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Southgate demands even more from ‘devastating’ England

England manager Gareth Southgate insists his side must improve on “obvious” defensive errors after being bailed out by another devastating attacking display in a thrilling 5-3 win over Kosovo in Southampton. Jadon Sancho scored his first international goals and Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling were also on target as Southgate’s men took their tally to […]

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France ease past Andorra as Griezmann misses from spot again

Another goal from Kingsley Coman set France on their way to a 3-0 victory over Andorra in their Euro 2020 qualifying clash at the Stade de France on Tuesday as Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty for his country for the second game running. Coman had scored twice in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Albania at the […]

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Australia aim to finish Ashes mission with series win against England

Australia head to the Oval hungry to win their first Ashes series in England since 2001 as the peerless Steve Smith seeks to inflict further pain on the hosts. Tim Paine’s men finally saw off stubborn England at Old Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series with just one match […]

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Ramos equals Casillas’ Spain appearances record

Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas’ record of 167 international appearances for Spain on Sunday as he started their Euro 2020 qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Gijon. The Real Madrid centre-back made his international debut 14 years ago in a friendly against China. “It’s a difficult challenge to have matched him (Casillas),” said Ramos. “It’s a […]

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Ponting hails ‘relentless’ bowlers as Australia retain Ashes

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said on Sunday that the tourists’ “relentless” bowlersdeserve as much credit for retaining the Ashes as Steve Smith. The world’s top-ranked Test batsman, Smith has been in superb form this Ashes with 671 runs, including three hundreds, at an average of 134.20. Smith made a commanding 211 in Australia’s 185-run […]

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Rodrigo, Alcacer put Spain on brink of Euro 2020 qualification

Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice as Spain eased to a 4-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in Gijon on Sunday to make it six wins from as many Euro 2020 qualifiers and inch closer to next year’s tournament. Captain Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas’ national appearances record with his 167th cap, but otherwise […]

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Iran snags outright Olympics entry of Gilas Men

Gilas Pilipinas Men’s campaign in the FIBA World Cup ended on a sour note as they fell to Iran, 75-95, at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing on Sunday night. However, the win was a big push to the Iranians as China lost to Nigeria, 73-86, in Guangzhou, meaning Iran, due to a better point […]

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Nadal advances to US Open final against Medvedev

Rafael Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, advanced to his fifth US Open final on Friday by battling past Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-1. The 33-year-old Spaniard will play for his fourth US Open crown on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev, who reached his first Grand […]

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Neymar snags equalizer in return as Brazil draw Colombia 2-2 in friendly

Neymar didn’t disappoint in his much anticipated return Friday, grabbing a second-half equalizer for Brazil in a 2-2 friendly draw with Colombia on Friday. The Paris Saint-Germain star was playing for the first time for club or country since suffering an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar in June, which ruled him out of the […]

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Mexico dominates USA 3-0 in rematch of Gold Cup final

Erick Gutierrez and Uriel Antuna scored second half goals as Mexico routed the United States3-0 on Friday in a rematch of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. PSV Eindhoven’s Gutierrez and Antuna scored just four minutes apart as the regional rivalry as Mexico posted their biggest win over the US since 2009 in a regional […]