Brendon McCullum named England Test coach, Ben Stokes, reaction, latest news

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was named the coach of England’s Test side on Thursday, with a brief to shake the team out of its deep malaise. McCullum will leave his job in charge of Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders to take charge of a red-ball side that has fallen to bottom … Read more

Leinster set for game of ‘kick tennis’ in heavyweight tie with Leicester

ROBBIE HENSHAW believes Leinster will need to be prepared for a game of “kick tennis” when they face Leicester Tigers at the quarter-final stage of the Champions Cup at Welford Road this Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm). A clash of the pace-setters in the United Rugby Championship and the Gallagher Premiership, this is set to be the … Read more

Shakhtar Donetsk: Football club has lost its home again. Now it tours Europe raising money for war effort in Ukraine

CNN – When Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on the morning of February 24, Darijo Srna was awoken at 6 am by the sound of air raid sirens. It was a noise the former international football star says immediately transported his “head and body” back to his native Croatia, where he lived as an … Read more

Transgender golfer Mianne Bagger supports Save Women’s Sport bill

Mianne Bagger has had a successful career in women’s golf since transitioning genders in 1995 – but she thinks elite sport is no place for trans people. Mianne Bagger has two words for people who call her a “hypocrite” for being in favor of Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler’s so-called “Save Women’s Sport” bill: “bad … Read more

Ukrainian tennis players live ‘parallel lives’ at the Billie Jean King Cup

CNN – Wearing a shirt decorated with the Ukrainian flag in the shape of a heart, Lyudmyla Kichenok practiced her serve with teammate Dayana Yastremska in an empty arena under the watchful eyes of their captain Olga Savchuk on Thursday. In Asheville, North Carolina, the Ukrainian women’s tennis team is in the midst of their … Read more

Ukraine tennis players juggle matches, war raging at home

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) – When Ukrainian women’s tennis player Katarina Zavatska first learned that Russia had invaded her homeland, she was unable to pick up a racket for more than a week. Every waking second, she said her thoughts were consumed with the safety of her family back home in Ukraine. With the Russia-Ukraine War … Read more

Jordan Lyden, injuries, Aston Villa, Swindon Town, Premier League, Socceroos, A-League

Premier League debuts don’t come much harder. On the wrong side of a 5-0 scoreline, playing for a team that was nosediving at the speed of light towards the Championship and in front of a crowd who boo’d just about everyone in a claret and blue shirt in an ill-fated 2015/16 season. Watch the world’s … Read more

Andrew McDonald new coach, reaction, Justin Langer, Pat Cummins, The Hundred

The Australian men’s cricket team is ready to take the next formal step in the post-Justin Langer era, with Andrew McDonald to be announced as his official replacement. That is according to a report from The Daily Telegraphwhich claims that the job was offered to McDonald earlier this week – now it is up to … Read more

Manchester City vs Liverpool, scores, results, news, analysis, fixtures, Champions League, FA Cup,

Rarely does a match with so much expectation placed upon it live up to the test. Liverpool and Manchester City’s title blockbuster certainly did – and then some. The great Alan Shearer wrote in The Athletic the match was: “Electric, relentless, scintillating, towering standards and brutal in its intensity … It was everything we hoped … Read more

Manchester City FFP allegations, Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mansour, news, latest, UEFA, Financial Fair Play

Details of the Premier League’s long-running investigation into alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches by reigning champions Manchester City have been revealed in a series of bombshell allegations. German newspaper Der Spiegel first reported alleged breaches by the club nearly three years ago, which saw UEFA ban City for two years from Champions League football … Read more