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 Manchester City dominant while giants are killed on the continent – Football Weekly

Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Marcela Mora y Araujo to discuss City’s win in the Manchester derby, Arsenal and Chelsea dropping points, the Superclásico, Parklife and Sol Bamba’s torsoJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Marcela Mora y Araujo to discuss the weekend of football just gone, starting with the Manchester derby, in which Pep Guardiola and Manchester City continue to display their dominance over all comers. 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 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 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 Roger Federer beats Dominic Thiem to keep alive ATP Finals hopes

Roger Federer recovers from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem.

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 USA call up Jürgen Klinsmann's son for squad to play England and Italy

Jonathan Klinsmann is a goalkeeper for Hertha BerlinTwenty-one year-old was raised in CaliforniaJonathan Klinsmann, the son of German World Cup winner Jürgen Klinsmann, has been added to the USA squad for their upcoming friendlies against England and Italy. Klinsmann was born in Germany but moved with his parents to California while still an infant. His mother, Debbie, is American and his father coached the US national team between 2011 and 2016. Continue reading...

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 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 Giants beat 49ers in game played in unhealthy conditions due to wildfires

Giants quarterback throws three touchdown passesNew York end five-game losing streak with 27-23 winEli Manning threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.“It means a lot,” Manning said after the game. “That’s what I told the guys this week. We’ve worked too hard not to be rewarded with wins ... We just weren’t able to get some of the outcomes or make the plays we needed to win. Today we were able to do that.” Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Wayne Rooney: England striker says it will be 'strange' playing at Wembley

England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney says it will be "strange" playing at Wembley in his farewell appearance for the country.

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 Rory McIlroy could lose European Tour slot and Ryder Cup captain chance

• McIlroy set to play only two European Tour events in 2019• Unbroken membership needed for future Ryder Cup captainsRory McIlroy’s decision to focus on the United States from the start of 2019 marks a significant blow to the European Tour as it prepares for its season-ending event in Dubai. McIlroy has left the prospect he will not become a full European Tour member for a year as a live one. Related: Francesco Molinari: ‘As a kid I’d get angry on the course and break a club’ Continue reading...

13-11-2018 ATP finals: Five best shots from 'embarrassing' Nishikori defeat by Anderson

Watch the five best shots from Kei Nishikori's 'embarrassing' 6-0 6-1 defeat by Kevin Anderson in the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London.

13-11-2018 Rassie Erasmus 'teaches' Springboks new tackle after Farrell controversy – video

South Africa's head coach has been filmed 'teaching' his players a new tackling technique after Owen Farrell's controversial challenge on André Esterhuizen went unpunished during England’s 12-11 victory over the Springboks.During training for their next match against France, Rassie Erasmus was seen repeatedly instructing Esterhuizen to tackle higher and higher, finally applauding the full-back when he did so.Many fans on social media have called this 'comic genius' and the 'ultimate trolling' of World Rugby, who have been criticised for confusion over how referees interpret the laws of the game, particularly Farrell's challenge last Saturday. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Roger Federer shrugs off loss to Kei Nishikori to blow away Dominic Thiem

• Federer beats Thiem 6-2 6-3 in just over one hour• Jamie Murray seals advance to semi-finals in doublesIt doesn’t do to prod the sleeping lion. Roger Federer, who played as if he had been tranquillised in a desultory opening defeat by Kei Nishikori, then endured accusations that he has benefited from scheduling favouritism most of his career, swept away the limp challenge of Dominic Thiem in little over an hour here on Tuesday night.The impressive 6-2, 6-3 win saved the six-times champion from expulsion from the final big tournament of the season, although he probably still needs to beat a rampant Kevin Anderson in his third round-robin match on Thursday to reach the semi-finals for the 15th time in 16 visits. He will not lack for motivation – and it will not be easy. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Real Madrid appoint Santiago Solari as permanent head coach

• Solari handed contract until June 2021• Argentinian oversaw four wins as interim coachReal Madrid have confirmed the appointment of Santiago Solari as their permanent manager after his successful spell in caretaker charge.Solari oversaw four consecutive victories in all competitions, with 15 goals scored, as Real’s interim manager after the departure of Julen Lopetegui last month and has now been handed the reins full-time until June 2021. Last season’s Champions League winners are four points behind the leaders Barcelona in La Liga. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 NFL: Odell Beckham Jr scores twice as New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers

Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr scores two touchdowns as the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday.