International Sports

  • by Daniel Harris
    Over-by-over coverage of all the action at CardiffEngland ease to comfortable win in first gameAny comments? You can email Daniel or tweet Daniel 6.52pm BST 4th over: Sri Lanka 15-1 (Perera 4, Mendis K 1) Perersa has a problem: he needs to bat long, but he also needs to get things moving. His last three […]
  • by Nick Tedeschi
    History suggests debuting young players with little NRL experience will hardly hinder their developmentThat is how former New South Wales coach and current polarising commentator – as well as New Zealand Warriors employee – Phil Gould described Queensland’s State of Origin selection of 18-year-old Reece Walsh after just seven NRL appearances. In comments smothered in […]
  • by PA Media
    French manager signs four-year contract at the HawthornsIsmaël guided Barnsley to fifth in Championship last seasonWest Bromwich Albion have appointed Valérien Ismaël as the club’s new head coach. The 45-year-old has signed a four-year contract at the Hawthorns after Albion agreed a compensation package with Barnsley.Ismaël succeeds Sam Allardyce after he stepped down at the […]
  • by Jeremy Whittle in Brest
    Ineos rider Richie Porte acknowledges threat of 2020 winnerBritish team have strong lineup but uncertainty over leaderAlthough 184 riders will roll away from the Tour de France start line in Brest on Saturday, there are in fact fewer than a dozen contenders for victory in Paris on 18 July. The problem for most, though, is […]
  • by Agencies
    Telfer ruled ineligible for 400m hurdles a US Olympic trialsTransgender runner did not meet World Athletics’ conditionsTransgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400m hurdles at US Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women’s events.Telfer competed for […]
  • by Elis James
    The achievement of reaching the last 16 must not be played down – this is a team who continue to find a wayI have lots of fridge magnets commemorating Euro 2016, which renew my vigour as I replace my son’s Petit Filous because he’s thrown the first one I got him against the wall. “You […]
  • by Nick Ames in Munich
    Joachim Löw’s unpredictable side need some of their old rigour if they are to overcome England at Euro 2020“That was not for the faint of heart,” Joachim Löw said with heavy understatement. He was speaking next to an empty Allianz Arena pitch once the emotional tumult had levelled into something more equable, attempting rational analysis […]
  • by Sean Ingle
    Weightlifter Roxana Cocos won but was stripped of medalOfficials ‘committed intentional acts or omissions’A Romanian weightlifter who won silver at the London 2012 Olympics was intentionally allowed to compete at the Games despite being suspended for using steroids and substituting her urine to avoid a positive doping test, an investigation has found.The investigation, by the […]
  • by Sid Lowe in Seville
    Spain captain missed first two games with Covid but produced a masterclass when he returned in win against Slovakia“Did you get emotional? I can see it in your eyes.” Spain’s players had been around the pitch applauding their fans and now Sergio Busquets stood at the side of it ready to give a post-match interview […]
  • by Giles Richards at Spielberg
    F1 champion concerned over Silverstone’s return to full capacityRace takes place day before end of England’s Covid restrictionsLewis Hamilton has expressed grave concern at the announcement that the British Grand Prix will host more than 140,000 spectators this year. The Formula One world champion believes the decision to allow a full-capacity crowd at Silverstone may […]