20-10-2018 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...

20-10-2018 Bath ready to make unprecedented request for Toulouse replay

• Club claim final whistle was blown early in the 22-20 defeat• Citings suggest Toulouse should have been down to 13 menThe Champions Cup organisers have confirmed Bath have signalled their intentions to request formally that last week’s defeat by Toulouse is replayed in what represents a remarkable course of action from the West Country club. Related: Champions Cup pool-by-pool preview: Burns given chance of redemption | Gerard Meagher Continue reading...

20-10-2018 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...

20-10-2018 Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri humble before first encounter with José Mourinho

• Italian cannot compare himself to former Chelsea manager• ‘Mourinho is a coach who has won everything, everywhere’Maurizio Sarri has said he is “lucky” to find himself in direct opposition to José Mourinho and does not yet consider himself worthy of favourable comparisons to the Manchester United manager, whom he rates as one of the best in the world. Related: Chelsea v Manchester United: match preview Continue reading...

20-10-2018 José Mourinho denies Manchester United attack only after falling behind

• ‘You can play attacking football only when you have ball’• Manager admits he covets Eden Hazard as side take on ChelseaJosé Mourinho has denied Manchester United need to be 2-0 down to produce attacking football, with the manager saying he wants this from kick-off but that it is down to the players. Related: Mourinho's career is like the plague. Has he run out of people to kill? | Barney Ronay Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Said & Done: Ronaldinho, marquee clubs and multiple defamations

The season so far – also featuring Fifa 2.0, a fined lion and football’s saddest lament Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Stephen Hendry: ‘I hate the word yips, it trivialises it. It was much more than that’ | Donald McRae

The seven-times world champion on his duels with Davis, Higgins, White and O’Sullivan and how his famed mental strength disintegrated leaving him no choice but to quit“It was a mixture of embarrassment, anger, frustration, sadness, everything,” Stephen Hendry says as he remembers how his dominance of snooker unravelled into, in his mind, a shambling wreck of a game. When the end came, in the quarter-finals of the 2012 world championships, Hendry was so besieged by psychological demons “there was nothing positive left”.Hendry’s favourite sportsmen are Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Nick Faldo and AP McCoy and he was once as imperious as they had been. He holds the record for the most world titles, with all seven being won in the 1990s, and he was world No 1 for eight successive seasons. But the great champions feel it most when vulnerability takes over. Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Mourinho 'would love' to sign Hazard for Man Utd

Jose Mourinho "would love" to sign Eden Hazard for Man Utd but knows it would be impossible because "Chelsea are led by intelligent people".

20-10-2018 Ironman winner proposes to girlfriend after breaking course record – video

A few moments after winning the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, triathlete Patrick Lange decided to celebrate by proposing to his girlfriend Julia Hoffmann.This was the German's second straight victory in the traditional Ironman triathlon race. He completed the 226km course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in just under eight hours (07:52:39). Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Spirit of new Spurs embodied by Eric Dier’s tackle, says Mauricio Pochettino

• ‘That is the mentality we have tried to translate to the players’• Tottenham head to West Ham amid most productive PL startMauricio Pochettino felt Eric Dier’s thunderous tackle on Sergio Ramos during England’s 3-2 victory over Spain was a symbol of everything he has sought to instil in his Tottenham players. Related: Tottenham’s Eric Dier: Some people forget I’m essentially a foreign player Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Talking Horses: Blinkered Cracksman remains a serious threat at Ascot | Chris Cook

John Gosden’s four-year-old will be fresher than Crystal Ocean on Champions Day while Brando could continue his fine yearSoft ground will once more be a main factor in the calculations of every punter on Champions Day, Ascot having taken 40mm of rain last weekend. Conditions are likely to be against one, two or perhaps even three of the favourites to be fielded by John Gosden on this card but they are no obstacle to Cracksman (3.50), who can shore up his reputation in the Champion Stakes. Continue reading...

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20-10-2018 Nuno Espírito Santo: 'We cannot build a gameplan based on a draw … always to win' | Jacob Steinberg

Wolves manager has made a serious impact at Molineux and may well be on the way to challenging the Premier League eliteNuno Espírito Santo has an embarrassing story to get off his chest. The Wolverhampton Wanderers manager has been explaining why he tends to look the other way if one of his young players arrives at training in a flashy car or spends £500 on a pair of trainers. Instead of throwing his weight around, he prefers to act on instinct and take his cue from performances on the pitch. “It is not [my] money,” Nuno says. “What gives you the authority to decide?” Related: Wolves’ Rúben Neves and Diogo Jota: ‘Porto has wine, food but here it’s fine’ Continue reading...

20-10-2018 England win another rain-hit ODI to seal series victory in Sri Lanka

England clinch the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international.

20-10-2018 Chelsea v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off Barney Ronay: Mourinho’s career is like the plagueAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Scott here 1.37pm BST 48 min: Hazard goes at Young down the left, then turns on the jets. He fires a fierce shot goalwards from a tight angle, but it’s safely gathered at his near post by de Gea. Young slides in a couple of milliseconds later, and catches Hazard, who goes down in pain, clutching his ankle. 1.35pm BST 47 min: A glorious, bustling burst from Jorginho, straight down the middle, past Smalling, on walkabout, with ease. He feeds Morata on the edge of the United box. Morata miscontrols, but is still able to spin and get a shot away. It’s not much of an effort, a dribbler towards the bottom left that’s easily snaffled by de Gea. Continue reading...

20-10-2018 Houdini acts, bus bonanzas and FA Cup derbies - who will reach round one?

BBC Sport unearths some of the stories to look out for in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.