Guardiola says racism is everywhere and praises ‘incredible’ Sterling

12-12-2018 • Manchester City manager says racism must be fought• Guardiola thanks Chelsea for reaction to alleged racismPep Guardiola has said “racism is everywhere” and has to be fought each day. Manchester City’s manager was speaking after Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused at Chelsea.Sterling was verbally abused on Saturday and the incident is being investigated by Chelsea and the Metropolitan police. Four Chelsea supporters have been suspended by the club. One of them pictured verbally abusing Sterling has reportedly denied any racial element. Continue reading...

David Squires on … the mistreatment of Raheem Sterling

12-12-2018 Our cartoonist on why it’s hard to exaggerate the vilification Raheem Sterling has been subjected to in recent yearsIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his book Goalless Draws Continue reading...

FA Cup highlights: Bradford City 4-4 Peterborough

12-12-2018 Ivan Toney scores a hat-trick as Peterborough edge out Bradford City in a penalty shootout following an incredible FA Cup second-round replay tie.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss 'so proud' after achieving 'mission impossible'

12-12-2018 Mauricio Pochettino says he is "so proud" after Tottenham completed "mission impossible" and reached the last 16 of the Champions League.

Luton aim high once again after building on their talented reserves | Ben Fisher

12-12-2018 The Hatters’ under-11 class of 2009 were the best of their age in Europe and several have gone on to enjoy decent careers – a couple of them at the renascent Kenilworth RoadNine years ago Luton Town were crowned European champions. They swatted aside Werder Bremen in the quarter-finals, edged past FC Zurich after extra-time in the semis and beat Bayern Munich in the final, clinching a 3-2 win with four seconds to play. It was at the Aarau Masters, a televised five-a-side tournament in Switzerland played in front of 3,000 spectators, where Luton’s under-11s triumphed, upstaging the cream of the crop from across the continent, including Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.Among those celebrating that day was James Justin, now 20 and a core member of a free-scoring Luton team who are flying high in League One under Nathan Jones. Others from the class of 2009 have progressed nicely too, with Jamal Lewis excelling at Norwich, the brothers Jay and Cole Dasilva on the books of Chelsea and Brentford respectively, while Frankie Musonda remains at Luton. Continue reading...

Pep Guardiola: Racism is everywhere, not just in football, says Man City boss

12-12-2018 Man City manager Pep Guardiola says "racism is everywhere, it's not just in football," after the alleged racial abuse of his forward Raheem Sterling in a game at Chelsea.

Sam Twiston-Davies not Harry Cobden to ride Politologue in King George

12-12-2018 • Harry Cobden aboard Clan Des Obeaux on Boxing Day• Quality of Kempton fences discussed by leading trainersSam Twiston-Davies will keep the ride on Politologue when the grey lines up for the King George VI Chase in a fortnight’s time to the surprise of anyone who assumed Harry Cobden would be back aboard.Cobden has been principal jockey to the horse’s trainer, Paul Nicholls, since Twiston-Davies gave up that job to go freelance in May but he will ride the stable’s Clan Des Obeaux, who is much less fancied in the betting. Continue reading...

The Breakdown | Neath’s sad decline laid bare as they face judgment day in court | Paul Rees

12-12-2018 In dire financial trouble off the pitch, short of players and bottom of the Welsh Premiership, the famous club faces a winding-up order in court on ThursdayBack in the day spectators used to clamber up the floodlight pylons at the Gnoll to get a better view because the terraces were so packed. Now, as Neath faces a winding-up order on Thursday for failing to repay a £30,000 loan taken out to cover wages, the lights may go out for good on Wales’s oldest club.Neath are due to entertain Llanelli on Friday night, a fixture that not long ago would have been a highlight of any club weekend. It will be preceded by a bash for supporters in the clubhouse, but if the court hearing goes against a club whose nickname has long been the Mourners, it would turn into a wake. Continue reading...

Irish police investigate rape claim against 'sports star' in Dublin

12-12-2018 Woman reportedly filed complaint before being taken to sexual assault unitIrish police are investigating a claim that a prominent sports star raped a young woman in a hotel in Dublin city centre.Detectives from Pearse Street Garda station are investigating the alleged assault, which is said to have happened between midnight and 2am on Monday. Continue reading...

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

12-12-2018 A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson gets play very wrong against Minnesota Vikings

12-12-2018 Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson endures a nightmare play against the Minnesota Vikings, but did eventually recover to lead his team to a 21-7 win on Monday night.

Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

12-12-2018 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.