21-10-2018 Exeter’s Gareth Steenson on form but 14-man Castres still too strong

• Pool Two: Castres 29-25 Exeter• Exeter Chiefs again struggle in Champions Cup pool stageExeter have never won more than three matches in the Champions Cup pool stage. They will need to win in Munster in January if they are to improve that record, and make the knockout stage, after failing to exploit the dismissal of the Castres No 8, Maama Vaipulu, on 36 minutes for a head-high challenge.Vaipulu hit Luke Cowan-Dickie’s jaw with his left shoulder as the Exeter hooker made a supporting run without the ball and became the latest victim in the crackdown on challenges that make contact with an opponent’s head. Cowan-Dickie did not appear for the second half and Castres got away with three other high challenges. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United: Maurizio Sarri says Blues in wrong over Jose Mourinho bust-up

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his assistant has apologised to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after a touchline bust-up at Stamford Bridge.

21-10-2018 Cracksman wins Champion Stakes in scintillating style at Ascot

• Frankie Dettori rides winner of big race on Champions Day• Roaring Lion and Stradivarius also win on card for John GosdenAidan O’Brien handed John Gosden the trophy to mark his third British trainers’ championship after Cracksman’s emphatic success in the Champion Stakes here on Saturday, and though officially the season does not end until 31 December, there was no point in waiting any longer. Three winners on Champions Day confirmed that Gosden is now as pre-eminent among British trainers as O’Brien has long been in Ireland, and though two of Saturday’s winners are now going to stud, it is easy to see the next generation at Gosden’s stable picking up where the current one left off.Cracksman had not been seen on a track since his defeat at odds-on in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, but Gosden had him primed to perfection for the last race of his career and with a set of blinkers added for the first time. The four-year-old took a little time to settle, but accelerated six lengths clear of Crystal Ocean once Frankie Dettori gave him his head with two furlongs to run. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Dunston UTS 0-4 Gateshead

National league side Gateshead make it into the hat for Monday's FA Cup first round draw as they put four past Dunston UTS of the Northern League Division One.

21-10-2018 Wimbledon puts end to marathon matches with final-set tie-breaks

• From 2019 tie-break will be played when score reaches 12-12• Change follows 26-24 set between Anderson and Isner this yearWimbledon has finally bowed to pressure from players, coaches and pundits to introduce a final-set tie-break – but it will only kick in when the score reaches 12-12. Related: Serena Williams' coach advocates change in rules after US Open controversy Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Wilson claims World Para Table Tennis gold in Slovenia - video & report

Great Britain's Ross Wilson saves three match points to win a maiden World Para Table Tennis title in Celje, Slovenia.

21-10-2018 Man City put five 'beautiful, beautiful' goals past Burnley

Manager Pep Guardiola praises his Manchester City side for their "beautiful, beautiful goals" in a 5-0 win over Burnley.

21-10-2018 No Halep, no Williams - who will win the WTA Finals?

Eight of the world's best players are competing for the WTA Finals, as Caroline Wozniacki aims to defend the title in Singapore.

21-10-2018 NBA: LeBron James scores first points for LA Lakers

Watch LeBron James score two early buckets for his new NBA team the LA Lakers in their first game of the regular season.

21-10-2018 Marquez wins third MotoGP title in a row after Japan victory

Spaniard Marc Marquez wins a fifth MotoGP title and third in a row after claiming victory in Japan.

21-10-2018 Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea in wrong while José Mourinho accepts apology

• Assistant coach made ‘big mistake’ provoking United manager• Mourinho dismisses Marco Ianni’s actions as ‘bad education’Maurizio Sarri apologised to Manchester United and admitted Chelsea were in the wrong after one of his coaches sparked a furious touchline row with José Mourinho.Mourinho leapt from his seat on United’s bench to confront Marco Ianni after the Chelsea assistant coach celebrated Ross Barkley’s dramatic late equaliser by pumping his fists in front of the away dugout. The dispute spiralled into the tunnel, forcing stewards to intervene, and led to heated exchanges between members of both benches. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Don't blame me for scuffle at Chelsea after late draw - Mourinho

"Don't do what everyone does and say 'it's Mourinho who does things', says Man Utd boss after Chelsea altercation.

21-10-2018 José Mourinho's record against his previous clubs – video

José Mourinho's Manchester United face high-flyers Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday. His side currently sit eighth in the table, seven points behind his former club. Throughout his career Mourinho has managed some of the world's biggest clubs. How has he fared against his former employers? Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Lizzie Deignan: ‘If I don’t win races, I’ve got Orla, so it won’t be a big deal’

Former road world champion hopes a return to cycling will inspire women and show motherhood does not have to end careersThere are three of us in this interview, and in the best of ways. As Lizzie Deignan details her pregnancy and her hopes and plans for her cycling future from a half-complete house in Yorkshire, her new-born daughter Orla is cooing and chirping in that engaging way newborns have. She is, Deignan tells me, very calm, does not cry much, “not much fazes her”, and at four weeks she appears to be taking this little episode in her stride. Related: Lizzie Deignan will lead Trek’s new professional women’s cycling team Continue reading...

21-10-2018 'Fantastic result for Chelsea, an awful result for us', says José Mourinho – video

A late equaliser from Ross Barkley maintained Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season as tempers flared on the touchline at Stamford Bridge. However, it was clear that the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, felt his side deserved to take the three points from his former employers. ‘When you are the best team, you want to win,’ said Mourinho Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Brighton’s Beram Kayal scrambles home to send abject Newcastle rock bottom

Mike Ashley does not really do regrets but in a rare moment of introspection Newcastle’s owner did recently offer Chris Hughton a public apology for sacking him eight years ago.It was a particularly harsh dismissal and only served to deepen the affection of Tynesiders for the leftwinger they dubbed “Comrade Chris”. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 The Fiver | The collapse of the Wembley deal

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Huzzah, another victory for this proud land! How many times do we have to tell the world to take their investments and their jobs elsewhere? HAVE YOU GOT THE MESSAGE YET? Well, Shahid Khan has, “respectfully withdrawing” (for now) his offer to buy Wembley Stadium after the weight of popular opposition to the deal finally became clear, leaving the nation to rejoice in the continued ownership of a building nobody really needs and the exhilarating absence of funding for grassroots sport. Continue reading...

21-10-2018 Black Power salute: 50 years on how much has changed? – video explainer

Fifty years ago, two 200m runners set the Olympics in Mexico City alight by giving Black Power salutes on the podium as they collected their medals. Tommie Smith and John Carlos said their clinched fists showed the solidarity of black America. The pair had no shoes on - to represent those living in poverty - and had human rights logos on their jackets, which Australian silver medalist Peter Norman wore as well. They both say there is still a great deal more to be done to tackle racism. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Smith and Carlos embodied many African Americans' Summer of Love and Reckoning Continue reading...