Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Jurgen Klopp admits draw was 'not the game we dreamed of'

22-02-2019

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp describes his side's 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie as "not perfect but good enough to work with".



Breakdancing at the Olympics: 'I want to be like Usain Bolt - in breaking'

22-02-2019

B-Girl Terra says she would like to win Olympic gold in breakdancing, after organisers announce the sport has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games.



Six Nations 2019: Max Boyce recounts 1999 Wales v England thriller

22-02-2019

BBC Sport looks back to a thrilling encounter at Wembley in 1999, when Wales dashed England's hopes of winning the Grand Slam and Five Nations.



Chris Eubank ‘petrified’ son will lose must-win fight against James DeGale

22-02-2019

• Senior suggests Junior may struggle with mental approach• ‘It’s definitely a 50-50 fight. I’m not convinced he will win’The trouble with boxing is that the real thing is invariably preceded by faux outrage and empty rhetoric, but it was nonetheless a minor jolt to hear Chris Eubank admit he was “petrified” about the outcome of his son’s career-defining fight against James DeGale on Saturday night.Senior (or “English”, to use his preferred handle) was the master of surprises in his fighting days and did not disappoint in his role as father and sometime adviser to Eubank Jr when he declared: “It’s definitely a 50-50 fight. I am petrified he may not win this.” He added: “I’m not convinced [Junior] will win, because James DeGale has pedigree in terms of being [an Olympic] gold medallist, twice a world champion. It’s real. I respect the man’s abilities. Junior has it – but who turns up on the night? Continue reading...



David Squires on … Chelsea's humiliation at Manchester City

22-02-2019

Our resident cartoonist on Maurizio Sarri’s dismay, Mike Dean and a man trying to wear trousers as a jumperTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...



Virgil van Dijk wants to become 'Liverpool legend'

22-02-2019

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he wants to join the list of Anfield greats in his time at Liverpool.



Alysa Liu's remarkable rise: is 13 too young to be an elite athlete?

22-02-2019

The figure skater is barely into her teens and is already the US champion. But some believe the mental and physical strain of elite sport should waitAlysa Liu covered her face and cried as the results were announced at the US ladies figure skating championship in Detroit, Michigan, last month. Her coach, Laura Lipetsky who has worked with her since she was five, hugged her.Liu had just won the national title at the age of 13, making her the youngest athlete to have done so, and with two triple axels no less. The weeks since have been a media frenzy. She appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and profiles on her meteoric rise have been published across the world. But for all the attention Liu has received, she won’t be able to compete in Worlds. She’s too young. A 1997 International Skating Union rule requires athletes to be at least 15 by 1 July preceding the season to participate in senior-level international events. Continue reading...



‘I’ve had to hold back animal Harry Kane’s Spurs return,’ says Pochettino

22-02-2019

• Tottenham striker back in training after ankle injury• ‘I don’t care if he feels ready or wants to play or not’Mauricio Pochettino has praised the “animal” qualities that have enabled Harry Kane to fight back from an ankle injury to the point where he could return to action at Burnley on Saturday. The striker has missed seven Tottenham matches since damaging the ankle in the defeat by Manchester United on 13 January.“Everyone knows that Harry is an animal – he wants to be ready as soon as possible,” Pochettino said. “He did everything to try to recover and of course the injury that he suffered is tough to recover from. We’re so happy that in the last 10 days he was fantastic, back in training again, and he can be available again. It’s going to be a massive impact for everyone [when he returns]. Continue reading...



Ashley Giles: England '99.9% likely' to appoint one coach to replace Trevor Bayliss

22-02-2019

England are "99.9% likely" to have one coach to oversee the men's teams when Trevor Bayliss steps down, says Ashley Giles.



Wales v England: Eddie Jones tells his Six Nations visitors to relish Cardiff hostility

22-02-2019

Coach Eddie Jones says England have to relish taking on an entire nation when they play Wales in the Six Nations in Cardiff.