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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic likens Dimitri Payet to Lionel Messi

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic compared Dimitri Payet to Lionel Messi after his latest wonder goal.

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Hull KR relegated after Salford clinch golden-point victory

Hull KR's 10-year stay in Super League was brought to an end in dramatic fashion following a 19-18 golden-point defeat to Salford in the controversial Million Pound Game at the Lightstream Stadium.

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Eddie Howe: Easy to ignore England talk

Eddie Howe was adamant speculation linking him with England had not been a distraction in a week which ended with his Bournemouth side drawing 2-2 at Watford.

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Lewis Hamilton in "league of his own" after claiming Malaysia pole - Toto Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hailed Lewis Hamilton as being in "a league of his own" after the world champion delivered an emphatic response to rival Nico Rosberg by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is angry after below-par 2-1 win at Swansea

Jurgen Klopp spoke about his anger at half-time after Liverpool fought back to pile the pressure on beleaguered Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin.

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Rory McIlroy leads from front as Europe bid for historic Ryder Cup comeback

A fired-up Rory McIlroy led from the front as Europe's bid for an historic Ryder Cup comeback gathered momentum at Hazeltine.

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Smells like team spirit to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte praised Chelsea's team ethic after they overcame a sluggish first half to end a run of two straight Premier League defeats against Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

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Tyson Fury posts tweet following reports of failed drugs test

Tyson Fury has posted a cryptic tweet amid reports of a positive test for cocaine.

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Andrew Strauss: I don't hold tour stance against Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales

England and Wales Cricket Board director Andrew Strauss is not holding any grudges over the decisions of Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales to withdraw from the tour of Bangladesh due to security fears.

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Rory McIlroy pleased to make right impression as Europe finish with a flourish

Rory McIlroy admitted he took great delight in putting an "exclamation point" on Europe's brilliant Ryder Cup fightback at a hostile Hazeltine.

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Fine fightback keeps Europe's Ryder Cup hopes alive

Europe will have to create history to retain the Ryder Cup after being whitewashed in the opening session, but a brilliant fightback kept their hopes firmly alive at Hazeltine.

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Justin Rose hopes he can blossom further after helping European comeback

Justin Rose hopes his best is yet to come after playing his part in a superb European fightback on day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at a hostile Hazeltine.

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Tyson Fury caught up in new controversy after cocaine claims

Tyson Fury was facing fresh questions about his boxing future on Friday as it was reported he recently tested positive for cocaine.

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Eddie Jones open to idea of extending his England contract

Eddie Jones admits his reign as England head coach could be extended beyond the 2019 World Cup.

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Birmingham to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham has declared its intention to launch a bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

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Ciaran Kilduff the Dundalk hero once again

Dundalk made history in the Europa League after forward Ciaran Kilduff came off the bench to seal three points in a 1-0 win against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Ibrahimovic header snatches drab win for United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's close-range header secured Manchester United a much-needed win from a flat Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk.

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Southampton take point against stubborn Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Southampton secured a valuable point in their bid to progress to the Europa League's knockout stages with a 0-0 draw as Hapoel Be'er Sheva continued their extraordinary undefeated record at the Turner Stadium.

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Johanna Konta gracious in defeat as Petra Kvitova proves too strong in China

British number one Johanna Konta paid tribute to Petra Kvitova after the Czech knocked her out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at the quarter-final stage.

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Danny Willett apologises for insulting article written by his brother

Masters champion Danny Willett has apologised following the publication of an article written by his brother which describes American Ryder Cup fans as a "braying mob of imbeciles."

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