23-10-2018 England’s domestic rugby union season to extend deep into summer | Robert Kitson

• Premiership will include mid-season breaks• Apologies to Cardiff Blues and Glasgow for colour clashThe much-debated changes to England’s traditional domestic rugby calendar will be announced on Tuesday at Twickenham. Rather than lasting from early September to late May the Premiership season will extend deep into June with all summer tours earmarked for July.Despite months of compromise talks between the Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players’ Association, the schedule is set to generate further intense debate, with the closing weeks of the domestic campaign and the summer Tests potentially now clashing with long-established cricket, tennis and golf events. Continue reading...

23-10-2018 NBA: LeBron James misses twice as LA Lakers lose again

LeBron James misses a late free throw and a last-second jump shot against the San Antonio Spurs as he continues to wait for his first NBA win with his new team, the LA Lakers.

23-10-2018 From Ashes hero to Top Gear host: Flintoff the career chameleon

From Ashes-winning hero to one-time boxing champ, bug-eating king of the jungle and now Top Gear host. Has the 40-year-old career chameleon done it all?

23-10-2018 Sacavenense youth footballers score brilliant team goal – video

Sacavenense's junior team scored an amazing team goal on Saturday as they beat Loures 5-2 in the seventh round of the Portuguese U-19 national championships. The young players swiftly and skilfully passed the ball 12 times before Daniel Pinto netted the team's fourth goal at the Campo do Sacavenense.Ana Bral, whose brother Leandro was involved in the buildup of the goal, shared the video on Twitter saying: 'There is a lot of work behind this play ... it tells us all about the union of these boys.' Continue reading...

23-10-2018 Man Utd: Jose Mourinho says 'last time I spoke in Portuguese, I was in trouble'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho jokes about answering questions in Portuguese before Tuesday's Champions League game against Juventus.

23-10-2018 HMRC investigating players, clubs & agents over tax

HM Revenue & Customs says 171 players, 44 clubs and 31 agents are being investigated to make sure they are paying the correct tax.

23-10-2018 Football transfer rumours: Nikola Milenkovic to Manchester United?

Today’s tittle-tattle is still willing to fight and die for that inchDespite ongoing uncertainty over the future of José Mourinho, who many sages still believe to be approaching his Old Trafford endgame irrespective of a couple of decent recent results, Manchester United continue to be linked with more centre-halves than you can shake a rolled-up copy of Practical Caravan at. Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Continue reading...

23-10-2018 FA Cup first-round draw: Haringey face Wimbledon as Met Police play Newport

Metropolitan Police will face League Two side Newport CountyPortsmouth await either Chippenham Town or Maidenhead United 7.44pm BST Haringey Borough will host AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup first round. Boro, who are 16th in the Isthmian League Premier Division, reached the first round proper for the first time in their history with a 2-1 win at home to Poole Town on Saturday. Neal Ardley’s Dons are 21st in League One, four divisions higher than the Coles Park side. Seventh tier Met Police, who play in the Southern League Premier Division South, will host Newport County. They beat Havant & Waterlooville 1-0 on Saturday to reach the first round for the first time in six years and will welcome Newport, who are fourth in League Two. League One strugglers Shrewsbury host Salford, who are top of the National League, while Sunderland go to Port Vale and Bromley host Peterborough. Portsmouth, who won the Cup in 2008, will travel to Chippenham or Maidenhead, who face a replay on Tuesday. Walsall host 1987 winners Coventry and 2017 quarter finalists Lincoln face Northampton. National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough will play League Two Oldham. Morecambe host Warrington or Halifax and Barnsley play Notts County. While Tranmere, back in the EFL after winning promotion from the National League last season, host Hemel Hempstead or Oxford City.The ties will be played 9-12 November. 7.24pm BST Well, how about that? Portsmouth await the winner of the replay between Chippenham Town and Maidenhead United, while Haringey Borough will host AFC Wimbledon. The Metropolitan Police will face League Two side Newport County, while Salford City will travel to Shrewsbury Town. Weston-super-Mare will take on either Harrogate or Wrexham. Continue reading...

23-10-2018 'Fantastic result for Chelsea, an awful result for us', says José Mourinho – video

A late equaliser from Ross Barkley maintained Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season as tempers flared on the touchline at Stamford Bridge. However, it was clear that the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, felt his side deserved to take the three points from his former employers. ‘When you are the best team, you want to win,’ said Mourinho Continue reading...

23-10-2018 Wales call up Jarrod Evans while Bradley Davies is ruled out

Wales call up uncapped fly-half Jarrod Evans into their squad while lock Bradley Davies has been released because of a knee injury.