in their latest Nations League fixture on Monday, expressed sympathy for his counterparts at club level who had been put in an “impossible situation”, picking players left jaded by their lack of recovery time since Russia. Continue reading...

Rodrigo Moreno: ‘England was good to me ... I had no choice but to adapt’

15-10-2018 These days Rodrigo Moreno leads the line for Valencia and Spain but a spell at Bolton was vital in getting him thereRio de Janeiro, Madrid, Lisbon, and ... Bolton. And straight to Burnley from there. The first professional game played by Rodrigo Moreno – son of a Brazilian footballer, raised at Flamengo, Celta Vigo and Real Madrid, signed by Benfica – was at Turf Moor on a wet, windy Tuesday when his new manager was escorted to the bench by eight security staff and escorted away again at half-time when he ran on to confront the referee. Owen Coyle had left Burnley for Bolton, 23 miles south. Vitriol laced his return.Rodrigo, then aged 19, had gone a little further to join the same club and found himself in the middle. “I remember them really going for Coyle,” he says. Some introduction, eh? Rodrigo joined Bolton on loan in 2010. A year on he had moved on again, returning to Benfica from where, three seasons and more than 50 goals later, he joined Valencia. He had a solitary year in the Premier League, started four games and scored one goal, but he had kicked something off. Burnley was his first match in England but his last was Manchester United at Old Trafford at the start of this month, and four weeks before that he scored the winner against England at Wembley. Now, as Spain meet Gareth Southgate’s side again, he is one of nine members of the selección who have played club football in England, even if Rodrigo’s case is different from most – no star signing, no Chelsea, United or Liverpool, not much impact either. Not on them, at least. On him – now that is a different story. Continue reading...

Michael Carrick: ‘Depression over a game sounds extreme but I felt in a very dark place’

15-10-2018 The Manchester United coach talks about the guilt that gripped him after the 2009 Champions League final, guiding young players though pitfalls and dishing out rollickingsMichael Carrick tells a story about the first time he encountered Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United when, by his own admission, he might not have made quite the impression he intended.Carrick had just arrived from Tottenham. Ferguson had passed him the No 16 shirt vacated by Roy Keane and was giving him the big introductory speech. “We’re used to winning at Manchester United, you know? The scrutiny is different to what you’re used to. Everyone looks at you differently when you’re at Manchester United. Everyone wants to beat you, everyone wants a piece of you, everyone wants to criticise you, everyone’s after you.” Continue reading...

'I'm not even a professional footballer yet' - Bolt questions drugs test notice

15-10-2018 Usain Bolt questions why he has received a notice for a drugs test from Australia's anti-doping authority, saying he is not yet a professional footballer.

Premier League fans rate the season so far. Part one: Arsenal to Huddersfield

15-10-2018 Fans assess the best and worst of the opening stages – top performers, biggest mistakes and the funniest moments• Part two: Leicester to WolvesBest performance? The chant of “We’ve got our Arsenal back” during the 5-1 flaying of Fulham summed up the season so far. Will we see a better team goal than the skilful combination that ended with Ramsey scoring our third? Continue reading...

Wales' Ramsey out of Republic of Ireland game for 'family reasons'

15-10-2018 Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is to miss Wales' Uefa Nations League game against the Republic of Ireland for "family reasons".

Luis Enrique begins to succeed as Spain look to start a new dynasty

15-10-2018 Three successive tournaments without a knockout win have followed the golden era started by Luis Aragonés, but the latest coach has already started to make onlookers take noteSpain’s players were at the movies last week. On Tuesday afternoon, across the pitch from the residency and into the main hall at the federation’s Las Rozas HQ, north-west of Madrid, the entire squad sat for the first showing of a documentary about Luis Aragonés, the coach who started it all, leading them to European Championship success in 2008. Of the 23 players in the current set-up, only Sergio Ramos and Raúl Albiol are left from that team but former players joined them for the film, put together by Aragonés’s fitness coach Jesús Paredes. There were some tears and a lot of laughter.In the build up to the 2008 final against Germany, Aragonés kept referring to Michael Ballack as Wallace, until a player corrected him. “I’ll call him whatever I like,” the coach replied, and then he proved it: in the tunnel minutes before kick-off he sidled up to the German midfielder and said “All right, Wallace?” Spain’s players couldn’t help giggling, the tension gone. They walked out in Vienna and won a major trophy for first time in 44 years, just as Aragonés had always told them they could. Should, in fact. “If I don’t win with this team, I’m shit,” he said. Continue reading...

The forgotten story of … Luton Town's Manager Idol

15-10-2018 Primetime TV would prove the inspiration for one of the most shambolic managerial appointments in football historyBefore X Factor, Strictly and Britain’s Got Talent dominated the Saturday evening TV schedules, there was Pop Idol, the Simon-Cowell-backed singathon on which plucky crooners belted their hearts out for the chance to win a recording contract while the public called in – in their droves – to vote for their favourites.On 9 February 2002 more than 13 million people tuned in to see Will Young take on Gareth Gates in the final of the first series – nearly nine million votes were cast. It was a huge ratings and financial success – even before the No 1 singles and multi-platinum albums, the series made £2.5m from the public’s newfound desire to have its say on premium-rate phonelines. Continue reading...

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Injury worries for England after Saracens’ bruising win in Glasgow

15-10-2018 • Glasgow 3-13 Saracens• Michael Rhodes’ early try puts visitors on path to victoryEddie Jones’s plans for the autumn internationals next month are in serious danger of being thrown into disarray after Billy and Mako Vunipola were among a host of England players to fall victim to injury during Saracens’ tempestuous victory against Glasgow Warriors.Billy Vunipola trudged off with 30 minutes to go and required ice on his left arm – it was his right that he broke twice last season – while Mako sustained a calf injury midway through the first half and was later seen wearing a protective boot. Continue reading...

Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

15-10-2018 Toulon’s nightmare speaks to French woes, Saracens are miles ahead of the pack and Freddie Burns had a weekend to forgetIt seemed as if all talking points would have to revolve around the 52-3 destruction on Friday night of the former multiple champions Wasps by Leinster – or the Ireland team plus James Lowe, which means the Ireland team in a couple of years’ time. But then Freddie Burns came along. Immediately all talking points became other examples of the flagrant squandering of tries. There are plenty but it is hard to think of any at such a crucial juncture of a game, to cost a team a match and coming so soon after the same player had missed a sitter of a penalty, which would also have won the encounter. It will surely take its toll on Burns. Bath, meanwhile, are sick of wasted opportunities. Continue reading...

'It was incredible': Drew Brees on becoming NFL's all-time passing leader – video

15-10-2018 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has broken the NFL's all-time passing mark on Monday, eclipsing Peyton Manning's 71,940 career yards.Brees entered the Saints' game against the Washington Redskins needing 201 yards through the air to set the record and accomplished the feat in the second quarter when he flung a pass down the sideline for Tre'Quan Smith to score a 62-yard touchdown. Brees threw for 363 yards on his historic night taking him to 72,103 yards, as the Saints won 43-19. An 11-time Pro Bowl player, Brees has enjoyed a storied NFL career that has spanned 18 seasons. Continue reading...

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

15-10-2018 This week's sport on the BBC includes international football, the Super League Grand Final and the NFL International Series.