24-01-2019 World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

24-01-2019 Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Australian Open and World Indoor Bowls Championships, plus much more.

24-01-2019 Gerwyn Price: Grand Slam champion fined £21,500 and given a suspended three-month ban

Gerwyn Price is fined £21,500 and given a suspended three-month ban for his boisterous behaviour at the Grand Slam of Darts.

24-01-2019 Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...

24-01-2019 Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea complete loan move for Juventus striker

Chelsea complete the signing of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season.

24-01-2019 David Squires on ... the Socceroos' progress at the Asian Cup

Our cartoonist reflects on Australia’s late win over Syria – and the tournament’s outrageously large accreditation lanyardsTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

24-01-2019 Jasmin Paris’s feat of endurance was a welcome antidote to modern sport | Sean Ingle

The runner’s remarkable story evokes a bygone age of pushing at impossible boundaries for the sheer love of sportClose the books. Ready the gongs. We may have already seen the most remarkable performance from a British athlete in 2019. The fact that Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the 268-mile Spine Race, which swaggeringly bills itself as one of the toughest endurance contests in the world, was jaw-dropping enough. In addition, to beat her nearest male rival by 15 hours and set a course record by 12 – while pumping milk for her baby daughter at feeding stations – marked it out as a feat for the ages.But there was another reason why Paris’s story resonated so deeply it made the BBC’s News at Six, received enormous traffic on the Guardian’s website and was tweeted by Chelsea Clinton. There was a purity which harked back to a bygone age of pushing at impossible boundaries for the sheer love of sport and unfettered adventure. Continue reading...

24-01-2019 Irish jockey almost falls off horse but wins race after incredible recovery - video

Amateur rider Michael Sweeney made an incredible recovery to avoid falling off his horse and win the Killeagh point-to-point race in Cork on Sunday.The jockey was flung over his mount's head, but managed to hold on and miraculously recover his balance before he regained his place on the saddle.Many on social media have dubbed the incident as the 'recovery of the season' Continue reading...

24-01-2019 David Squires on … Mesut Özil and Unai Emery's relationship

Our resident cartoonist takes Arsenal’s enigmatic playmaker and his manager to see a counsellorTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

24-01-2019 'There are no words to describe the feeling', says Emiliano Sala's father – video

The father of Emiliano Sala has said he is 'beginning to think the worst', after a small plane carrying the Cardiff City striker disappeared near the Channel Islands on Monday night. Horacio Sala said he was told the news in the early hours of Tuesday morning when a local television channel called him looking for comment.Shock hits that record-signing Emiliano Sala may be ‘best player Cardiff never had’ Continue reading...

24-01-2019 England in West Indies: James Anderson takes four wickets to boost tourists

James Anderson takes four wickets in the final session to swing the first Test in England's favour on day one against West Indies in Barbados.

24-01-2019 Winx world’s best at last but has to share top billing with Cracksman

• Australian mare won her fourth Cox Plate in October• John Gosden’s Cracksman rated alongside Winx on 130Winx, the Australian mare who took her winning sequence to 29 races with a record fourth success in the Cox Plate in October, was named the world’s best racehorse for the first time in her career at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.She took only a share of the prize, however, as Cracksman, John Gosden’s Champion Stakes winner, was rated alongside Winx on a mark of 130, with Accelerate, the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, third on the list with a rating of 128. Continue reading...

24-01-2019 Usain Bolt gives up on football dream, saying his 'sports life is over'

Bolt trialled with Australian side Central Coast Mariners32-year-old says he ‘really enjoyed just being in a team’Usain Bolt has given up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer, saying “the sports life is over” for him.The eight-time Olympic gold medallist was unable to agree a contract with Australian side Central Coast Mariners late last year after a trial. Continue reading...

24-01-2019 England’s Marlie Packer: ‘I thought it was all over. I’d lose my job, lose my rugby’

The Saracens back-rower’s career hung by a thread after a ‘soul-destroying’ drink-driving incident but the RFU’s support meant the chance of a fresh startMarlie Packer remembers it as a gorgeous August Saturday. Saracens had a pre-season friendly. She was still recovering from an operation, so didn’t play, but spent the day running out the water bottles. They won handily, and afterwards everyone went to the pub. It was the first time the whole squad had been back together since they won the Premiership final three months earlier. “Everyone’s spirits were really good,” Packer says. She had two drinks. “I didn’t really think about it, I didn’t feel drunk or anything like that, I was just in a good mood. We all were.” And then she drove home.It’s a long way from Saracens’ home ground to Packer’s house in Twickenham and she was most of the way there when it happened. Coming down the Kew Road she saw a car come rushing up to a junction ahead. She was sure it was going to pull out, so swerved into the other lane to avoid it. Her van clipped the back of an oncoming car, the airbags exploded, and her van smacked into the kerb. Through the shock, she felt certain she wasn’t hurt, so she unbuckled herself, opened the door and ran around behind to check on the people in the car she had hit. Mercifully, they were fine too. Continue reading...

24-01-2019 PSG’s Neymar a doubt for Manchester United tie after being taken to hospital

• Thomas Tuchel worried after Brazilian limps off in cup match• Barcelona lose to Sevilla in Copa del Rey quarter-finalNeymar is a doubt for the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League tie against Manchester United in three weeks having been taken to hospital after injuring his foot in a 2-0 victory over Racing Strasbourg in the French Cup on Wednesday.The Brazil striker left the pitch after an hour after Strasbourg midfielder Moataz Zemzemi attempted to tackle him three times before referee Johan Hamel awarded a free-kick. He was later taken to hospital for precautionary tests, with manager Thomas Tuchel admitting he is worried about the forward’s condition and blaming the referee for not blowing for a foul sooner. Continue reading...

24-01-2019 Paul Scholes says Class of 92 should have greater role at Manchester United

• Scholes surprised that only Nicky Butt works at United• Scholes feels ‘you’ve got your club back’ with SolskjærPaul Scholes believes it is “strange” that only Nicky Butt of the Class of 92 works at Manchester United, the former midfielder stating that Sir Alex Ferguson’s wish was for them all to have roles.Scholes was referring to himself, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Gary and Phil Neville together with Butt, who is the head of academy at United. Scholes went as far as to say that he had been left feeling unwelcome at United. The six own 60% of Salford City, following the announcement on Wednesday that Beckham has bought a 10% stake. Continue reading...

24-01-2019 Aboubakar Kamara: Fulham striker arrested on suspicion of ABH and criminal damage

Aboubakar Kamara is arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage after reports of a fight at Fulham's training ground.

24-01-2019 Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton Albion

Manchester City reach the Carabao Cup final by completing a 10-0 aggregate win over League One Burton in their semi-final.